Obama's synthetic victimhood
“Can you believe it? Now they want to sue me for trying to help you!”Milton Freidman once stated that “sincerity” is an overrated virtue. Being sincere doesn’t mean you are correct, or that what you are doing is legal. A friend who was in sales once told me, “Sincerity is the key to sales. Once you learn to fake that, you have made it.” The President is quite a salesman.
“Can you believe it? Now they want to sue me for trying to help you!”
Milton Freidman once stated that “sincerity” is an overrated virtue. Being sincere doesn’t mean you are correct, or that what you are doing is legal. A friend who was in sales once told me, “Sincerity is the key to sales. Once you learn to fake that, you have made it.” The President is quite a salesman.
Does he bring his audiences with him, or are there really that many people that fall for this synthetic victimhood? Perhaps the selection of venue is key, always seemingly loaded with the same demographics and those emotionally directed.
Obama’s defense of his extra executive power expansion is quite similar to a speeder being stopped by the police. “I was rushing to the puppy hospital.” How can anyone be against puppies?
“Can you believe it? They’re suing me.”
What is missing is: “Can you believe it, he has repeatedly broken the law.”
The supply of truth, the supply of legal details of the complicated executive powers overreach seems to exceed the demand for these details. So many of the Obama audiences seem to believe that he is the President and gets to do what he wants.
The fight to rein in unilaterally and self-expanding executive powers is now met with a Democratic fundraising theme of curbing this harsh treatment of the President. Obama’s identity is at stake, but just as important, the belief systems of all those who still support the President are at stake. And, there is nothing more difficult than to readdress and reaccess one’s belief system.
From not consulting Congress before using the military in Libya, to rewriting the ACA’s critical requirements and provisions, to exchanging terrorists without consulting Congress in direct violation of legally-mandated procedure, to forced recess appointments, a litany of disregard for the system builds. The grand amnesty proclamation declaration is near.
Just as cleverly as Lincoln used the Emancipation Proclamation to reframe the War Between the States from not merely a reunion effort but to one of compassion and freedom, Obama will use his amnesty proclamation to free the illegals and frame the issue as one of mean spirited Republicans vs. compassionate Democrats, all cleverly tuned to the election cycle. Forget that any correlation between the two quickly disintegrates upon examination. (illegals are willfully illegal, they are not subject to involuntary servitude.)
Of no concern to the Left are these details. They are impervious to logic, fact, and now law. All unwelcomed trivialities to be cast aside as they speed to the “puppy hospital”. And how can you be against puppies?