Obama is the Wolf who cried Boy.
OBAMA THE WOLF: He’s proved over and over again that he’s a wolf.
If at this point you don’t agree, you are negligently naïve. Take a look at some of the facts: He was in office only a few days when he started the war in Afghanistan. Detainees in Guantanamo, who have been officially cleared for release, will die there. He said he ended torture, but prisoners are still being tortured by force-feeding. Black sites, where detainees are rendered, still exist. He stated the treatment of whistle-blower Chelsea Manning was appropriate, even though she was kept in solitary confinement, and severely mistreated for nine months before any charges were even brought against her. He has ordered the assassination of Americans and their children without even the pretext of due process (his due process is that he “thinks” about it.)
He meets every Tuesday morning with a secret group that decides whom to assassinate that week.
But he talks softly. Like Gusavo Fring, the drug dealer and ruthless mobster does in the TV miniseries, Breaking Bad. But like Gustavo, he is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Wolves in sheep’s clothing need secrecy. Secrecy is needed to make sure they are not exposed for what they are. That’s where the Boy comes in. The Boy’s name is Edward Snowden, and he spoiled everything.
THE BOY: Snowden, a young idealist (most idealists are young – like Chelsea Manning or Julian Assange) knew that it was unconstitutional for the National Security Agency to spy on Americans without obtaining a warrant. He said it was his patriotic duty to call out the Wolf on this, and so he did.
When the Wolf was outed, he howled.
He howled so loud that the howl was heard around the world. The Germans and Spanish and Italians and French and even the English and others found out that they too were being spied on. “We thought we were friends!” they cried. They themselves began to howl… at Obama, whom they suddenly saw as a wolf who could not be trusted.
THE WOLF WHO CRIED BOY: Obama used all his power to apprehend the Boy who outed him. He arranged for the plane of Evo Morales, the President of Boliva, to be brought down. He said it was helping the Boy to escape. The plane was searched – no Boy. Morales called what happened to him a disgrace; an “act of air piracy.”
Embarrassing to say the least!
He is paying billions of taxpayer dollars to more than a million private-contractor spies – you’d think he would have been more careful.
He howled some more.
He threatened anyone anywhere that he could.
“GIVE ME THAT BOY!”
But he couldn’t get him. He exhausted all his power – his NSA, his FBI, his CIA, and his millions of spy contractors – but still failed to apprehend the Boy – the Boy who outed him.
Which was even more embarrassing.
Since he couldn’t get the Boy, he’d force the world to forget him.
He said that he had secret inside information about an imminent attack on American embassies all over the world. To prove that he was serious, that this was not just a ploy to distract from the Boy problem, he ordered American embassies all over the world to be closed, and told the diplomats who lived there to flee.
As we know, no attacks by al-Qaida ever materialized.
But perhaps more importantly, both friends and enemies wondered why the armed forces of the United States of America, the so-called “most powerful country in the world” couldn’t protect its embassies and its people from a bunch of lunatics on camels who hate them.
When the Wolf realized that he had actually made America look stupid and weak with his embassy-closing/flee-the-country ploy, he went to plan B.
We are in the midst of plan B now:
He says that he is 100% positive (even though he has no hard evidence), that chemical weapons are being used by the Syrian government against other Syrians in a civil war in Syria. He says he knows because Syrian Islamist rebels, including al-Qaida (who are trying to depose Assad) said so.
“Assad must be held accountable,” he said. “I will use my cruise missiles to punish him.”
Why is it so important for him to “punish” Assad?
Only a small percentage of Americans think that it is America’s responsibility to shoot cruise missiles (which cost three million dollars each) at Syrian targets. Yet the Wolf in sheep’s clothing is sticking to his guns. He continues to bang loudly the drums of war.
The Syrian ploy seems to be working. Congress may even play along.
There is very little talk of the Boy now.
Would you have a problem if Obama changed political parties?
Judging from his actions, it seems he would be much happier as a Republican, which is reason enough for you to encourage him to switch parties. Best of all, he’d still be Obama – your darling Obama – and doesn’t a rose by any other name smell just as sweet?
Understandably you detest and despise Republicans.
But you should accept the fact that your man, your hero, does not feel the same way you do about it. He has made no secret of this from his frequent praise of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher to the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum where he described the man most Democrats despise as: “to know him is to like him.” Most Americans feel the complete opposite way about George W. Bush; that is to say, the more we find out about him the less we like him.
One clear sign of his yearning for Republican approbation is how he reacts to the Republicans who hate him. Some Republicans have refused to dine with him. Some have boycotted his calls for a meeting. Some have called him an out-and-out liar in public. Some have refused to be seen shaking his hand or to be photographed at his side. None of this deters him.
He just continues to work for their approval. For their friendship.
For example, he placed Social Security – a program he knows Republicans all hate, which has absolutely nothing to do with deficit reduction, and that most Americans need – on the chopping block before the bargaining for the so-called Grand Deal even began.
But even this betrayal of one of the most important and successful social programs ever created by the Democrats failed to gain him any truck with Republicans.
But to his credit, your hero is not a quitter.
Being a practical man, he decided to take the courtship of Republicans to still another level. He would change how he speaks.
He would learn Republican-Speak.
Recently he got an ideal opportunity to practice Republican-Speak.
At a press conference in the Rose Garden when he was asked about his Justice Department’s secret recording and storing of phone calls and phone numbers of Associated Press Reporters, without obtaining a warrant (which is unconstitutional), he said: “I make no apologies.”
That was very Republican. Republicans never apologize. Look at the war in Iraq, the one that took hundreds of thousands of lives and ruined an entire civilization (as well as the American economy) in a vain and fruitless search for weapons of mass destruction. Did the Republicans apologize? No. Bush said that he is proud of his decisions.
Then Obama went further: “and I don’t think the American people would expect me as commander in chief, not to be concerned about information that could compromise their missions or might get them killed.”
Republican-Speak translation: Worrying about the Fourth Amendment – which is on the books to protect Americans from unreasonable search and seizure, and requires that even presidents get warrants – is anathema. That is to say, unlike Progressives, whom Obama once described as “sanctimonious,” he worries about America.
He also reminded everyone that he is “commander in chief.”
This is an old Republican trick. He is saying that patriots don’t question their commanders in chief. Republican-Speak etiquette demands that commanders in chief NEVER explain anything. Bush never explained anything. He gave very few press conferences. Obama learned from this. He has given even fewer press conferences than Bush.
Since you support Obama right or wrong, you should join Obamaheads everywhere in encouraging him to switch political parties
You should consider how much easier life would be for him, if he were Republican. He wouldn’t have to make any more promises that he had no intention of keeping. He could build even more nuclear plants, extend even more gas lines, and subsidize fracking everywhere without worrying about environmentalists. Whistle blowers could still be arrested as traitors, tortured, and imprisoned indefinitely “for their own good” without guilt.
Best of all, in the name of national security, he could join Republicans in ignoring all the amendments to the constitution except two: the one that says Corporations are people, and the one that says yes, five year olds have the right to carry weapons of mass destruction to school.
He could lie like a Republican. He could bully like a Republican.
He could steal from the poor and the middle class to give to the rich like a Republican. He could continue to wage war anywhere in the world with only a nod of his head, without congressional approval, without the support of the American people whose blood he would spill, and treasure he would spend , because … he wants to.
In other words, instead of being a fake Democrat, he could be a real Republican.
And Obamaheads would still love him.
Love is blind.