Strategically, President Obama’s time in the White House has been the personification of brilliance in defining the country’s political narrative. Of course he and his staff have had a considerable amount of help in the process – this type of fraud on the American people couldn’t be perpetrated without the willful aid of the mainstream media and other overzealous acolytes.
Irrespective of our views on his policy agenda, conservatives should concede the exemplary job the president has done in successfully selling his abysmal record to millions of people. It’s been a propagandist exercise that duly deserves recognition as top-notch Orwellian reasoning that has risen to the pinnacle of its application.
A recent Fox News poll shows Governor Romney edging out President Obama by a mere two percentage points, but in this preliminary stage, polls have been wildly inconsistent. And assuming the veracity of this particular poll, trailing by two percentage points means that tens of millions of Americans are ready to support the president’s reelection bid.
It’s still very early in this campaign. But given the abnormally-high unemployment rate, astronomical federal deficits, and general disastrous direction America is heading down, it’s shocking that this contest is even close.
Does this mean that Americans are stupid or naïve? No. It’s further evidence that most Americans have larger concerns other than the president’s agenda or approval rating. Political operatives and people involved in politics in multi-various capacities tend to exhibit professional narcissism that ignores the reality that most Americans are not concerned with daily current events, but rather engage in these issues – if they do at all – on and near elections.
And President Obama’s strategy is based on capitalizing on this key fact. But it goes further than this.
The logic guiding his roadmap for victory in this campaign is quite simple. It can be summarized in one word – divisiveness. President Obama has an uncanny ability to generate and sell fictional narratives to the media. These narratives typically involve indentifying concrete villains such as the Koch brothers, Rush Limbaugh, and others.
But this methodical strategy is more than demonizing single conservative actors. It also involves instigating confrontations between different groups like men versus women, African-Americans versus Caucasians, the one percent versus the 99 percent…
These aren’t well-defined plans for successful governance of our nation; they’re plans for winning the next election. Their blueprint is directly from the Saul Alinsky School that calculates every political judgment in terms of how best to further the progressive/socialist agenda.