Matt Barber’s site BarbWire published a column by someone named Luke Hamilton claiming that Obama is trying to get Elizabeth Warren elected president instead of Hillary (good luck with that one) to complete the “communist coup” he allegedly has begun. Because as we all know, the hallmark of every communist coup is a booming stark market and record corporate profits.
But hold the phone! There appears to be a new snout in the pigpen. The whisper campaign is gaining a full head of steam to draft Senator Elizabeth “Fauxcohontas” Warren into the race for President. According to Edward Klein, the author of Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. The Obamas, the President has tasked Valerie Jarrett with the job of convincing Elizabeth Warren to run in 2016. It is hard to know if Klein’s sources are accurate, but it is logical to think that Obama is involved in this effort. Primarily because Obama is incessantly distracted from doing his actual job by anything and everything. This project would allow him to avoid geopolitical crises like the Islamification of Iraq, unknown numbers of people (with unknown identities!) pouring over our borders, ongoing attacks faced by our allies Ukraine & Israel, and an American economy more fragile than the sanity of Ed Schultz. Also, it’s logical to think that Obama would be interested in convincing Warren to run for President because playing Kingmaker to the next progressive socialist in the White House would scratch his egomaniacal itch and cement his name as the first of a new generation of Marxist “forefathers” who fundamentally transformed the United States into poverty-stricken irrelevancy. A Chicago Machine Marxist is an unfortunate accident, a Chicago Machine Marxist followed by an East Coast Socialist Egghead is a contiguous communist coup with long-ranging repercussions.
One of the well-documented psychological distinctions between liberals and conservatives is that liberals are much more comfortable with nuance and ambiguity, while conservatives want everything to be absolutely black and white. For the Christian right, this is hardly surprising; their entire religion is based upon the eternal battle between a perfect and holy God and an irredeemably evil Satan. The entire world is one giant fallacy of the excluded middle for them.
I suspect this is why they find themselves incapable of imagining anything between pure capitalism and pure socialism or communism (they tend to use those terms interchangeably, though they are different things). Never mind that virtually the entire developed world has long settled on a mixed economy, with private ownership of the means of production along with a welfare system and government regulation. But for these halfwits, anything less than pure laissez faire capitalism is identical to Marxism.
No wonder they object to the rainbow being used as a symbol of LGBT equality — they don’t believe in gay people, they don’t believe in equality and, for that matter, they don’t believe that the world needs anything but black and white.
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