We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and given him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the new wonderful good society which shall now be Rome’s, interpreted to mean more money, more ease, more security, and more living fatly at the expense of the industrious."
No doubt in my mind that Obama sees himself as the greatest leader in America's history. And I know he'd like to be king or dictator. And it's true that he is going to soak the makers to give to the takers.
But the big difference between Caesar and Obama is that Caesar was a genius on so many levels. Contemporaries said that he could speak several languages fluently, and his diplomacy was brilliant. Caesar was also a brilliant military mind, from the strategy of his campaigns to the tactics at battles like Alesia, he couldn't be beaten. Furthermore, his speeches and books set the standard for centuries to come.
Obama has shown none of Caesar's brilliance. Heck, we don't even know what O's grades were in college and The One can't function without a teleprompter.
Caesar was the steak. O is just a lot of over-hyped sizzle. He would never have had the chance to be king if he had faced a press half as aggressive as the one unleashed on his opponents.
I doubt they really know any ancient history. Like The One, they have likely sat in the class and gotten a good grade. But knowing it is so much better.
I don't mind that as much as I am disgusted by the attitude in his cabal that the Constitution is an outdated document and those of us who would hold O to the Constitution are fringe nuts. That sickens me.