Celebrity Samuel Jackson continues to be quoted by a media enamored with his political acumen. It was Jackson, if you remember, who unabashedly admitted that he voted for Obama because he was black, “…Cause that’s why other folks vote for other people”. His honesty was admired by the media as strongly as his ignorance was ignored. Sadly, his vacuous reasoning continues to be a media favorite.
Jackson recently proclaimed: “Michelle is Superwoman. What can’t she do?…She can be on the Supreme Court and anywhere else she wants. She can be the president. She’s history and she’ll stay history because she is so amazingly smart and together.” The basis for this acute assessment is wishful thinking, the driving force behind much of liberal progressivism. The media loves it because they, too, believe it.
If you think that Jackson’s rave is just one celebrity’s nonsensical blather, you are mistaken. According to a survey done by Public Policy Polling, Mrs. Obama leads over Sen. Mark Kirk 51 to 40 percent, should she choose to challenge Kirk in 2016 for an Illinois senate seat. Repetition of Michelle’s imaginary accomplishments is working as it did for her husband.
Before anyone heard of junior Senator Barack Obama and before he accomplished anything, his superior intelligence and presidential qualifications were repeated as fact by liberal progressives. These “elites” treat anyone who shares their views as intelligent, and one preaching those views is automatically considered “superior”. Such is the self-absorption of progressives and they are now using the same repetition tactic to advance Michelle.
And why not? The public is still susceptible to it. By aggressively and loudly stating views while shouting down and demeaning anyone who disagrees, progressives have cowed the silent majority into submissiveness. When the progressive view is the only view the media treats positively, people begin to believe it is the right view. People naturally want to be on the winning side and when progressives claim often enough to be winning, it becomes accepted.
As with so many other forced “isms” throughout history, progressivism will not last. Unfortunately, it has already damaged the country beyond repair. Maybe superwoman Michelle will save us. Samuel Jackson certainly thinks she can, and he should know. Right?
David J. Hentosh