The alarm goes off, Barack Obama looks at the clock radio, and realizes it’s Groundhog Day again…
Each day, every week, month after month, the character assassination continues. Anything he does serves that purpose. The topic hardly matters anymore. Whether Benghazi, the Affordable Care Act, or even saluting with a cup of coffee in the other hand; the singular intent here is to distract the nation: distract so nothing important gets done. Everything couched in Watergate rhetoric: what did he know, when did he know it…
But this isn’t unusual. This isn’t Barack Obama specific, though both the left and the right act like it is. We’ve been here before.
The alarm goes off, Bill Clinton looks at the clock radio, and realizes it’s Groundhog Day again…
Each day, every week, Whitewater, to supposedly “suspicious” mail for Socks the Cat, to what was inappropriately framed as, “the bimbo parade…” Everything couched in Watergate rhetoric: what did he know, when did he know it.
Like Republicans themselves framed it during the caucus room conspiracy, the most important thing in 2008 was basically the same in the 90s: anything to bring a president down, oh, and to distract the nation so important things don’t get done. Doesn’t matter how. Don’t like the conclusion your own prosecutor comes to? Fire him, and hire the highly conflicted Ken Starr who obviously had decided “must be guilty of something.” Give him carte blanche’: investigate anything, everything, that might bring a president down, damage his family, distract the nation… all at public expense.
Just ask Jim McDougal. No, wait, you can’t. He’s dead, despite signing and saying anything they asked. Why is he dead? Well, because he was refused life giving medication in prison until his wife did the same. Ask Susan: they were willing to kill, to destroy lives, take away freedom, try to force her to sign fictional confessions that they wrote that implicated the president…
Again: whatever it took.
All the time bin Laden was plotting “the most important thing,” according to Republican leaders, was investigating Bill and family, and mocking his attempt to get bin Laden.
Previous to that, a Republican administration funded and trained rebels in Afghanistan: including Osama and his cohorts. Flash forward to the Bush administration… who funded the Taliban just before 9/11? Well, us… just a few months before. Oh, and our “dear” friends, the Saudis, who funded 9/11 and supplied most of the hijackers. Yes, the Saudis, whom W consistently couldn’t wait to kiss and hug: financially, literally and figuratively.
Now flash forward to the Obama administration: all this time, while trying to make sure nothing was achieved by the president, or the few achievements were taken away, John McCain did make sure ISIS was funded. Then he ran home and blamed Obama.
Anyone else see a pattern here?
They learned one lesson from all this: the more trouble they stir up, the more they distract, the more they accuse: no matter how bogus, the more power they get. And if they distract, delay and smear enough: do pretty much nothing else but that, eventually we will get hit. Eventually our tough guy ways will get others so pissed off heads will literally roll. Then they can use all that to get even more power, to destroy anyone who stands in their way.
Osama and ISIS are the best friends they’ve ever had, politically.
Let’s defund Homeland Security! Again: Anyone else see a pattern here? Partisan showdowns are so much more important than the safety of the damn country, aren’t they?
And these folks consider themselves, “Patriots?”
At least the movie version of Groundhog’s Day was funny. This is more like the most extreme of the extreme Right laughing while trying to put a bullet in the brain of anyone in power who dares to disagree with them. Limbaugh, Hannity, O’Reilly, FOX, and such, cheer the traitors on.
Despite repeating the same help fund the terrorist “mistake,” and doing anything to continue the caucus room conspiracy’s goal of blocking anything Obama, you do know, no matter what Obama does, it’s already being framed as “not enough,” right? Or, if he does something he’s a tyrant, a dictator… he “just doesn’t love America.” His Kenyan roots are to blame. He has severe mental issues. He hates whites.
Please note: I would never claim “all Republicans,” even though party discipline, and Tea Party demands, keeps skewing the Republican electorate deeper and deeper into “whatever it takes” territory.
Meanwhile another Bush says he may be running in 2016, another Bush who certainly would blame anything that goes wrong on the previous administration his party blocked at every move.
From Clinton, to the Caucus Room Conspiracy, to now, it’s pretty damn obvious that this is all well orchestrated. The biggest mistake would be to not consider that there’s no long term goal to all this. Now, as 2016 approaches, the Groundhog’s Day-like crazy factor is increasing again.
One must ask…
…are we being set up for another 9/11?
Inspection is a column that has been written by Ken Carman for over 30 years. Inspection is dedicated to looking at odd angles, under all the rocks and into the unseen cracks and crevasses that constitute the issues and philosophical constructs of our day: places few think, or even dare, to venture.
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