Friday, October 23, 2009

Obama politics, the Chicago Way

If you like quoting from classic movies as much as I do--while at the same time trying to stop your head from spinning with all the Obama administration attacks against anyone who opposes them--you'll want to check the article here by Kim Strassel at the Wall Street Journal.

There, you'll find out about how Chicago thuggery is being used against Obama's opponents--and even those who go along with his socialistic transforming of our society--using lines from the classic 1987 Brian De Palma movie The Untouchables (which earned Mr. 007, Sean Connery, his first-ever Oscar).

President Obama's blasts against his opponents would have made Nixon blush. And the hypocrisy is just plain blatant. During a recent news coneference, White House Press Secretary (and laughing stock)Robert Gibbs was forced to defend his boss's labeling Fox News as not a "real" news organization, since it has a "perspective," against probing questions by ABC's Jake Tapper and veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas. The kicker: attending an off-the-record briefing with the president that week was Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow--two commentators from the "non-perspective" MSNBC.

Could this all be a purposeful distraction, a sleight of hand move to take the public eye off the flailing health care nationalization and Obama's dithering on whether to send more troops to the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan?

So in this great war of words that the Great Bipartisan Unifier has declared on his critics, remember the true philosophy of Chicago politics from which he draws his inspiration: "They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. That's the Chicago way"--Malone (played by Connery), The Untouchables.

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