Before New York Governor Eliot Spitzer's ignoble fall from grace and power, he once touted his own political approach to opponents: "I'm a (bleeping) steamroller," he said, in his ever-gracious way.
President Obama was always a "(bleeping) steamroller," although in his first year, he did a pretty good job of dressing up his total disregard for Republicans, Independents, and others who disagreed with him. He'd constantly whine about wanting to "work with the other side" and trumpet his efforts at "bipartisanship," only to be spurned like a rejected lover. The lamestream media lapped it up. He was portrayed as desperately seeking goodwill from the other side, only to get repeatedly blown off.
Nothing could be further from the truth, of course. The Bama spent his first year showing the GOP and others the back of his hand, on health care (where he locked out Republicans from the process starting in early April of last year, and then only brought them back in for his staged "summit" one year later), energy policy, and the stimulus, among many other issues. His whole attitude was: "my way or the highway, and if you don't like it, you can shove it."
Now that he's gotten Obamacare passed, he's apparently so emboldened that he's dropped the "bipartisanship" act altogether. This week we hear he's planning a "spring offensive" on education, energy, illegal immigration, and other things. Today's Wall Street Journal reports, "Obama Steps Up Confrontation: White House Seeks to Rally Supporters With Aggressive Tone Against Opponents."
In other words: if you oppose the Bama in any way, shape, or form, you're dead to him.
Which means that MOST of the American people are dead to him.
Not exactly a prescription for a successful presidency. Of course, he's driven totally by his radical ideology and not by a sense of duty or responsiveness to the American people. His will be done, and if you disagree, screw you.
Like Spitzer, he considers himself a "(bleeping) steamroller." Warning to the Bama: we saw where that got Spitzer.
Islamic terrorists are mass killers who slaughter in the name of their faith. And like mass killers of other stripes, Muslim terrorists operate in the dark shadows, and then usually carry out their barbaric acts in small confined places where innocent civilians (wearing suits and jeans, not military uniforms) gather---subways, airplanes, office towers, and schools.
Today comes word from Moscow of yet another terrorist strike by Muslim fanatics. The death toll is reaching 40 and climbing. The target was the busy Moscow subway line, which was not a new target for them. In the past few years, Islamic maniacs targeted the London Tube and the Spanish commuter train system. Two female suicide bombers carried out the attack this time, but they could have been any Muslim extremists.
This is just the latest in the long, long, long line of Islamic terror attacks going back to the 15th century. There are the infamous, spectacular attacks, of course: September 11, 2001, the Bali nightclub bombing, the Mumbai bombings, the slaughter at the Russian elementary school. The list goes on. We also know about the endless plots that have been disrupted. And we hear of the lesser-known but just as important attacks: Fort Hood, Little Rock, etc. Palestinian terror is cut from the same cloth.
Islamic murderers choose targets in order to maximize terror. They largely succeed: American cities have increased security today in light of the Moscow attack. But the slaughter today in Russia should serve as a reminder that the enemy hasn't been distracted by health care "reform," cap and trade, taking over GM, or any of the other ridiculous agenda items Obama and Team have been chasing.
They are single-minded killers. And they hunt their prey where we live, work, and move. They kill in subways and trains and airplanes and schools. They kill under the ground and in the sky. They kill in small, confined spaces, like the rats they are.
Since they have now succeeded in turning America into a beggar state via Obamacare, Democrats have settled on a particularly pernicious strategy. They know that their health care "reform" is hated by most of the American people. They also know that the people will likely fire many of them in November. So, they have decided that the best defense is a good offense: attack those who oppose Obamacare.
Since polling routinely shows that between 52% and 60% loathe the bill and want it repealed, Democrats are now in the weird and politically untenable position of attacking most of the American people. That, of course, has never stopped them before.
Some Democrats are accusing us of acts of violence or threatening them. There may be an infinitesimal few loony tunes engaging in that kind of unacceptable behavior, although we haven't seen any proof of these threats yet. But the Democrats are dishonestly extrapolating to paint the tens of millions of opponents of Obamacare as wild-eyed wackos.
If this sounds familiar, it's because the Democrats indeed view us that way. Remember last year at this time? President Obama's Department of Homeland Security issued a report suggesting that anyone who opposes abortion, illegal immigration and oppressive taxes, supports gun rights, and served in Iraq and Afghanistan should be singled out for special attention. Why? Because we might burst into a spasm of violence at any time. (Never mind the jihadists in Little Rock and at Fort Hood. They're Muslims. They're exempt.)
In other words, if you go to church, own a gun, or defend your country, the Democrats consider you an enemy of the state.
Now, if you oppose Obamacare, you are thrown into the same category. According to them: big government progressives equal good patriots. Small government conservatives equal potentially violent nutcases who need to be watched.
And further, in other words: if you oppose the Bama and the Democrats: shut up and sit down.
During the Bush years, liberals loved to say that "dissent was the highest form of patriotism." Now, they consider dissent the lowest form of treason, to be ostracized and punished as such.
Watch your backs, my fellow Americans. You are considered, by your own leadership, to be enemies of the state.
Now that our fearless leader has signed into law the health care bill that ate Tokyo, Americans wait with bated breath for all of the immediate health care paradises the Bama and his Congressional wingmen have promised us:
Lower health care costs!
Better health care!
More access to health care!
Expanded coverage to 30 million more Americans with no additional cost!
The bill paid for in full!
As we know, the government has such an outstanding record of keeping its promises. I don't know about you, but I'm super-excited to see the Democrats' promises on health care kick in tomorrow. I can't wait.