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The Truth Hurts

by Jeff Mosiman

This has been a rough spring and family issues have taken the forefront as they must; however, it is now time to reenter the game and express my opinions on our society as a whole.

Recently in my home town a billboard appeared that drew national attention comparing Obama to Hitler and Lenin. It compared National, Marxist and Democratic socialism with the slogan: “Radical leaders prey on the fearful and native.”  While it has drawn harsh reviews from some, the truth hurts.  In his own words, President Obama claims he sought out those of the radical left, “To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist Professors and the structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets. We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets. At night, in the dorms, we discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism, and patriarchy. When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpet or set our stereos so loud that the walls began to shake, we were resisting bourgeois society’s stifling constraints. We weren’t indifferent or careless or insecure. We were alienated.”  These are not my words, but his.

So we have the Tea Party of North Iowa presenting a billboard that correctly applies those words President Obama used to describe his youthful development towards his current state of mind and somehow the national Tea Party and the Iowa chapter are incensed.  How can this be?  They believe in a limited government, George Mason’s Bill of Rights that guaranteed our freedoms, the ability of political discourse within the public discussions and now they fain outrage when one group does just what they claim to support.  Well if they cannot take the heat, get out of the kitchen.  Students today have no concept of our history, just as the left would have it.  Our society has replaced God with government for moral support and the social underpinnings that hold our society together.  The government has butted into scholastic teachings and now we have a society that cannot site the five parts of the First Amendment or know the meaning of our July 4th (Jay Leno show…very sad).  If the National Tea Party truly intends to gain a foothold in the political minefield that we have created, they better be prepared to tell the truth regardless of the pain.  For this is the last hope of freedom and if our experiment fails, so too does the hope of man.

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  • Teresa July 15, 2010 at 7:54 PM

    The truth hurts. The truth is the best thing to say regardless of how much it hurts. It exposes lies and hopefully ends the cycle of that lie/lies spreading. I think that it is great that the billboard was posted. The billboard exposes Obama for who really is– a Marxist.

  • John Carey July 15, 2010 at 9:43 PM

    I think what people find so offensive about this billboard is the comparison of Obama with one of history's most notorious murderers. Now I personally am not making that comparison and I think it is irresponsible to do so. Hitler was a mass murderer that committed horrible crimes against humanity. Lenin was an opportunist that ushered Marxism into a Russia during a time of great upheaval in that country. Barack Obama is not a mass murderer; however he is an opportunist that embraces many Marxist principles. He admits as much in his own book. Additionally a recent poll stated that 55 percent of Americans believe the label of socialist is appropriate for Obama.

    So the concern of the Tea Party group is legitimate, however the billboard was not. All the billboard did was play into the left's hand and gave them more ammunition to depict a legitimate movement as nothing more than a bunch of fringe extremists and this damages the conservative cause. We do not need to stoop to these gimmick tactics to beat the left. We have the truth and facts on our side. They're already losing the debate, why shoot ourselves in our foot.

  • Teresa July 16, 2010 at 4:59 AM

    As far as the truth I really was referring to his ideology and how close it mirrors those of both Hitler and Lenin. Take away the mass murders and you have Obama. Plus, Obama is EVIL and you just never know. I mean, I would rather wake people up before it became too late.

  • Teresa July 16, 2010 at 5:01 AM

    Meant to say Stalin. Sorry brain's a little fried, just started a new job.

  • Jeff Mosiman July 16, 2010 at 5:29 AM

    Thanks for the input Teresa. The murderers of Mao, Stalin and Hitler cannot be compared with anybody in history including our president, but the underlying theme of a government run economic system is there. According to Congressman Michele Backamnn, the government now has direct control over 51% of the economy. Marxism is the direct control and management over public sector for the benefit of the larger public in general. Communism is simply the next step that includes ownership as in Russia, China & Venezuela. We own GM and a percentage of Chrysler….communism here we come.

    As far as the billboard I think it hit a homerun. It was a national talking piece and got the left up in arms and ready to fight. The local meeting place of the North Iowa Tea Party had even received death threats according to the local news. Now that is tolerant behavior considering the compared Bush to Hitler and President Bush said they had that right. What’s more is it showed the left for who they really are….unyielding, narrow minded, self aggrandizing, anti-free market capitalist and bigoted individuals who cannot stand to have the light cast upon their true nature. I am sure that is not the last of this fight to reset proper definitions with the political arena.

  • John Carey July 16, 2010 at 5:31 AM

    That's ok Teresa. I 100 percent agree with you on the truth issue. I just think we can better sell our message using smarter tactic. Is the new job a good thing?

  • Trestin July 16, 2010 at 5:47 AM

    I could go either way. While his political ideas are similar, he has not committed acts of mass murder, as did they.

  • Teresa July 16, 2010 at 12:51 PM

    Thanks for asking John. Its good, but I'm not used to such extreme manual labor- landscaping and weed wacking hills- just hard on the body.

    Have a great weekend! 🙂

  • John Carey July 16, 2010 at 9:11 PM

    Have a great weekend Teresa.