“Based upon that experience and my 40 years since then in and out of public life, I want to make what I hope will be taken as a friendly suggestion to President Obama and his White House: Don’t create an enemies list,” Alexander said.
Describing the actions of Vice President Spiro Agnew and Nixon operative Chuck Colson, Alexander said he sees “symptoms of this same kind of animus developing in the Obama administration.”
Alexander read off a list of examples he says support his contention, including: a reported effort by the White House to marginalize the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a supposed effort by the Health and Human Services Department to put a “gag order” on the insurer Humana, the White House move to take on Fox News, Obama’s repeated criticisms of banks and investment houses, his alleged “taking names” of “bondholders who resisted the GM and Chrysler bailouts,” and the president’s move to make insurers the bogeyman of the health care debate.
Alexander claimed that the incipient White House “enemies” campaign extends even to Congress. He suggested that Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) was the victim of a sort of payback, saying that after Kyl suggested the stimulus plan wasn’t working, the White house subsequently wrote the governor of Arizona that, “If you don’t want the money, we won’t send it.”
He said that after he and Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah) questioned the power of White House “czars,” they both were “called out” on the White House blog.
“This behavior is typical of street brawls and political campaign consultants,” Alexander said. “If the president and his top aides treat people with different views as enemies instead of listening to what they have to say, they’re likely to end up with a narrow view and a feeling that the whole world is out to get them. And as those of us who served in the Nixon White House know, that can get you into a lot of trouble.”
Senator Alexander is exactly right. Mr. Hope and Change has taken an active role in further dividing American citizens during his nine months in office. Democrats developed a mass case of the vapors when George W. Bush drew a line in the sand in regard to Saddam Hussein, Kim Jung-Il and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. President Barry Vladimir Hussein Milhous Soetero Obama wants to play nice with world dictators, but is engaged in a public relations war with American citizens who dare to disagree with The One.
No one is allowed to dissent from Obama. If you take him on, he will try to ruin you. The problem is that President Barry seems to have jumped the shark. The peak of Obama-mania is long past. He cannot bully the entire country. It is clear that this windbag intends to try to smear his political opponents. In the tradition of the legendary dictators, Obama embraces the "Big Lie" and repeats it over and over hoping repetitive dishonesty can replace facts. It is difficult to be the bearer of the "new tone" when you are tossing battery acid on your dissenters.
Obama seems to have a lot of Nixon in him. He is thin-skinned and makes every disagreement personal. However, there is a huge difference. Nixon won re-election by a record landslide. Wanna take bets on whether Barry pulls that off?
Here is video of Senator Alexander's statement from Fox News: