Friday, November 29, 2013

GAMES OBAMA PLAYS by David Kupelian

“This isn’t some damn game!”
That was House Speaker John Boehner’s angry reaction to a senior Obama administration official who had boasted, “We are winning. … It doesn’t really matter to us [how long the government shutdown lasts] because what matters is the end result.”
But despite Boehner’s understandable frustration, a “damn game” is precisely what it was.
Just as with the president’s serial “if-you-like-your-policy-you-can-keep-it-period” Obamacare lies, his actions during last month’s government “shutdown” – you know, barring 80- to-90-year-old World War II veterans in wheelchairs from their own memorial, blocking highway turnouts so sightseers couldn’t gaze up at Mt. Rushmore, threatening to arrest Catholic priests if they conducted Mass on military bases – are all part of a carefully calculated, high-stakes game.
In fact, a close and honest examination reveals that Americans have been living through an extended era of games being played on them – not just in fraudulently imposing Obamacare and staging a government “shutdown,” but nonstop, throughout the course of the entire Obama presidency.
‘Divide and Conquer’
During the 1960s, one of the hottest nonfiction books was Eric Berne’s “Games People Play,” which sold more than 5 million copies in 20 languages and spent 100 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.
Berne, a psychiatrist, analyzed manipulative social interactions as “games,” which he defined as a series of “ulterior transactions progressing to a well-defined, predictable outcome.” By “ulterior,” Berne was referring to the game-player’s “concealed motivation.”
According to the official Eric Berne website, set up by the late author’s family:
One can think of a game as a series of interactions (words, body language, facial expressions, etc.) between two or more people that follow a predictable pattern. The interactions ultimately progress to an outcome in which one individual obtains a “payoff” or “goal.”
Berne assigned humorous names to the many hidden games people play with each other, such as “If It Weren’t for You,” “See What You Made Me Do” and “Now I’ve Got You, You Son of a Bitch.”
But consider now the macrocosm of power politics in today’s America, where we were recently treated to a big game of chicken called “Shut Down the Government,” enabled by two other standard leftist games – “Make It Hurt” and “Blame the Republicans.”
Indeed, “Blame the Republicans” is a game designed to serve a major long-term strategy called “Fracture the Republican Party,” a leftist version of the ancient war strategy of “Divide and Conquer.”
If left-wing political games sound a little like war, that’s because they are a form of war.
But let’s start at the beginning.
Games, especially team sports, have always been mock battles. There are playing fields instead of battlefields, but the object is always to win – to use superior numbers, force and speed, and to employ brilliant strategies and tactics, especially deception (fake handoffs in football, head fakes in basketball) – to defeat the adversary. As Sun Tzu said, “War is deception.”
In the most fundamental sense, someone who is deceiving, lying and pretending all the time is playing games – always tricking, always misdirecting, always seeking unfair advantage. Thus it is that for Barack Obama, whose modus operandi is always to conceal his true motives and designs, everything is by definition a game. And a war.
The Obama games
Let’s survey a quick sampling of the games Obama plays:
Game: ‘Health-care Reform’
Stated purpose: “Comprehensive reforms that improve access to affordable health coverage for everyone and protect consumers from abusive insurance company practices.”
Actual purpose: Massive takeover of one-sixth of the entire U.S. economy and ultimately the establishment (through Obamacare’s intentional and inevitable destruction of private health insurance) of a true “single-payer” system – that is, socialized medicine.
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