Barack Obama is wise. He knows that he can trample the Constitution and strike out on his own as long as he takes his case to the people and keeps Congress tied up in knots with an aggressively divisive agenda. Meanwhile, the issues that will ruin us are put on the back burner while Republicans try to imitate what made our president so popular last November with feeble stabs at courting Hispanics and halfhearted endorsements of immigration reform.
When communicating with dolts and dullards short, simple slogans are great tools. This must be how Obama propaganda savants view us, as half-bright dupes for overused phrases like “fair shot,” “fair share,” “playing by the rules,” and the ubiquitous “inextricably linked” (see: Obama Gives His Chosen a Slogan).
Whether you are a politician or an illegal immigrant, putting your demands for a better life above the common good does not play well in a country that prides itself on the civic duties owed by its citizens. We hear a lot about the importance of public service from politicians, but the role they play is not the same as that of ordinary Americans.
When it comes to Islam, America’s tradition of religious tolerance hurts us. We stumble over our words trying to project respect for all beliefs, even those that spawn violent extremism. It would be more realistic to just admit that Islam will prove time and again to be uniquely suited to cultivating intolerance and violence.
Instead of threatening opposition paychecks, members of Congress should concentrate on taking less of ours. It is hard to conceive of the twisted thought process behind never passing a budget, then raising the debt ceiling in anticipation of a budget that is not going to be approved.