‘Gong Show’ Politics

The Gong Show Chuck Barris

I swear “The Gong Show” offered better talent. At the very least, it wasn’t anywhere near as deliberately insulting to the audience. And Chuck Barris’ claims of service in the CIA were far more believable than nearly anything President Barack Obama and/or his Democrat accomplices might offer. Also, no one on the Gong Show ever killed anyone and then pretended it didn’t happen; nor do I recall any of the “gong-ees” accusing the semi-celebrity “judges” of racism for ringing the gong.

Literally nothing Obama and his accomplices say can be taken on faith. You’d be better off trying to scare a confession out of an Afghan heroin mule. They’ve given up any pretense of honesty. And I’m not just describing their tendency toward the kind of “big lie” politics that would make Joseph Goebbels blush like a schoolgirl. To be sure, multitrillion-dollar frauds like Obamacare provide plenty of glitz. When the President of the United States balances his signature scheme on a bald-faced lie that the Democrats have ceased acknowledging, that’s a full term’s work in and of itself. The mere fact that Obama and his accomplices continue to push something that both the perpetrator and the victim know to be a con tells us everything we need to know about the type of people who have taken over the port-side political party.

But that doesn’t mean they’re not perfectly willing to provide more proof. And when I say “provide more proof,” I mean they actively make liars of themselves on a regular basis. Indeed, if you need someone to expose Obama as a liar, give him time and he’ll do it for you.

Obama recently pushed Congress into betraying the Nation by again raising the debt ceiling. I suppose we were expected to ignore the sage advice of a certain former “community organizer” turned Senator from Illinois turned Presidential debt pimp:

The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills… Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.

And Obama’s recent announcement that he intended to step up his habit of ruling by fiat seems particularly peculiar when compared to his Royal Highness’ own statement decrying such unseemly abuse of executive authority:

The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the Executive Branch and not go through Congress at all, and that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m president of the United States of America.

They called Benghazi a “phony scandal.” I feel comfortable saying that the families of the four victims of that disgraceful, and disgracefully mishandled, disaster were less than pleased to learn the President of the United States officially believes it didn’t happen. The idea that Obama would not only fail to act on his countrymen’s behalf, but then would lie about the causes and responses, continues to be one of the stains that will forever mar Obama’s legacy.

To the wandering liberal who happens upon today’s column, I suppose my words might seem like beating a dead jackass. To those benighted souls, I’ll let a more respected President than Obama will ever be do the talking:

(G)overnments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it.

And if that doesn’t convince anyone, consider the equally sage advice of Barris: “Gong. Get off the stage.”

–Ben Crystal

Personal Liberty

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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