Thursday, November 06, 2008
Finally, this last, protracted, and almost meaningless presidential election is over!
Or so you hoped.
Unfortunately, the enemies of liberty never sleep, be they supremely animated by hatred of the individual, or animated corpses under the control of those who are.
Those enemies of the individual pursuit of happiness who marched in lockstep under the banner of "Change" to elect Barack Obama to the Presidency are not done yet. They remain organized and awaiting orders from their smiling master, and that master plans to use them.
A powerful new lobbying force is coming to town: Barack Obama's triumphant army of 3.1 million Internet-linked donors and volunteers.Read the whole thing. The best we can hope for is that Trippi is merely projecting his own masturbatory fantasy of power-lust onto the man he foolishly hopes will rule according to his own daydreams. But I doubt it.
In a mass e-mail thanking them, written moments before his Grant Park victory speech, Obama put them on notice. "We have a lot to do to get our country back on track, and I'll be in touch soon about what comes next," he wrote.
Many are eager. "I'm going to be sitting at the phone, asking, 'What do you want me to do next? I'm ready,' " said volunteer Courtney Hood, 37, a mother of three from Owings, Md.
Joe Trippi, the Internet politics guru whose computer geeks made Howard Dean a contender in 2004 and who went on to design Obama's socially networked campaign machine, offers a provocative and educated guess.
Trippi predicted that Obama would use his forces, first and foremost, to intimidate congressional foes of his agenda, rally his allies and forge "one of the most powerful presidencies in American history." [bold added]
If Obama is as bad as he could be, he has a tactical head-start any aspiring dictator would envy: An army of second-handers without business of their own worth minding, and looking to fill the void of meaninglessness in their own lives by fighting for an altruistic cause, is already ready and willing to do his bidding.
Who knew that one day, every annoying neighbor you ever had, every jackass who ever yelled at you at work for putting a soda can in the trash (where, by the way, it belongs), and every yokel communist who ever started spamming you with left-wing "news" links would one day be harnessed like this? This is clever, amusing in a way, and chilling all at once.
Gadflies of the world, unite!
And normal people, read this. Know thy enemy. For he will be in your face soon.
PS: I suppose that this means we could nickname our community-organizing new President "Lord of the Gadflies".
Today: Added a PS.