If the odd weather we’ve been experiencing across the country – 75 one day, 38 the next with torrential rains; temperatures in the 20s in California – means anything, maybe it reflects our nation’s wild spinning off course. There is something almost Shakespearean about it. It fits with how quickly and strangely the United States is falling from what has been its natural orbit for 200 years.
Go back a few years and reflect if we’d have a pro Islamist cabal in the White House. Seem crazy? It happened and we do. Iranian born Valerie Jarrett runs the show in the Oval Office. Chum of despot Bashar Assad, John Kerry, will be Secretary of State. Chuck Hagel, a man who opposes military action almost completely and who refused to vote to call Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization, will head our Defense Dept. Jack Lew, presumptive Treasury Secretary, has no qualifications, standing or experience in finance here or abroad at a time when America’s economic situation is perilous.
And yet, no one seems to care. The media would rather report on Republicans’ crazy belief in our second amendment or bashing football Christian Tim Tebow than tell us about our own administration. They won’t even put forward stories on Europe’s deteriorating fiscal situation, which will eventually touch us.
If they won’t talk about that and won’t ever dare criticize President Obama, what else aren’t they telling us?
How about the plans called The Democracy Initiative? It is one of the more disturbing examples. A story from the Washington Free Beacon about it is titled “A Conspiracy So Immense” (http://freebeacon.com/a-conspiracy-so-immense/). They learned about it from a Mother Jones report, “Revealed: The Massive New Liberal Plan to Remake American Politics” (http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/01/democracy-initiative-campaign-finance-filibuster-sierra-club-greenpeace-naacp). Before you dismiss it as some whacked out right wing nightmare, take a look and see if it isn’t something the Obama people would do.
Matthew Continetti explains the Democracy Initiative “is a major story. The brainchild of Michael Brune, Phil Radford, Larry Cohen, and Ben Jealous, the Democracy Initiative, according to Mother Jones’s Kroll, is ‘the first time so many groups teamed up to work on multiple issues not tied to an election.’” In other words, liberal groups met in June and December of 2012 to plot the course for our country. Here’s a hint: it wasn’t towards the Constitution. Who was involved? The list is staggering: The Sierra Club, Rainforest Action Network, Greenpeace, Communications Workers of America union, NAACP, National Education Association, AFL-CIO, Center for American Progress, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Color of Change, Common Cause, Demos, The Friends of the Earth, League of Conservation Voters, Mother Jones (who reported on this), National People’s Action, National Wildlife Federation, People for the American Way, Piper Fund, Public Campaign, SEIU, UAW and Voto Latino. Evidently they are still building this coalition and hope to have 50 groups this spring.
Together, the groups bring $1.69 billion to the table to work on public opinion. And what issues are they targeting? They say the want to get big money out of politics (ironic!), fight voter ID laws at the state level to expand voter rolls and stop the use of the filibuster in the Senate so they can push their legislation through.
What can our side do to combat this? It looks bleak. The Left has the media, Hollywood, television, newspapers, Google, Facebook, lawyers, liberal judges that have been put in place for decades, unions, schools, colleges and even some naive businessmen like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. They have been masters at propaganda for decades, honing their craft to appeal to the “low information voter.”
They have young people, too. Talk to a few and you find out they have no desire to question anything they are told. There are good guys and bad guys. George W. Bush was a bad guy. A stupid bad guy. Barack Obama is a good guy, even though the economy is bad for them. They don’t remember any other presidents, so they have nothing to compare.
Politics are seen in black and white. Republicans are racists and examination of issues is just skin deep. The Democrats have been adept at framing issues that way. The appeal to emotions has been wildly successful for them. Facts and logic escape the LIV.
Will the Right find a leader to break through the madness? Someone like Ronald Reagan who can part the clouds of doom and restore the light?