Normally, I do not tap into the conspiratorial annals of my mind, nor do I take the “doomsday” approach to national/world issues. Yesterday, I couldn’t help myself. While driving to an afternoon appointment, I tuned into Rush Limbaugh. The conservative talk radio host discussed union thuggery and Democrat shenanigans currently unfolding in Wisconsin, Rhode Island and Indiana. He also spoke about President Obama’s recent proclamation to not uphold the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Limbaugh was basically outraged at the fact that Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, for now, could get away with such a thing. Then he engaged in a little fantasy scenario. However, I will explain how his fantasy became my nightmare after you read what Limbaugh said:
“Imagine, for the fun of it, Sarah Palin is elected president. I pick Palin only 'cause they hate her the most (and I'm not running). Imagine that Sarah Palin appoints scores of czars who are not confirmed by the Senate. These czars run the government out of the White House; they bypass the cabinet structure. Imagine that President Palin appoints as attorney general a politically partisan conservative. Imagine that attorney general takes orders from Palin on active cases, and she orders that attorney general to stop defending lawsuits against aspects of Roe v. Wade, to stop defending lawsuits against Obamacare, to stop defending lawsuits against the EPA's greenhouse gas regulations.
Imagine if President Palin directs her attorney general to sue California to enforce border security and to stop granting taxpayer benefits to illegal aliens, in violation of the supremacy clause. Imagine if President Palin did all this. Imagine President Palin ordering the Republican National Committee to work with businesses, managers and executives that contributed tens of millions of dollars to her campaign to defeat her political opponents (especially Big Labor) in places like New York, New Jersey, Michigan, California; intervening in the affairs of states. Obama's doing this. Imagine if President Palin did it. She gets hold of the guy that runs the RNC, says, "I want you to have meetings with businesspeople that contribute a lot of money to my campaign."
Imagine President Palin decides that she will not comply with federal court rulings that she disagrees with, as in Florida and Louisiana. Imagine, if you will, President Palin meeting weekly with CEOs of the oil industry, of the insurance industry, and of the health care industry in order to help them profit and prosper. Imagine if President Palin meets with these groups to try to repair the damage done by the previous president, Barack Obama. Imagine a State of the Union in a House of Representatives chamber: President Palin attacking the sitting justices of the US Supreme Court, humiliating them for a ruling in a case in a manner that she disagrees with.
Imagine President Palin hiring a fashion person and putting her on the public payroll and telling everybody what to eat while she and Todd eat whatever they want on trips to places like Vail, while her husband is eating hamburgers and fries and ice cream. Imagine President Palin sending her kids to the most expensive private school in Washington, while at the same time killing a school choice program for poor minorities in the inner city of Washington -- and, folks, I could go on and on and on. It explains everything, this sickening spectacle that is the left.”
At first, this all sounded like conservative porn. I was literally salivating because I know the left would freak out at the notion of Sarah Palin becoming president, let alone become such a president who would push conservative policies in the manner that President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have. Then I stopped for second. The dream was over. The lights flashed on in the porn theater and the nightmare began.
I said to myself, “Obama and Co. are too arrogant for words and act in such a despotic manner with every passing day.” I thought further, “Why would committed Marxists like Obama and Holder do something like announce they will not uphold a law like DOMA when a Republican conservative president could one day do the same thing and cite Obama and Holder’s rulings during 2008-2012 when the backlash strikes?”
Then came the horrible answer: Perhaps, Obama does know something that we do not. It’s something that many of us refuse to believe could ever happen to our exceptional country called America. For others, it’s something so frightening to us that we simply cannot even imagine. What if Obama, George Soros and other anti American globalists are setting the stage for, not only another four years, but forty years of an Obama presidency? I know this may sound ridiculous to some of you, but crazier things have happened in America and other places in the world throughout history.
I’m going to ask you—if Obama has ignored the rule of law the way that he has, controlled the mainstream media the way that he has, subverted the Constitution the way that he has, bypassed Congress the way that he has—is my nightmare so far off? Could a man like Obama could, in fact, be America’s first dictator?
Now, Republicans are partly to blame. I know that most of them are doing a pretty good job fighting this regime, but some are falling by the waist side or, simply, getting distracted with their own ideological missions. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is an example. Paul believes—like most civil libertarians and rights fundamentalists—that the Patriot Act is unconstitutional. For them, this is a top priority and must be reformed now. Paul is officially following in his father’s footsteps by trying antagonize conservatives and Republicans who support this law.
Rand Paul and boll weevil “reach across the aisle” Republicans need to wake up. If Rand Paul wants to champion the Constitution, I’ve got an assignment for him. In fact, we should all be reminding Republicans of this assignment right now. How about challenging the Obama administration on that fact that they are superciliously ignoring Federal Judge Roger Vinson’s ruling that Obamacare is unconstitutional? We should be reminding some of these quislings that, in November of 2010, they were not sent to Washington in droves to tweak the Patriot Act. They were elected to stop spending and repeal or defund Obama care. Don’t believe me? At your local Tea Party protest, how many protest signs read “Stop the Patriot Act?” There aren’t any because the Tea Party was founded on the outrage over fiscal irresponsibility and a 2,000+ page Health Care law that was shoved down our throats.
As for 2012, everyone has their favorite candidate who they believe could beat Obama. But having a favorite doesn’t necessarily translate into a nomination. It also doesn’t translate into 270 to win. We can never be sure of what is to come. For 2012, I have a favorite. But if that person does not become the Republican nominee I will, as a devout Reagan-ite, follow his motto to vote for the “somebody who agrees with you 80% of the time is an 80% friend not a 20% enemy.”
There is too much at stake if we fail to do so. If you think my idea of Obama setting himself up as a dictator is just hyperbole and that America could truly survive another four years, I will say to you this: I am not certain that in Obama’s last days in office 2012 to 2013—between the pardons, decrees, executive orders and more radical leftist policies signed off with his southpaw—that America will never be the same. Imagine what it will be like after another four years of Obama reign.
Frankly, it’s not a gamble that I’m willing to take.