“This is a serious disease, but we can’t give in to hysteria or fear …”
– Barack Obama, Oct. 18, 2014
This is a hell of a psycho-dynamic Obama is using, in my humble opinion. Telling a population that has every reason to be alarmed not to be alarmed and to trust him and his minions when everything they’ve said to date has been a lie (or at least inaccurate, to those who aren’t fully awake yet) is not only audacious, but it smacks of the subtle manipulation one might encounter from a seasoned domestic abuser or crack interrogator.
Speaking of psycho-dynamics: We’re in the final crucial weeks before an election, and Democrats running for office or re-election don’t want Obama to campaign for them for some reason. One could logically argue that the aversion of Democrats toward Obama is political expedience – but this is Obama, the messianic figure who was going to usher in that bright, new age of peace and prosperity. What could have happened?
By all traditionally employed measures, Obama is unpopular. A recent poll found an overwhelming majority of voters in the most competitive 2014 election states saying that events in the United States are “out of control.” At an event last week for one of the few Democrat candidates that would have him (Anthony Brown, who is running for governor of Maryland), Reuters reported “a steady stream” of people walking out of the venue.
This would explain to some degree the political expedience of Democratic politicians avoiding Obama. But what brought Democratic lawmakers and candidates to this point in the first place? What brought Obama supporters to the place where they would prematurely bail on an event at which their heretofore larger-than-life messiah was physically present?
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