“Don’t worry, Baby. I promise I won’t hurt you.”
Isn’t that the line an abusive husband uses on a self-destructive, love-hungry battered wife to convince her to let him back into the house where he can have power over her? She knows he can hurt her but she depends on his promise.
I’m beginning to think there is no other way to understand how the American people can be so infatuated with the President except by the analogy of a woman who falls in love with men who despise her and want to hurt her. Call Obama the Twilight President.
Thus we have Eric Holder’s tardy answer to Rand Paul about the President’s Constitutional authority to kill Americans on American soil using drones or other means. Yes, we can do that, but:
“Holder’s caveat is that this scenario is ‘entirely hypothetical’ because “the US government has not carried out drone strikes in the United States and has no intention of doing so.” Furthermore, ‘as a policy matter…we reject the use of military force where well-established law enforcement authorities in this country provide the best means for incapacitating a terrorist threat.’”
So there you have it.
“Don’t worry baby. Even though I keep this loaded gun around and have told you I can kill you if I want to, that’s never going to happen because I love you so much. I have no intention of using this drone on you….”
And the self-loathing wife decides she must believe him.
Holder says the only hypothetical scenario would only play out in case of an “imminent” threat—invoking visions of immediate self-defense. But “imminent” isn’t imminent anymore. As the AntiWar blog explains:
“so long as an ‘informed, high-level’ US official claims the targeted American has been ‘recently’ involved in “activities” that pose a threat and ‘there is no evidence suggesting that he has renounced or abandoned such activities,’ then the President can order his assassination. The memo does not define ‘recently’ or ‘activities.’”
But this doesn’t matter because a battered wife will assure herself and others that she only gets hurt when she “really deserves it.” So she will only become more cooperative and compliant when he mistreats her–like intentionally withholding services that will cause the most pain so that America will give Obama what he wants to end the sequester.
Another sign of a battered wife is that she will vociferously attack anyone who tries to get her free of her abusive husband. In this way, she proves her loyalty towards him and feels good about herself even when he makes her miserable.
Finally, a wife of an abusive husband is typically afraid of many things—even though none of those things are actually as dangerous as her own husband. She may even require trauma counseling for suffering through an ordeal where a child ate a pastry into an outline that might conceivably be imagined to resemble a handgun.
A “pop tart” is worth fearing, but a President with drones he can use domestically is OK. That kind of thinking is designed to keep a woman fearful at home with a wife beater.