July 1, 2008
The Obamas are Just the Ghosts of Clintons PastBy James Lewis
It's amazing how much the Obamas are like the Clintons -- who are now attacked by the same people who used to kiss the ground they stepped on. Carl Bernstein talks about Hillary's "dark side." Bill, says an MSNBC blogger, is a serial liar. Well, thanks for performing your journalistic duty to the American people. It only took sixteen years for our media to tell us what was clear to the rest of the world before the Clintons ever got elected in 1992.
This is typical of the dismal human judgment of liberals -- it takes them more than a dozen years just to figure out they've been suckered -- or at least, to tell the rest of us what they know. It's one of their repeated intellectual failures, this inability to judge human beings with open eyes, fairly and accurately. They only have two human categories: Good and Evil. To persuade them you are Good all you need is slick talk. Political con artists learn to do that very nicely. They are attracted to the liberal mind like bees to honey.
Well, today the same folks are stepping in the same doo-doo again. Michelle Obama is just another Hillary Clinton; she's the hard-nosed ideologue in the marriage, the scrapper who only feels happy with a long enemies' list. Michelle is bitter the way Hillary is bitter. She literally sees the world in black and white, just like Hillary sees the world as feminist good and evil. Both of them believe their political opponents are Evil -- whether their enemies are defined as white folks in general, men in general, or only Republicans. When Hillary knowingly married Bill the Sex Addict, she just confirmed her prejudices about men in general. When Michelle married Obama the Messiah, she just confirmed her prejudices about whites and blacks in America. That is why these people never learn; they are mentally stuck.
As for Barack Obama, he's just a younger, skinnier, and darker Bill Clinton, slaying the willing suckers by the millions. That's the meaning of "change.'' Obama travels with his political rock band from gig to gig, and all the liberal bots fall on their knees. It's pathetic to see what Americans have become. Our media think that a mere change in the racial makeup of Democrat frontrunner means a change in reality. That is utter folly. It's just another skin color fronting for the same Left.
On questions of policy there is no daylight between the Clintons and the Obamas. They all want to see a United States of Socialist America, a USSA. They will do anything to make that real, as long as they get to appoint the apparatchiks, the ruling class. Don't believe it? Well, check out the race and gender spoils system that now controls the US educational system, including our universities. Michelle Obama grew up with Jesse a Chicago beacon of black asseriveness, and Jackson was one of the original founders of the racial spoils system. Both Michelle and Barack are the products of that race-and-gender spoils system; they have made a career from it, and in Michelle's case, they have helped to run it.
That is the model for Obama socialism. It's much more powerful than traditional socialism, because classical Marxism only politicized the working poor; yet the poor can rise in America and become middle class. When the poor stop being poor, they begin to stop voting Democrat. But it's much harder to change your race and gender, which is why demagogues like Rev. Wright make sure that you feel stuck in racial despair. That's why Pentagon bomber Bill Ayers believes in pounding racial grievances in America even more than economic ones.
Both the Clintons and the Obamas have lifelong associations with two scary groups: The hard core Left and a corrupt Democrat Party machine.
Obama's first father figure and mentor was Frank Marshall Davis, a black radical from the old days of segregation --- embittered, disappointed, and full of anger toward the country. Davis grew up during Jim Crow, and became a member of the Communist Party during the Stalin period, 1945-1950. Bitterness in a black man at that time is easy to understand; but signing up for Josef Stalin's "Left fascism" is over the top. Yet that was Obama's first mentor. What do you think Davis taught his young disciple?
Hillary's radical moment came right after she left home, when she flipped from being a Goldwater Girl to a radical Wellesley feminist at the very height of screaming gender rage in the 1970s. It shaped and defined her adult life.
Both the Clintons and the Obamas have their closest friends on the extreme fringe of the radical Left -- the same people who used to be kept out of the Democratic Party because they were too close to Stalin and the Moscow-controlled Communist Party. Anti-Communist Democrats like John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Hubert Humphrey, Scoop Jackson and the AFL-CIO would never have tolerated the likes of Jeremiah Wright or Saul Alinsky. The voters would have punished them, and rightly so. You don't collude with the enemies of your country. At least, not before the current Left came to power.
And then there is the corrupt machine connection. Obama was pushed into the national limelight by the Chicago Democrat Machine, in alliance with radical Left groups like ACORN. The Machine includes sweethearts like Tony Rezko and Governor Blagojevich -- who was repeatedly mentioned in the recent Rezko trial. As for the Clintons, they were cheek-by-jowl with the Arkansas Democrat Machine. We know that Obama got the Illinois Legislature to vote money for Michelle's employer, which then gave her a $ 200,000.00 salary jump in one year. Hillary had to make her 100 grand from phony cattle futures in Arkansas. But Michelle had a much sweeter setup. After all, who in Chicago was going to say that she isn't worth that kind of money? But the result was the same.
Democrats used to stay away from Jimmy Hoffa, Sr., who was radioactive; but Obama just agreed to lift Federal judicial oversight over the Teamsters Union, designed to keep it free from corruption. So much for Mr. Clean.
Still, the sight of the hard Left carousing with the corrupt and mob-tied Party Machine is not exactly an example of Good Government at Work. When the Clintons got into the White House they ran a Welcome Wagon for a long series of crooks from places like Macao and Indonesia, along with agents for the Chinese, who just happened to swipe all kinds of defense secrets at the very same time. Pure coincidence, of course, and not the sort of thing our vaunted media would ever expose for fear of what they might find. They would rather talk about Monica's blue dress. The Monica scandal was a distraction from very serious national security leaks in the Clinton White House, which have never been acknowledged.
So, who would the Obamas bring into the White House? It's a frightening prospect. If he weren't headed for prison, Tony Rezko might be on the list.
Obama's foreign policy team contains doctrinaire Leftist fantasy-mongers. To gain credibility they have just been joined by Team Clinton, the very people who failed to protect the United States after the 1993 World Trade Center bombing; we owe the 9/11 assault to their blind folly. http://www.newsweek.com/id/139894 They have been able to evade responsibility by using a solid phalanx of media spinners, and by stacking the 9/11 Commission with the likes of Jamie Gorelick and Bob Kerry.
In sum, the Left may have dumped the Clintons, but they continue to perpetuate Clintonismo. That is the key to the coming election: nothing has changed. Obama even lies about "change." For the Left, change always means going back to the past, and in this case, the past means the Clinton Administration. But this time, with a solid Democrat Congress and a solid phalanx covering for them in the media, they are determined to win it all.
James Lewis blogs at dangeroustimes.wordpress.com