Of course I meant the subtext, Sparky.
Well, that didn’t take long: Barack Obama’s campaign went out and smacked around yet another Democrat who made the mistake of thinking that their criticism of Dear Leader would be tolerated, let alone welcomed. Background: yesterday Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein made a perfectly obvious observation; to with, that this administration leaks like a sieve (hey, if you don’t believe me, maybe you’ll believe the New York Times) Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney used the Senator’s comments to hammer President Barack Obama today at the VFW convention. Presumably one or two rubber hose sessions later, the Senator is now falling all over herself to repudiate her earlier comments, and is just horrified to hear that that awful Mitt Romney used her complaint that the Obama administration leaks critical national security information to… complain that the Obama administration leaks critical national security information.
Mitt Romney’s people are calling this the “Cory Booker treatment,” and it’s hard to argue with their logic. Although certainly Obama apologists will certainly try. Honestly, you’d think that a political party whose favorite swearword is ‘fascist’ would be a little less prone towards such a grimly determined endorsement of the Leader Principle, but then I suppose that’s what happens when your intellectual theoretical framework is dedicated towards finding new and exciting ways to lie to people.
But I am not going to focus on the negative – which is to say, God help you if you’re a Democrat in the way of Barack Obama (also: if a Republican President ever tried something similar we’d make said President eat his or her own spleen. Without salt) – no, no: I’d like to note the positive, and it goes like this. If you’re a Democratic official or staffer who has had it up to here with those feckless fools on the White House staff and/or political appointees, contemplate this: those people are going to be out of a job, starting in, oh, February of 2013. No job, no patron… and no protection. And nobody is going to care what you do to them then.
Just wanted to put that thought in your head.