The Country of the Blind
"I think that the country could survive four more years of Obama. But I don’t believe the country can survive in a country full of people who would re-elect him.” Rush Limbaugh
"In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king." Attributed to Erasmus.
I am delighted that the leader of the free world has finally taken decisive moral action in the Middle East. But I must admit, I am concerned to discover that the leader of the free world is Bibi Netanyahu. As for President Obama, the fact that he has decided to drop some bombs on Iraq in an attempt to stem a humanitarian disaster of his own making is less impressive. The blood of that people is on his hands. If he had not withdrawn our troops — if he had not surrendered George W. Bush's victory — the horror there would not be happening.
But perhaps it isn't fair to lay the blame wholly at his feet. He was elected, after all, and fairly elected. While the present chaotic, dangerous and blood-soaked state of the world is in large part the result of his complete cluelessness about the nature of reality, so great a one-eyed fool would not be in charge of things if he had not been chosen by a country of the blind.
Fifty-six percent of American women voted for Obama's reelection, for instance. And today, because of the president's perfidious surrender of W's Iraq victory (which closed down the "rape rooms" of Saddam Hussein) women in Iraq are being sold into slavery — sold into slavery — by the Islamist monsters who have taken up the power vacuum Obama left behind. But don't worry, Iraqi slave ladies. American women have your back and are, even as you are being sold, taking to the streets to protest the fact that Hobby Lobby won't pick up the check for some of their birth control.
In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
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