Like everyone else who grows up in the U.S. of A., Cultural Limits (that’s me) has a circle of family, friends and acquaintances that runs the entire spectrum from hard-core leftist vegan nutcases to suspicious, gun under the pillow, bury the cash in the back yard nutcases. It’s really rather interesting that the ones more toward the bury the cash in the back yard side are more patient when it comes to actually gathering facts to be sure they are correct than the holier than thou lefties are. That surfaced with a vengance Sunday evening.
Nothing has demonstrated the power of brainwashing more than the blind loyalty to the current resident of the White House I see in these people. I mean nothing. “This happened on his watch, so he gets the credit. ALL the credit. Not like that “stupid” Bush, who couldn’t find him. Take THAT, you conservatives.” One normally fairly mild mommy complained that so much credit was going to soldiers (I didn’t want to break it to her that S.E.A.L.S. are in the Navy, but, to be fair, she didn’t grow up in a defense household like I did.) and not nearly enough to Obama. She didn’t say a word about the CIA.
Trying not to laugh and cry at the same time – or respond to the nitwits who apparently have no clue how covert ops work or that Obama didn’t even appoint his own defense secretary – is not an easy task. I mean seriously, are people determined to worship the man going to listen when you explain that: the intelligence alone took almost four years to gather (there was a CONSTITUTIONALLY mandated election during that time in which W was no longer eligible for the office); no defense policy has been put in place by the current regime in Washington and they are still using “stupid” Bush’s (it’s always a temptation to ask how many of them are fighter pilots or have an MBA from Harvard, but that just gets you nowhere); Pakistan, an “ally,” didn’t quite tell us the whole truth; the dreaded prison camp interrogations produced the first pieces of info that led to the raid; or that Obama didn’t face the bullets or do the shooting.
Yeah, don’t bother. None of that seems to matter to them. Listening, reason and sensible deduction has been removed from their political thought, if you can call it that. Regurgitation is closer. Here’s to hoping it doesn’t doom us next November.