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Barack Obama Proves the Political Version of Gresham’s Law
Patrick J. Buchanan predictably gets it wrong. He claims that Barack Obama’s attack ad (that he had nothing to do with) featuring some guy named Joe Soptic (whom he barely knows) diminishes both Barack Obama and the Presidency. He may be correct about the office, but I can’t imagine anything much that could diminish Barack Obama further as a human being.
Ann Coulter describes unsealing private records as Obama’s signature move. She does this based upon his use of other people’s divorce records to discredit them as political opponents. In his 2004 Senatorial Primary against Blair Hull, Obama trailed until he got his hands on Mr. Hull’s divorce records. Details follow below.
One month before the 2004 Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate, Obama was down in the polls, about to lose to Blair Hull, a multimillionaire securities trader. But then the Chicago Tribune leaked the claim that Hull’s second ex-wife, Brenda Sexton, had sought an order of protection against him during their 1998 divorce proceedings. Those records were under seal, but as The New York Times noted: “The Tribune reporter who wrote the original piece later acknowledged in print that the Obama camp had ‘worked aggressively behind the scenes’ to push the story.” Many people said Axelrod had “an even more significant role — that he leaked the initial story.”
He then used the same tactic to get rid of his original GOP opponent in the 2004 Senate race, Jack Ryan.
Ryan would have walloped Obama in the Senate race. But at the request of — again — the Chicago Tribune, California Judge Robert Schnider unsealed the custody papers in Ryan’s divorce five years earlier from Hollywood starlet Jeri Lynn Ryan, the bombshell Borg on “Star Trek: Voyager.”… Amid the 400 pages of filings from the custody case, Jack Ryan claimed that his wife had had an affair, and she counterclaimed with the allegation that he had taken her to “sex clubs” in Paris, New York and New Orleans, which drove her to fall in love with another man.
The dishonest Joe Soptic ad is just Barack Obama behaving like Barack Obama. This is why the Onion Parody of an Obama political commercial alleging that Mitt Romney is the killer of Jon Benet Ramsey makes such a good skit. After laughing, I felt like emailing the site to tell them to stop giving Team Obama new ideas. Alas, I may be too late. The Onion continues.
According to sources at Obama’s Chicago headquarters, the “He Did It” commercial is just the first in a new series of attack ads that accuses Romney of drowning actress Natalie Wood in 1981, convincing cult leader David Koresh to burn down the Branch Davidian ranch in Waco, TX, and causing the Challenger disaster.
Obama’s conduct has become so predictably despicable that even stalwart Democrats such as Former New York Mayor, Ed Koch, have found that Obama’s odious bile induces nausea. He talked about the ads in a recent interview.
Referring to the TV spot, in which steelworker Joe Soptic says his wife did not go to the doctor until it was too late as he had lost his health insurance when Bain closed the plant where he worked, Koch added, “That ad doesn’t appear to be accurate.” He also said Senate Majority Leader Reid doesn’t appear to have the information that he says he has concerning Romney’s tax returns. “Nobody in the country believes that Romney took advantage of tax laws illegally,” Koch continued. “The laws are there.”
Will that change the Obama campaign’s strategy? I doubt it. Why should he change? Congressman John Lewis comparing John McCain and Sarah Palin to Governor George Wallace was just a typical day in any political campaign being run by David Axelrod. Barack Obama’s slimy and detestable dishonesty will continue until he is penalized badly. Mitt Romney has attempted to inflict some damage on Obama for the disingenuous “Romney Causes Cancer” advertisement.
“The Obama campaign has now admitted that it lied to the media and the American people in a disgraceful attempt to conceal their connection to this shameful [cancer-death] smear,” said a statement from Ryan Williams, a Romney spokesman. “Americans deserve better — they deserve a president who’s willing to run an honest campaign and be honest about his own record,” he said.
Time will tell whether the majority of Americans are wise enough to be sickened by the man they elected to The Presidency in 2008. His corruption, his deceit, and his complete lack of respect for conventions of decency are cheapening what it means to be a US President. But where Patrick J. Buchanan gets it wrong is his assumption that somehow Barack Obama could be any further cheapened as a human being. He believes to his core in the political version of Gresham’s Law. In Barack Obama’s world; bad humanity always drives decent humanity out of office. In Barack Obama’s Amerika possessing a code of honor is a massive liability.