REPUBLICAN POLITICAL NARCISSISM EMBOLDENS AL-QAEDA

The party of “No” has given comfort to our enemies. They have sent a signal of insurrection and division to those who have declared our destruction as their chief objective. Their political narcissism has portrayed us as a country divided; a country who will not rally around our newly elected President. The “sore loser” Republican party has gotten squarely behind the “turf-movement” of the tea party crowd. Fox News, Dick Cheney, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Joe Wilson, as well as all of the formerly sane Republican Congressman and Senators have sold all of us out  for political advantage. They have forgotten that there are “real” enemies who vow the destruction of the United States and its allies.

Imagine the glee from Al-Qaeda operatives derived from watching Joe Wilson say, “you lie” when the President of The United States was speaking before the Senate and Congress. Imagine the joy Al-Qaeda gets when they hear the litanies from Fox News operatives about their “plans” to not support the President, about how they will conduct their efforts to dismantle his Presidency. Imagine the excitement as Al-Qaeda  plans their new attacks on our soil, because all they can see is a country divided.   “…a house divided against itself cannot stand…” 

Now, the Republican Party will have the audacity of blaming the Administration for the “underwear bomber.”  I  suggest to you that neither the White House nor its administration is what has emboldened our enemies; it is the likes of Dick Cheney who refuses to leave his “bunker of treachery” in Washington.  He refuses to allow this new President to do the job of cleaning up the mess that George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld left behind. Treachery lies in the mantras of treason shouted by Fox News, Palin, Bachman, Limbaugh now even McCain. Are the 2010 elections more important to the Republicans than the safety of the American people?

I cannot sit idly by and allow all of the pundits to forget how we have been perceived by other countries because of all of the flagrant direspect to the Executive Branch. Al-Qaeda has been waiting for a breach of unity to “finish us off.” It has nothing to do with the President trying to mend the broken fences of diplomacy all over the world. It has more to do with the Republican Confederacy. The attacks made upon our soil are becoming pallid compared to the attacks upon our government by these Republican insurrectionists.

Dick Cheney is calling President Obama “soft” on the “enemy. ” His real motive for doing so, is his attempt to keep the skeletons within his closet from falling out during NYC trials.  When Fox News has been pounding its drum for resistance against the”tyrant” Obama, I suggest to you that they have been telegraphing this great divide to those who really want to hurt us. In their narcissistic lust for political power, they have  in fact, sold all of us out. They should never be rewarded for their stance of  “no,” by putting them back in power.  These so called “patriots” or “real Americans” look like nests of Benedict Arnolds. This country should never forget the climate established by their treachery when re-elections come around. For Republicans it was never about the well-being of the  American people, but rather about their narcissistic ambition for complete political power.

Alice Parris

JUST HOW STUPID IS OBAMA OPPOSITION?

It is quite clear that the GOP & friends are united in their opposition against every move that President Obama makes. They are so vehement,  so vitriolic in their vocal opposition that they have boxed themselves into a corner. The collective intelligence quotients of the opposition is decidedly low. They have not understood the human condition nor have they understood the human psyche. They think that just pushing the “no” button across the board is a wise move. It is not. It is unadulterously stupid. It squanders any available “capital” or  “leverage” needed to make gains for their own constituencies. Following Sarah Palin (the party -splitter) is stupid. Every time Dick Cheney opens his mouth, he sets the GOP back light years. The “new and improved” Cheney, Liz, speaks with the same forked-tongue as her father. Where are the truly viable leaders of the GOP?

President Obama came into the office with an agenda of inclusiveness. The “sore-loser” Republicans decided to fall upon their own swords rather than to congratulate the winner. They decided to become the gathering-place for the disgruntled by “naysaying” anything that President Obama said. The Progressives were also dismayed because President Obama could not complete their “to-do” list instantly; a funky pile of wormy problems awaited his arrival at the Oval office.  How could anyone not  understood that when he took a step to the right, he was under attack, if he moved to the left, he was under attack, if he stayed to the center, he was under attack. Where, now, would be his motivation to extend that hand; his motivation to accommodate the fickle supporter? When big things are on the table, the malcontented would have lost their leverage, by virtue of their multitude of “nays.”

As a staunch supporter of President Obama, I find it to be sickening at how very wishy-washy the media can be in the name of “fair & balanced” reporting. I am not even speaking about Fox because Fox News is an anti-news outlet.The others take their cues from soothsayers and paid-for polls. They lack vision. Day after day, a parade of pundits are rolled out because someone in the media believes that they have “the answers.” The fickle are ready to throw the President under the bus with the exhalation of every breath. Most of the pundits who are paraded, have books to peddle while they participate in a game called  “guess-damn-ation.” The media should be in the “bookie” business; because they are the ones laying out the odds, according to their inside “tips.”

Who cares if the Independents blow with the wind? Who cares if the elephants just stand still, who cares if Sarah Palin divides the party-exiling the GOP into “the wilderness?” What is going to make the difference is the young people, of every color. The young people are going to prevail. How dare the GOP ramble about their concern for the debt of future generations, when it is they who have steered all of us into this economic ditch? How dare the GOP open their mouths with an “answer” when they really don’t give a fig about the youth of this country! The voting-age youth understand who has their backs. The Hispanics are very well aware of who was giving Justice Sonia Sotomayor a hard time, even when her qualifications were superior to that of her “peers.” Those who are surviving by virtue of their extended unemployment checks know who has their backs. Women, who now have equal pay, know who has their backs. The sum total of all those who have experienced grace at the hand of President Barack Obama, know who has their backs. An elephant either stands or falls. Standing for “no” regardless of ever-changing circumstances, will cause the elephant to fall.

Alice Parris

REPUBLICANS SQUANDER POLITICAL CAPITAL

I have been listening to  supremely obtuse political pundits talk about the President squandering political capital regarding the Olympic bid. This is absurd because the Republicans have tried, at every turn to condemn President Obama in whatsoever he does. The old adage, “Damned if you do; damned if you don’t” is the position that the Republicans have attempted to hold the Administration in.   Just how much political capital will the Republicans retain when the season of the “loon” has passed, and a viable candidate for the GOP appears on the scene in a bid for the Presidency in 2012?

Will there be anyone who believes anything that comes out of a GOP mouth?  It is doubtful. In their efforts to help President Obama fail, they, have helped themselves to a heaping portion of failure. Right now, they are crowing because President Obama was not successful in the bid for the Olympics. Hey, first they say that he is NOT the President, then they say that the President should NOT have gone; that he has fallen in the eyes of the international community. What a bunch of poppycock! 

 It was South America’s turn, plain and simple.  The spinmaster GOP strategists must not have thought out what would happen if every single thing that the President does is condemned, over time. What will they do when they really need to be heard? It will be very much like story of “The Little Boy Who Cried Wolf.”  Then, when the wolf finally came, there wasn’t anyone who believed the boy.  The wolf ate well, smacked his lips and declared how much the little boy tasted like elephant!

 

Alice Parris

REPUBLICANS LEAVING THE BUILDING

There is coming a paradigm shift in the politics of America as well as a shift of power in the world. No longer will the many be suppressed by the few. Fox news has fed the people a porridge of lies and spin for far too long. The Republican party controlled by the reptilian mind have been hiding behind God. They have claimed that it is God who gave them the right to take away the rights of others. Churches have force fed this to their flocks, and many of the masses actually believe that God prefers the Republicans. They embrace a God of hate not of love.

The moment of shame for Republicans came with the dark waters of hurricane Katrina. There was a palpable apathy which was on display for the whole world to feel. How could a country which allowed its own citizens to float into watery graves be allowed to dicatate morality? Katrina was just the beginning. Then, when the disasters struck the newly-constructed luxury homes (across the country) insurance companies had no problems with the payouts. Some victims of Katrina, in New Orleans, had paid on their house insurance for decades. When they needed this help the most, many were told that they would not be adequately compensated due to something in fine print.

How do you suppose God felt receiving such a large number of people at one time due to indifference and prejudice? Since that time, the natural disasters have hit the homes of the well-to-do all over the country. Fires have raged and dark waters have overflown in the strangest places. This time, there will be no more deception or chicanery allowed to go unreported. There will be a great big spotlight placed upon one and all. The same light of scrutiny which has been placed on Senator Obama will be placed on Republicans. That in itself will be enough to dislodge the Republican exudate. God will not tolerate His name to be used as a shield of injustice; promoting “just us.”

Now, the self-righteous will be paraded for the world to see. They will be overtaken by verbal diarrhea and expose their odious agendas for the world to hear. This will take place quickly, as there is much hanging in the balance There will be an overturning of power, not because of one man, but because great evil has been done in the name of the Living God. Roe vs. Wade has benefited many politicians and preachers by making them wealthy and powerful, as they stood on their soap boxes of moral superiority. They forsook the kindness of the Christian God they claim to serve. Hate and devisiveness replaced the spirit of reconciliation.  The ministry of reconciliation is in the domain of the Lord Jesus Christ. Does God move? He is moving in the twists and turns of this 2008 Presidential election. Does God speak? Yes, and when He speaks it will be CHECKMATE.

Alice Parris

OBAMA HATERS IN THE MEDIA

Why would anyone put themselves into the frenzy of Obama hating? It is a losing proposition. Still, there are the media giants who feed upon every gaffe that flows from Obama’s eloquent lips, like wild dogs. Why is Hannity sounding like a broken-record? My guess is that he thinks that he will hit a home run for the Republicans with his repetitive litanies preaching the evils of Barack Obama.  Sean Hannity is but a water-boy, hoping to be  perceived as champion of a Republican agenda that the nation no longer wants.

 First, was the speculation that Obama was a Muslim, because of family members-who never raised him-as well as a school he attended as a child (in which he had no say whatsoever.) Then, he was a black-racist-church- radical, with ties to other educated “evil alliances” in Chicago.  Hannity’s premise has been that Obama has to be judged by the company that he has kept. Isn’t Rush Limbaugh, who dared to tamper with the election process, one of Hannity’s good friends?  Rush should be very concerned. sitting in the seat of God is quite a dangerous position; “…He will not share His glory with another…” After Obama denounced racist and un-American remarks, he was pronounced an opportunist.  When Obama did nothing, there appeared (on Hannity’s show) a cover from Obama’s former pastor’s church in which Obama’s picture was shown (in a collage) as well as Louis Farrakhan and others. Hannity said to his audience,”…aha, aha, our eye hath seen it…” HERE is the connection between the two of them. THIS WAS A COLLAGE!!! How weak.

Hannity should know better than to attack a Pentacostal church. Perhaps, he would do well to re-read the book of Acts in the New Testament. Perhaps, he does not know that there is enough resident power within its walls to turn his entire world upside-down. Hannity should cease his efforts to slice and dice Barack Obama at every turn and do some retrospection.   How can Hannity believe that after his rabid rants against Obama and a Pentacostal church, that he is doing God a favor? Conversely, he has put himself in the seat of God. His efforts will fail. The traps that he lays will fail, everything that he does against Obama will fail. It is ugly in the sight of God. Limbaugh and Hannity, together, will not be able to destroy this man because he is an “evil liberal.”  Hannity should know this about God; “…He maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and the unjust…” This is something Hannity should already know, being a Catholic. A cruel joke, really; to think one is either God or doing God a favor, when the opposite is true.

What Hannity is becoming is like a Roman Emperor engaged in a Colosseum spectacle. Doesn’t he know that he is dealing with a gladiator? Doesn’t he  know that with all of his hate-filled speech, he has positioned Senator Obama as the “David” of our times facing “Goliath?” Has Hannity ever wondered why in spite of his “broken-record” efforts to derail this man, that his efforts fail? Ultimately, Hannity will become a bad taste in the mouths of the many. His negativity is off-putting. It is irrational. Hannity does not even wait for Obama to falter. Fox news and its predictable pundits spend their time gathering up shards with which to attack Obama, his wife, his campaign and his “call” for change. I am here to declare to the media and to all who use their positions of power to attempt to destroy this man, that you, too, shall fail. How very foolish. The reason is that there is a God. He is neither Hannity nor Limbaugh.  “…He will not share His glory with another…” After a long season of God having His name used as a shield to hide  every mannner of ugliness, greed and abuse of power, He is at this very moment judging the self-righteous!!!

 O’Reilly, having a more fair and balanced approach, has stopped trying to make news, but rather report it. Perhaps that is the reason why his show ranks higher than Hannity’s. I will speculate as to the source of Hannity’s irrational behavior: the Republican nominee is weak. Not because he is not honorable, but because he is a chameleon. He spoke one way to win the nomination and now he speaks another way. Hannity should be concerned and spend his time trying to take the “double-speak” out of the mouth of the Republican nominee. McCain is attempting to”… become all things to all men, in the hopes that he might win some…”McCain is certainly not the Republican nominee that the rank and file of the party had hoped for. If Fox news spent more time  trying to spin its own straw into gold, ceased from its “plutonium-laden” tirades against Barack Obama, and at least appeared to want reconciliation and healing for a disenchanted nation,  then perhaps young people’s dreams would not be dashed to the ground; leaving them restless and angry. Perhaps, people old enough to know about Jim Crow, could have a glimmer of hope in their eyes before they die.  Perhaps, Martin Luther King Junior would not have died in vain; his dream still being bitterly opposed in 21st century America. 

Alice Parris