Days of Change

Day 1147 – Obama Crazy

December 26, 2011

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.

– Reinhold Niebuhr

I choose to accept that the problems in this country are neither unsolvable or preordained. Some people feel otherwise, and they may be right. Conspiracy theories are rarely proved, only suspected. They can still drive people crazy.

I read an article today about Fox News’ replacement for The Glenn Beck Show at 5pm. It’s a more attractive version of the McLaughlin Group with some of the banality of The View. It’s neutered programming. It does as well as Beck did near the end and they have no trouble with advertisers. Beck is now narrowcasting and probably making even more money. Plus, he doesn’t have to bow down to advertisers.

Beck was targeted. He spun many tales on his show about the administration and its various power grabs and the history of the people. Ultimately, his unresearched speculation on Fox’ morning show is what led to the boycott. His show moved away from current events and into the founding principles of the country and the various movements to thwart it. It was dense, it was scary and just a little crazy.

We all know that the Obama Kool-aid drinkers are nuts. They either suffered from temporary insanity and only now see the errors of their ways. Others are too far gone. Everything happy accident is by his design and any disaster is someone else’s fault.

There’s another kind of crazy, too. People are inexplicable. Trying to figure one out can take a lifetime. The business of finding Barack Obama’s motivations is especially tough, since there is so much privacy around him. Glenn Beck spends a lot of time trying to fit those puzzle pieces together. He may not be crazy, but he’s starting to sound that way.

A lot of people are pissed. They think Obama orchestrated a takeover of the Democratic Party. They think he owns the media. They think he’s a manipulator, a socialist or a secret Republican. I have my own theories, but I’m not going to pursue them anymore.

It is not specifically necessary to get into your enemy’s head. There is an election in November and if Obama loses the vote, it doesn’t really matter what his motivations are. I’m not going to obsess over the horse race anymore. I will vote for my favorite candidate in the Republican primaries and I will vote for that nominee in November. Anything else is just crazy talk.


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