Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Obama's Politics Of Fear

So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear... is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory. I am convinced that you will again give that support to leadership in these critical days. FDR

Not so now. Fear is to be embraced. As a campaign strategy, not tactic, strategy. This is so because Obama cannot run on his record. According to Obama his record is actually Bush's and he has been struggling mightily to improve that record and with another fours years he will. If a Republican gains the White House all kinds of horrible woes will happen to us as a nation including the Republican Vice President pushing old ladies off a cliff. The push is the tactic, the message is the strategy.

The strategy is necessary because the real fear of his $700 B theft from Medicare to fund ObamaCare, real unemployment numbers of well over 10% and the real economic meaning of our crushing national debt would bring his presidency crumbling down around his shoulders.

That is why the Obama campaign is already framing Paul Ryan as a demon, because Paul Ryan will discuss facts, problems and offer solutions which is what Obama fears the most.