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The Joke’s On Us

May 16, 2013 by  

The Joke’s On Us

I’m often asked by conservative friends how I continue to laugh at the increasingly Orwellian sideshow presented by President Barack Obama and his accomplices. Most of them expect the old “laugh or you’ll cry” saw, which isn’t entirely inappropriate. But seriously, folks, they sold guns to Mexican narcoterrorists and then blamed Mexican “gun” violence on American firearms. They pushed through a healthcare takeover they called “Affordable” and waited until later before acknowledging it would hike costs into the stratosphere. They abandoned four Americans to die in the Libyan desert and told so many lies in the wake of the massacre that they’ve actually begun to contradict themselves. They promised to be the “most transparent” Administration in history, and yet they make J. Edgar Hoover look like one of the Kardashians. And just when it couldn’t get any weirder, they got caught wiretapping their own flacks.

Of course, Obama says he didn’t know anything about any gunrunning, cost increases, terrorist attacks or wiretaps. I’m willing to grant the possibility that Obama actually had no idea of the freak show his Administration staged. As I’ve pointed out before: Obama reminds me of a real-life version of Chauncey Gardiner from the film “Being There,” so it’s possible he really is unaware of the depravities that have turned his Administration into what he calls a “sideshow.” Should that be the case, the reasons for his immediate dismissal are self-evident. If the President of the United States has divorced himself from responsibility to the extent that Operation Fast and Furious, Benghazi, surreptitious wiretapping and even politically motivated Internal Revenue Service harassment all happened without his knowledge, then he is clearly incompetent.

Meanwhile, as their delicate web of lies unravels under its own weight, the Democrats have dipped into the archives for their latest talking point. According to wild-eyed lunatic Chris Matthews of MSNBC (aka The Democrat Channel), Obama’s effronteries are merely “catnip for the hard right.” Of course, that’s a cover of that liberal chart-topper from the 1990s: “The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy” by Bubba Clinton and his band, the No Controlling Legal Authorities. The fact that Clinton wouldn’t recognize the truth if it strutted by him in a blue dress and stripper heels didn’t create scandals; it was just that the VRWC wouldn’t let them go.

But blaming conservatives for raising the alarm over Obama’s iniquities is the moral equivalent of blaming the murder witness for dialing 9-1-1. The only way the Democrats could more deeply offend me would require blaming the victims of their transgressions, not that even the most fringe of liberal fringe wackos would… er, too late.

In reference to the wiretapping of The Associated Press, CNN’s liberal mouthpiece Hilary Rosen tweeted on Tuesday:

Rosen, who once told Matthews “it‘s the reporters paying the price, not someone in the White House.  And that‘s not fair,” has split herself like a wishbone in an attempt to defend Obama from responsibility. As a Democrat first and a media flack second, Rosen’s allegiances shift automatically from the press to the depressing.

She’s hardly alone. The blogosphere is alive with messages of support for Obama and his accomplices.

Actress Bette Midler tweeted:

I wonder if she’d feel the same way if they leaked her financials to some hate group.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Chairman Emeritus Julian Bond told MSNBC talking hairdo Thomas Roberts: “I think it’s entirely legitimate to look at the Tea Party. Here are a group of people who are admittedly racist, who are overtly political.” Bond’s rather obvious projection aside, if the IRS decided to examine the nonprofit status of groups who advocate for cop killers, methinks he might protest a bit less.

Obama and his minions have cast aside any pretense of propriety, any display of decency and even the smallest semblance of seemliness. They believe their electoral mandate — such as it is — eclipses the very Constitution. They’re staging George Orwell’s Animal Farm. It’s sad, it’s outrageous and it’s criminal. But it is most certainly not funny.

–Ben Crystal

Ben Crystal

is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power.

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