Skip to comments.Vanity: Barack Obama, CEO of Shakedown, Inc.
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 BOs 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.
Im 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-Mauing the Flak Catchers, Tom Wolfe develops the argument that in the late 60s and early 70s a new industry developed. That industry was that of special-interest groups staging protests (mau-mauing) 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-mauers. 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-mauing the government and its agencies to mau-mauing 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-mauing the flak catchers that eventually he didnt have to actually stage the mau-mauing 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-mauing 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-mauer 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. dont 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 dont 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-mauer). 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-mauing 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-mauing (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.
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...
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.
Thanks, Eric. I’ll look into it.
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.
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.
Totally agree. Excellent explanation.
I agree with Eric, and predict that the WSJ will take it.
I’ve been calling Obama a Mau-Mau for years. It’s an appropriate discription.
No apology required. That’s a great vanity.
Thanks. I’ll definitely pursue it.
Very good! If you want some editorial help...let me know...some stuff could be cut out and it would be just as powerful.
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.
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.
I just forwarded this to an old friend who is on the WSJ Editorial board.
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.