I have found that the impact of direct critiques against the likes of Barack Hussein Obama — which is to say, the likes of megalomaniacs who are using their cult of personality to systematically destroy the United States — can sometimes be diminished by the expectations of the reader in the sense that one thinks “…of course the writer says these terrible things about him…he is a partisan…”
So I particularly enjoy examples such as the following, in which mr. Obama is criticized in passing, while the writer is actually making a different point about a different issue.
The quote is from Rich Karlgaard, who wrote a piece on Forbes.com about Facebook’s disappointing IPO, entitled “7 Reasons Why Facebook IPO Was a Bust“:
2. Mark Zuckerberg’s disdain for investors. He never wanted to be a public company. This became all too obvious during the IPO road show’s crucial stop in New York when (a) Zuck hid out in the bathroom and forced the audience to wait, and (b) he took the stage wearing his hoodie. Zuckerberg’s view of shareholders is like President Obama’s view of blue collar workers. He needs them but secretly laughs at them.
Beautiful, and true.
And not just that Obama disregards so many citizens, which would be a kind of indifference.
No: he laughs at them, which speaks to a much darker and more sinister arrogance that is characteristic of a would-be dictator along the likes of Hugo Chavez.
If you are going to vote for mr. Obama, do you understand that he is laughing at you?