I’ll be the first person to admit Obama has been a disappointment. By constantly trying to please everyone, he’s not pleasing anyone and he doesn’t stand for anything.

Granted, I understand what he’s up against. But…you have to wonder who the hell is advising him sometimes and what his endgame is when the Right seems to be hellbent on getting him killed by playing on fears of him destroying America, conspiring to end capitalism because he’s really a Socialist, ruthlessly going after his enemies by curbing free speech when he shouldn’t even be President because goddammit, he’s from Kenya!

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And playing on the fears of the most heavily armed, ignorant and violent people in the country, at that.

The same people Sarah Palin codenamed The Real Americans, who feel that this fight is not only personal, it’s for the sake of the future of the United States of America.cincinnati-tea-party

In my honest opinion, all of this is merely Republican political strategy to get back into power in 2010 and 2012. All the teabagging, gun ban scares, crocodile tears because CEOs can’t take bailout money and redistribute it as “bonuses” to all their friends, and even the Death Panels were disengenuous but harmless political shenanigans. I didn’t understand the breadth and scope of White Rage Against the Obama Thugocracy until I watched Glenn Beck tonight on Fox.

glenn_beck_1210 I don’t know Glenn Beck’s bio. If you’re curious, you’re on the internet and therefore free to Google him and find out, but the few times I saw his show (on CNN, I think), he looked so full-of-shit facially I couldn’t bear to watch a whole show. But tonight, I watched it and boy am I glad I did. I think I was witness to history.

Glenn Beck is having a series of show this week called “Reasonable Questions For Unreasonable Times” or somesuch. All of these questions are directed to Obama.

These questions are urgent. They are crucial to the future of this Democratic Republic and literally mean the difference between life and death for America.

Today, the reasonable questions for unreasonable times revolved around Obama’s Socialist/Communist/Marxist ties. With charts and diagrams and a flipping blackboard, he “showed” links between Obama and people who allegedly hate capitalism and America. There were three pages of Questions, but the main question was “Is it alright that Communists have the president’s ear?” And mark my words- these inanely passive aggressive accusations with a question mark behind them are going to play a role in someone trying to Right What Is Wrong. Glenn Beck is taking advantage of the American value of Free Speech to score cheap political points by planting seeds for someone else to sow.

And really, there’s nothing anyone can do about it. Any attempt to censor him is playing right into his hands: “beckfullofshtThey’re trying to silence me because I’m telling the truth!”

Any attempt to counter his points will involve repeating and therefore reinforcing them.

And any attempt to ignore him just gives it more time to forment.

My problem with his questions is not just that they are time-wasters that the President would look like an ass stooping to dignify but that when his guy, George W. Bush was in office, NOBODY was asking these types of questions because everybody knew better. Nobody wanted to get Dixie Chicked. Every journalist, media type and infotainer knew not to cross the line because George W. Bush made it known “You are either with us…or the terrorists.” There were no bystanders in the Bush Era.

You protested in a “Free Speech Zone“:

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and if you questioned anything- policies, the Wars, facts on the ground, whatever…you got lied to, shut down or ignored.

And not Glenn Beck, Lou Dobbs or any of the other Bravehearts “asking the tough questions” now was saying s**t.

But… Under the Obama Thugocracy, a media figure hosting what’s supposed to be an actual news show can not only accuse the President of treason and subterfuge, but people worried about losing their freedoms can bring heavy artillery to a venue where the President is…without consequence.

aswithrifleThis could not have happened- no way, no how- during the Bush Presidency. Whether or not that man was legally in possession of that weapon, he would have had to use it and get shot or get shot with it under his arm  or get shot trying to take it out of his car, his choice. But he would have got shot if he would have dared pull that shit 1/21/2001-1/20/2009.

People are really playing right now. Really.

From Glenn Beck’s website, here are the Reasonable Questions:

Am I hateful if I ask:

– Who is “surrounding” the President in the White House?

– Do any of the President’s advisers have criminal records?

– Are the President’s advisers working to better the country or their own ideals?

– Who are the anti-capitalists in Washington?

– What roles do they have in crafting bills?

– What was “STORM”? What happened to the founders, where are they now?

– What qualifications must one have to be a Presidential adviser?

– What is the difference between a community organizer and a community activist?

– Do the czars have power?

– Should a communist have the ear of the President of the United States?

– What role did the Apollo Alliance play in crafting bills?

– Does the President know the co-founder of the Weather Underground is a board member of the Apollo Alliance?

– How many people in the administration are connected to the movement for a democratic society?

– What role does George Soros play… CONSTITUTIONALLY?

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– Our unfunded liability for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid is close to $100 trillion. Is there any way to pay for these programs without bankrupting America?

– We are in so much debt, why spend more borrowed money on cap-and-trade and healthcare programs before we stop the flow of red-ink?

– The stimulus package funneled billions of dollars to ACORN. How does giving billions of dollars to ACORN stimulate the economy?

– If it was so important for congress to pass the stimulus bill before they even had time to read it why has only a fraction of the stimulus money been spent 6 months later?

– Bush said he had to abandon free market principles in order to save them, how exactly does that work?

– Why won’t members of Congress read the bills before they vote on them?

– Why are citizens mocked and laughed at when they ask their congressman to read the bills before they vote on them?

– Was the cash-for-clunkers program meant to save the earth or the economy? Did it accomplish either?

– How did Van Jones, a self-proclaimed communist become a special advisor to the president?

– Did President Obama know of Van Jones’ radical political beliefs when he named him special advisor?

– The Apollo Alliance claimed credit for writing the stimulus bill—why was this group allowed to write any portion of this bill?

– If politicians aren’t writing the bills and aren’t reading the bills, do they have any idea what these 1000 page plus bills actually impose on the American people?

– If the ‘public option’ health care plan is so good why won’t politicians agree to have that as their plan?

– If town hall meetings are intended for the politicians to learn what’s on our mind—why do they spend so much time talking instead of listening?

– Politicians are refusing to attend town hall meetings complaining, without evidence, that they are scripted. Does that mean we shouldn’t come out and vote for you since every campaign stop, baby kiss and speech you give is scripted?

– Why would you want to overwhelm the system?

– Is using the economic crises to rush legislation through congress what Rahm Emanuel meant when he talked about “not letting a crises go to waste”?

– What are the czars paid? What is the budget for their staffs/offices?