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Today’s Delusional Moment Is Brought To You By… [Update at 1951]

11 March 2010 @ 18:55

…Rick Moron Moran, conservative impersonator, for the twaddle he published on his blog, Rightwing Nuthouse [Oh!  A moron in a nuthouse!  Fancy that.], wherein he claims that too many conservatives [the real kind] suffer from Obama Derangement Syndrome because ‘entire segments of their overall critique of President Obama are hysterically exaggerated fantasies, nonsensical assumptions and “truths” that bear no resemblance to the facts’.  As evidence he offers what he calls eight popular myths about our Fearless Leader.  The whole posting is one bad acid trip, but here are two highlights [emphasis mine]:

2. Obama is a socialist/Marxist.

I put this one to rest right before the election here.

Obama is a liberal. He’s a far left, garden variety, 100%, fully inspected La-La Land lefty. Are his policies “socialist?” Sure. I guess. Some of his policies ape programs initiated by socialist governments. National health insurance for one.

But the same could be said for Social Security, Medicare, and a host of Great Society programs still with us today. The social democracies of Europe that so enamor the left are not “socialist” countries – not by a long shot. The means of production are still in the hands of private citizens, even though those governments – and soon, our own – make it difficult for private enterprise to succeed. It makes no sense to call what Obama is doing “socialist” if you wish to adhere to the strictest definition of the word. And if you’re not going to stick with how a word is defined and make up your own definition, why bother with the English language at all?

It is quite simply an exaggeration to say that the president is a socialist.


8. Obama goes around the world “apologizing” for America’s sins

If you’re not grown up, or well read enough, or have been asleep for the last 50 years, you know that there are several things that America should be apologizing for. But here, we have a gross exaggeration of what the president was doing by highlighting our shortcomings (I don’t believe the words “apology” or “We’re sorry” ever crossed his lips.)

The president acknowledged errors – at least, errors from his perspective – that America committed not only during the Bush administration, but prior to that as well. He also acknowledged them because his audience perceived our actions to be in error – whether we think them right or wrong.

But almost in the same breath, Obama castigated his audiences from London to Cairo for their reflexive, knee jerk anti-Americanism. Tony Blair and John Howard actually said it much better than he did. But our professorial president used a common rhetorician’s gimmick of forcing the audience to listen to him by agreeing with their perceptions about America and then hammering them for their own shortcomings.

It was an effective technique and certainly won him a lot of friends overseas among the common folk. But it is inaccurate to say that he “apologized” for our past. In fact, he frequently went out of his way to say that he had no apologies for our ideals or principles. It appears to me that many on the right heard what they wanted to hear and closed their mind to the rest. Hence, this myth – as widespread as it is – doesn’t stand up to the facts.

Just thinking that Obama’s technique was ‘effective’ is enough to classify one as delusional.

You can read the rest of his fecal ravings and witness his delirium from the safety of your desktop by clicking here.[tip of the fedora to Smitty].

Rick Moron: I can tie my shoes and
I have a blog! [drool]
I have a friend named Conor.

UPDATE at 1951…

GatorDoug has some kind words for me over at The Daley Gator — thank you GD .  His comments on Patient Moron Moran are spot-on:

…Moran, in my view, falls into the Squishy Conservative category. He supports Conservative ideals, to a point, then his convictions, or perhaps his spine fails him. He rejects calling Obama a Marxist for example, yet, Obama’s actions/ideals/associations raise serious questions about his true ideological leanings. In short, Moran seems afraid of what the other side might say of him….

  1. 11 March 2010 @ 22:29 22:29

    After a while, though, BHO is become a straw man, and continued churn on thoroughly-plowed ground adds little value.
    It was to that extent that I linked RM.

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      11 March 2010 @ 23:08 23:08

      Agreed. I don’t think it fatally damaged your argument, but, to associate yourself with that maroon doesn’t help it. What he wrote was naive, snobbish, and vile ans was a slander against people like you and me who want to see this country saved from the spread of the Progressive infection of the last one hundred years.

  2. 29 March 2010 @ 17:13 17:13

    Wait…I’m confused, are we still racists?

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      29 March 2010 @ 17:26 17:26

      As someone I know might say: That’s right!


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