The Opposite Ends of Sanity

Obama Video Address: February 21, 2009

At the one end of the “sanity spectrum” we have our President, Barack Obama, who in this week’s video address spelled out the benefits that will be reaped from the recently signed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The President also announced that the Treasury has been instructed to lower taxes which should, by April provide the average family with $65.00 a month more take home pay. Finally, President Obama seems to be listening to the criticisms of former President Bill Clinton, who said earlier this week that Obama needs to communicate more positivity. He ends his address with an assurance that we can get through this crisis.

And now, the President of the United States of America:

Can Someone Get This Man Psychiatric Assistance?

At the other end of the “sanity spectrum” is failed politician Alan Keyes. Keyes was interviewed by a reporter after a pro-life event and had this to say:

Obama is a radical communist, and I think it’s becoming clear, that’s what I told people in Illinois, and now everybody realizes it’s true. He’s going to destroy this country. And we’re either going to stop him, or the United States of America is going to cease to exist.

Is he President of the United States? According to the Constitution, in order to be eligible for president, you have to be a natural born citizen. Uh, he has refused to provide proof that he is, in fact, a natural born citizen and his Kenyan relations say that he was born in Nairobi at a time when his mother was too young to transmit U. S. citizenship. So I’m not even sure he’s President of the United States – no, that’s not a laughing matter, neither are many of our military people now who are going to court to ask the question: “Do we have to obey a man who is not qualified under the Constitution?” We’re in the midst of the greatest crisis this nation has ever seen, and if we don’t stop laughing about it and deal with it, we’re going to find ourselves in the midst of chaos, confusion and civil war. It’s time we started acting like grown-ups. …

Sorry, President… the, the person you call President Obama, and I frankly refuse to call him that, at the moment he is somebody who is kind of an alleged usurper, who is alleged to be someone who is occupying that office without Constitutional warrant to do so…

via A Considered Argument: Alan Keyes, Red Scare Throwback.

So according to Keyes, Obama is a radical communist who must be stopped. How does Mr. Keyes suggest we stop him? He says that the military is questioning whether or not they need to obey President Obama. Is Mr. Keyes advocating a military coup d’etat? If something is not done to stop this “usurper”, we will find ourselves in the midst of civil war. Really?

Alan Keyes is either an Oscar worthy thespian or a man seriously in need of intervention. I am hereby appealing to all those who love Mr. Keyes and are close to him, to intervene at the earliest possible opportunity before he crosses the line from lunatic fringe rhetoric to explicit incite-to-violence calls for government overthrow. Any ordinary citizen without the benefit of Mr. Keyes’ resume, would now be under constant surveillance by the Secret Service. If Mr. Keyes does not get the help  he needs he may soon be making his crazy rants from a jail cell.

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16 thoughts on “The Opposite Ends of Sanity

  1. Maybe the reporter caught Mr. Keyes at the wrong time.

    Mr. Keyes probably just got done giving a power point on how its common practice in America to to stick a poisonous needle in living humans that are fully developed toe nails to teeth.

    Some times they squirm sometimes they don’t.

    Oh, that’s only after 12 weeks.

    Maybe Mr. Keyes was giving a power point about abortions that are later in the pregnancy, abortions that involve arms and heads being cut up.

    I tell you what Rutherford, I’ll email you one of those power points. It will be purely objective with no exaggeration. However, it will involve graphic photos.

    After you get done, lets talk stimulus engineered by an ardent supporter of these murders.

    By the way, I personally watched our 7 week old fetus get pissed off over an internal ultra-sound. Saw it move with my own eyes.

  2. What Keyes said was so funny I started laughing, then I realized he probably meant it and wondered why, or even how he became a politician in the first place. Like, they must must have given someone sort of chance if he failed in the first place! Regardless, that was sickeningly hilarious…or hilariously sickening.

  3. The basic principle of communism is that government is your best friend, your provider, and your God. Government solves your problems and is there to see you succeed. Everything you have is granted by the government, including your rights. And everyone should be on the same level monetarily.

    The constitution states that all people have the right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Not that all people deserve happiness. Not that all people will get happiness. Not even that the government should help people reach happiness. The sole purpose of the government is to protect these rights. Rights that no government can give or take away.

    Barack Obama, like modern Democratic politics, believes that the government is here to protect you in every way possible, form self-esteem to invasion; and in doing so, he embraces the core belief of Communism. By refusing to let someone fail, you refuse to let someone else succeed.

    I won’t try to defend everything Keyes said. I do think it is curious that Obama won’t release some of his birth information. I believe Obama is covering up much of his life, but until proven otherwise, Obama is the President of the United States of America. I have yet to agree with one thing he has done, from using scare tactics to worry us about the economy to waiting four days to sign our urgent bailout bill. Obama has done nothing that I believe will help our nation. But he is still my President.

  4. Solar1:

    The constitution states that all people have the right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

    Just for the record, that’s the Declaration of Independence.

    The basic principle of communism is that government is your best friend, your provider, and your God.

    You’ve never read the Manifesto, have you?

    Not all Big Government is Communism. This is wild hyperbole.

    As to the rest of it … Rutherford, I thought that challenging the President during a time of war was treason. Or has that principle changed now? I wonder …

  5. Addressing Dr. Keyes will, I believe, address President Obama.

    Keyes makes two assertions, draws a conslusion, recommends a direction of actions, and states a specific choice for himself.

    1 – He asserts that Obama is a radical Communist. I believe he is incorrect – in practice – although he might be correct in philosophy. Obama is a Socialist. As it turned out, President Bush was also a Socialist. Well, Bush was worrisome from the beginning.

    2 – He asserts that Obama isn’t a citizen of the United States. In FACT, the documentation to show that Obama is a citizen is dubious ( look that word up, nitwits ) and the Democrat’s brazen scoffing of the idea – as opposed to posting facsimiles of the documents – begs the question rather than answering it.


    3 – He believes that Obama will end the United States as it exists. It is well within the power of the President, any president, to do so. Certainly Rutherford would agree, as he and his are patting themselves on the back for saving the US from Hitler McChimpy Bush. Rah rah rah.

    4 – He recommends a direction of action, opposition to Obama. Opposition takes many forms. I intend to oppose President Obama by co-operating with him. Who is John Galt?

    5 – He states his choice of opposition is to refuse to address him as President, following in the footsteps of thousands of Democrats, many of fame and some even of elected office.

    Here, Dr Keyes and I diverge.

    President Obama is going to be the greatest beneficiary of the “Don’t ask. Don’t tell.” policy in American history. The consequences of discovering that he isn’t a citizen would be so catastrophic, and civil war isn’t out of the question, that I believe that the patriotic course of action is to ignore it as long as possible. When walking the ledge, don’t look down.

    Dr Keyes looked down. He isn’t insane. He’s unnerved and most would be seeing as deeply into that abyss as he does.

    Dr Keyes is stepping right up to the edge of sedition, or Obama and his supporters are, depending on which side wins. He hasn’t managed to step over it, as many Democrats did manage during the last eight years IMHO. We will have to see if he develops a following.

    I see that retail sales actually rose in the last quarter, and that arms dealers ( gun retailers ) report 3 times the usual volume. Hmmm.

    That’s not funny.

  6. I watched the President’s address, all of it.

    Yep. He’s a Socialist. No surprise there.

    In the first 22 seconds he claims that three and a half million Americans will be hired to rebuild the “infrastructure”. He doesn’t say when in this address, although in the ARR ( say it like a pirate ) it isn’t to happen until 2010.

    I’ve got a shovel. Hell, I’ve got 5! Two spades, a scoop, a root cutter, and a ‘snow’ shovel I use for leaves. If I actually see one of those jobs, created by by the ARR act, I’ll let you know.

  7. rigorist…

    If I actually see one of those jobs, created by by the ARR act, I’ll let you know.

    better have your union card

  8. DR, congrats on the ultrasound. I know you must have been thrilled to see your little bambino(a) doing the baby dance in-utero! As for Obama’s stance on partial birth abortions, I think there has been some dispute about that. I don’t know the details but I believe that Obama opposed the Illinois legislation because he believed it to be a way to short-circuit Roe v. Wade. Again, you may have more objective details on this than do I but I really don’t think Obama advocates killing babies who upon delivery are clearly capable of life and I suspect that any assertions otherwise are extremist propaganda.

    To Cute, Chen and Wickle, Keyes is a piece of work ain’t he? And now Senator Shelby of Alabama has made a similar dumbass statement about Obama’s citizenship. It’s a shame that with so much at stake right now, we still have lunatics wasting our time with this.

    But Wickle, you raise an interesting point concerning treason. For the past eight years, many of us have very vocally opposed the programs of George Bush, particularly the Iraq war. I don’t think we were being treasonous. I think that Keyes is safe from charges of treason until he advocates that our military ignore the orders of their Commander-in-Chief. That is where I think he goes over the line. His ambiguous statement that Obama “must be stopped” is also quite troubling.

    I give everyone as much right to oppose the initiatives of Obama to the same degree that I opposed George Bush. But for the record, I NEVER called for military insubordination or assassination.

  9. Dr Keyes looked down. He isn’t insane. He’s unnerved and most would be seeing as deeply into that abyss as he does.

    Rigorist, Keyes looks down from the first floor of a building and sees a 60 story drop. The man is either overly reliant on hyperbole or is he is truly delusional.

    As for unrest due to the economy, America is hardly alone in this.

  10. I’m almost ashamed to admit this – I actually voted for Alan Keyes once before I had figured out he was such a loose cannon. In seems like it was in a Republican primary, if memory serves. However, on certain subjects as an orator, Keyes was at one time quite good.

    No more ashamed to say that I was once a Ron Paul fan, until I figured out he’s a blatant anti-Semite. And like Keyes, I still find some of Paul’s opinions pretty sound.

    There’s a fine line between genius and insanity, I suppose.

    And I would like Obama to now unseal his records concerning his academics and his selective service registration. That also would end the dumb questioning of the birth certificate fiasco.

    “R” – you didn’t answer my question on the last thread about the “black identity.” Give me an answer someday when you get the chance. I would be interested in your opinion.

  11. Rutherford?

    Are you thinking that Conservatives would ‘unrest due to the economy’? Ridiculous. That wouldn’t be the issue.

    We are alien to each other. Our values, priorities, in some cases even the words we, use despite sounding identical, are utterly different.

    With a nod to Wickle, it is good to see that we agree on the definitions of sedition and treason, isn’t it?

    To me, Dr Keyes sounds reasonable, if overwrought, and Obama seems glassy-eyed and drooling mad. What sort of man, whose back hurts carrying a load, amputates his feet to fix it?

    That analogy doesn’t make any sense to you does it? Of course it doesn’t. We’re alien to each other.

    As I understand you, you believe that hard work ought to be rewarded and the problem is too many people not honestly working hard. If honest work is offered, then people will work hard and the world will be better for it. Eliminate the greedy parasites and the problems will pretty much vanish.

    You believe that people are generally good.

    How close am I?

    Tex, by clicking the link in comment #4, you will find you weren’t alone in your support of Keyes. I used to comment as Ecclesiastes until Rutherford was generous enough to offer me an opportunity to blog here.

  12. “R” – you didn’t answer my question on the last thread about the “black identity.” Give me an answer someday when you get the chance. I would be interested in your opinion.

    I was a bit under the weather last night and didn’t address comments as thoroughly as usual. Your answer awaits you in the previous thread.

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