Selwyn Duke
Yes, Rush, I hope Obama fails, too
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By Selwyn Duke
February 2, 2009

Ever since President Obama (PBUH) dropped Rush Limbaugh's name recently, the talk-show host has figured prominently in the news. And now he is being attacked by the mainstream press — and truly odious entities such as MoveOn.borg — for saying that he wants Obama (PBUH) to fail. It is being portrayed as an un-American sentiment by those great patriots on the left.

I actually agree with Limbaugh wholeheartedly. I also want Obama (PBUH) to fail — abjectly, miserably, completely — and visibly. I may even pray for it.

Anyone on the left who takes issue with this is either ignorant or a liar — and probably a hypocrite as well. I will explain.

To say it's always unpatriotic to hope for the failure of your leader is illogical. It presupposes that a leader's success is synonymous with his nation's success, but this simply cannot be true in all cases. After all, different leaders have different ideologies, and ideologies run the spectrum from the sublime to the ridiculous, from the ethereal to the evil. Thus, in the cases of leaders with fatally flawed ideologies, their nations' success may rest on their failure.

I'm just stating the obvious. Only servile, cult-of-personality types confuse the leader with the country. Would we have called a German who wished for Hitler's failure in 1934 unwise and unpatriotic? What about Stalin, Mussolini, Pol Pot, Idi Amin and Saddam Hussein? Would it have been wrong to curse them with failure? On the contrary, even wishing that God would promptly liberate such people from the bounds of this material fold would be quite justifiable.

What I have just explained isn't really that hard to figure out. And this is the reason why I said that those on the left who seize upon Limbaugh's comment are either just playing political games or are supremely ignorant. And now we come to the reason why they also may be hypocrites.

The left absolutely hated George W. Bush. Their contempt for him was so profound and palpable that it was even given a name by psychiatrist Charles Krauthammer: Bush Derangement Syndrome. Now, most of the millions of leftists who despised the ex-president absolutely wanted him to fail; in fact, while they're loath to admit it, they felt this way even when his success was synonymous with our nation's (this even included the failure of the Iraq war). And "felt" is the operative word; they were governed by emotion and hated the man with a burning passion. Thus, they were more than miserably happy to wish for a descending tide that lowered all boats if it meant the U.S.S. George W. Bush would be sunk.

Oh, by the way, you leftists don't have to bother denying it. You're not nearly as sophisticated as you imagine and you're really not that hard to read. The screeching, vicious lies, dripping venom, borne fangs and apoplexy sort of gave you away.

Besides, a few of the more honest leftists would even admit that they wanted Bush to fail. In fact, I seem to recall one man in particular (I don't remember his name but he was a guest on the O'Reilly Factor) who even confessed that he wanted the Iraq war to go south. And his reasoning was exactly what I had propounded earlier. That is, he claimed to believe that Bush's policies were so toxic that a greater good would be served by their failure. I was adamantly opposed to his ideology, of course; however, I did understand the principle in question. It is in no way moral to wish the president success in the pursuit of a policy that we know is damaging to the nation.

This brings me back to President Obama (PBUH). We are not children who are to just play "follow the leader" unquestioningly. We must first ascertain where the leader is leading. Is it toward the promised land or into an abyss? I know Obama (PBUH) to be a hard-core leftist — and perhaps a neo-Marxist. I know that his agenda could drive the last nail into America' coffin and that it is a blow against all that is great and good. Thus, if I wished him success, it could only mean I hated my country, my fellow man, and God himself.

© Selwyn Duke

 

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