Thomas Sowell says even many conservatives believe that Barack Obama is smart, but he goes on to make the clearly relevant point that, hey, Adolph Hitler was smart too.
“His underlying beliefs may have been half-baked and his hatreds overwhelming, but he was a political genius when it came to carrying out his plans based on those beliefs and hatreds,” writes Sowell.
Juan Peron, the Argentine dictator, was also smart, says Sowell, before going on to make the implicit explicit:
“Someone recently pointed out how much Barack Obama’s style and strategies resemble those of Latin American charismatic despots — the takeover of industries by demagogues who never ran a business, the rousing rhetoric of resentment addressed to the masses, and the personal cult of the leader promoted by the media. Do we want to become the world’s largest banana republic?”
Neocon hero Michael Ledeen, one of the players in both Iran-Contra and the fabrication of a case for war against Iraq, claims in National Review, that Obama hates freedom, dislikes America and loves tyrants. In fact, Obama loves tyrants so much he wants to be one.
“I think he’d like to be more powerful, I think he is trying to get control over as much of our lives as he can, so that he can put an end to the annoying tumult of our public life, ” Ledeen claims, concluding that “Democratic leaders’ envy of tyrants’ power can be understood. But it can’t be forgiven.”
And of course, there’s the infamous NewsMax column, posted yesterday by one of its regular columnists and then pulled, claiming that “There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America’s military will intervene as a last resort to resolve the “Obama problem.”
“The Obama problem?”
John Perry, the author of the NewsMax piece, goes on to speculate:
“Will the day come when patriotic general and flag officers sit down with the president, or with those who control him, and work out the national equivalent of a “family intervention,” with some form of limited, shared responsibility?
Imagine a bloodless coup to restore and defend the Constitution through an interim administration that would do the serious business of governing and defending the nation. Skilled, military-trained, nation-builders would replace accountability-challenged, radical-left commissars. Having bonded with his twin teleprompters, the president would be detailed for ceremonial speech-making.
Military intervention is what Obama’s exponentially accelerating agenda for “fundamental change” toward a Marxist state is inviting upon America. A coup is not an ideal option, but Obama’s radical ideal is not acceptable or reversible.”
These people are crazy. But they’re not as crazy as some of the people who listen to them, read them and look to them for leadership. If you are a patriotic American told by those you admire that Obama is a Marxist/Nazi/Fascist/Peronista dictator in the making, ready to dump the Constitution and declare himself dictator, what is your duty to this country?
You know, just askin’.