this morning my wonderful client in nowhere's-ville mississippi (right next to where my daddy's family is from) sent me an email of a blog post from one jim mcmahon of chicago. no, not THAT mcmahon - this one can actually string a couple sentences together and seems to be highly intelligent (i've now read several of his blog posts) and he's a conservative at that. not sure how well he can throw a football, though...
in his post, titled "who's really running the show" mr. mcmahon puts forth a premise that many of my friends and i have been discussing since obama showed up strong on the campaign trail. there is simply no way that anyone - let alone a relative no one - can move up the ladder this quickly. it MUST be orchestrated. the post starts as follows:
"I have been having a nagging intuition lately that something is not quite right about Barack Obama. I am not suggesting there is something wrong with the man, per se. Nor am I talking about the crazy, even dangerous, policies coming out of the White House. No, lately, I have been wondering if Barack Obama is, in fact, the person who is actually functioning as President of the United States.
"I mean, there's no doubt that he fills the position of POTUS but is he really the one in command? The man actually seems lost at times. He seems to be reacting to ideas about which he does not really have a clue. He has left the writing of this health care bill to Nancy Pelosi's House of Representatives and she, in turn, has farmed the writing out to several fairly radical community action groups. When questioned about health care, he seems not to know or understand the details and even with his silver-tongue seems unable to demonstrate any leadership on the issue."
and further down in his post:
"We know that he has been and remains surrounded by life-long radicals, professed communists and anti-capitalists, some of whom he has even appointed as czars in his administration. Thirty six czars, to date. But is it Obama who is picking the czars or is it the czars who are running the show and propping up Obama as their front man?
"I know all this may sound crazy but, really, when you look at the man without the idolatry and media worship, does he really look like he knows what he is doing? Does he seem to have a direction? Firm convictions? Something he deeply believes in? The more he talks now, the more his words seems empty of content. Platitudes about America and the American people which, when he says them, simply do not ring true. They are words being mouthed but not believed by him."
sort of like watching someone smile or laugh when the smile never quite reaches his eyes. he comes off as plastic man - not just to me, but too so many others whom i have spoken with lately. several of whom voted for him and now are ASHAMED of having done so.
it really is a great post and i highly recommend that you go read the whole thing. and share the knowledge - spread this piece around. it's well written and NEEDS to be read by everyone and anyone professing to love this country. especially if they're thinking something "off" but were thinking maybe it was just their own perception that was wrong. it's not.
mr. mcmahon finishes his post:
In my view, Obama has been trained and used as a puppet by others for a long time. His successes seem to have come too easily, as if they have been orchestrated. His life appears to have been pre-planned. I mean, Harvard Law Review without publishing a single paper of note. That is unusual. A community organizer for a short time, a State legislator for a few years, a freshman US Senator, a convention key-note speaker, and then POTUS. How does that happen? A person with zero governmental administrative experience is running the entire government of the United States.
How do 1,017 page documents get developed and put out in such short order? Who is writing all these proposals? Does it not seem that something is just not quite right here? Forget about the specifics of the policies for the moment. Have you seen this level of activity in the first few months of any other administration in your lifetime? Does Obama seem like the kind of person that could manage this level of activity in so short a time? Too much does not make sense here.
So, slowly but surely, I am becoming convinced that it’s not Barack Obama who is running the show. The White House has been captured by a group of people who are using Barack Obama as their front man. He is nothing but an articulate but empty suit. We have to start looking behind the curtains to find out who is really controlling the "great and powerful Obama."
pre-planned. orchestrated. yep - this whole thing definitely has that feeling to me. starting with john mccain as the gop candidate. and a virtual nobody with no background to speak of for dnc candidate. is it any real surprise to anyone that mccain didn't win? he is, after all, the candidate that the gop was allowed to have. obama's presidency was inevitable because of the power in control who manipulated this entire scenario.
some say that the massive missives being vended as legislation were written by lobbyists who stood to gain the most from their passage. i'm not buying it. i cannot believe that any private industry lobbying firm would look at the health care reform opportunity and think "wow! that's how we can make our bucks!" i know, i know - the ama and the pharmaceutical companies have made golden deals with the obama administration in exchange for backing the legislation - but those deals were cut AFTER the fact, not ahead of it.
i'm going to take jim's paranoia just a step farther and put forth the thought that these bills were pre-written by whomever is really in control of the administration at this point. these bills were designed for exactly the situation we find ourselves in now and the puppet masters have just been waiting for the correct stars to align in order to push this legislation through.
what do y'all think?
*with heartfelt apologies to my dear friend, mr. hart, for stealing his line.