Mark Perry’s listing of pithy, cogent and insightful aphorisms by political commentator H. L. Mencken got me to thinking about one of them in particular: “Democracy … is a religion. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses.”
A large portion of that research was based on Trevor Loudon’s “Barack Obama and the Enemies Within” and I was drawn back to it thanks to Mencken’s remarkable foresight. Jim Simpson wrote the Forward for Loudon’s book, noting that,
Trevor, I and many other commentators, were very concerned about a potential Obama Presidency, and that concern drove our collective efforts to alert the voting public. Unfortunately, these efforts were insufficient to overcome the American press’ tidal wave of deception, misinformation and fact suppression that allowed Obama to get elected…
It was Trevor Loudon who first exposed the Obama administration’s “Green Jobs Czar,” Van Jones, as a self-described communist, leading to Jones’ expulsion from the White House.
It was Trevor who exposed Obama’s early membership in the New Party, a communist spin-off group.
At the conclusion of my article, in an attempt to summarize all that I had discovered and uncovered, I found a nearly perfect quote from Mark Hendrickson at Forbes magazine, who characterized Obama as
an interventionist, corporatist, statist, Big Government progressive, free-market-hating control freak who favors economic policies of a Marxist-Leninist flavor.
In looking at that quote now, with the benefit of watching events unfold since then, I now find that Obama may safely also be characterized as a “jackal worshipped by jackasses.”