By Stan Welch
My daddy used to have a saying that we all lived by. Daddy, a politically active veteran and citizen, always told us that while we couldn’t always have our way, we could darn sure always have our say.
That’s a nice folksy way of reminding us that we have the freedom of speech in this country – unless it offends a person of color, of a homosexual orientation, a Muslim philosophical disposition, a terrorist attitude, or a liberal political leaning. Now in any of those cases, freedom of speech is off the table, and political correctness holds sway.
This fairly recent phenomenon, wherein the minority rules by virtue of its capacity for being offended by the majority, has done enormous damage to this nation and to its religious, social and political institutions. It has been wielded like a sword by the mainstream media, in its relentless efforts to defend and protect first William Clinton, and now, Barry Obama. It has been wielded so relentlessly and so effectively that it has actually undone the basic governmental principle that the majority rules.
Political correctness is the most biased and unfair practice in the public arena, since those who are on the right side of the curtain are protected by the media from the consequences of the very same sorts of acts that bring fiery coals and calumny down on the heads of the designated offenders. Has anyone heard Al Sharpton and his race-baiting rhetoric? Yet he has his own show on MSNBC.
But enough of this general discussion. Let’s get down to some examples, shall we?
Does anyone but the most blindly liberal of citizens believe for one minute that a white president who smuggled guns to Mexican drug lords; who left four Americans to die in Benghazi and then lied about it; who claimed to know nothing of the most egregious abuse of IRS power in that benighted agency’s history; who denied that the NSA had spied on American citizens; and who lied for three years about the actual circumstances and conditions of Obamacare would have survived six months in office, much less six years?
But for the last six years, whenever one of these scandals comes to the surface, the media and other Obama apologists have immediately moved away from the act; and shifted the discussion to one of the motivation in bringing up that act. In other words, no one of good conscience could possibly be righteously angry about such dishonesty and corruption. Oh no! They must instead be racist. They just don’t like Obama because he’s black. Well, just for the record, I think his white half is an unqualified moron too.
Let me be as clear as possible. This is my opinion and my opinion only. Journal Managing Editor David Meade and The Journal have provided me with a forum to have my say. I can tell you without fear of contradiction that David does not agree with all of those opinions. But after a lifetime in the newspaper business, the First Amendment is a little hard to just set aside.
However, it is my opinion, stated as clearly as I am capable of stating it, that America was duped and hoodwinked into electing a totally unqualified, manufactured for public consumption candidate who has proven to be totally inept and incredibly corrupt.
The company hired at enormous cost to create the totally flawed Obamacare infrastructure had one thing to commend it. As it turned out, that was all it needed. One of its senior vice presidents, a Tony Townes-Whitley, was an old Princeton classmate of Michelle Obama’s. CGI Federal, which had once been fired by the Canadian government for a similar multi-million dollar screw-up, received the contract without the other three bids even being considered.
I’ll say this much. The timing is very serendipitous for those who are still trying to defend this American tragedy we call a president. I say that because Halloween is just around the corner, and if a bunch of people ever needed to disguise themselves, this would be the bunch – and this would be the time.
Obamacare – America’s new trick or treat.
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