Obama’s Mode of Operation in Destroying his Political Opponents?

Rush Limbaugh explained Mark Sanford’s affair as an opt out of the Obama’s Destuctive System of Governance.

Michael Savage furthered along to the grand Obama Political Destruction Conspiracy:  “We’re also going to talk about the hit job on Gov. Sanford. Yes he committed adultery by admission, but you have to ask yourself a few questions. How did his local paper get his private emails, number one? Number two, they say they have known about this since December, but they held off releasing this information until now. So you have to ask yourself, why did the press just now get around to exposing the scandal of Gov. Sanford?”

Of the two, I’m guessing there is more to the Savage conspiracy than the Limbaugh theory.  Consider the history, and consider this bit of hypothesis.

Obama’s political career began with a special election in the Illinois Senate which opened up when US Congressman Melvin Reynolds was indicted and runned out of office — as the Illinois State Seantor Alice Palmer jumped up to run for the Congressional seat.  Famously, after Palmer lost, and after she assembled the requisite number of petitions to get on the ballot, Obama aggressively challenged Palmer’s name of the ballot.
Melvin Reynolds was indicted for  sexual assault and criminal sexual abuse for engaging in a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old campaign volunteer.  Perhaps Obama noticed this opening of sex-related scandals, as his next career rise was certainly aided and abetted by sex scandals.

The early Democratic front runner for the US Senate seat in 2004 was Blair Hull.  Then… A month before the primary elections a news story broke regarding his divorce from his ex-wife. The controversy ended up destroying the Hull campaign.  Hull tried to keep the divorce records sealed, but pressure from journalists and his opposing candidates forced him to release them.  And so Obama was nominated.
The Republican nominee was Jack Ryan.  Some of his divorce records had been opened up to the public; others not.  Then…

On June 22, 2004, after receiving the report from the court-appointed referee, the judge released the files that were deemed consistent with the interests of Ryan’s young child. In those files, Jeri Ryan alleged that Jack Ryan had taken her to sex clubs in several cities, intending for them to have sex in public. […]  Jim Oberweis, Ryan’s defeated GOP opponent, commented that “these are allegations made in a divorce hearing, and we all know people tend to say things that aren’t necessarily true in divorce proceedings when there is money involved and custody of children involved.

In short order, Ryan dropped out of the race.  Obama had no opponent on the ballot.  Then the Republicans selected Alan Keyes to fill the ballot, improving Obama’s electoral fortunes even more.

Obama gets elected president four years later.   Sure enough, within half a year, two of his possible opponents are destroyed by scandals involving extramarital affairs. One John Ensign starts to work on raising his profile, and as such gets touted as a Republican presidential possibility.  He ten has to admit to an extra-marital affair with a a female staff worker to avoid threats of blackmail.  One Mark Sanford emerges as a leading opponent of Obama in striking against his stimulus bill, and becomes a favorite of some conservatives for a presidential run.  But he disappears for five days and is caught in a web of lies involving hiking the Appalachia Trail, and thus is forced to confess to an extra-marital affair in Argentina.
Two down — ten more to go!

It might behoove me to mention that Obama won the Democratic nomination from something called “the Clinton Machine”, a towering contraption which had various  vulnerabilities to it that the media tended to gloss over in early explanations of Hillary Clinton’s “Inevitibility”.  The residuals of the Monica Lewinsky scandal were probably one permetation, though it’s hard to measure against the whole body of work.

I suppose, to connect the dots, to challenge Obama on his way to the Power is to expose your infedility skeletons in the closet.  The one man Obama could not vanquish was his Congressional opponent, Bobby Rush.  Maybe the media wasn’t on Obama’s take yet?  Or mabe Rush was good at hiding any extramarital affair from Obama’s Hunger-Lust hand?

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