Barack Obama, Our Insurgent President

Watching President Obama’s 2012 campaign manager Jim Messina outline his re-election strategy left me as a patriotic American outraged, offended and confused.

First the outrage.

This feeling can be attributed to Messina’s use of the word “insurgent” to describe Obama’s re-election campaign.

“We have to act like an insurgent campaign that wakes up every single day trying to get every single vote we can.”

Does Mr. Messina actually realize the message he is sending by using the phrase “act like an insurgent campaign?”

Apparently not.

Perhaps he should have consulted Webster’s for the definition of “insurgent,” and since he didn’t, I did.

Definition of INSURGENT

1 : a person who revolts against civil authority or an established
government; especially : a rebel not recognized as a belligerent

2 : one who acts contrary to the policies and decisions of one’s own political party

Then, I was offended.

For according to the definition of insurgent, President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign will be revolting against civil authority or an established government, because that is what insurgents do, or at least what Mr. Webster said they do in order to proudly call themselves insurgents.

So one must ask the question, does “acting like an insurgent campaign” mean President
Obama plans on taking over Congress, the Supreme Court, state governments, the
press, and the military?

He already controls the Executive Branch of the Federal Government, so as an insurgent
doesn’t his team need to lead a revolt against an “established government” or
those parts of government they do not already control?

Then, as part of revolting against civil authority does Obama plan on canceling the 2012 election and declaring himself a dictator or king?

After all, insurgents are known for acting unpredictably that is why they call themselves
insurgents as opposed to president, prime minister or senator.

Now here comes the confusion.

As stated in Webster’s definition #2, insurgent means Obama must act contrary to the policies and decisions of one’s own political party.

Could this mean that Obama is planning on switching parties and running for re-election in 2012 as a Republican?

Perhaps this is good news because the Republicans right now don’t seem to have anybody
who can defeat him according to the latest polls.

And, if Obama acts like an insurgent according to the definition which is contrary to the policies and decisions of one’s own political party, that means for 2012 he plans on accepting Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget plan for reducing the deficit, lifting all the oil drilling moratoriums, reducing government regulations and thus throwing this nation a life preserver so we can continue as the greatest nation on earth, as opposed to a nation
drowning in its debt.

So now if the Republicans have a surprise candidate for 2012, that means the Democrats
need to find someone who can run on and defend the Obama administration’s
record with the highest deficits in our history, high unemployment, slow
growth, high gas and food prices, and an additional war that Obama did not

Can you think of anyone in the Democrat Party who is willing to defend that record?

No wonder President Obama wants to run as an insurgent in 2012.

6 thoughts on “Barack Obama, Our Insurgent President

  1. Messina’s quote: “We have to act not like an incumbent. We have to act like an insurgent campaign that wakes up every single day trying to get every single vote that we can.”

    Isn’t he just comparing the typical attitude of an incumbent with the tireless, hard pressing nature of an insurgent? If he had said their campaign needs to be “hungry like a wolf”, would he then be criticized for being wolf-like preying on weak animals and howling at the moon?

  2. Messina saying they need to be “like an insurgent campaign” doesn’t make them insurgents. In the same way that the bible saying Jesus will come “like a thief in the night” doesn’t make Jesus a thief.

    I actually give credit to Messina for using the word “insurgents”. Knowing full-well that the press would latch on to it and in the end, even a non-news watching person like myself would end up hearing about this story.

  3. Obama was indoctrinated to be an insurgent from childhood and what is a community organizer if not an insurgent? His Communist parents and mentors, friends like Bill Ayres and certainly his czars are all insugents in the sense of wanting to overthrow our Constitutional Republic, So, it is natural for his manager to use the word. In a fair election in 2012 any Republican should be able to win handily given the abysmal record of the Insurgent incumbent. “Fair” is the hard part as insurgents are prone to fraud.

  4. Firstly, it would seem that you don’t understand how dictionaries work. Words are not defined with various meanings, each and every one of which is appropriate in each use. Words are used in the sense of only a single one of the listed meanings, depending upon context. And in the context you quoted, the usage is obviously and explicitly that of the second meaning.

    Secondly, you seem to be laboring under the misconception that the word “satire” is synonymous with the word “hate.” It is not.

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