(Andrews isn’t known for his subtlety – promoted by Colorado Pols)
I was stunned by this Facebook message from former Colorado Senate President John Andrews. Where does this rhetoric logically end?
Date: Fri, Jul 3, 2009 at 6:26 PM
Subject: “Backbone Americans” sent you a message on Facebook…
John Andrews sent a message to the members of Backbone Americans.
Subject: Unbeliever in the White House
July 4, 2009, finds me filled with positive patriotism as always, but with a shadow of concern. Our country has had the occasional president who did not believe in the truths of the Declaration or the restraints of the Constitution. But we have never had one who did not believe in the essential goodness of America itself. In Barack Obama, sadly, we now have a president who is an unbeliever of all three.
I am confident we will defeat him and survive him. Yet this is a somber Independence Day for me, because of the grave danger Obama and his personality cult and his socialist agenda pose to this land we love. With this bad man in power, Americans face a new and deadly challenge to our ideals. Let us rise to the occasion.
Host, Backbone Radio
Director, Centennial Institute
Former Colorado Senate President
That’s the whole message. I don’t know what he means by Obama “not believ[ing] in the essential goodness of America,” I assume it’s baseless Rush Limbaugh clap-trap. I’m fairly sure that George W. Bush cared far less for the “restraints of the Constitution” than Bush does, more unsupportable nonsense. We’ve all heard about Obama’s “personality cult” and “socialist agenda” from our Tea Party friends. And Andrews is certainly not the first person to call Barack Obama a “bad man.”
But a “deadly challenge” to our ideals? Since Andrews wasn’t trying to use metaphor anywhere else in the message, do you think he was here? Or does he really believe Obama represents a “deadly challenge” to American ideals? And if so, what do the “truths of the Declaration” say you’re supposed to do about that?
Where does this stop being flowery prose and become…incitement? I’m not saying Andrews is committing a crime, but this rhetoric seems very irresponsible coming from an elected official.