July 24, 2009

What Obama Can Do to Reverse His Negatives in 2010

There's a lot of brouhaha and rumbles of mutiny being heard around the 'sphere today about Obama's first slide into negative polling territory. Most of those that despise him, and they are legion, are happy for the first time in many months. But I'd suggest they curb their enthusiasm.

It is true that the economy is unlikely to have a miraculous turn-around, and it is equally true that there is going to be some sort of a health-care fiasco foisted onto this perishing republic since the Dems are too dumb and too deep in the mire to "let the kid die." But in all this swirl of endless blather about said health-care bill, the people getting happy about the Obama drift down are forgetting that he's got a hole card. When he flips that card over it says, "Afghanistan."

There's two things that I think about when I think about Obama and Afghanistan.

1) As I have written about before in The Road to a Democrat Led Defeat of America Goes Through Afghanistan, and spelled out in Afghanistan Bananistan: The 10 Point Plan, Afghanistan is Obama's "Get out of bad election results and/or get re-elected free card." He can pretty much use it any time he needs it to become "The man with the vision to bring peace to America." All he has to do to keep the card fresh is to give our forces there just enough rope for them to twist, hang, and die slowly in the wind. If you've been paying attention, that's just what has been taking place.

2) Will Obama be so cynical that he will actually let American troops dies for a cause that he knows for certain he'll end as soon as it becomes politically necessary? Silly rabbit, of course he will. Obama has no love for the American military as he has shown again and again over the years and as he will demonstrate convincingly as soon as it suits his own purposes. This is a man who has no respect of honor and valor since he not only has neither but is, as I have written in some detail, Not Man Enough to Be President. It is a deep tragedy of our moment that our military has as a commander-in-chief someone who not only does not value their sacrifice, but will use it for his own self-serving and cynical ends.

Look for "Obama: The President of Peace" opening sometime next year. Maybe sooner if the daily rushes start to look really bad.

Posted by Vanderleun at July 24, 2009 9:55 PM
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I have also been wondering whether he actually wants a terrorist attack on U.S. soil. It would be a perfect way to galvanize the American public to fall in line behind Dear Leader. After that, anyone who still opposes him could be castigated as unpatriotic.

With a flurry of new laws rammed through Congress, executive orders, and State of Emergency declarations, such accusations could have some real teeth in them.

This would have sounded like pure tinfoil hat paranoia ten years ago, but the same can be said of practically everything that has happened in the past six months.

Posted by: rickl at July 25, 2009 12:07 AM

Not only has Obama no love for the American military, he has no love for America.

Posted by: St. Thor at July 25, 2009 4:22 AM

I have also been pondering the dog that Obama could wag and Afganistan is a possiblity, but I think the bigger card up his sleeve is the 787 billion dollar stumulas that is now just dribbling out. Watch for the floodgates to open next spring giving the economy an appearance of a boost just before election time.

Posted by: Scott at July 25, 2009 6:06 AM

True, he despises our military and hungers for a defeat. You are right that he will cynically use the war for his own ends. But I believe he also wants the military bogged down overseas because he anticipates massive unrest at home. I agree with rickl above that he will have a terrorist attack before 2010--they will use someone they can palm off on the public as a rightwing fanatic to try to turn public opinion against the growing dissent. I believe they know full well the public will be mad as hell when Rahm rams their socialized "healthcare" through--a 'rightwing" terror attack will fill the bill nicely.

Posted by: jade at July 25, 2009 7:20 AM

It's so easy, too, to cherry-pick the attack you'd like. Watch the chatter and then move the 'Duty, Honor, Country' types out of the way until it ripens and happens.

And the lick-spittle media just can't seem to figure out why guns are flying off the shelves and ammo is backordered up the yim-yam...

In poorly provisioned places like San Francisco, tools and fools feel safe because the likes of Pelosi are watching out for them. Here in the heartland, in the company of our heavily armed neighbors, in possession of comprehensively stocked basements, we don't feel safe, but we feel ready.

Posted by: askmom at July 25, 2009 7:57 AM

Way to harsh my mellow dude.
And Mencius Moldbug's red pill was just starting to work.

Posted by: westsoundmodern at July 25, 2009 9:41 AM

Your comments about the health care issue was the first 'honest' diatribe from someone who opposes equalizing the playing field.

Other citizens,political pundits, politicians and media personalities who have spoken against universal health care have disguised their reasoning behind concern about government takeover or 'how are we going to pay for it' etc. But YOU are the first one to take your mask off and reveal the festering elitism and classism (dare I say the other ism) beneath.

What's with your Obama obsession?

Posted by: Uraeya at July 25, 2009 4:27 PM

Although in my heart I had no doubt that Obama would indeed use Afghanistan to "reverse his negatives", I was quite unprepared for the extent to which he would do so. There is nothing that could possibly evidence this more clearly than the December 6, 2009 article in The New York Times--"How Obama Came to Plan for 'Surge' in Afghanistan". I was so sickened and frustrated by the 10-page article that I could hardly bring myself to finish it--I kept a copy of it with my printed copies of the American Digest articles relating to Afghanistan that are referred to here. I did so as there is a measure of comfort in being able to remind myself that some individuals were never fooled--not even for a second.

Posted by: Cythia at December 11, 2009 12:00 PM