Obama’s ‘pen and phone’ rule

Barack Hussein Obama’s miraculous ascension to the presidency was the greatest marketing ploy ever conceived and implemented. Mainstream media, Hollywood and leftist intelligentsia conspired to hoist a community organizer with no experience in business, very few life skills and insignificant qualifications, to the most powerful position on earth.

Careful manipulation and control by leftists and media was clear even in the primary election. Anyone using Obama’s full name was immediately pounced upon and called racist, Islamophobic and anti-American. Their parameters were unmistakable and presented with an unambiguous warning that using Obama’s middle name would be a declaration of war. Media manipulation and control were unprecedented.

Leading the free world wasn’t even an afterthought to media or to the ill-informed, government indoctrinated electorate that voted for this highly skilled actor. Although he delivered his writers’ leftist ideological script with mastery, he was decidedly unskilled in every other requirement for leading America into the future and preserving liberty for its people.

Additionally, to anyone who listened to his speeches or read his writings, it was painfully clear that he was a disciple of redistribution and was, likewise, vehemently anti-Capitalist. He went well beyond anything even seen in American politics with an unwavering drumbeat of class warfare and race hustling. His “Fundamental Transformation of America” speech left no doubt about his aspirations to destroy American culture, exceptionalism, and constitutional authority.

In a bone-chilling interview, Obama said the Constitution was a “charter of negative liberties,” full of constraints imposed upon us by our Founding Fathers. He often proclaimed he was a constitutional scholar, but his studies were like a military leader probing for weaknesses. It was preparation for an anticipated assault on the Constitution and laws of our land.

As much as Obama has irreparably harmed our country, and the damage is immense; the greatest destruction was moving Americans from the “working with pride” side of society to dependency upon government. It’s unquestionably clear that dependency was Obama’s first step in breaking America’s spirit. Tyranny in the name of social justice is still tyranny.

Could anyone ever dream of a President of the United States, traveling abroad, bowing down, and apologizing to America’s enemies, then subsequently, launching unbelievable insults to staunch friends around the globe? Could we imagine a President’s daily hammering of American freedom here at home while surrounding his presidency with every conceivable Marxist, socialist, and leftwing radical possible to help him rule with his “pen and phone?”

Jim Mullen

Parkersburg