Monday, October 15, 2012

Oh, Good Thing You Pointed That Out

Opinion article in the NYT today by one Stven Rattner.

See, they've been scaring us about the wrong person, it turns out.  Romney, not Ryan, is the real radical.   Apparently because he doesn't have a ready made plan for Congress to sign in a huge hurry without reading like, say, a much less radical President might have.

No, see, I have a different take.  I think perhaps the candidate who is for, by, and of a movement and an organization whose Bible is titled "Rules for Radicals" ... just might be the real radical.   I think perhaps, when the country is headed for a fiscal cliff at a rate of half a trillion dollars a year, the party that won't even allow a budget to come to the floor to vote and the party that accelerates toward that fiscal cliff at 1.5 trillion dollars a year ... I think that party just might be the radicals.  These are drastic spending increases.  I understand that rolling back drastic increases implies a certain level of ... "drasticity", but it's the responsible thing to do.  Standing on the brake is a dramatic action, for sure, but when you're accelerating  toward a cliff it's the only responsible thing to do.  It doesn't make you a "radical".

I think a man who campaigns on the Fundamental .... Transformation .... of the country .... I think he just might be the radical.


Forming a necessary base or core; of central importance.
A central or primary rule or principle on which something is based.
adjective. basic - essential - primary - cardinal - radical
noun. principle - basis - foundation - groundwork

Make a thorough or dramatic change in the form, appearance, or character of.
The product of a transformation.
verb. change - convert - alter - metamorphose - transmute
noun. transformation - metamorphosis - conversion

Fundamental Transformation is a warm, fuzzy term for Revolution, chosen specifically for it's warmness and fuzziness.

From his book, Dreams of my father ... he talks about his behavior in college.  It doesn't sound like his tune has changed, either:
"To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structured feminists and punk-rock performance poets. We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets. At night in the dorms, we discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism and patriarchy. When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpets or set our stereos so loud the walls began to shake, we were resisting bourgeois society's stifling conventions. We weren't indifferent, or careless, or insecure. We were alienated."
Yeah, you chose alienation, Barack.  Our experiences shape us.  Our choices ... define us.

Obama just happened to know 60's far-left radical revolutionary William Ayers, whose father just happened to be Thomas Ayers, who just happened to be a close friend of Obama’s communist mentor Frank Marshall Davis, who just happened to work at the communist-sympathizing Chicago Defender with Vernon Jarrett, who just happened to later become the father-in-law of  leftist Valerie Jarrett, who Obama just happened to choose as his closest White House adviser. [<---shamelessly lifted from Rosie on the Right, but this is all verifiable.]

Romney, a radical?

As Joe Biden would say ....

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