So Obama is going to anhiliate the R’s. That should come as no news. This guy doesn’t govern, he just campaigns. He didn’t negotiate with the R’s in Congress, he just uses rhetoric to scold and berate Congress. He proposes no serious budgets, but lambasts the Republican House which actually does have a budget. If you want to work with somebody, you don’t insult them. But he insults not just Republicans in Congress, but Netanyahu and everyone else who disagrees (you bitter clingers).
How then, do the R’s counter this rhetoric and avoid having Obama and the Pravda media parrots kill conservatism as an alternative? (What they are doing is swaying the minds of disinterested and low-information voters with catchy phrases and sound bites.) The answer has to be to fight back, put a label on the liberals. First point: Congressmen won’t do this. You get nowhere in a legislature by labeling and offending the other side. They are not of that nature. Likewise governors and state legislatures have to get along with each other. So it has to be done by the local party, opinion writers, Tea party, and talk radio. They can speak their minds. Point two: Obama is effective in speaking in phrases and sound bites. He talks about, “Congress must pay our bills” as if he’s the only responsible person in the room. Bipartisan to him means my-way-or-the-highway. R’s must counter his effective sound bites and phrases. Sarah Palin has this ability. When she talks Death Panels, the phrase sticks and everyone knows how it aptly describes limited health care under Obamacare. Rightfully the left fears her. She pre-empts their game. They are still trying to destroy her image, long after she has become a minor player in politics.
Opinion makers should start by calling Obama exactly what he is, a National Socialist or a fascist. Most Americans don’t know what a fascist is but they know we fought a war against it. Fascist is an incendiary term but needs definition. So you pose a question. “What kind of government do we have that businesses have to be in cahoots with government if they want to succeed? Dodd-Frank banks, GM, GE? What kind of governmental system do you call that? When Schindler says he had to stop making pots and pans and do what the government wants or his business wouldn’t survive? What do you call that? It’s fascism!” Fascism is when the government takes over or controls just enough businesses to keep everyone under control. When a company owes its soul to the government, like “you didn’t build that”, but has to be be a piglet sucking on the tits of the big sow government, what kind of system do you call that? That’s fascism, National Socialism!
When the leader of a country disregards the constitution, uses executive orders to govern rather than waiting for Congress to pass a law, when bureaucrats are instructed to re-imagine what old laws might mean and implement draconian regulations no one ever heard of, what kind of government is that? Isn’t that Fascist dictatorship! When people are required to buy something their faith forbids or hire someone whose beliefs make mockery of their organization’s beliefs? When the leader talks school children and security, he wants gun control but won’t touch mental health issues, what is that? To possess a gun to defend yourself is empowerment. To have your means of defense taken away is disempowerment. To have local citizens unable to regulate mental health patients is to disempower the citizens and their safety. When people are disempowered and have only hope and security in government, what do you call that? Fascism!
When freedom means being able to wear a tee shirt with an obscene hand gesture, or freedom to print pornography, that’s only artistic freedom. True and complete freedom means the chance to be whatever you want to be. Dinesh D’Souza says that people the world over recognize this true freedom as the precious thing America has had like no other nation. But what do you call it when you’re a hog farmer who is forbidden to change to dairy by a government agency? What do you call it when you want to sell soda pop in cups with lids and straws that people can carry around all day, but government tells you you can sell only a tiny cup? That’s fascism!
What do you call it when the leader of a country seeks to demonize a small indefensible group as the scapegoat for all our problems? Jew bankers, Republicans in Congress? What system is it that puts draconian rules on all the people, but hands out exemptions to the ruling elite and political friends-- unions with ‘Cadillac medical plans’ and 1400 special groups getting exemptions from Obamacare? When the leader keeps a “shadow government” as Mussolini did with unapproved-by-congress czars? Fascism!
If government uses highly questionable science to advance policy instead of waiting for the science to be settled—superior Aryan race theory, exterminating those with genetic weaknesses, global warming theories-- what system is that called? When leaders are chosen, not by the solutions they offer, but people blindly flock to an unknown (Peron, Mussolini, Hitler, Franco) charismatic leader by image and emotional appeal—he’s so German, he has klieg lights and parades of followers, he’s so cool, gives his speech in a huge stadium with Greek columns, the other guy mistreats dogs and puts women in binders—what kind of system is that? Well, it is a system that sucks people in, and by the time they realize what it really is, it’s too late. Are we ready for fascism or do we speak truth to it?