Saturday, March 10, 2012

Politics by Any Means Necessary in Obamaland

I sense an Acorn moment in the world of "Chicago Way" Presidential politics.  First BO attacked the Catholic church using Kathleen Sebelious at Health and Human Services a long time pro abortion activist to attack the First Amendment protections for free religious practice.  HHS would mandate that religious backed organizations (hospitals, schools, etc) pay for contraception, abortion and other "reproductive services" whether they are contradictory to the beliefs of the religion or not.  The key here is that the Government, through HHS and Obamacare, asserts its primacy and power over religious entities, all of them.  It truly is not about contraception.

When it became apparent that things were not going his way, people were focused on what was the real issue, not the sex, the President changed the subject, activating the backup plan, via Ms. Sandra Fluke.  The plan, implemented via Anita Dunn, former Obama communications advisor and now Managing Director of the public relations firm SDKnickerbocker.  This bit of information was hidden carefully until unearthed by the Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly.
“Anyway, we’re having trouble tracking down just who is sending Sandra around to the media,” he continued. “It’s very strange. So far, the 30-year-old activist has appeared on eight national news programs where she was not challenged at all. Last week we called Sandra on her cell phone and invited her on ‘The Factor.’ She didn’t call back. Very unusual.”
O’Reilly also said there was a man named Mike who was pushing her out to the media, but that no last name or contact information had been given.
“There was no other public contact for the woman,” he said. “Just her cell phone. A man named Mike has booked her on a few programs, but we can’t even get his last name. And Mike doesn’t provide call-back numbers with those to whom he speaks. So Mike, who are you? And why the subterfuge?”
O’Reilly went on to reveal that SKDKnickerbocker, a PR agency whose managing director is former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn, is now representing Fluke. Dunn is perhaps best known for her attack on Fox News and for naming Chinese revolutionary and Communist leader Mao Tse Tung as one of her favorite political philosophers back in 2009.

Ms Fluke, a relatively  unknown crusader for public financing of recreational sex, a liberation dream never imagined in the '60's, attempted, apparently uninvited and arriving out of nowhere, to testify at a House Oversight Committee meeting whose topic was the intrusion of HHS on freedom of religion via mandated  coverage of contraception.  Ms. Fluke's favorite subjects it so happens are insurance and contraception.  She was, of course, turned down as she was neither invited nor on topic.  She wished to testify about contraception and reproductive rights as if those issues somehow trump freedom of religion.

Having been rejected she was predictably offered the opportunity (by election challenged House Democrats) to testify at a House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee where among other things, she claimed that it costs a struggling student as much as $3000 over a law school career for contraception, a necessary expense burden for a struggling yet liberated and sexually (very) active, lawyer to be.  The Wall Street Journal in an article entitled "Sandra Fluke's Amazing Testimony" helpfully pointed out that:
 "One Georgetown student group reportedly handed out 4,500 "free" condoms during one recent semester. Or the law students could buy condoms online at $40.25 for a package of 100. At about 40 cents a condom, the Georgetown students could have sex twice a day, 365 days a year, for all three years of law school, for just $881 dollars.

Ms. Fluke and her friends could go to Walmart or Target, whose lists of inexpensive drugs include the oral contraceptive Tri-Sprintec priced at $4 for a 28-day supply. Total cost, assuming continuous use for three full years (including the summer after graduating law school or before starting): about $150."
 At this point enters Rush Limbaugh.  Like the Grizzly Bear who stumbles into the trap laid by the expert hunter hoping to capture lesser prey, Limbaugh stepped right into this one.  For if one computes the frequency of sexual activity indicated by a $3000 contraception cost over three years, as many did after her claim made news, it is a truly impressive number.  Ms. Fluke (rhymes with...never mind) apparently, at market prices, was entertaining herself with sexual activity requiring contraception some 2.75 times per day, 365 days a year for three years.  If she occasionally took a few days off the daily occurence would be even more impressive.  One can only imagine the thoughts that went through the minds of President Obama, David Axelrod and Anita Dunn as they gazed into their trap and found the wild and much hunted Limbaugh trapped there.  What joy they must have experienced at the sight of this raging beast, the right's Michael Moore (credit to Paul Theroux for this description), caught using words reserved for use by the Left's interlocutors.  In the words of Paul Theroux in the Daily Beast article Condemnation of Rush Limbaugh Shows Our Hypocrisy:
At first I didn't know whether I’d yawn or puke when I read what Rush Limbaugh said reacting to the Georgetown Law student and self-described Reproductive Rights Activist, Sandra Fluke. “What does it say about the college co-ed Fluke, who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says she must be paid to have sex? What does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex. What does that make us? We’re the pimps — the johns. No, that’s right — pimp is not the right word.”

All of this is offensive hyperbole – and the confusion of “pimp” and “john” is odd for the man whose idea of a good time is a week in the Dominican Republic with a bagful of Viagra. But it is little more than flapdoodle. Did anyone really think that the earnest, scholarly Sandra Fluke was a prostitute?
The happy circumstance of having unexpectedly caught the Limbaugh in the Contraception Trap raised the question all trappers eventually must confront when they catch a skunk, or a rattler or a mountain lion; "how do we kill it without ending up with blood or stink on ourselves?"  Paul Theroux indicated the direction this might take when he said in the same article:
Virtually everyone in public life condemned Limbaugh, some mildly, some harshly, and none were more strident or hypocritical – as Sarah Palin was later to point out – than the hordes of liberals, Fluke-like in their sanctimony. Limbaugh had been offensive! Ms Fluke said she was contemplating a lawsuit – for what? Apoplexy was rife.
  The erstwhile trappers made the only decision that a political long hunter could reasonably make.  They decided to bring in the lawyers.  They needed a special kind of lawyer, one of the small but dominant subset that eschews traditional values and mores of legal practice in pursuit of fame, fortune and power at any cost.  They needed one with no pride, no sense of decency and no regard for the facts at all.  This subset of lawyers are known amongst the common people these days as the only persons that can legally enter a courtroom and invent testimony.  They have single handedly destroyed the trust of Americans in the American legal system and the reputations of lawyers as a group.  These lawyers have become the assassins for hire in the modern age.  The idea that every citizen deserves the benefit of a competent legal defense has been morphed into the idea that any tactic is acceptable in pursuit of the goals of a legal client.  Thus lawyers have become assassins on behalf of those perceived as "victims" and on behalf of clients in general. 

The President and his minions need to extend the life of this diversion from the Obama administration's attack on the Catholic church and are pursuing this with the help of the mainstream media and the despicable toads of the once proud legal profession.  Never mind that in the interim this woman has been revealed as a long time political activist who is not 23 years old as originally claimed, she is a 31 year old career student with an axe she has been busily grinding for many years, and she has finally hit the big time.  She received a sympathy call from the President for having been bullied by the evil Limbaugh and had her lubricious feelings muddled.  Enter Gloria Allred speaking through the Left wing Politico this morning:
“Mr. Limbaugh targeted his attack on a young law student who was simply exercised her free speech and her right to testify before congress on a very important issue to millions of American women and he vilified her. He defamed her and engaged in unwarranted, tasteless and exceptionally damaging attacks on her,” Allred told POLITICO Friday afternoon. “He needs to face the consequences of his conduct in every way that is meaningful.”
 One has to admire the skill and adaptability of the Obama election troopers who obviously think well when confronted with unexpected events.  As sociopathic manipulators they have few equals outside the maximum security block of federal prisons.  As they deftly work to kill off the Limbaugh and keep the subject changed to obfuscate once again their true goals and actions, the primacy of the State over Religion, they have largely succeeded so far in controlling the game.  In the process they have characterized the Limbaugh as the "leader of the Republican Party" in an opportunistic attempt to breath life into a characterization that would benefit the President.  Once again Paul Theroux punches a hole in the noxious gas bag proffered by the President's minions:
Limbaugh is referred to as “the virtual leader of the Republican Party.” Oh, really? If you believe that a cracker like Rush with a radio show is the “virtual leader” of the Republican Party, you need a good proctologist to reposition your head.
We are currently confronted with the prospect of a war over (or with) nuclear weapons with a demonstrably messianic group of madmen in Iran; the ascendance of Putin who is congratulated on his ill gotten gains by President Obama; the murderous results of the DOJ plan to guarantee that 90% of the guns in Mexico came from the US; violations of the Constitution and usurpation of authority by the Executive; the massive, insurmountable mountain of debt run up by this administration in pursuit of...what?; and last of all the prospect that this Obama might actually overcome all and be reelected.

In the face of all of this we are skillfully led to a debate over publicly subsidized recreational sex as if it is a serious issue.  This is not an unintentional dead end destination, it is a destination created by a cynical administration intent on foisting its hidden, racist, antisemitic, anti religious, leftist,  ideology on an unsuspecting and naive public both of the Left and the Right, both incapable of believing what is happening before its eyes. 

What will it take to realize the colossal insult that is being aimed at the entire American People by this messianic, politician, unrestrained by truth, law, founding documents, common decency or respect for the collective intelligence of the voting populace?  The cynicism and disrespect that is present in this campaign of misdirection reveals the current administration's belief in the stupidity of the People.  He also reveals that he will say and do literally anything to be reelected.  One must ask "Who is Barack Obama?" and in answer I quote Hunter Thompson on Richard Nixon the natural political ancestor of Barack Obama.
He was a giant in his way. As long as Nixon was politically alive -- and he was, all the way to the end -- we could always be sure of finding the enemy on the Low Road. There was no need to look anywhere else for the evil bastard. He had the fighting instincts of a badger trapped by hounds. The badger will roll over on its back and emit a smell of death, which confuses the dogs and lures them in for the traditional ripping and tearing action. But it is usually the badger who does the ripping and tearing. It is a beast that fights best on its back: rolling under the throat of the enemy and seizing it by the head with all four claws.

That was Nixon's style -- and if you forgot, he would kill you as a lesson to the others. Badgers don't fight fair, bubba. That's why God made dachshunds.
 He is back.

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