The term “Useful Idiots” has a specific derivation and meaning. It fits the Democratics in Congress well! They too, are “Useful Idiots” … (see explanation below).
Obama met with the incumbent Senators (etc) yesterday (at the White House) ; they’re in a panic mode, knowing they cannot win an election now, … not with how he’s set them up to lose and they’re not handling this well … as well they shouldn’t!
He lied, not just to the Senators and Representatives, but more importantly, to the people; he sucked them in, … told them he’d not said that ‘you could keep your plan, your doctor if you liked it’/him’ … and then, knowing full well that FOX NEWS had (36 times) … been running videos of him saying it …… that said, … it was in full view of news media, he said that ‘he’d never said that’ … that he’d “qualified it” with an “IF” …!
You have to be saying to yourself, “is this guy nuts?”, but he has the entire nation knowing (FINALLY) that he is not only NOT CREDIBLE, but that he must be mentally ill to try and pull this off.
I put up “my take” on his reasons here ……
For an old “News Junkie” like me, … this is more than fascinating to watch! It brings home the theoretical scenario discussed half a century ago, after the Cuban Missile Crisis, back in ’63 — the … “what if we ever have a current president who becomes (or is already) mentally ill.” Seems to be, what we’re watching now? I don’t think so; I think it’s much more ominous than that!
Watch closely America . . . this man is not only dangerous to you and your pocketbook – he has plans to take us into WAR and destroy America, and the dream! ! !
Now, … the ‘backing-up’ of my statement — from “Wikipedia”:
“In political jargon, useful idiot is a pejorative term for people perceived as propagandists for a cause whose goals they are not fully aware of, and who are used cynically by the leaders of the cause.
The term has been used to refer to Soviet sympathizers in Western countries. The implication was that, although the people in question naïvely thought of themselves as an ally of the Soviet Union, they were actually held in contempt and were being cynically used. The use of the term in political discourse has since been extended to other propagandists, especially those who are seen to unwittingly support a malignant cause which they naïvely believe to be a force for good.
Despite often being attributed to Lenin, in 1987, Grant Harris, senior reference librarian at the Library of Congress, declared that “We have not been able to identify this phrase among [Lenin’s] published works.””
That’s true; he used it in his own circle, … explaining why he killed the “useful idiots” after they’d served his purpose.” It showed his contempt for the gullible . . . . and that’s exactly where Obama lies lead!