Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Imaginary radios and magic hankies

Written By: Bob - Oct• 05•12

Poor, desperate leftists.

They tried to claim President Bush was being coached through an earpiece during his first debate with John Kerry in 2004. Now they’re attempted to claim that Mitt Romney had a cheat sheet on his podium during his drubbing of Barack Obama in the most one-sided Presidential debate in decades.

These are interesting claims.

The explanation for bulging jacket on a serving President standing in place for 90 minutes in public during two wars was painfully obvious. The trauma plate on Bush’s body armor printed during this 2004 debate with John Kerry as the result of a poorly lined suit jacket that failed to cover up the body armor, a mistake the Secret Service has since rectified. Bush exhibited no earpiece, of course, because one never existed.

This time around, desperate leftists are pushing the excuse that Mitt Romney’s destruction of Barack Obama was the result of a “cheat sheet.”

Like the phantom radio instructing Bush, liberals want and need to believe that it was a “magic hanky” that resulted in their candidate being undone.

These spurious claims are psychological defense mechanisms, of course. Progressive psychology assumes their own innate superiority over any other beliefs, and they reinforce those beliefs by a number of methods that lead them to exist in an artificial community-based reality.

When forced to deal with outside threats to that reality they lash out and retreat. In instances where their reality is strongly challenged and there is no room to retreat, the inadequacies of their beliefs can never be admitted. Excuses must be found. The fable of Romney’s cheat sheet meets that psychological need.

Much like Scientology, progressive thought cannot take honest criticism, and instead must seek to discredit any legitimate threat to their beliefs without actually examining their beliefs for deficiencies.

By creating imaginary radios and magic hankies, progressives scapegoat a non-existent talisman of sorcery (for lack of a better term) instead of dealing with the traumatic possibility that their world view is one of fantasy, easily deflated by someone armed with the facts.

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