charismatic, blessed with a golden tongue, and irresistible to his
besotted followers, Elmer Gantry – the title character of Sinclair
Lewis’s 1927 novel – inspired his supporters to swoon, indeed faint, at
his seductive oratory. He told them they were "sinners,” then gave them
"hope” that they could "change” if they would only follow his path to
redemption. As it turned out, Gantry was a fraud – a sinner himself –
ultimately exposed and discredited.
"That’s not fair!”
liberals protest. "Gantry was fictional.” True, but he is a character
that resonated with the reading public because he was instantly
recognizable as so many of the frauds in their lives. Just like Svengali,
the fictional character in George du Maurier’s novel, Trilby. To this
day, a "Svengali” is known as someone who manipulates others into doing
his bidding. Sound familiar?
Let’s move on to a real
person, this one strikingly good-looking, eloquent, highly educated, and
a magnetic charmer who entranced not one but dozens if not hundreds of
people to "believe” in him. Here was a man who convinced numerous
college-admission professionals to welcome him into the higher halls of
academe, as did the employers who trusted in and were rewarded by his
work ethic. That is not to omit the dozens of women who were bedazzled
by the allure of Ted Bundy, but who the beguiling sociopath savagely
Like Barack Obama,
Bundy was raised by a single, "typical white woman.” But unlike Bundy,
Barack has a much larger agenda. It is, in my opinion, to use his good
looks, Ivy-League credentials, verbal skills, and personal magnetism to
murder America itself! To rail with his oh-so-moderate voice against the
bedrocks of our country – the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the
capitalism that drives our nation’s immense wealth, the military that
protects our freedoms – in order to fulfill his Marxist dream of
reversing the exceptionalism that is America itself!
"That’s not fair,”
liberals screech. "He’s such a goooood person!”
Let’s turn to
Rasputin, the Russian mystic known to have held hypnotic influence over
Tsar Nicholas II and his wife, the Tsarina Alexandra, after he "healed”
their son Alexei. Alexandra came to believe that God spoke to her
through Rasputin. Ultimately, Rasputin was thought to be responsible for
discrediting the tsarist government he pretended to defend and bringing
about the fall of the Romanov dynasty in 1917. He was murdered in 1916
and history has by-and-large recorded him as the very emodiment of a
not fair!” liberals whine. "That was then, this is now.”
Okay, how about "now!” Who can forget Jim Jones and his
Peoples Temple (of doom)? Using his rugged good looks, powers of
persuasion, and faux-messianic message, which included "apostolic
socialism,” he convinced his followers to move from San Francisco to
Guyana, where, upon being investigated by the U.S. for human-rights
abuses, he urged his 900 infatuated followers to imbibe a cyanide-laced
drink (the famous Kool-Aid) that resulted in their ghastly deaths.
All of these men – the fictional Elmer Gantry and Svengali
and the very real Ted Bundy, Rasputin, and Jim Jones (and I didn’t even
include David Koresh and Mussolini, among others) share startling and
disturbing similarities with Barack Obama. They all had charm,
eloquence, a "message” that was irresistible to their acolytes, and a
peerless way of camouflaging their real goals until after
their victims were hooked!
After the hooking, however, their lust for total control of
"the masses” – that they really had deep contempt for and fervently
believed were too stupid to determine their own fates – took hold. All
of these slippery charm-purveyors turned out to be monumental phonies
and devastating oppressors of the gullible and needy people they preyed
Guilt by Association
If it walks like a
duck, quacks like a duck…you know the rest. Obama wants us to believe
that he has the judgment – his word – to make sound choices about our
country’s domestic and foreign policies. Virtually all of those
judgments will involve the people he chooses for cabinet positions,
judgeships, and advisors. But look at his (horrific) track record!
▪ Obama’s wife of 16
years, Michelle, hates America (it’s a "mean country”).
▪ Obama’s pastor and
"spiritual advisor” of 20 years, Jeremiah Wright, hates America ("Not
God Bless America, God Damn America”).
▪ Obama’s friend,
supporter and former Weatherman terrorist, William Ayers – who bombed
the Pentagon, State Department and NY City buildings – hates America ("I
don't regret setting bombs; I feel we didn't do enough").
▪ Obama’s closest
foreign policy advisor, Samantha Power, "resigned” after intemperate,
disparaging remarks she made about UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and
▪ Obama’s new foreign
policy advisor, Daniel Kurtzer, a former Ambassador to Egypt and Israel,
calls Palestinian terrorists "guerillas,” helped to legitimize the
terrorist Yasir Arafat, praises longtime antagonists of Israel like
former Secretary of State James Baker, urges more pressure on Israel and
none at all on the suicide bombers and rocket launchers who routinely
attack its citizens, preposterously ties attacks on America to the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and, incredibly, wants Syria, the
terrorist state and implacable foe of Israel, brought into the peace
▪ Obama’s campaign
co-chair and chief military adviser, Tony McPeak, reports Ed Lasky in
The American Thinker, "was found to have made ominous remarks about
foreign policy being unduly influenced by people in Miami and New York.”
▪ Obama’s campaign,
according to Judicial Watch, has accepted $50,000 from a radical group,
Code Pink, which funds and supports Islamic terrorists. "The group
actually gave $600,000 to help Iraqi terrorists in Fallujah fight U.S.
military forces and its `counter-recruitment’ campaign has harassed,
vandalized and impeded U.S. military recruiters across the nation.”
Such is the judgment of
Barack Obama – and he hasn’t even been nominated yet! What next can we
expect from this smooth-talking, self-described agent of "change” if he
captures the presidency? History can be our teacher.
Today, like yesterday,
examples abound of other "leaders” – like Obama – who use their verbal
skills, charisma, and appetite for power to dupe their followers into
believing that they are the way and the light. But as in Fidel Castro’s
Cuba and Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela, it’s those very followers who end up
being tyrannized by the failed Marxist policies that strip them of their
freedoms and render them impoverished, hungry, and risking their lives
to escape – legally or illegally – to America’s shores.
By the way, Castro and Chavez have heartily endorsed Obama,
as has the current president of Nicaragua, the Marxist Daniel Ortega.
And you can bet if the Marxist Che Guevara were alive – as his poster
image is in one of Obama’s campaign headquarters – he too would climb
aboard this ignominious bandwagon. Did I leave out Hamas’s de facto
endorsement of Obama or that Obama’s church reprinted the terrorist
As to the poster, Obama said it was okay, no need to take it
down. As to the Hamas Manifesto on his church’s website – that compares
calling for the murder of Jews to America’s Declaration of Independence
– Obama said, in essence: I didn’t know nuthin’ about
it! Just like in 20 years of attending the Trinity United Church of
Christ, he didn’t hear nuthin’ that his anti-American, anti-Semitic
pastor ever said!
Damn the Flag
Pin and National Anthem
Finally, there is the real question of Obama’s patriotism.
Okay, he doesn’t like wearing a flag pin. Maybe it’s because he doesn’t
want to puncture the fabric of the pricey suits he can now afford, given
federal tax return revealed he and his wife are now millionaires.
But that is not the
reason he gives.
"As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be
perceived as taking sides, there are a lot of people in the world to
American flag is a symbol of oppression…”
to a sacred United States Code (Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171): During
rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present
except those in uniform are expected to stand at attention facing the
flag with the right hand over the heart.
about a famous photograph that showed him refusing to place his hand
over his heart when our National Anthem was played, Obama offered no
explanation. That non-explanation may play well in his elitist circles,
but it would play like a stink bomb
Zero in New York City, at the bombed-out Pentagon, in the fields of
Shanksville, PA, and in the heartland of America – in fact, in all the
places that "bitter” people "cling to God and guns” and other things
that Obama clearly holds in contempt.
In spite of overwhelming evidence about the
truly dreadful choices that Democrats offer our country next November –
Hillary the pathological liar and Barack the Manchurian Candidate
incarnate – Obama has smitten a hungry and thirsty electorate for the
"hope” and "change” he promises.
To the prospect of his presidency, every sane American should say God