Alan Keyes
Why GOP leaders slur Bachmann, defend Obama
By Alan Keyes
July 30, 2012

During the GOP's blatantly rigged 2012 primary season, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., distinguished herself as a sincere spokeswoman for the conservative grassroots constituency the nomination of Mitt Romney will emphatically betray. Just recently, she joined with several of her colleagues to courageously demand an investigation into evidence the Obama faction has placed people associated with organizations that promote Islamic jihad and Shariah law into high-level positions in the U.S. government, from which they may be exerting inordinate influence on America's foreign and national-security policy.

Now key members of the elitist faction's leadership in the Democratic and Republican parties have embarked upon a scurrilous campaign of personal destruction aimed at discrediting Bachmann's demand. Their campaign makes use of ad hominem attacks that accuse her of anti-Muslim bigotry and falsely suggest that her apprehension has no factual basis. Yet the ad hominem assault appears to have been launched precisely because Rep. Bachmann capably established the solid basis for her concerns. In a letter to Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., she rebutted his scurrilously false characterizations of her actions with a meticulously footnoted response amply documenting the facts that justify her security concerns.

Since her critics can't argue the facts (as we know from the reporting of WorldNetDaily's Aaron Klein), their tactic is to destroy the reputation of the person pointing them out. It's not surprising to see Obama's henchmen and fellow travelers eagerly deploying this tactic. What's more than noteworthy, however, is the fact that Republican Sen. John McCain quickly jumped to the forefront of the GOP leadership's contribution to what has become an all-out elitist-faction offensive against Bachmann. Along with the GOP speaker of the House (and, just recently, two Romney camp weathervanes, Sens. Marco Rubio and Scott Brown), the GOP's 2008 nominee for president seems enthusiastically committed to this campaign of personal destruction. If successful, the campaign could bring about Bachmann's defeat in the upcoming election, thus purging her from the GOP delegation.

Why has the GOP leadership unleashed this communist-style purge against Michele Bachmann? Why do they seek to thwart the demand to seriously investigate what could very well be a fatal threat to America's security? Why do they cooperate in discouraging an inquiry into what appears to be a serious lapse of competence and/or loyalty in the Obama faction's stewardship of America's most vital national-security interests? Why indeed, unless the elitist-faction agenda calls for another sham election, in which the leaders of its GOP wing dutifully lend themselves to the betrayal of the party's conservative base (and America's survival in freedom), as they did in 2008.

In the 2008 election, John McCain proved to be a pliable tool of the socialist elite's ongoing agenda for the destruction of the liberty and constitutional sovereignty of the American people. He colluded in the passage of the 2008 bank bailout, even though it was evident at the time that he could have beaten Obama simply by opting to speak for the large majority of voters whose accurate common sense led them to oppose it. His choice made it clear that he was never intended to defeat Obama. That says less about him than it says about the elitist-faction clique assigned to manage the GOP wing of the twin-party sham.

Thanks to the adverse reaction against Obama's anti-constitutional push to socialism, in this election year — even more than in 2008 — the elite faction's GOP manipulators have what they need to corral the party's conservative base into another futile, self-destructive run over the crypto-socialist cliff. This time, their lead steer is a candidate whose proven record of "no means yes" opposition to the left's economic and moral agenda makes his pose of opposition to Obama as trustworthy as Delilah's warnings to Samson in the Bible. (See Judges 16:4-19.) On issues ranging from Obamacare to border security and immigration; from the defense of marriage and the unalienable right to life to national security, Mitt Romney is a standard bearer even more convincingly consistent with the elitists' now characteristic pattern of betrayal than was John McCain.

Of course, the GOP's media sheepdogs predictably snap at anyone who points this out. With menacing growls, they assert that failure to support Romney means re-electing Obama. But what really makes Obama's re-election conceivable is the fact that the GOP's self-serving leadership fixed the Republican primary elections to make sure the party's nomination did not go to an authentic conservative, someone sincerely committed to using the intense opposition Obama has inspired to roll back the socialist deconstruction of America his faction exists to advance. Just as Obama was to slip into office in 2008, so he may be allowed to do so again in 2012. Either way, with Romney as the GOP nominee, the elite faction's agenda for destroying the constitutional sovereignty and liberty of the American people moves ahead.

These reflections cast into high relief the sinister implications of the GOP leadership's role in deploying the politics of personal destruction to suppress the development of facts that would substantiate Obama's unfitness for office, his destruction of America's prosperity and national security, and his intention to destroy our constitutional liberty. This collusion has been continually in evidence with regard to the issue of his constitutional ineligibility for office; his anti-constitutional abuse of executive orders; his appointment of rabidly socialist judges and Supreme Court justices; and now his possible compromise of America's security at the highest levels of the U.S. government.

Properly developed, such issues would energize successful opposition to Obama, especially in the context of a trustworthy allegiance to America's founding principle of God-endowed unalienable rights. The GOP's elitist-faction clique adamantly opposes anyone seriously committed to pursuing these issues because they are themselves so deeply implicated in the ongoing deconstruction of America's liberty. The factional clique maintains the false pretense of speaking to and for conservative voters in order to prevent these voters from uniting against the bipartisan political sham being orchestrated to decompose the constitutional republic. The GOP's elitist faction leaders have to keep them from realizing and acting on their true strength. Such a reaction would disrupt the elitist faction's game, for it would reveal its still extant vulnerability. In an authentic three-way political contest, the number of those who prefer American liberty to anti-American socialism is more than sufficient to defeat, in a general election, both wings of the elite faction's partisan sham.

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