As I read Dinesh D’Souza’s latest masterpiece, Obama’s America, it occurred to me that there really are two Americas. I’m not talking about John Edwards’ political exploitation scam about rich versus poor.
What I’m referring to is that, in the broadest sense, there are two camps in America when it comes to how people view Barack Obama. Sure, there are those who hate him and those who love him. There are those who think he was born in Kenya and those who believe he was born in Hawaii. And so on.
But there is one, overriding way of dividing up Americans when it comes to how they view Obama. On the one side are those who take him seriously — not just communists/ Marxists/socialists/progressives/liberals, but most Republicans and conservatives as well.
Many conservatives hate Barack Obama, yet still pay homage to him. They respectfully refer to him as “President Obama” (something I’m proud to say I have never — ever — done) and act ever so serious as they debate those on the left about whether his latest words or actions are good or bad policy. It’s the kind of stuff you see on the oh-so-boring Fox News panels every night.
In other words, most of those on both the left and the right are in agreement on one thing: that Barack Obama, no matter how flawed he may be, is a serious, legitimate president with serious, legitimate concerns about how to best “help the middle class,” “get the economy moving again,” “strengthen our national defense” … blah, blah, blah.
Then there’s the rest of us — a distinct minority — who believe that Barack Obama is a total fraud. Meaning that we don’t take him seriously in any way, shape, or form.
We don’t believe for a second that he wants to “get the economy moving”; we believe he wants to destroy the economy.
We don’t believe for a second that he wants to protect America from foreign threats; we believe he wants reduce America’s power and influence in the world.
We don’t believe for a second that he wants to reduce unemployment; we believe that he wants to increase unemployment and thereby make more people dependent on the government.
Based on the evidence (which, for crying out loud, is all over the Internet, not to mention in scores of well-researched books), and, even more important, based on his two “autobiographies” and his own long list of verbal slips (his “spread the wealth around” comment to Joe the Plumber, his “After my election, I have more flexibility” comment to Russian president Dmitri Medvedev, his “You didn’t build that” comment in a campaign speech, etc.), it is nothing short of stupefying to those of us in the minority as to why conservatives play along with pretending as though Barack Obama is a serious, legitimate president harboring serious, legitimate concerns about America’s future.
Win or lose on November 6, at some point in the not-too-distant future, the world is going to find out who Barack Obama really is, and everyone other than the locked-in 43 percent or so who want socialism (or communism) foisted upon the United States is going to be shocked.
And when that happens, you and I will be asking those same naïve, uninformed souls, “What took you so long to figure it out? And, by the way, it’s too late now to undo the damage he’s done.”
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