Liberals the world round are celebrating today because the American electorate proved just stupid enough to fall for Barack Obama a second time.
That means the leash is off the lion.
“This is my last election. … After my election I have more flexibility,” Obama told Russia’s Dmitry Medvedev earlier this year.
And he’s right.
During his first term, even with a Republican majority in the House of Representatives, Obama has gotten away with circumventing the Constitution, unilaterally granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, violating the rights of religious institutions and businesses, targeting conservatives for harassment by the IRS and other agencies, and countless other abuses of power.
He has used his overseas lackeys to surreptitiously overthrow governments and threaten the balance of power in the Mideast, he has ignored the threat of Iran, weakened our military, abandoned our allies, coddled our enemies and, in Benghazi, literally gotten away with murder.
He has turned our country from a world leader to a nation of feeble-minded dependents, and he is poised to greatly expand the quiet genocide of the abortion industry and install gay marriage as the new norm.
He has ignored and even worsened our economic problems, allowing a real unemployment rate of more than 14 percent to linger for years while dogmatically pushing for higher taxes on job producers and working to shut down the coal and oil industries, and wasting taxpayer money on snake-oil alternative energy schemes.
And he did all these things while feeling constrained by the need to win re-election from a population that has suffered through the worst economy since the Depression and that should have had the self-respect to throw out the bum most responsible for it.
Instead, the electorate — just enough of the voters — demonstrated they have rocks between their ears.
When Obama went around Congress and the constitutional separation of powers by proposing, passing and signing the Dream Act by himself without involving the Legislative Branch, he effectively crowned himself a king.
Now that he’s past that pesky re-election, the smart money says he’s itching to take that crown for a test drive.
There was little holding Obama back before, now he must be thinking there’s nothing to slow him down.
Prepare to see, at last, the real Obama.
But there is something to slow him down. That’s you and me.
While the temptation to give in to despair and withdraw is great, this sham of an election should be a clarion call to conservatives to get even more involved in politics than ever.
We cannot afford any longer to take it easy and content ourselves with being consigned to the sidelines of politics by a middle-to-left political and media establishment. We can no longer take the high ground while liberals drag the country through the mud.
We can no longer afford to just talk and persuade, we must do, we must get involved if we aren’t already, by harassing liberal politicians and journalists, by mobbing liberals the way they mob us, and most importantly by running for office.
While we should not advocate violence, we must be prepared, if it comes to that, to engage in passive or even active resistance.
The lion is off the leash, so we must take up our political spears and become hunters.