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To: nathanbedford

The only problem with your brilliant analysis is in getting people to believe it.

Or maybe getting them to see it in the first place.

I agree with you 100% but I suspect that is because through the vagaries of fate (and independence of mind) I have lived up close and personal as a non-Leftist in various Leftist venues in various places. I have seen the army of Leftist narcissists Corporal Obama belongs to.

Even anti-BO commentators wildly miss the mark, often because they are hung up in looking at things within the context of electoral politics, or (as in the case of the original post) through the incomplete and somewhat trite categories of personality diagnosis.

To say, for instance, that BO is incompetent misses the mark. Yes, BO is breath-takingly incompetetent, if by competence you mean managerial ability and the array of talents needed to build or improve something.

But that sort of competence is irrelevant to BO, in the same way (as you so well explain) the usual personality measurements are irrelevant to understanding BO.

As they say, any jackass can kick down a barn. BO is a jackass, and he is kicking down the barn, but the aphorism is inadequate to describe the cunning that the Left uses to kick down the barn.

Alinsky methods are really nothing more than cunning kindergarten psychology, the use of emotion and deception to present a “reality” which permits obtaining what you could not otherwise get by “competence.”

Kindergarten psychology is available to almost any human being, although some are more cunning and even masterful in its use.

The most difficult aspect of the kindergarten method is in addressing those who see through the phoniness and deceit. They must be eliminated by whatever means because they are impervious to the baloney, and might help others to see the fraudulence for what it is.

To BO, it’s all good, if it results in more hatred, more division, more chaos, more of anything which creates the instability and gnawing fear needed for “revolution.”

And of course, getting back to the kindergarten psychology, part of the “cunning” is to condemn hatred and division, and accuse all those who see clearly what you are going of fomenting hatred and division.

It is a dreary and tedious game loved only by the shriveled souls and deformed intellects such as BO.

The problem is, it works, as reflected by the countless articles devoted to irrelevant explanations.

TY for giving me hope, nathanbedford.

16 posted on 08/05/2014 7:05:23 AM PDT by Gratia
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To: Gratia

“Kindergarten psychology is available to almost any human being, although some are more cunning and even masterful in its use.”

I meant to add: “Available to any human being sufficiently devoid of a conscience as to use it.”

Also the word “going” should have been “doing” near the end of the post.

Alas, editing is hard work!

17 posted on 08/05/2014 7:14:47 AM PDT by Gratia
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To: Gratia
Thank you for a thoughtful reply.

I think we agree that the analysts who cite incompetence rather than ideology and character flaw as the inciting fact explaining the Obama administration miss the mark and dangerously mislead the people. It is unfortunate because it leaves open the siren of the left, this time we have the right socialist to make it all better, in fact, we have a new Messiah to do socialism right this time.

This time the Democrats got the Messiah they wanted, they got the ideologue that satisfied their base, they had their Congress firmly under control, the media would have handed them the world merely for the asking, history had broken the economy for them, and Obama entered office with 68% support or better. Yet it has all turned to ashes in reality if not in the minds of the faithful.

You point out how difficult it is to get a message of reality out past the media barrier and with Barack Obama it has been doubly difficult because he has been so firmly protected by his race. After the staggering election losses of 2010, only an ideologue would have stood by policies that it cost him the House of Representatives as Obama did. Clinton, also a narcissist but not an ideologue, reversed course, at least superficially so. That the country would reelect Obama in 2012 demonstrates the truth of your observation of the difficulty in carrying the message against the media as well as the ideological fervor which animated Obama and his faithful.

Obama is dangerous because he is an ideologue. Such a man is not likely to get us into a war through inadvertence but through dedication to a calculus we do not share but which motivates him at his core.

24 posted on 08/05/2014 8:10:35 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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