For all the times Obama fans have resorted to name-calling and personal attacks against anyone who believes that America is basically good and that Obama really is a marxist, commie, socialist (pick one), I think it is time for a new party, given the success of the Tea Party Movement.
I think we should form the "Obama Fans need a Good Spanking Movement". The mission would be something simple like:
"To stop bleeding heart individuals from attempting to destroy the principles and values our founding fathers built the country upon, and to stand up to being called the worst names in the book for sticking to the truth."
The reason I chose to use that phrase, is because when an Obama fan disagrees with conservatives, they take on the persona of a spoiled little brat who has never been corrected, disciplined, or reprimanded as a child, for anything they may have done.
My belief is that most of them had parents who followed Dr. Benjamin Spock's style of parenting. Spock, a pediatrician, encouraged parents to "see their children as individuals, and not to apply a one-size-fits all philosophy to them."
Dr. Spock did not believe in previous advice to parents that suggested babies needed to learn to sleep on a regular schedule. Previously, pediatricians explained that picking their babies up every time they cried would turn them into spoiled brats. Spock wrote that this childrearing advice would permanently damage the child, psychologically.
Pediatricians previously instructed parents to place their babies on a regular feeding schedule. Spock told parents to feed a baby whenever they cried if feeding them would stop them from crying.
Before Spock, parents held to the belief that if you comforted a crying child, by picking them up, hugging and kissing them, every time they cried, that the child would not grow up to be an independent, strong individual.
In the late 1960's, Norman Vincent Peale, preacher and author, said "the U.S. was paying the price of two generations that followed the Dr. Spock baby plan of instant gratification of needs."
Nowhere is that more true than in today's society, and even the President of the United States appears to have been raised on Dr. Benjamin Spock's ideals.
Peale said, "A positive mental attitude is a belief that things are going to turn out well, and that you can overcome any kind of trouble or difficulty."
Moreover, Peale said, "Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory."
Those of us raised by parents in the pre-Spock era understood that Peale did not advocate child abuse, as many will accuse us of today.
He was saying that parents should raise their children with rules and boundaries, while enforcing a positive attitude. The best example of this is in the mindset that playing a game is not only about winning, it is about how you play the game. It means to try your best at what you do, about playing fair, and about hoping for the best outcome. These principles apply to all aspects of our lives. Raising children as Peale suggested means to teach children to accept that they cannot win every time, and they cannot always get what they want or what they ask for. They need to learn to work hard for what they want.
This also applies to how parents teach their children to treat others. In order to make friends and to earn respect, children need to learn that stomping their feet and holding their breath, will not work.
This brings me to the beliefs of many liberals today. Their parents did not teach them any of these things. Their parents raised them on the advice of Dr. Benjamin Spock. They taught them that they are entitled to everything without ever lifting a finger to deserve these things.
Nowhere is this more prevalent than in the current administration's attempt to socialize every aspect of American's lives. Obama fans believe that someone else is responsible for their health and well-being. They believe Obama and Congress are right to want to tell us what to eat, how to take care of our own bodies, how to pursue happiness by having others pay for it, and most disturbing, how to raise our own kids.
The "social justice" Obama keeps talking about is another way of saying that Americans should have everything done for them, paid for them, and on top of that, that we deserve it. He is saying that every time we cry, the government will be there to comfort us.
Our founding fathers did not see this as the vision for America. It is also not the vision for conservative minded people. It is why we fight against what Obama is trying to do. Our parents taught us to work hard in life, to be responsible for your own actions, and they taught us the one thing that is of the utmost importance.
They taught us to be independent and strong, and we learned that if we behaved like a spoiled brat, a spanking was in order.
That is why I feel the need for a "Obama Fans need a Good Spanking Movement".