What Obama Can Do to Reverse His Negatives in 2010

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