Sleepwalking is a disorder characterized by walking or other activities while seemingly still asleep.
Yesterday I was talking to a few friends that were frustrated with their friends or family members who were still supporting President Obama. They couldn’t understand that with an economy so bad and policies that are so anti-America and anti-capitalism, why their friends or loved ones were still blindly hoping for something that simply wasn’t going to happen with this President or congress.
Now some people will refer to these types of supporters as “Kool-Aide” drinkers, or “Obama Zombies.” I personally don’t think it’s that easy to categorize them as such. I believe there is a large segment of society that is simply going through the motions. They are trying to hold on to something that does not exist. They want to see the best in people and when people act in a manner that contradicts this position, it becomes a safer place to ignore those actions and press on with life pretending things are still moving in the right direction. I call these people political sleepwalkers.
Political sleepwalkers are not necessarily bad people with bad intentions. They are folks that for one reason or another refuse to see reality as it is. They see reality as they believe it is and walk through life asleep going through the motions. In their reality, they believe economically speaking that the worst is behind us, even though in our reality economic numbers and data show us that we could be in for a very rocky ride. In their reality costs will go down under Obamacare and most people will be covered by a plan, while in our reality Obamacare is beginning the reveal just the opposite. In their reality humanity is a contributing factor in global warming, while in our reality climategate has blown the lid off of the global warming hoax.
So as you can see political sleepwalkers are living in a much different reality than you or I exist in. They tune into news that supports their reality and ignore factors that contradict. As I was looking at the latest polling numbers for the President, I couldn’t believe he is still in the high forties for an approval rating. How can this be when only 20 percent call themselves liberal? The only explanation I can come up with is that there are a large number of political sleepwalkers refusing to wake up. Why are they refusing to wake up? Too be honest with you I’m not quite sure. Maybe the truth is a tough pill to swallow and by remaining in their reality they never have to deal with it. Maybe they simply don’t want to admit they were wrong when they bought into the whole hope and change thing or maybe the MSM has a great deal to do with it by ignoring stories that might place the Obama administration under the spotlight. There could be a countless number of reasons for not waking up.
So what is the answer? Once again I’m not sure. The only thing I am sure of is that we need to find a way to wake these sleepwalkers up. I think this is going to take a grassroots efforts; one voter at a time. We need to continue to point out the lies and misrepresentation of the truth that the left continues spew. We need to wake the Republican party up and tell them the time is now to take a stand; to stop being afraid of alienating a segment of the population that will never support them. Kagan is a good example. She is a far left activist who has no place on the highest court in the land. The Republicans need to filibuster her and stand by the Constitution; it’s that simple. I think acts like this will help wake up the sleepwalkers, but the problem is getting the Republicans to act.
I suggest writing the RNC or your elected official. They need to know that there is support for taking a stand on principles and that they won’t be committing political suicide. We need to start playing the game better than the liberals, and we need to start now.
Liberty forever, freedom for all!