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Obamas Lead Blocker - Lawrence Lessig, Deflecting Blame For Failures of the One.

Its that pesky “fund raising” Congress.   All dependent on money to campaign for re-election, the addiction to money has driven the Congress into the arms of the evilllllllllllllllllllllll corporate interests.  This has led to stalemate and inaction on the agenda of  Barack Obama, the focus of Lawrence Lessig’s cultist aspirations all bound up in a “transformational President” who has lost his way. All because he has dialed back his march forward in his attempts to triangulate the reality of American cultural political beliefs.

Lessig, careful to re-iterate his worship of the One, now focuses on the Congress as a whole.   What you and I see as an instrument that stands as a barrier to the tyranny of the majority (their proclaimed “Progressive” , ne Marxist, Socialist, Communist agenda) depending on which side of Obama’s tree of worshippers you sit on. In Lessig’s own words:

We should remember what it felt like one year ago, as the ability to recall it emotionally will pass and it is an emotional memory as much as anything else. It was a moment rare in a democracy’s history. The feeling was palpable–to supporters and opponents alike–that something important had happened. America had elected, the young candidate promised, a transformational president. And wrapped in a campaign that had produced the biggest influx of new voters and small-dollar contributions in a generation, the claim seemed credible, almost intoxicating, and just in time.

Yet a year into the presidency of Barack Obama, it is already clear that this administration is an opportunity missed. Not because it is too conservative. Not because it is too liberal. But because it is too conventional. Obama has given up the rhetoric of his early campaign–a campaign that promised to “challenge the broken system in Washington” and to “fundamentally change the way Washington works.” Indeed, “fundamental change” is no longer even a hint.

No, it is not Democracy that has led to this stalemate, it is a corrupt and ineffective Congress.  Lessig rails about the corrupting influence of the millions of dollars the Congress takes from interests they have to preside over.  Funny though, he cannot connect the same dots to the $650 million dollars poured into the Obama campaign by every leftist constituency and Union existant in the U.S..  He strains credulity by ignoring the millions, no hundreds of millions poured into Obama’s campaign by George Soros and his gang and the Unions (albeit in small amounts). Not very astute reasoning from a Harvard Law Professor, but then, that is something you rarely find from any Professor these days.

Do not be mislead by the attempt by Lessig to deflect attention for the failures of Obama. At his new cause “Fix Congress First“. He is clearly leading the charge to try to clear the field for his hero – the “transformational” One.  Since they are so incompetent at governing, Lessig wants to drag the disaffected left that has lost faith in the One onto another front where they will either fight another important battle tearing apart the very constitutional structures that protect us from tyranny or at least be distracted enough in that fight to become less of a threat to the One himself.  It is truly Socialist theater on a grand scale.

The left is desperately holding onto the dream that their erosion of liberty and critical thinking skills imposed through academia and “community organizing” had finally brought them to the tipping point that is their holy grail.  Their frustration is papable, but their discipline is to be admired.  They are not giving up, they are just redesigning the battle mid stream in order to try to distract the rest of us into thinking they have retreated into their typical somnambulism.

Even more laughable is Lessig’s approach.  What is it you say?  He wants to call a Constitutional Convention to bring forth the necessary amendments to “reform the Constitution”.  Most specifically, this one amendment that re-instates the letter and spirit of McCain Feingold and, oh, places oversight of matters specifically related to campaign speech into the hands of and “independent commission” (perhaps one formed by Obama’s Executive Order, like the Fiscal Responsibility Commission he is in the process of organizing?).  It is so nice when elitists want to unburden us from having to understand our liberties and our responsibilities in preserving and protecting them,  While the Tea Party movement calls for a return to “Constitutional Government” , Lessig attempts to de-legitimize that very same Constitution.  All to preserve an advantage they think Obama made exclusive to Democrat politics, the ability to capture millions of small donors. If you are shocked or surprised, you just have not been paying attention.

They are returning to their <b>revolutionary roots</b> in order to refresh their preferred <b>evolutionary process</b> towards the de-construction, destruction and elimination of all those pesky freedoms laid bare by Jefferson, Madison, Adams et al.  What they seek is total excavation of the premises underpinning the document that has been the single most powerful disinfectant against tyranny ever revealed in the history of man.  You just cannot get to  (the) One(‘s) World Government Nirvana any other way, they know it.  They will do it any way they can, subtly, slowly, evolutionary, revolutionary, seemingly legitimately, if they can.  Their goal, in and of itself makes their passion and mission illegitimate in all respects.  They will take the one amendment, and any of the others that fosters their vision,  that may magically appear from a Constitutional Convention, although I cannot believe they really believe it other than a fools errand for themselves at this time.  That has never stopped them before, but it seems as rather tilting at windmills or desperate distraction otherwise.  In one last clue to his bias in the matter, he states the amendments are needed to “insure that reform survives the Roberts Court”.

This change requires extra vigilance on the part of conservatives and constitutionalists everywhere.  Fueld by desperation, if this new strategy should fail them, how far behind it can a return to the violence of the romanticized revolution so addicting to the likes of Bill Ayers?

crossposted at The 41Vote.

<b>PS –  I decided to look up the whois for “Fix Congress First”.  Not surpisingly, it is Blue State Digital, none other than the technology managers for Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign. </b>