Like the old CCR song “Proud Mary”, also covered by Tina Turner, the Cult of Barack Obama “keeps on a-rollin’.” As evidence, we have the passage of a badly flawed Health Care bill which is the direct opposite of genuine reform coupled with low turnouts at this past weekend’s anti-war protests. Both are testimony to the staying power of the “Kool-Aid.”
The so-called debate on the House floor reminded me of the food fight scene from the movie “National Lampoon’s Animal House.” Especially amusing were the oratorical efforts of gas-filled Republicans, acting as if they had copies of Trotsky’s tactics for storming the Winter Palace–adapted for the White House–stuck in their back pockets. But that was just Republicans playing being Republicans.
What was truly shameful was not drug-addled carnival barker Rush Limbaugh saying on his radio show that America’s health insurance system is perfect, but, rather, Democrats on the floor of the House, maintaining that the solution to the health care crisis is pouring billions of dollars into the coffers of insurance companies which caused the crisis in the first place.
For American families caught in the middle: Double Penetration. Fake reform from the Democrats; countered by shouts of “Tough Shit” from the GOP.
Make no mistake. The health care ‘debate’ served two purposes. The first was to distract the American people from wars without end. And to jack up Obama’s sagging poll numbers among his own supporters. In this sense, the whole charade can be deemed a success.
And nothing was left to chance. No doubt the chant of ‘nigger’ hurled against John Lewis and ‘faggot’ against Barney Frank was a put up job.
And why was the whole exercise amusing? Because the same Democrats & Republicans who seemed on the verge of acting out Gunfight at the OK Corral on Sunday, will be singing Kumbaya together this Tuesday. Yes, Tuesday is the AIPAC convention where the two parties will genuflect before the Zionist Entity. The only competition will involve the old spreading of the cheeks.
Meanwhile, the Obama Cult has managed to de-fang first the 9/11 Truth Movement and now the anti-war movement. This is akin to the disappearance of militias & secessionist movements when Republicans rule the roost.
And so it goes.