Sarah Palin's F Scott Fitzgerald Campaign - The 'Progressives' are different from you and me
A good friend who happens to be a close relative, let us call him Lysander going forward, and another dem refugee, though I would characterize him as a more principled center-left (I) than I am - decries taking on the person of the nominee as going negative to avoid dealing with the issues.
I don't mind because American elections are a war-revolution-coup-riot substitute, and also more to the point I need continuous entertainment.
In this case however Mr. Obama has a history of events and mentors, associates and friends which taken together provide the outline of the man, and therefore the character with which he FORMS the policy initiatives he hopes to enact, and forms the way he will deal with other nations, both allies and those inimical to our way of life.
I have held forth before as to the factual events which compels me to judge, for example, that the man running for president as a democrat has a problem with, at the least, Americans who happen to be Jewish. Forget Israel, we don't even get that far.
But it's not just that, it's that the outline continues past all that to the fact that those same people, and more have a rather jaundiced view of our society, and do so as elite hypocrites.
We all know what Wright said.
We all know Michelle's disdain for Americans, certainly up until the last year.
We all know the pap about neighborliness and patriotism emanating from the democratic twosome of 'economic justice' and then with a perfect Alice 'looking glass' irony we see that on $370k of adjusted gross income, Mr. Joe Biden was charitable in a neighborly fashion to the tune of less than $1000 less by a factor or 4-5 than his opponent, and by a factor of ~10 by earnings.
But let's stick to Obama and the outline of who he is.... such as his denial of a relationship with Ayers, a self admitted terrorist whose dissatisfaction rests with his lack of success at same. Obama attempts to cover up records of this relationship and lie via the Annanberg Challenge, and his calls to the U of Chicago to close the records to the press. This then goes on to attempts to criminalize criticism of him, and to shout down and silence the critics on radio, ALL OF WHOM APPEAR TO BE WELL PUBLISHED SCHOLARS as smear merchants. Now the National Review is no left of center publication, but smear merchants?
And so on.....
And now the critic he faces is Sarah Palin.
She has said Barack Obama has in effect disqualified himself as a president by some of his statements about the war. I imagine she sees him as taking the easy way out rather than see the meaning in victory against those who want to kill us (i.e. it doesn't matter WHERE AQ is), and finds him well past incredibly naive in dreaming that if we get Bin Laden and kill some associates (the central front in the war is Afghanistan theory), this will cause Al Qaeda in the Maghreb (AQIM), for instance, to suddenly conclude Sayd Qutb, Hassan Al Banna and Maududi were wrong ET CETERA globally. The sad list of jihadi organizations, all of whom operate from the same core idea, is simply too long to repeat here AGAIN.
She has said he is a pal of terrorists, and the critics Obama has tried to silence as smear merchants agree.
She has now said " "This is not a man who sees America as you see America and as I see America." Well, 20 years of Jeremiah Wright and the haranguing of the scolding Meeechelle are probably enough to wear down most, but I think his proclivities did lie in that direction anyway.
You see, we can excuse each of these listed deficiencies if there was but one.
It would be the dalliance of youthful stupidity (Ayers)
It would be the misled young man seeking something greater than himself (Wright)
It would be the misguided judgment of one truly interested in an America first policy (Zbig)
It owuld be the bad judgment of looking upon HAMAS as if they were just another 'side' (Malley)
It would be the naivety of wanting to believe others are just like us (Iran)
The problem is that when taken together the picture IS of someone not qualified, and it has nothing to do with experience or lack of same.
I only HOPE, Mrs. Palin next asks Mr. Obama about why his foreign policy appointments seem to be so bigoted towards Jews (the now missing in action Dennis Ross, excepted).
The sad fact is that critical progressive Americans don't like the USA. They believe that the private property from which we derive our freedoms, is the bite of the apple which made us flawed and evil at birth. They believe the social and economic justice they promise is so self evidently wonderful that they cannot be bigoted, cannot cause wrong, and that anyone who opposes their Rx's must be ipso facto, BAD and therefore some kind of extremist to be contemptuously dismissed AT BEST. These people want the USA to be someplace else. Some other thing. Barack Obama is one of these people, and Sarah Palin sees it. No wonder they react to her as if she is a skunk at a birthday party, at theirs, she is.