Thursday, November 8, 2012
Pray for Obama (or at least his physical safety)
Today, someone made an insane comment on Facebook that I pray doesn't reflect a deeper sentiment of those upset over the results from Tuesday.
I'm not going to repeat the comment; suffice to say it would leave Barack Obama in similar circumstances as Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley, and John Kennedy.
That's not cool, even as a joke.
The United States Declaration of Independence states: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these LIFE, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness." Notice how life comes first. If those words apply to children in the womb, they certainly apply to the sitting President.
Here's the other thing: from a crassly political perspective, could anything be a bigger disaster for Conservatism than turning Barack Obama into a martyr?!? Barack Obama will begin his second term in the face of a growing scandal in Libya, a very interesting TARP lawsuit, and continued inquiry over Fast and Furious. Presidential second terms tend to be disastrous for re-elected Presidents, could you do anything stupider than turning Barack Obama into a martyr?!?
John Kennedy was one of the great frauds of American History. John Kennedy's weakness in the Bay of Pigs and Vienna blundered us directly into the Cuban Missile Crisis and Vietnam. Unfortunately, no one remembers John Kennedy as the pill-popping intern rapist because he's considered a martyr.
These thoughts are evil, banish them from your mind.