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Define “conservative”!

This is a subject I long ago should have posted about. It started to come up again as I posted comment to Wayne’s topic “Don’t Be Conservative”.

The point I want to open for discussion here is just what is a conservative. Each person’s answer is rather subjective and based upon their experiences and observational perceptions. To open this up I should make the point that I”ve long realized and NEVER seen observed by anyone else in my over 8 years of posting to ‘net political forums the points I’ll make.

One may fairly observe that in this country we have a great need to generalize political belief. It’s necessary so as to define positions and understand with whom we agree and whom we disagree. And thus the debate is engaged, ideally for the free and open exchange of ideas and opinions. I think it’s also fair to observe that one usually sees conservatives referred to by themselves and those  generally perceived as “the left” as “conservative”, or “fiscal conservatives” or “social conservatives”. Of course there are some latter day references like “neo-conservatives” also, but those three fit the common generalization of contemporary pidgeon-holing categories. Just to tickle your brain engrams a bit ponder upon this.

Why is it you’ve NEVER heard the opposition, liberals, broken up into similar categories of “fiscal” and “social” distinction? If the shoe fits for the right why isn’t the left wearing it too?

Breaking conservatives into two camps of descriptive is a way to divide and conquer with great subtlety so noone comprehends what is actually going on! If one is a conservative, he/she is not a partial or sometimes conservative. One can be conservative and have differing social and fiscal viewpoints and still be tolerated within the conservative community. The liberal community has a pervasive agenda of usurping this very system and therefore has no tolerance for those who opine with “off-the-reservation” opinion.

I submit that the answer closely resembles a Roor-back. That, admittedly arcane usage,  is used to describe a damaging report or influence circulated for political effect. The progressive liberal insurgents in this once great nation have been at their pro-active divide and conquer agenda for many years.

In the early-mid 60s, when my kids were in elementary school, that influence was manifested in the subtle seduction of parents to accept a “progressive” attitude that would allow the schools to accept a curriculum designed about each student’s ability to learn, rather than meeting a set curriculum standard that had sufficed and served us well for almost 200 years. They knew that parents with children quick to learn would appreciate giving those kids their ‘head’ so-to-speak and allowing a curriculum that allowed them to advance at their own rate. Those parents were always fed glowing reports of fine performance, which of course made their hearts glad. And parents of those kids with learning difficulties would appreciate the “special treatment” such afforded and they were told how those kids were bonding to other kids to gain a sense of “inclusion” and who, in the spirit of “empowerent” were being influence by “diversity” as contrary cultures and economic groups merged. Those descriptive codewords defined the agenda. It was a seduction, because it appealed to all for differing reasons and would allow the future perversion of the curriculum for political motivation to move on forward. And, believe me…IT HAS!

So much so that today a progressive liberal theology permeates every level of the educational system well up into the college level. To think that this is a manifestation of some sort of political paranoia is to be near criminally shortsighted. Our American education system didn’t simply morph into a political tool of perversion by coincidence. I have a habit of saying that when opinion can place the footprints of Machiavellian influences in the snow, then conjecture is elevated to a very distinct and “reasonable” possibility. Now we have the academia elite, most teachers,  public school worker unions, most elements of the lamestream media…all aligned against the best interests of this nation by using education to foment a political agenda to which the Fourth Estate has signed on to with glee.

I invite your comments.

Foster Home Needed for Military Kitties

When our service members are deployed, they’re frequently unable to find a temporary home for their pets and are forced to leave them with an animal shelter. Guardian Angel For Soldier’s Pet is a nonprofit organization created to help find foster homes for these pets so that service members may be reunited with them upon their return.

Right now, Guardian Angel for Soldier’s Pet is looking for a home for Abraham and Sarah, two young cats in the Denver area. Sarah and Abraham’s

human is already deployed, and the arrangements she had made for the cats fell through. They are very sweet, well-behaved cats, who can usually be found purring in their temporary foster mom’s lap, napping, or playing with each other. If you or someone you know can give Abraham and Sarah a nice place to live for the next 9-12 months, please contact Amelia Hamilton at [email protected] or on twitter @gadsdenista. We need to find them a new home by next Wednesday (May 18)  if at all possible.

This group places pets all around America for varying lengths of time. We need volunteers not only for foster homes, but also to help with administrative work, communications and many other roles. If you would like to help, please see guardianangelforsoldierspet.org

Sarah

Abraham

 

Osama bin Laden dies an Ignoble Death but Lady Liberty lives on

Once upon a midnight dreary, Osama pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While he plotted, clearly scheming, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some SEAL gently rapping, rapping at his chamber door.
“‘Tis some visitor,” he muttered, “tapping at my chamber door –
Only this, and nothing more.”

And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
Thrilled him – filled him with fantastic terrors never felt before;
So that now, to still the beating of his heart, he stood repeating,
“‘Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door –
Some Paki Minister entreating entrance at my chamber door; –
This it is, and nothing more.”

Presently his soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer,
“Infidel,” said he, “or kafir, truly your forgiveness I implore;
But the fact is I was plotting, and so gently you came rapping,
And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door,
That I scarce was sure I heard you”- here he opened wide the door; –
Darkness there, and nothing more.

Deep into that darkness peering, long he stood there wondering, fearing,
Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortals ever dared to dream before;
But the silence was unbroken, and the stillness gave no token,
And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, “helicopter?”
This he whispered, and an echo murmured back the word, “helicopter!” –
Merely this, and nothing more.

Back into the chamber turning, his black soul within him burning,
Soon again he heard a tapping somewhat louder than before.
“Surely,” said he, “surely that is something at my window lattice:
Let me see, then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore –
Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore; –
‘Tis the wind and nothing more.”

Open here he flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a stately SEAL of the saintly days of yore;
Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
But, with mien of lord or lady, bursted through his chamber door –
Looking down his rifle’s gun sights just beyond the chamber door –
Locked, and loaded, nothing more.

“Prophet!” said Osama, “thing of evil! – prophet still, if SEAL or devil! –
Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore,
Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted –
On this home by horror haunted- tell me truly, I implore –
Is there – is there balm in Abottabad? – tell me – tell me, I implore!”
Quoth the triggerman “Nevermore.”

Osama bin Laden is no more. In one important sense our national nightmare is over. Finally there is some closure for the families of the thousands that died that terrible day in September of 2001. Like most Americans I take what happened on 9/11 personally. My son, Joshua, had just enlisted in the United States Army. He was part of the first class that graduated from Army boot camp at Fort Jackson after the national tragedy that started America down the road of the War on Terrorism.

I travelled from Florida to Fort Jackson for Joshua’s graduation ceremony. It was a chilly day and I was bundled up against the cold that morning. But my heart warmed as a thousand new Army recruits passed in review and the base commander addressed us all. He told us of the admiration he had for all of the recruits who were graduating that day. An all-volunteer force now, the Army gains its new blood from those who feel the burning pride of patriotism. And America’s best, its youth and its future, were placing all that they had on the line so that we all could live in freedom. There was an upsurge in military enlistments post 9/11. The country came together in defense of freedom. It was an era for the ages. That feeling of national unity had never before been experienced by many Americans. And for those who had experienced that feeling it had been a long time – perhaps as far back as the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

Following the graduation ceremony Joshua was released to us with the provision that he was to remain on base until he boarded the bus which would take him to Fort Eustis for advanced training. So for the next two days we toured the base. We went to the enlisted men’s club. We visited the base museum. We saw it all. And then Joshua boarded the bus and headed to Fort Eustis in Virginia where he was to be trained as a helicopter power plant mechanic.

The next time we saw Joshua was at a Holiday Inn near the airport in Jacksonville, FL. The Army had that entire hotel rented out. Joshua was now a member of the 101st Airborne Division and the Screaming Eagles were being deployed to Kuwait (though we didn’t know exactly where at the time due to security concerns). Joshua’s unit had spent the past week wrapping all of their helicopters in plastic wrap to protect them from the salty ocean spray. All of the helicopters were being loaded onto cargo ships for the slow transit to the Arabian Gulf. We hugged Joshua and said our goodbyes – not knowing when we would see him again.

A few months later Joshua crossed into Iraq as far of the invasion force. His unit made its way up to Mosul in the northern part of Iraq and there Joshua stayed for the next year. We learned bits and pieces of Joshua’s war experiences – like the time he went out to retrieve a downed helicopter and his unit came under enemy attack. Joshua saw one of his friends blown to bits that day – nothing left but blood. That is what it is like defending America. Every day isn’t a victory. Friends die. Comrades in arms are sent home in either body bags or via flying hospitals. Ezra Taft Benson, who served as Secretary of Agriculture in the Eisenhower Administration, once said that when freedom is lost it is only regained through the shedding of blood. Truer words were never spoken.

Joshua eventually returned stateside but was later sent back to Iraq for another tour of duty. This time he was assigned to Bagram Air Force Base north of Baghdad. It was more of the same. Blood. Sweat. Tears. And a steady diet of combat patrols. Joshua was assigned to carry his squad’s M249 light machine gun. It was previously known in the Army by the name of Squad Automatic Weapon, or SAW. A fully loaded M249 weighs in at 22 pounds. Imagine lugging the weapon on patrol day after day. No wonder Joshua returned home with arms the size of small logs.

Joshua is out of the Army now. He didn’t re-enlist. But with two tours of duty in Iraq he has more than carried his share of the load in defending freedom. I salute him and every other man and woman who wears the uniform of a United States soldier, sailor, airman, or marine. Joshua’s unit spent countless hours and days hunting for Saddam Hussein. He knows the frustration of coming up empty on patrol after patrol. Seeing Seal Team 6 successfully corner Osama Bin Laden means something to him, and to me.

America didn’t ask for the War on Terrorism. In fact, America absorbed blow after blow without a significant level of response. America slept through the bombing of our Marines in Beirut. America slept through the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole. America slept through the atrocities in Somalia. And then America woke up. 9/11 penetrated our hearts and our minds. Never again would America take it on the chin without seeking out those responsible for such wanton murder. President George W. Bush promised to seek out those who were responsible for attacking the Pentagon and the World Trade Center and bring them to justice. Bush put into place the intelligence infrastructure that Barack Obama benefitted from years later. Regardless, killing bin Laden finally cut off the head of the snake that attacked us in 2001. The war rolls on but at least justice has been served to the evil mastermind that murdered thousands of innocent American lives.

Joshua, your honorable service in defense of our country is magnificent. I salute you, my son! I salute all the heroes who have sacrificed their blood for freedom. I salute all of our American heroes who give their all in defense of our freedom and our liberty. It is a dangerous world and there will always be new bin Ladens seeking to enslave us. But there will also always be Joshuas and countless others who will rise to the occasion when liberty is threatened and who will save us in our hour of need.

Lady Liberty continues to lift her lamp in New York harbor, giving hope to the oppressed and symbolizing freedom and liberty to all men everywhere. It is with thanks to the American military that we acknowledge the death of Osama bin Laden. Those who live by the sword die by the sword. Though bin Laden’s crimes are great and his evil designs monumental in their scope – the American dream refuses to die. Lady Liberty shines like a golden city on a hill. Her light will not be dimmed and America will always be free.

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
–    Emma Lazarus

Ex-lax and Quarters: Initiating Noob Voters

Upon completion of Boot Camp, new soldiers in the Israel Defense Force (IDF) hike to the top of an isolated mountain fortress. The fortress is Masada – where in 73 A.D. a group of Jewish rebels committed mass suicide rather than allow themselves to be taken prisoners or killed by the Roman Legion besieging them. Once the IDF soldiers reach the summit they participate in a ceremony initiated by former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan. Considered sacred ground by Israelis, Masada was chosen by the IDF for swearing-in ceremonies because of its rich heritage in Jewish history. At the conclusion of the ceremony the newly-minted soldiers cry out “Masada Shall Not Fall Again!”

Given the collective national nightmare currently being endured by the citizens of the United States of America, perhaps a similar ceremony should be held for all teenagers when they reach their 18th birthdays – voting age. It would be an awe-inspiring ritual designed to ingrain within young minds full of mush the idea that freedom isn’t cheaply won.

Before sunrise on their 18th birthdays a bus stops in front of each teenager’s home. Rustled from bed by a driver with such ginormous ears that even the dudes at IHOP would be like ‘daaayyyyymmmm!’  – Each young adult is handed a Slurpee and then told to sit in the back of the bus. Why, you ask? – Because the front seats are already filled with commies, scum-sucking liberals, socialists, Marxists, illegal aliens, and Jerold Nadler, not necessarily in that order. A bus is the preferred method of transport cuz’ it’s considered the worst way of getting a murdered corpse to its dump site. It’s like “dude let’s not take the bus. This corpse ain’t getting any fresher!” Besides, there’s plenty of room under it – More on that later.

Minutes later, a herd of Skittles-pooping purple unicorns charges out from under a rainbow, while tooting their own horns. Mimicking the aggressive nature of snipes, which have been known to attack RVs, the unicorns ram the right side of the bus again and again, forcing those in the back to cower near the emergency exit while hugging Nancy Pelosi. Eventually, all the unicorns wander off, leaving the noobs holding the bag. Of course, by this time the Slurpees are almost gone – which royally sucks.

Before starting out again, the driver passes out bottles of Ex-lax and rolls of quarters. Each noob is then told to swallow the quarters, washing each coin down with a big swig of the laxative. Now, properly filled with Hope and Change, the new recruits are ready for the next stage – which goes quite smoothly at times.

Upon arrival at a make-believe voting precinct the young minds full of mush (hmmm, same thing could be said for their colons) are ordered out of the bus and then intimidated by members of the New Black Panther Party.  Police arrive on the scene almost immediately, along with a judge, who sets up a Kangaroo court. The newly-arrested Black Panthers are tried and sentenced by the judge. Just when it appears all is lost – Eric Holder appears, sprinkles fairy dust on the Black Panthers and declares them innocent – although they’ve just been convicted. Inspired by the turn of events, the Black Panthers head back out to the parking lot to await the next group of pimply-faced teens.

Ready or not, the noobs are ushered into the actual voting location. Here they are instructed that voting is a privilege given to a citizen to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country. Example: Guy A: Who are you voting for? Guy B: I am going to vote for Barack Obama for ’09. Like the dudes at IHOP said, ‘daaayyyyymmmm!’

Now they are instructed in the fine art of voting. A popular belief among noobs is dispelled. It seems young-uns think that they elect the president directly. Wrong! You actually choose people to vote, called electors. These electors promise that if they are elected, they will vote for a specific candidate. However, they do not have to hold to this, and last minute bribes can be done. If there is enough time, the youngsters enter the Holodeck, where they get the chance to visit Las Vegas and experience massive voter fraud first-hand. Sharon may have had her Angle, but Hairy had his Reed. Money can buy anything, including ballots.  Noobs are taught to vote early, and often! They are instructed in the fine arts of voting while dead, voting while in prison, voting in multiple precincts, and impersonating an elections official. This is all done while Hippies in the background chant “We want it all! We want it all! We want it all! And we want it now!” Apologies to Queen.

Now comes the fun part. The Black Panthers come in, demand cash from the noobs, and then give it to union workers, who have been out back smoking a few joints. This leads to a group discussion on socialism. Some noob points out that a socialist is just a person who thinks that the hard working people should share their paychecks with their lazy neighbors, just because they have more money. At that point the noob gets knee-capped. And the poor noob has to pay for his own health care because there is no more money in Obama’s stash, or something.

At this point the noobs are in the proper state of mind for a serious discussion on Barack Insane Obama – the Messiah for brain-dead Democrats.  Now the tables start to be turned. The grope leader (oops, sorry Bill Clinton), I meant “group” leader, explains that Obama is a term for taking from one group and giving to another with no rhyme or reason, other than to buy votes. The recipients of such largesse then typically spend their Obama money on smokes, booze, or lottery tickets. For example: I got my Obama check today. I gonna go buy some cigarettes and beer now.

By now the quarters start popping out with such force that they embed themselves in the Hippies leaning up against the wall facing the noobs’ buttocks. The noobs are anxious to peek at the peace-loving mess but the group leaders show them no quarter. Now that’s change we can believe in!

It’s been an exhausting day. But there is still one lesson to learn. The House of Representatives has been saved. The Senate isn’t quite within grasp. And Captain Kickass is still in the White House until 2012. Marched back out to the parking lot, the noobs are attacked by the Black Panthers and thrown under the Loser Cruiser. And then, broken but unbowed, and down but not out, the noobs finally get a clue. Their defiant voices are heard coming from under the bus. “The United States shall not fall again!”

It was all worth it. Noobs no longer, the new voters take their places alongside their elders, ready to do battle in 2012. Coming at you, Barry! Teanami, the Movie…take two!

Question Arises: “Is Obama Certifiably Insane?”

Rumors as to Barack Obama’s alleged mental instability have swirled just under the surface of the public’s knowledge for quite some time. Now, those rumors are gaining strength. The main stream media continues to ignore the story in order to protect Obama, but their firewall against the story is starting to crumble.

The blogosphere is starting to pay attention to the meme that Obama is losing his cookies, his marbles, and possibly even his grip on reality.

Obama shedding a tear.

Is Barack Hussein Obama mentally stable?

There are even reports, supposedly coming from White House insiders that top Obama Administration officials are considering invoking Article 4 of the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, under which Obama would be removed from office due to his apparently growing inability to deal with the real world. Article 4 of the 25th Amendment to the Constitution has never been invoked. The reports, transmitted by various bloggers, accuse Obama of suffering from severe depression, schizophrenia, paranoia, narcissism, and bi-polar disorder.

The following quotation comes from an article written by Anthony G. Martin of examiner.com that was published on October 20, 2010. As Rush Limbaugh would likely say…that’s yesterday for those of you in Rio Linda.

According to a report issued by retired U.S. Army Major-General Paul E. Vallely, who has served as special Fox News analyst for military issues, a reputable journalist with significant contacts inside the White House has asserted that Barack Obama has become unfit to serve due to emotional instability. – Anthony G. Martin

The journalist, Wayne Madsen, asserts that an anonymous former White House staffer—a ‘Deep Throat’ similar to the anonymous source in the Watergate Scandal that brought down the Nixon White House—is feeding insider information to a blogger who goes by the name of ‘Ulsterman.’

The assertions made by ‘Deep Throat’ are astounding…and frightening.  The compilation of statements made by sources inside the White House paint a picture of a President who is in the throes of deep depression, and who exhibits no interest at all in the routine functions of the office of the President. Assertions also indicate that Obama is obsessed with the throngs he encounters on the campaign trail, and erroneously assumes they all adore him. – Wayne Madsen

Madsen, an experienced journalist with what appears to be an extraordinary source with access to the inner circles of the Obama administration, paints a picture of a White House in turmoil . It appears that Valerie Jarrett and Michelle Obama are desperately trying to keep Obama from the strait jacket and the rubber room.

Obama Depressed?

Is Obama suffering from depression?

According to Madsen, see quote below, Jarrett and Michelle Obama are attempting to convince Obama that he is too good for the Office of President of the United States and that his destiny lies on a much larger stage. Assuming that Obama actually is a certifiable narcissist, this argument could well appeal to him. Obama might well relish the role of the elder stateman. Perhaps he looks at Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and Jimmy Carter and sees himself. Perhaps he craves the fame that comes from leading the United Nations. Time will tell.

WMR has learned that Obama’s paranoia and severe depression over his correct belief that certain interests are out to get him have been mitigated by First Lady Michelle Obama and domestic policy adviser Valerie Jarrett. Mrs. Obama has been telling Obama that he should forgo a second term because he is “too good for the American people” and he has a future role on a “bigger world stage.” – Wayne Madsen.

The blogger named Ulsterman posted an opinion piece on September 7, 2010 that quotes this Deep Throat source allegedly within the White House. This obscure editorial has gone relatively unnoticed on the national stage, but that too, is likely to change, given the blockbuster news contained in that opinion column. For example, concerning Obama’s mental state:

In just a few words, how would you describe him these days?  Like I said, it’s been a while since I was last at the White House, but I don’t have a problem saying that the president is losing it. I don’t mean he is like losing his mind.  I mean to say that he is losing whatever spark he had during the campaign.  When you take away the crowds, Obama gets noticeably smaller.  He shrinks up inside of himself.  He just doesn’t seem to have the confidence to do the job of President, and it’s getting worse and worse.  Case in point – just a few days before I left, I saw first hand the President of the United States yelling at a member of his staff.  He was yelling like a spoiled child.  And then he pouted for several moments after.  I wish I was kidding, or exaggerating, but I am not.  The President of the United States threw a temper tantrum.  The jobs reports are always setting him off, and he is getting increasingly conspiratorial over the unemployment numbers.  I never heard it myself, but was told that Obama thinks the banking system is out to get him now.  That they and the big industries are making him pay for trying to regulate them more.  That is the frame of mind the President is in these days.  And you know what?  Maybe he is right, who knows?- Blogger Ulsterman quoting unnamed source allegedly with access to confidential White House information.

It should be noted that the mysterious Deep Throat is a dedicated Democrat. His goal is Democratic control of government. It is remarkable that he is coming forth with criticisms of Obama’s mental state. In Deep Throat’s opinion, apparently, Obama threatens the goal of leftist control of government, i.e., Obama has become a liability in the political sense for the Democrats. And, Mr. Deep Throat says that Obama’s mental weaknesses have opened up a Pandora’s Box of White House Infighting the like of which Deep Throat has never before witnessed in his 30 years as a political operative.

For example, Obama’s relationship to Vice President Joe Biden:

And you state he despises Joe BidenOh yeah.  That is very well known in the White House.  Obama chose Biden for one reason – to have an older white guy with some international policy credentials.  Period.  If Biden has all of this international experience that Obama found so valuable, why has he buried him under the pile of crap that became the stimulus bill?  What does Joe Biden know about budgets and economics?  Not much – but Obama didn’t care.  Give Joe a job and get him the hell out of my hair – that pretty much sums up the president’s feelings toward Joe Biden.- Blogger Ulsterman quoting unnamed source allegedly with access to confidential White House information.

And then there’s the power struggle between Obama and Hillary Clinton.

What about Hillary Clinton?  Obama is scared to death of Hillary.  He doesn’t trust her – obsesses over her almost as much as he does Fox News.  He respects her though, which might be why he fears her so much as well.  He talks the game, but when it comes down to it, she has played the game on a far tougher level than he has, and Obama knows that. – Blogger Ulsterman quoting unnamed source allegedly with access to confidential White House information.

The pressures of dealing with political opportunists such as Biden and Hillary Clinton appear to be of minor concern when compared to the psychological landmine that is the 2010 midterm elections. Well, almost a minor concern. You see, Hillary’s political decisions are going to be made based on the state of the economy under Obama and also the results of the midterms – in which it is widely believed the Democrats are going to have their asses handed to them on a silver platter – all thanks to Obama and his radical leftist agenda.

In yet another article written by Ulsterman and based on an interview with Deep Throat, we learn more of the political meltdown of the Democratic Party – thanks to Obama’s stubborn refusal to abandon his radical agenda.

So how exactly has President Obama failed to help members of his own party?  (Leans forward – clearly agitated.) Loyalty – loyalty – loyalty.  This White House doesn’t give a damn for the concept of loyalty, dedication, sincerity.  This White House is the most self-centered, arrogant, and ignorant…they just don’t care to know what they are doing.  And when they do it – consequences mean nothing to them.  NOTHING.  And that is not to say it’s all bad at the White House.  There are some very bright people working there.  But you know what, those people have been marginalized, pushed aside, and are now leaving.  You watch – the exodus from this White House will prove to be of historical proportions.

The question of Obama’s alleged slippage from sanity has even reached parody. Comics are starting in on Obama’s alleged mind meltdown, as evidenced by this video from The Onion.

Questions about Obama’s state of mental health have been circulating for several years. It is interesting that in addition to school, passport, and birth records, Obama has never released his medical records. This has given rise in the blogosphere to accusations that Obama may have been diagnosed with an emotional disorder and possibly even prescribed anti-psychotic medications earlier in his life. An example of one of the early blogs on Obama’s state of mental health comes from Mitchell Langbert who said this in November of 2008.

“Information is leaking that Barack Obama was treated for mental related illnesses in the 70’s and early 80’s and may have been prescribed anti-psychotic medications. Schizophrenia is the main reported diagnosis with possible case [of] severe depression…

“Yesterday the big talk in political chat rooms was Obama’s yet to be released medical record. Obama may still need prescribed medications for mental related issues. It is suspected that he has not been taking his medications consistently because of several episodes at recent campaign rallies…

“Barack Obama stands alone in the last three elections as the only candidate to not release medical records to the public.” – Mitchell Langbert

Langbert has more to say on the subject. Consider this:

I have several times suspected that Barack Obama is a sociopath, and recently read a blog that asserted a noted psychiatrist has contemplated whether Senator Obama suffers from narcissistic personality disorder, which overlaps with sociopathy. This latest rumor will be dismissed, but none of those who dismiss will have seen Senator Obama’s medical records. This has been a year of ex post rationalization, and wide-eyed willingness to be conned.” – Mitchell Langbert

It isn’t just Ulsterman and his Deep Throat who is reporting on Obama’s alleged mental instability. Here is yet another report that corroborates Deep Throat’s account of the matter. This time the blogger is Justpiper, another blogger with apparent access to the inner workings of a White House in disarray.

So you state that President Obama is depressed? How did you come by this information?

From a direct source still working within the White House on a daily basis. As I had stated previously, tensions at the White House have reached a critical stage. The infighting among staff is off the charts. More recently, the president has increasingly withdrawn emotionally from the day to day demands of his job – he has become what was described to me as “empty”.

Empty? That is correct – empty.

Do you mean to say the president is not doing his job?

Not exactly. He is there, he is getting briefed throughout the day, but President Obama appears to have emotionally shut down, not entirely mind you, but a great deal. It has worsened since I was last there. His natural detachment has become almost chronic to the point of being disconcerting to staff around him. It appears President Obama is suffering from severe depression.- Justpiper

The questions about Obama’s mental state are just starting to creep out of the blogosphere and into the main stream media via the MSM’s back door – reader forums. For example, here is a thread on this subject at Gainesville.com. Consider these tidbits from readers at Gainesville.com’s readers after Obama made a statement about an earthquake in Hawaii that never happened:

  • “Wasn’t Haiti one of the 57 states that Obama believes are part of the United States?” …”Probably. It’s becoming more and more obvious that Obama is an utter fool.”
  • “An incompetent imbecile is more like it.” “It’s time to impeach the Obama jackass.”
  • “Is Obama stupid, psychotic or both?”
  • “Obama is the most stupid president ever. Probably psychotic too.”
  • “It’s a shame we have such an inept imbecile in the White House.”

This emergence into the MSM, albeit, by their readers and not by their editorial staffs, poses a potentially fatal blow to the Obama presidency.

Pucker Up, Buttercup!

The longer the MSM ignores the topic, the more the American people will figure it out anyway, thanks to bloggers and political online forums. By not addressing the mental state of the President, the Obama Administration is allowing the blogosphere to define that mental state – and it won’t be a picture that Obama would approve of being out in the public. It will be instructive to see how well Obama handles the public’s rejection of him in the midterm elections. Despite Democrat protests to the contrary this election is indeed a referendum on Obama. It will be interesting to see if Obama can handle the massive personal rejection coming on November 2nd.

In the event that Obama is indeed checking out of reality, let’s review the 25th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States:

Amendment 25 – Presidential Disability and Succession.

  1. In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.
  2. Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.
  3. Whenever the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President.
  4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.

Given that Obama and Biden are apparently political foes, as alluded to above in this article, Biden has everything to gain by supporting the invocation of Article 4 of the 25th Amendment. All he needs is the cooperation of other administration officials and members of Congress – and that appears to be likely after the midterm bloodbath the Democrats are about to go through. Could it be that it won’t be just Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi to be thrown under the bus? Perhaps that bus is big enough for Obama too? Stay tuned. This isn’t over yet.