I suppose when the cult leader is in trouble, they'll try anything.
On Tuesday, the Obama 2012 campaign released an instructional video titled "Home for the Holidays: Share Why You're Working to Re-elect President Obama." Instead of relaxing with loved ones, the president's monomaniacal campaign staff and volunteers provide "pointers" and "strategies" for fellow progressives to convert their "stubborn" families.
Not coincidentally, the operatives at MoveOn.org - funded by Obama donor George Soros - spearheaded a similar holiday re-programming effort at Thanksgiving. Headlined, "Your Conservative Uncle," the group urged supporters (and e-mailed public-school teachers across the country whether they approved of the message or not) to "correct" family members who watch Fox News or listen to Rush Limbaugh.
Hark, hear the talking points.
The slickly produced Obama video spotlights testimonials from exasperated young people speaking condescendingly of their Republican-voting fathers and grandmothers. Obama, says one, is the "politician of my generation." He's a "people's man," preaches another. Those who disagree are ignorant, "stuck in their ways," and "works in progress," the campaign drones complain.
"If the conversation at the dinner table turns to politics over the holidays," they advise, "don't just quickly change the subject. As you head home this weekend, think about how you'll steer the discussion to the progress we've made over the past three years - from health care to ending the war in Iraq - and why the people you're passing the mashed potatoes to should support President Obama in 2012."
If those people happen to be medical-device makers hit by hidden Obamacare taxes or small-business owners still wondering why Big Labor cronies got regulatory waivers while they didn't, the mashed potatoes might rightly end up somewhere other than on guests' plates.
I guess this is what Michelle Obama meant when she said:
Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.
Bringing up Obama's "accomplishments" at a holiday dinner table is more than likely to start a full blown food fight. The singular dedication of the Obamabots to fiercely ignoring reality in service to their messiah is one of the weirdest aspects of politics in America today.
If Obama were to lose, these people would likely become catatonic.
Hat Tip: Ed Lasky