- - Wednesday, August 11, 2010

As leftists gain confidence with their stranglehold on Congress, the media and the White House, it is getting easier all the time to identify their suicidal tendencies. Common-sense Americans are increasingly waking up to the Obama fan club that hates entrepreneurialism, capitalism and the American Dream of excellence. Listen to Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Howard Dean, Bill Maher, Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, Joy Behar or President Obama, et al. for but a few moments, if you can stomach them, and their mantra is nothing less than putridly anti-individualism, anti-independence, anti-productivity, anti-logic and anti-common sense. I’m surprised Hugo Chavez hasn’t invited them to move in yet.

Thank God for the First Amendment, for the freedom to express oneself is the freedom to know where they stand, and the clear and present platform of the left is contrary to everything that made this country great.

I find it painfully disheartening that the United States of America voted for Barack Hussein Obama, the leftist community organizer, in a time following the horrors of Sept. 11, 2001. Would America have voted for a clueless, inexperienced man with an anti-American voting record with the name Adolf, Eichmann or Stalin following World War II? I think not.

It is unfathomable to me that such support exists for a man who was raised and abandoned by avowed Marxist parents, whose mentor was a self-avowed Marxist, who studied and preached Marxism and communism, who attended a radical, America-hating church led by a radical America-hating pastor, who had this radical, America-hating pastor baptize his children and marry him and his wife, who has appointed as czars a gang of flagrant communists, Marxists, socialists and America-hating, capitalism-hating, U.S. Constitution-hating radicals, who associated regularly with convicted homegrown terrorists and 1960s radicals and other such egregious violations. I ask, how can this be?

The left cannot get it right and has never gotten it right. Their war on poverty is a dismal failure, succeeding only in enslaving an entire subclass of hopeless whiners who think that bling-bling, dope and booze are the three food groups.

Their mindless shoveling of massive barges overflowing with cash at the American education system has produced the dumbest group of dropouts in the history of mankind who can neither read, write, talk, spell or groom themselves. Motor City Breakdown, anyone?

When you listen to their ravings about what the government must do for the poor and helpless among us, virtually guaranteeing poverty and helplessness forever, the corrupt, arrogant bureaucrats cannot fathom why anyone would want to know where the money will come from or where it will be spent. As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is so famous for saying, we don’t need to know what is in the bill, just sign it and we might tell you later. Unbelievable.

Everyone knows that Charlie Rangel - like Tom Daschle, John Kerry and Tim Geithner, et al. - should be in jail, yet like so many of Mr. Obama’s cronies, his known violations are being swept under the carpet by a viciously corrupt system that feeds upon itself and spits in the face of “we the people.” The emperor has no clothes and he needs to be hung out to dry, ASAP.

All across America, the flagrant abuse of power, like what we are witnessing from the bureaucrats of Bell, Calif., is widespread, entrenched and pandemic. The vulgar superiority in government today is beyond the pale. The feds are so cocksure of their immunity that they are virtually unafraid to shove it into the faces of American families day in and day out.

Ultimately, this is good. Our Founding Fathers warned of such corruption, and it has come to be. The embarrassing naivete that has metastasized across America is now morphing into meaningful anger and boiling-point frustration. Sometimes, it takes a really stinky, nasty rat to move into our home before we admit we have a rat problem. Mr. Obama is the rat that freedom has been waiting for. The Tea Party exterminators have finally admitted to a dangerous rat problem.We are so very thankful that you thought you could just mosey into our living room and be so damned sure we wouldn’t notice.

Well, we notice, Mr. President, and your time is up. We will pull the de-rat lever at the voting booth this November, and I pray to God in every election forever to be sure we stop all future rats before they get into our American house.

The good news for all you America-hating, communist-loving, social-justice engineers is that your dream is still available to you, but it is not here in America. You should go to those countries where there is no confounding U.S. Constitution, where the nanny state can treat everyone equally, no matter what level of effort you put forth, where the Lenin dream of sheeplike sub-existence is alive and well. I’m sure Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, Vladimir Putin or Osama bin Laden can find a place for your special talents and destructive ways.

Meanwhile, I’m with Glenn Beck and the Tea Party and hardworking, hard-playing Americans who still know that the American Dream is all about excellence and heart-and-soul effort. Where intelligent prioritization and a herculean work ethic can accomplish anything and everything you want. Where excuses are not tolerated, where rugged individualism and true independence is the core of the American Way. Where “can’t” doesn’t exist and miracles happen for those who believe and try.

Ted Nugent is an unstoppable American rock ‘n’ roll, sporting and political activist icon. He is author of “Ted, White & Blue: The Nugent Manifesto” and “God, Guns and Rock ‘N’ Roll” (Regnery Publishing).