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Obama and the Duke

Noemie Emery, a gifted Contributing Editor to The Weekly Standard, has an interesting feature in the August 30/September 6 issue.  She makes the case that President Obama more resembles the Mike Dukakis Presidency that never was than President Jimmy Carter to whom Obama is most often likened.    There is even a photo of Obama substituting for Dukakis in a tank.   Those over 30 may recall the ridiculous scene of Michael Dukakis  trying to appear tough by being filmed in a military tank during the 1988 Presidential campaign against George H.W. Bush.   Bush 41 was a W.W. II pilot.   Dukakis, like most Leftist Democrats, did not care for the military so he put on this facade.   But he looked more like Beetle Bailey than George Patton and essentially lost the election that day.   Nothing more quickly ends a chance to win a race than being a self made buffoon.

Emery says the Dukakis/Obama connection begins with their both being Harvard trained liberals who have no sense of the country beyond this narrow confine.   Both essentially declared war on our culture.   With Obama it began in the spring of 2008 when he spoke on the Left Coast about bitter clingers to guns and religion.   The Senator did not know he was on tape and there was a day when that would have been his Dukakis in the tank moment.   In the summer of 2009 the President went further when he said the Cambridge police “acted stupidly” in the arrest of Obama friend, Skip Gates.   Now he supports the mosque a stone’s throw from Ground Zero. 

Michael Dukakis started a war with culture as Governor of MA in 1976 when he gave unsupervised furloughs to prisoners serving life without parole.   This led to the murderous thug, Willie Horton, being furloughed to wreak more havoc on society.     It was a major part of the 1988 campaign with Dukakis appearing as a soft on crime liberal.   Because George Bush 41 has been so criticized for employing Willie Horton during the campaign, let the record show that this issue was first raised by Al Gore who ran against Dukakis in the 1988 Democrat primaries.    Dukakis, known to friends as The Duke,  went on as governor to veto a bill that would have required teachers to lead their students in the Pledge of Allegiance.    The Pledge  became another issue that made Dukakis appear outside the mainstream and too far Left.

Ross Douthat of The New York Times addresses some of the differences between liberals and conservatives by calling it first America and second America.   Rush Limbaugh calls it the difference between Ruling Class and Country Class.  According to Douthat first America (his kind of people) “make finer sounding speeches” while second America (not his kind) strike “cruder, more xenophobic notes.”    First America is made up of sophisticated, secular suburban couples.    Second America is filled with crazed NASCAR retards.  Noemie Emery takes off on this and calls for other comparisons.   First America is full of itself.  Second America is not.   First America thinks Newseek helps keep the culture from darkness.    Second America knows exactly why it sold for 1.00.   First America thinks Imams should be coddled and the mosque belongs at Ground Zero.   Second America knows a threat and an insult when it encounters one.

First America was ready to elect Michael Dukakis.    Second America knew better.    Ed Rollins, advisor to President Reagan, used to say that Democrats keep losing because they think they nominated the wrong liberal so they keep coming back with what they hope is the right liberal.     Finally they wised up and trotted out liberals disguised as moderates.   I give you Bill Clinton.    With Barack Obama we got an on the one hand, on the other hand kind of candidate who turns out to be strictly Left handed.    By every sign second America and some of first has awakened to what we have and will begin to correct on November 2, with the election of Ken Buck and Cory Gardner here in CO, Bill Brady in IL and Marco Rubio in FL.  And all this to be continued November 6, 2012 with the ouster of Barack Dukakis Obama.