Monday, June 17, 2013

The Obama Cult – What it means

Naturally the Obama Administration seeks to contain its many scandals, the Benghazi cover-up, the IRS targeting of enemies, the Justice Department harassment of reporters, Fast and Furious, lying about Obamacare and the NSA snooping on millions of phone records and lap-tops to name the big ones.

The problem is that these are not mere scandals, simple cases of corruption, although these scandals are certainly that. The bigger problem is that these scandals, particularly those involving the IRS and the NSA, get to some fundamental questions about government control. Are we to tolerate a state of affairs where the government harasses us with a jack-booted federal agency if we hold opinions that differ with its policies? Will we get use to government spying on our personal communications and correspondences?

The answer to these questions is yes and this goes to the danger that is inherent in the cult of personality surrounding Obama. Obama’s constituency is two-fold and those two groups overlap. The first is the hard left and their mostly unwitting camp followers in the media and culture. We should understand that the authoritarian oriented hard left supports Obama’s use of the IRS to go after his opponent and they want the NSA to spy on millions of Americans.

The unthinking camp-followers, the low information voters, just go along because they want to be fashionable, they want to be one of the beautiful people and Obama epitomizes this image. This is why Obama gets away with living like a Sultan on the taxpayers dime.

The other half of his constituency is the growing number of people on some form of welfare. More people are now getting checks in the mail for not working, more free food and housing, free cell-phones, free health-care and other perks both on the Federal and State level than ever before. In several states, people on welfare are making more per hour to not work than are lower income working people. This group couldn’t care less about the Obama scandals as long as the checks keep coming in.

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