King Bluff & the American Voyeur?

I was never any good at poker for the simple reason that I’m not very good at pretending to be someone I am not, or having something I don’t have. But I bet ya that, generally speaking, good politicians are good poker players and great politicians are great poker players! By the way, in case you haven’t figured this out yet, being a good or great politician has nothing to do with being a good or great human being. In fact, I would argue that excelling at one diminishes the other by proportionate degree…as our President so clearly demonstrates with the passing of each and every painful day.

And then we have the legions, myself included, of those I like to call the #IamBreitbart! Warriors who largely view themselves as the modern-day Paul Reveres and such…whose greatest battles (to date) have been fiercely fought in the comfort of their homes brandishing the suburban warrior’s weapon of choice: PC & Mouse!

Not that I mean to belittle or trivialize these armchair crusaders mind you, because some of them actually do put themselves in harm’s way on the cyber-battlefield in ways that are unimaginable to most of us. Ann Barnhardt http://barnhardt.biz/ comes to mind! But the vast majority of us Swashbuckling Cyber-Sinbads who thrust and parry from the comforts of home behind the veils of screen names like Nobama, GiveMeLiberty and FreedomFighter, leave me to think of us more as Valiant Voyeurs than real live action figures ready to “Refresh the Tree of Liberty…” with our own blood…as Jefferson so insightfully predicted. But are there enough of us American citizens up to the task of stepping out from behind the veil to stand and risk ALL in the name of Liberty and Freedom? It would appear that the Bluffer in Chief has just placed the largest wager of his presidency on the answer to that question being NO! Of course then we must ask ourselves, is he bluffing?

On the other hand, according to the host of MSNBC’s “The Last Word”, Santa brought way more AR’s & Magazines than PC’s & …Mice (?) this Christmas! “Gun sales were up 100% this holiday season!” In the state of Washington alone, Conceal/Carry Permits have gone from 38,598 issued in 2005 to 106,201 issued in 2012! These are not the actions of a citizenry that believes its president when he looks them in the eye and promises, “I’m not going to take your guns away!”  Saying one thing and doing another have become the hallmark of Obama’s Presidency.

Disarming America is the highest stakes poker game on the planet! Bad Healthcare and Wall Street Reform Legislation can be repealed. There is no return once the line in the sand that is our 2nd Amendment is crossed. It’s one thing to like, friend, poke and hurl ones slings and arrows on Face Book and Twitter. It’s quite another to step onto the physical property of a law-abiding citizen to “infringe” on his Constitutionally Protected Right…knowing there’s a well trained finger on the trigger of an AR-15 on the other side of that door. It’s High Noon in America Mr. President, and it’s your call. Have you got the hand?

Chip Murray: Wide Awake
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