From Obama Thinks Your Speech Is Illegitimate by Sonny Bunch:
If you disagree with the Obama machine, they will attempt to destroy you: they will demonize and smear and work to make your opinion illegitimate and outside the bounds of normal discussion. Obama’s allies work to destroy the lives of those who oppose him and his policies because their opposition is simply illegitimate. Candidate Obama was limited to normal tools like nasty letters and threats of lawsuits. President Obama, meanwhile, has a federal government staffed with people sympathetic to his demeanor and policy positions.
This presumption of illegitimacy is why Obama’s most ardent flunkies, like dinner guest Andrew Sullivan, claim they are “genuinely baffled” by outrage over the IRS targeting conservative groups for special scrutiny. Obama has told us that these groups are illegitimate! And if they’re illegitimate, they must be stopped! And if they must be stopped, well, what’s wrong with the IRS target the president’s political enemies? It’s easy, if terrifying, to understand how this runaway train of illogic gets rolling.
Meanwhile, no one should be surprised that Obama’s DOJ is waging war on Fox News. We have been told, repeatedly, that the Obama administration doesn’t consider them a news organization. As the Los Angeles Times noted back in 2009, then-White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel “said on CNN that Fox News isn’t even a news organization” and Obama adviser David Axelrod “told ABC that Fox News is ‘really not news. … Other news organizations like yours ought not to treat them that way. We’re not going to treat them that way.’”
I spent over twenty years as a liberal yellow-dog Democrat. I supported all the
right left causes and candidates. I didn’t need to do any research because on election days I just checked off all the Democrats on the ballot. I volunteered at the local Democratic headquarters. I attended the meetings of the local Democratic committee. I walked precincts. I attended anti-war protests.
So imagine my surprise when I was informed in the Spring of 2008 that I was really a Racist Republican Ratfucker™! I was supporting Hillary Clinton because I considered her the best candidate running. I was shocked to discover that she wasn’t trying to win, she was trying to “kneecap” Barack Obama so that John McCain could win. That’s right, Hillary was really a Racist Republican Ratfucker™ too!
It was nothing personal. That’s just how Obamanation rolls.