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Political Sleepwalkers

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!


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  • The Born Again American July 9, 2010 at 3:45 AM

    You and I are sleep deprived because we can't rest while theese sleepwalkers still roam this great land… Perhaps we should carry "Super-Soakers" and just blast them in the face with a stream of water…

  • John Carey July 9, 2010 at 5:22 AM

    We need something BO to wake them up. If a super-soaker that is loaded with political realities(that's for Larry)is what it will take, then so be it.

    Thanks for the comments.

  • Trestin July 9, 2010 at 9:37 AM

    Since health-care the Republicans in congress have offered little if any resistance. I'm not sure they will do much if Obama goes around them with executive orders after November. I think you are right that the states will have to much of the fighting.

  • USAWatchmen July 9, 2010 at 6:00 PM

    Nice post. I've been trying to explain this phenomenon to people, and I think you have done an excellent job. They say you're not supposed to wake up sleepwalkers, well NOT in this case.

  • Gorges Smythe July 9, 2010 at 7:45 PM

    These sleep-walkers will NEVER wake up, and the key is in your post, "Maybe the truth is a tough pill to swallow and by remaining in their reality they never have to deal with it."

  • Randy-g July 9, 2010 at 7:57 PM

    I think you nailed it Mr. Smythe, these folks are sound asleep…..Great post John!

  • John Carey July 9, 2010 at 9:40 PM

    For some reason Trestin the Republicans appear to be afraid to stand up against these terrible policies. My guess is that they fear alienating a segment of the public that will never support them. I say they need to paint the difference with bold colors.

  • John Carey July 9, 2010 at 9:41 PM

    Thanks for the comments USA. I agree that we must do what ever it takes to wake these sleepwalkers up.

  • John Carey July 9, 2010 at 9:44 PM

    You might be right GS and Randy, but I believe we can get through to some of them. We have to try; I'm just not sure it will matter.

    Thanks for stopping by guys.

  • Matt July 9, 2010 at 11:46 PM

    Well said John. I can find no fault with your theory. We can only hope that not too many of these folks sleepwalk themselves to the polls in November.

  • John Carey July 10, 2010 at 7:16 AM

    Thanks Matt. We need to bombard them with the truth and discredit the lies of the left and MSM. I think we are moving in the right direction.