I psyched myself up to travel down to Richmond’s Siegel Center at VCU yesterday to confront and challenge those who were queued up to see the nonstop Campaigner-In-Chief’s OFFICIAL ‘campaign kickoff’ yesterday. Nevermind that Obama used Karl Marx’s Birthday to officially kickoff the campaign that never really stopped since about 2008, but whatever. He was coming to Richmond to do it.
The night before I fantastized about having a Breitbart moment, or a James O’Keefe momemt, or a Jason Mattera moment, video in hand.
I headed down there, to ask people in line about Solyndra, the fact that Guantanamo was still open, Operation Fast and Furious, the drilling and pipeline bans, etc. I wanted to confront the true believers with the fact that the unemployment rate, gas prices, number of food stamp recipients, and those who have filed for Social Security disability have all doubled on Obama’s watch. The gas prices and unemployment should be obvious to all.
But I quickly realized that being confrontational in a scene where I would be outnumbered 5,000 to 1 might be ill advised. I also realized that these were the very people who were the recipients of those unemployment checks, food stamps and disability checks.
This crowd was mostly bought and paid for.
When I immersed myself into the crowd I decided to take on a conversational tone as a means of informing myself and making sure I wasn’t hauled off on a stretcher.
The first woman in line, a nice black lady in her mid fifties, I’d guess, had arrived at 8:35 for a speech that wasn’t scheduled for another 8 to 10 hours later.
She was wearing the Obama shirt. She had the buttons. She loved herself some Obama. Four More Years!!
I asked her what Obama had done that caused her to support him. “…so much of everything.”, she replied. Quickly followed by “at least I still got my job. So many people out here ain’t got no job.”
I could have pressed her by why there were so many unemployed or what ‘so much of everything’ meant, exactly. But I realized she was simply clueless.
Obviously this woman doesn’t make the connection with the poor economy and Obama’s policies. There was no association in her mind that it was because of Obama that her friends and family were in such dire straits.
He is black. That’s probably 90% of her love for the man and that’s about as far as it goes for her. That and the government largesse that her friends and family receive from Daddy Sawbucks.
I could have gotten in her grille, pointing out that the poor economy and bad employment prospects was due to her hero, then recited the facts to her, that Obama has shrunk the work roles back to the level of the early 80s, that it was Obama and his policies that did that. But what good would it have done? It wouldn’t have won her over.
She is a cultist.
This is the challenge for 2012. We’re not running against a president or his policies. We’re running against a cult.
So many of Obama’s suporters have been devastated by Obamanomics, but they are cultists and don’t recognize that their hero is actually their enemy. Some are more immersed in the cult than others. But they’re cultists, just the same. It takes time and a certain psychological acumen to free cultists from their swengali.
I don’t profess to know how it’s done. Maybe we need to bring in some experts on this. Guys that dealt with the Jim Jones or Heaven’s Gate cults are better prepared to help the country that old fashioned political consultants. Out? Karl Rove and Dick Morris. In? The Mentalist.
In the meantime Obama and the Democrats shrewdly throw shiny flack before conservatives, parading one extremist like Sandra Fluke, Jehmu Greene, EPA Administrator Al Armendariz, Massachusetts Senate candidate ‘Cherokee’ Elizabeth Warren and even Attorney General Eric Holder’s rope-a-dope act for us to react to, drawing our attention away from the prize and allowing us to celebrate minor takedowns of bit players. We convince ourselves that the nation as a whole is witnessing this bizarre force of bad actors destroying the nation, all of whom have direct ties to Obama, assuring ourselves that the entire country is horrified by all of the things we see.
Yeah. Just like the Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers direct ties prevented the Obama presidency in the first place.
We’ve got our heads up our asses on this.
The people I saw at that Obama rally aren’t witnessing the same news we are or sharing the same dialogue that we are. They’re just not. They’re not aware of the same things we are.
In the meantime, people like this little black lady I spoke with at the Obama rally are completely unaware that Obama is their new master, accelerating their decent into slavery and poverty. And these thousands of people that I witnessed were happily marching (and in some cases, dancing) in lock step onto big government’s plantation.
If we conservatives can’t develop an effective strategy to penetrate this community with an effective strategy to help these people understand that they’ve been hoodwinked and hyped by November…..we’re doomed.
Somehow we conservatives have got to stop talking to one another and start being effective ambassadors for the cause of opportunity, individual freedom, success and the hope of the American Dream.
Obama is busy telling the people that the American Dream is a myth, even though this half Kenyan bastard child of a Marxist couple has lived the limo life American Dream. Tricking the American people and seizing the reigns of power in the greatest country the world had ever witnessed for the last 3 plus years.
In order to destroy it.
Somehow the cult must be destroyed.