“We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” Benjamin Franklin
President Obama cannot run on his record. Instead he actively pits Democrats against Republicans, the races against each other, secularism against religion, OWS against Tea Partiers, women against men, and the 99% against the 1%.
I’m not sure why he keeps beating this drum. By my calculations if he gets the 99%ers and all the women, only one half of one percent will vote republican. But nothing’s guaranteed, so divisiveness cannot stop until every single congressional seat is sealed. If they break us into tiny camps, we won’t be able to marshal enough forces to win in November. So, to insure victory, the president’s men are expanding their friends and enemies list. The following is the proverbial tip of the iceberg. More … much more will surface as we get closer to November.
Richard Nixon said, “I saw many signs in this campaign, but the one that touched me the most was one that I saw in Deshler, Ohio, at the end of a long day of whistle-stopping…. A teenager held up a sign, ‘Bring Us Together.’ And that will be the great objective of this administration at the outset: to bring the American people together.”
He was lying.
Obama said, “I don’t want to pit red America against blue America. I want to be the president of the United States of America.” On another occasion he said, “I’m not going to demonize you because you disagree with me… I don’t think the Democrats have a monopoly on wisdom.”
He is lying.
James D. Best is the author of the Steve Dancy Tales and Tempest at Dawn, a novel about the 1787 Constitutional Convention. Look for his new book, Principled Action, Lessons from the Origins of the American Republic.