So for the past couple of days I've sat in front of this keyboard and pondered commentary regarding revelations from this new book Game Change, which seems to want to destroy everything that is not Barack Obama. I’ve been on Dayquil and Nyquil over the past couple of days so my thinking hasn’t been the most clear, but regardless of all of that I still haven’t been able to summarize my thoughts on the subject.
However, after watching the debut of Sarah Palin as a paid political contributor to Fox News Channel, I must say - she said everything I had to say and said it better.
So to blatantly plagiarize Mrs. Palin, although I’m sure she wouldn’t mind… the bottom line is that outside the Beltway and New York elitists, the rest of America doesn't care about that kind of crap.
We do not care specifically about the fact that Harry Reid said Barack Hussein Obama does not have a "Negro dialect" unless he wishes to have one. However, we are now concerned about the blatant double standard shown by politicians on the left (including the president) who are running to the defense of Reid. We are also concerned that Reid has run around apologizing to everyone except those whom he offended the most - we, the American electorate. Reid will get his come November.
Regarding another subject from Game Change that was dealt with on Bill O’Reilly’s show tonight, and right now seems to be all the leftists can talk about: Any of us with any common sense understand that it's not anywhere nearly as important whether or not Sarah Palin knows how the world came to have a North Korea and a South Korea as that she understands the difference between the two today.
Furthermore, we do care that there are some in the current presidential administration who believe that Mao Tse Tung is a great political philosopher, which would essentially align their thinking with the less desirable of the aforementioned Korea nations (that’s North Korea, for all you leftists out there. Mao was a Communist… oh, never mind… )
We want our borders secured. We want our airlines secure. We do not care how many speeches our president makes about it – in fact, at this point fewer speeches and press conferences would better, because the more he speaks about it the more he perpetuates his image as an empty vessel that prefers rhetoric to response. Sadly, even his rhetoric is empty in these situations. This president speaks with great passion to SEIU members when discussing the governmental takeover of fifteen percent of our economy, but anytime he addresses our national security his voice lacks inflection and his face lacks expression. These situations are our life, Mr. President. We expect you to act like you are concerned, and this Mr. Cool act you try to play just ain’t cutting it.
On the subject of security: the rights defined by The Constitution – the rights endowed upon us by our Creator, not our government – apply to citizens of this nation in good standing, and those who try to harm us should not be given the same rights. They certainly deserve humane treatment while in our custody, but the idea that someone who tries to blow up an airplane flying over Detroit (or any American city) deserves the right to remain silent is patently absurd, and the right to a trial by a jury of their peers is theoretically impossible in this nation. The attempt to blow up an airplane is an act of war; it is time our current president recognizes it as such. However, I’m not holding my breath…
It is my belief that what Americans want in our political leadership today is an understanding of the founding of our nation and the reasons our nation was created as a Constitutional Republic. We want leadership that understands that our rights are ours, not belonging to the government to use as tools for negotiation. These rights were endowed upon us by our Creator, not by our Founding Fathers, not by FDR, and certainly not by Barack Hussein Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid.
So while those in the elitist New York and Washington media scoff at Palin and revel in all of the behind-the-scenes backstabbing that was uncovered or created by the authors of Game Change, I hope Chris Matthews recognizes that Going Rogue is number one for a profound reason: Real America couldn’t care less about all that Game Change crap.