Friday, April 10, 2009

When Does He Start?

Today is Friday, 10 April 2009.

In regard to the column, “Obama Gets His Nixon On”, a comment by “Morton” asked, “So, when does he start doing the liberal stuff”.

In his second term, of course.

The first presidential term of a Democrat is traditionally employed to tee-up for a winning re-election bid by lulling the electorate, and Take Two is when the incumbent starts doing the liberal stuff.

Cf. Jimmy Carter. First term: rabid supporter of the Shah’s dictatorship in Iran, the Somoza dictatorship in Nicaragua, back-door rabid funder of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile, started massive USA/USE arms build-up, etc. Then, second term, hit the liberal ball out of the park.

Thus, Obama out Ws W when it comes to being a Peeping Tom RE spying on the American people. Thus, Obama throws more ground troops into the Afghanistan quagmire, so he won’t get trumanized. (Remember “Who lost China?” after 1949? Obama doesn’t want 2012 chants of “Who lost Kabul?” and “Who lost Iraq?”.)

In order to protect their right flank against slobbering imperialist Republicranks, Democratic presidents, regardless of actual foreign policy views, have usually judged themselves compelled to also pursue a foreign policy of political, military, and economic aggression. Cf. LBJ in Indochina.

Shoring up the right flank would also explain why Obama reversed himself on gay marriage, and invited odious homophobic bigot Talibangelist Rick Warren to lead off the Inauguration, while consigning a genuine hero of the Civil Rights Movement to the back of the bus.

As to domestic policy, as I’ve said, I see no reason to believe Obama is any kind of socialist. Indeed, I have yet to be able to discern what lies at the core of Obama’s ideology, or, for that matter, character.

Ideally, he is a secret democratic socialist, cleverly concealing his maneuvers behind a screen of moderation. But I’m not holding my breath.

On this date in 1919, a great leader of the struggle of the Mexican peasantry for economic and political justice, Emiliano Zapata Salazar, was assassinated.


Anonymous rip van winkle said...

Oh, that I had been awake for the liberal second term of Jimmy Carter. Was that guy from Hollywood just a bad dream?

2:46 PM  

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