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Vanity: Barack Obama, CEO of Shakedown, Inc.
Self | 14-Feb-2013 | Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Posted on 02/14/2013 12:15:41 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe

For two days Rush Limbaugh has been explaining a recent epiphany of his. His epiphany is that he now understands BO’s Modus Operandi. To summarize that revelation, Rush is making the point that BO does not lead, he does not govern, that all he does is campaign. As he campaigns, he attacks those who oppose him ideologically, typically Republicans but now the TEA Party and any other group (such as the NRA) that opposes any of his many radically leftist pet projects.

I’m surprised it took Rush this long to make that observation, and it surprises me even more that he is missing the piece of evidence that makes this M.O. and all of what BO has done quite obvious.

In Mau-Mau’ing the Flak Catchers, Tom Wolfe develops the argument that in the late 60’s and early 70’s a new industry developed. That industry was that of special-interest groups staging protests (mau-mau’ing) at various government buildings and in front of various bureaucratic offices until a spokesperson (flak catcher) would agree to sit and negotiate terms of a ‘peace settlement.’ The peace settlement almost always involved a cash transfer from the flak catchers to the mau-mau’ers. This became big business for those special-interest groups and it became part of the regular operations of all government entities. In Shakedown, Kenneth R. Timmerman details how “Reverend” Jesse Jackson moved the business of mau-mau’ing the government and its agencies to mau-mau’ing corporations in America. Essentially, Jesse Jackson would target a substantial corporation, accuse them of discriminatory practices, and then ‘shake them down’ for a contribution to his organization Rainbow/PUSH. (a ‘non-profit’ but highly lucrative organization) Jesse Jackson so perfected his business of mau-mau’ing the flak catchers that eventually he didn’t have to actually stage the mau-mau’ing but simply imply the threat of protests in a well targeted and well timed call and then would schedule a meeting to discuss the ‘peace settlement.’

Like any big business, the mau-mau’ing industry had many branches and division from the national all the way down to the local levels. BO was a Community Organizer. Now, “Community Organizer” is nothing more than the job title for an intern in Chicago who wants to make his or her career at Shakedown, Inc.

BO became senator of Illinois using the politics of personal destruction and every other cheap and dirty trick that is the business model of Shakedown, Inc. After he was state senator, he tactfully voted ‘present’ on just about every piece of legislation that came his way, except for those that supported his radical agenda (such as legislation to prevent doctors from treating babies that survive an abortion and thus forcing them to watch them die). You see, this is how the Community Organizer, who is nothing more than an agitator, an agent provocateur, a mau-mau’er operates. They complain of an injustice and then accuse their target of participating in unjust behavior or activity. The Community Organizer never has to actually change anything. They simply need to shake down some compensation or concession from their target. In fact, contrary to wanting to effect any true change, the employees of Shakedown, Inc. don’t really want there to be any changes that eliminate the problem. If they do – if they were truly successful in their stated objectives – they would have nothing to complain about, no one to accuse. They would put themselves out of business. So, they don’t want to effect any changes for the better as they define it. They simply want to accuse, intimidate, and leave the target with the choice of fighting back and thereby having their reputation destroyed by the protesters of Shakedown, Inc. or hand over the cash or other concessions demanded as part of the ‘peace settlement.’

As President, BO is not a statesman, he is not a governor, he is not a leader, and he is not trying to push reform that will truly improve the nation. As CEO of Shakedown, Inc., all he wants to do is shake down his targets for either cash (that he can redistribute to his cronies) or for concession in social issues to move the culture further to the left by demanding that the bastions of traditional American values give up some of their moral foundation.

So it is not surprising that BO does not lead or govern, or even that he does not act like a true executive. That is not how he has been trained from an early age and that has not been a skill set he had to or wanted to develop in his long career as a Community Organizer (mau-mau’er). His goal is to accuse and intimidate in order to shake down his opponents. If the shake down leads to something that can be spun as a net benefit for the nation (even if governmental agencies and his fellow democrats have to twist and distort and lie about the statistics, such as unemployment and the national debt), then he is happy to take the credit. Taking credit for the success of mau-mau’ing proves the importance of having him serve as the Community Organizer in Chief. But when his opposition points out how his policies are harming the nation and any of the groups he has targeted for mau-mau’ing (small business, the private sector, the military, conservatives), the Community Organizer in Chief can simply point to his targets and further accuse them of obstructing the improvement and healing of the nation, thus using the very failures he creates as part of his grievance to demand further contributions and concessions from the flak-catchers.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; FReeper Editorial; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: barackobama; communityorganizer; rushlimbaugh; shakedown
Sorry for the vanity. I just had to get this off my chest. Rush is so close, but he has not connected all the dots.
1 posted on 02/14/2013 12:15:49 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

BO is doing exactly what the national socialist did in Germany in the thirties - all those speeches - all the finger pointing...no difference other than location and time period...

By not standing up and saying NO in a majority - a very little minority has taken the lead and gotten themselves into some pretty power and authoritarian positions...and we all know how this will work out in the end...


2 posted on 02/14/2013 12:26:40 PM PST by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
Shakedown, Inc. is exactly right. 0bama is merely the clean, 'bright', 'articulate', 'storybook man' member of the JustUs Brothers (from Rush) .....

The Justice Brothers

3 posted on 02/14/2013 12:27:19 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Polish it up a tad (newspapers like short graphs) and send it to WSJ as a guest editorial.
You are 100 percent on target, sir.


4 posted on 02/14/2013 12:28:24 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Thanks, Eric. I’ll look into it.


5 posted on 02/14/2013 12:30:01 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: BCW

Excellent point.

I used the term ‘agent provacateur,’ because that is the term George Orwell used in “Homage to Catalonia” to describe the many groups that were agitating for change. Of course, that provocation is always to move a nation to the left, never to hold it steady or to push it to the ideal our Founding Fathers strove for.


6 posted on 02/14/2013 12:31:44 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Excellent! Puts it right where it is... hiding in plain sight. I am often amazed by man’s ability to rationalize, stare evil in the face, and not recognize it.


7 posted on 02/14/2013 12:34:10 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
"Polish it up a tad (newspapers like short graphs) and send it to WSJ as a guest editorial. You are 100 percent on target, sir."

Totally agree. Excellent explanation.

8 posted on 02/14/2013 12:34:58 PM PST by NoExpectations
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

I agree with Eric, and predict that the WSJ will take it.


9 posted on 02/14/2013 12:39:17 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

I’ve been calling Obama a Mau-Mau for years. It’s an appropriate discription.


10 posted on 02/14/2013 12:44:47 PM PST by Bullish (This usurper is leaving one hell of a poop stain on our Constitution)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

No apology required. That’s a great vanity.


11 posted on 02/14/2013 1:03:51 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Revolting cat!

Thanks. I’ll definitely pursue it.


12 posted on 02/14/2013 1:04:47 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Excellent!


13 posted on 02/14/2013 1:09:39 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Very good! If you want some editorial help...let me know...some stuff could be cut out and it would be just as powerful.


14 posted on 02/14/2013 1:11:48 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
Your post succinctly depicts who and what is now in the WH. Hoping Rand Paul or Ted Cruz see this, they seem to be the only ones in DC willing to publicly speak the truth about this administration. p>
15 posted on 02/14/2013 1:13:38 PM PST by drypowder
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Excellent!


16 posted on 02/14/2013 1:19:20 PM PST by Jane Long
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Excellent post! You have him exactly pegged.

It makes me think, so how do you deal with a mau-mau’er?

It seems that mau-mau’ers support each other, like an unwritten code. The MSM are mau-mau’ers. Trumka and the Unions are mau-mau’ers.

It’s like a “coalition of the incompetent”. They get what they want through fear, but they are afraid, themselves, because they know that if you are ever not afraid, they will be out of a job.


17 posted on 02/14/2013 1:37:06 PM PST by Empire_of_Liberty
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To: Empire_of_Liberty

To defeat the mau-mauers, the flak-catchers must stand firm in their resolve, must put out successful PR defending their position, and they must stand together with other past, present, and potential flak-catchers to support one another.

This is not easy, as the state-run media who actively supports the mau-mauers and the protests themselves (not to mention the threat of damage to your business, home or self...remember how they’ll bus in protesters to the private homes of flak-catchers) is indeed a formidable threat to resist. It is far easier simply to concede and hope the accusations and threats go away.

It would only take a few victories to reverse the tide.

The NRA has done a pretty good job in the past few months of resisting the mau-mauers. Despite a full-fledged frontal assault by Barack Obama and Shakedown, Inc., public opinion defends the 2nd Amendment and has placed gun-control as #18 on a list of 21 issues that should receive top priority by the federal government.


18 posted on 02/14/2013 1:47:44 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

GPM

I just forwarded this to an old friend who is on the WSJ Editorial board.


19 posted on 02/14/2013 1:50:58 PM PST by crusher (Political Correctness: Stalinism Without the Charm)
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To: crusher

Excellent. Thanks.

I’m actually a professional writer/editor. I’m cleaning it up. If your friend is interested, let me know and I’ll send him a tighter version.


20 posted on 02/14/2013 1:55:53 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

A TRULY GREAT RANT.

By far the best description of the MO of the Malignant Narcissist Obama.


21 posted on 02/14/2013 5:19:57 PM PST by Leto
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

The points you made were very valid — as a student of guerrilla warfare - the tactics that Obama uses have been used before...if you ever get a change to read Skocpol (she’s a communist) - you’ll see that they go to great pains to hide what they did to topple the seated power...but if you read through the BS - you can discover their tactics...so this has been played before...

The reality is that it might not have worked in the 80’s - but over the last 20 yrs — there has been a dumping and strict change in favor of what is being used as propaganda...first starting at the Brick-n-Mortar college level - and then supplanting it self into the public schools to where you now have a ripe environment for someone like Obama...these things take time - but time is something we (conservatives and patriots) do not have much of...either we turn the tide now (I don’t think they counted on the Internet to express the 1st Admend.) or we will see fundamental change that leads to oppression...

over to you,


22 posted on 02/14/2013 5:36:23 PM PST by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: BCW

Good points. And that’s why they are talking about clamping restrictions on the Internet. They don’t like all the free interchange of ideas going on. They don’t like its organizational power (except when it is moveon or OWS organizing). They don’t like experts sitting at home analyzing their spin and revealing their lies.

MarketWatch used to have a great comments section. They ended it because they didn’t like people exposing their lies. Typical of where the Internet may be headed.

Thanks for the comments.


23 posted on 02/14/2013 5:49:50 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Leto

Thanks, leto. I appreciate the encouragement.


24 posted on 02/15/2013 7:51:54 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Leto

Thanks, leto. I appreciate the encouragement.


25 posted on 02/15/2013 7:52:01 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Leto

Thanks, leto. I appreciate the encouragement.


26 posted on 02/15/2013 7:52:09 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

bfl


27 posted on 02/15/2013 7:55:33 AM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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