Obama An Anomaly?
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Back when I was a kid, in the rolling hills and red clay of piedmont South Carolina, we “country boys” knew what an expert was. As defined by us – an expert was: “a person who was a long ways from home.” Truthfully, I think we were correct then and I believe that definition, in many cases, is correct today.
In the field of political commentary we have, today, those we refer to as “Pundits.” The core definition of pundit is “expert.”
According to Wikipedia, a Pundit is someone who offers to mass-media his or her opinion or commentary on a particular subject area (most typically political analysis, the social sciences or sport) on which they are knowledgeable. (SOURCE)
The word, itself, goes all the way back to one of the most ancient languages… Sanskrit. So, it has been around for a very long time. That would mean that “experts” have been around for exactly the same length of time – more or less.
Just so you know, I don’t consider myself a pundit. There are exceptionally few things about which I could even be thought an expert.
Having said all of the above, I do plead guilty to being extremely opinionated with little hesitation to share my opinions with those interested in them.
Now that I have qualified what I am about to say, allow me to say it.
I believe Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic Party’s candidate for US President in 2012. Over the past -- little more than a year and a half -- I have watched Obama going through the motions while his handlers pull the strings. (The Shadow Government, remember?) As we approach the Mid-Term election in November, I believe the Obama puppeteers know they have accomplished nearly all they can hope for with Obama, and they are very near to cutting his strings.
Let’s face it. Obama is a joke! A costly joke, but a joke, nevertheless. His own fellow democrats are distancing themselves from him as far as they can get -- and that includes hardcore democrats.
Here in the southern states, democrats are not just distancing themselves; they are RUNNING away from Obamas as fast as they can. Sure, they are concerned for their own political survival in the upcoming Mid-Term Election, but there is more to it than that.
Southern democrats are mostly moderates tending to lean right. I am speaking, of course, of the southern democrat voters – not the southern democrat politicos. They Southern Democratic voters soured, almost immediately, on Obama and what they see as his socialist agenda.
Southerners, by and large, are fiercely loyal to the US Constitution and the United States. They perceive Obama’s Socialist/Marxist agenda as a direct attack upon their constitutional rights, upon their state‘s rights, not to mention the dignity and honor of the United States of America. They are more than a little angry and, no matter which political party they bestow their allegiance upon, they want Obama and his cohort of Leftists and Socialists and Marxists and Progressives GONE.
All this while, Hillary’s troops have been polishing her image while watching and evaluating the voter’s reactions to Obama’s agenda. They have been planning accordingly. When the time is right, in their estimation, Hillary will step from the wings and offer herself as the voice of reason, sounding, for all the world like a Ronald Reagan conservative– at least, when compared to Obama!
It is my opinion, that if Obama does not change his angle of attack very soon now, he will not get the Democratic nomination for President. Hillary will.
We have seen Obama’s stubborn streak when it comes to moderating his ideology. He is not interested in compromising it one little bit. That may very well be his undoing, and the making of President Hillary Clinton.
Oh, one final comment: If the GOP does not offer the republican voters a better slate of candidates (than they did in 2008) in the primaries leading up to the Presidential election in 2012, I strongly believe Hillary Clinton will be our next President.
Punditry? Call it what you will. I’m just sharing my opinion.