LOS ANGELES, August 3, 2012 — One of the more messianic moments of the 2008 presidential campaign came when Michele Obama promised that her husband would heal us all.
Only Barack Obama could help us all “fix our souls. Our souls are broken in this nation.”
Four years later, it has become more apparent than ever that it is President Obama whose soul is broken. His presidency collapsing around him, the true colors of the man have come to light. What we see now is not pretty.
Even most of Obama’s critics in the beginning felt he was basically a nice guy not up to the job. He was a good, decent, well-intentioned man with some incorrect ideas. It seems that analysis was a bit too generous.
President Obama has decided that the only way to cling to power is to obliterate Mitt Romney from a humanity standpoint. Nothing is off limits. The Democratic briefing book that read “kill Romney” is on the verge of being taken literally.
How else does one explain the scorched Earth campaign being waged by the candidate who entered American presidential politics with flowery prose about “hope,” “change we can believe in,” and “Yes, we can?”
When Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot, President Obama gave a stirring speech where he exalted all of us to speak to each other “in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds.”
The words were beautiful, but sadly President Obama did not mean anything he said that day.
In the last three years he has pitted America against each other. He has divided this nation based on class, race, and gender. Now his surrogates are preparing to demonize Romney in a manner that makes the late Joseph McCarthy look cherubic by comparison.
Nothing is off limits when the Chicago way takes over.
Mr. Romney has been called a felon. His wife has been attacked. Now Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has taken the Democratic Party down deep into the gutter by bringing up Governor Romney’s late father. He played the “dead card.”
The other day Mr. Reid said about Mr. Romney that “His poor father must be so embarrassed about his son.”
No amount of context washes away the stain of these vile comments. This is what the Democratic Party of today has become. This is Barack Obama’s America.
Some will say that Mr. Reid’s comments (like everything else on Earth) are not Barack Obama’s fault. Yes, they are. Barack Obama is the head of the Democratic Party. Harry Reid is one of his top lieutenants. Harry Truman said “the buck stops here.” If Mr. Obama had any honor, he would employ that same philosophy.
One phone call from the President is all it takes to get Democrats to change their behavior. He certainly knows how to get to Dianne Feinstein, Cory Booker, and any other Democrat who criticizes him personally. When it comes to political opponents, Mr. Obama stays silent while his associates traffic in slime.
When rapper Sister Souljah recommended that we talk about killing all white people back in 1992, it was candidate Bill Clinton who condemned her remarks in front of Jesse Jackson. That moment became an example of somebody standing up for what is morally right even if it upset his own side.
(In retrospect the stand was not that brave. Even many liberals were troubled by Sister Souljah’s remarks, and candidates sometimes look for their “Sister Souljah moment.”)
Obama does not possess such decency. He runs a Justice Department where Attorney General Eric Holder selectively prosecutes (or decides not to prosecute) cases solely based on race. This is how the New Black Panther Party can bully white voters at a polling station with no consequences.
No amount of bile is too much for Obama or his surrogates. The remarks about Mitt Romney’s father were so disgusting that even Jon Stewart, who normally takes pride in spreading hateful remarks about Republicans, was offended.
For Jon Stewart to say a liberal went too far is like a United Nations leader complaining that the UN is too activist. It takes a lot. When Jon Stewart is calling out behavior on the left as hateful, it is far worse than that.
Mr. Reid, far from realizing the error of his ways, doubled down and claimed that an unnamed source insists that Mr. Romney is a tax cheat.
Is the left so far gone that anonymous innuendo should be allowed to destroy another human being? Where is Mr. Reid’s humanity? Where is Mr. Obama’s courage?
In the case of both men, there is none. Winning at all costs matters more than any pretense of decency. A couple of weeks ago people were tragically shot in Aurora, Colorado. President Obama gave lip service to us all being better people.
He never meant it.
Rather than admit the vile behavior of the left, they will insist that “both sides do it.” This is false.
In a nation of 300 million people, there may be some private citizens who traffic in hate on the right. Those people are not members of our federal government. Those on the left spreading hate are their leaders.
This is how Nancy Pelosi can accuse Republicans of “exploiting” Jews. This is how Debbie Wasserman-Schultz can offer a new destructive political atom bomb every week. This is how every conservative can be labeled a racist, sexist, bigoted homophobe not for doing or saying anything, but for merely being.
It is called ideological bigotry, and it defines Mr. Obama to his core.
This is the real Barack Obama. He is an angry, destructive individual willing to ruin anybody to retain power just for the sake of power itself.
A real man would condemn the attacks on Mr. Romney that go beyond policy. Politics may not be beanbags, but it does not have to be hand grenades either. Mr. Romney would never traffic in such hate speech. Mr. Romney is a good man, and good men don’t do that.
It was Lindsey Graham who said of Bill Clinton during the impeachment hearings that “The White House is a Bully Pulpit, but it should never be occupied by a bully.”
President Obama is a bully. Expecting him to behave respectfully toward his political opponents is impossible because bullies are what they are for a reason. Even worse, Mr. Obama has others do his dirty work for him.
Like MacBeth and Lady Macbeth, Mr. Obama may never be able to wash the stain off of his hands. He may very well maintain power, but his soul appears to be gone forever.
Maybe he never had one.
In 2008, candidate Obama ran on change. In 2012, it is he who must change. It is his soul that is broken. Mitt Romney’s father would be very proud of what his son has become.
As for Harry Reid and Barack Obama, the dreams of their fathers may have become a nightmare, but unlike them, I know that is not for me to judge.
Look in the mirror, Mr. Obama. Look what you have become. Even a man who loves himself as much as you do, when nobody else is looking, could not possibly like what he sees.
Obama may win another election, but the man staring back at him in the glass still knows who and what he really has become, and perhaps always was.
Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, blogger, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian.
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