I do realise that for most people politics takes up about 0.5% of their time and interest. I also do realise that for most Americans most of the 'news' they receive on politics is fliltered through a grovelling, lickspittle MSM who make the old-style Soviet Pravda look like a scandal sheet! Even so, ignorance is no excuse. If I, from 'over here', can pick up halfway through his first term that Obama is a dangerous, radical, Marxist socialist imbued with the teachings of Saul Alinsky then so should they, or at least, sufficient of them should have done so that he stood no chance of a second term. If that sounds like sour grapes because my forecast of a Romney victory failed to occur then I will admit, yes, I do feel very, very sour, not least because I put my faith in my belief that a sufficient number of Americans would see 'the bleedin' obvious'. They didn't!
Yesterday, the Congressional hearings into the IRS scandal has - I hope! - frightened the life out of enough of them to ensure that the half-term election next year results in a massacre for the 'un-Democrats'. Alas, my hopes are not high. Like electorates the world over they are likely to be seduced by even bigger, more glittering 'baubles, bangles and beads' which will be showered upon them by a government wishing to distract them from the creeping menace oozing through the myriad channels of power that spread like tentacles across, through and over the body-politic. The IRS is but the first example of Alinsky's theories being put into practice. Congress still has to look hard at the all the other Federal agencies whose corrupted and malignant, party-political power reaches right down to 'Main Street, USA'.
Here are two YouTube extracts from yesterday. The first is 'The Kraut' who, in his usual incisive way cuts to the heart of the matter. The other is an impassioned speech by a Congressman at yesterday's hearings into the IRS which is greeted, incredibly, by a sustained burst of impromptu applause: