Definition of bully (bul·ly): aggressive person: an aggressive person who intimidates or mistreats weaker people.
I’ve learned that there are two types of bullies in the world: bullies who are aggressive/intimidating for legitimate reasons, and bullies who are just flat-out mean, power-hungry people.
I experienced the first type of bully when I was in 2nd grade. I was sitting with my friends, opening up my Flying Nun lunchbox (which I still have, by the way). Just as I was getting ready to take a bite of my square-meat sandwich, one of school bullies sat down next to me. I knew the boy was very poor. He always smelled terrible, wore dirty, ratty clothes and because of his size, all the kids called him “Shorty Baloney”. (Not that all of us weren’t short back then, but I digress…)
Going by the definition of ‘bully’ as meaning someone who mistreats the weak, even in 2nd grade I knew that Shorty was much weaker than I was.
“Shorty Baloney” demanded I give him my sandwich and everything else in my lunchbox. Realizing this would probably be the only meal he’d eat that day, I told him he could have everything except for my bag of beloved Fritos corn chips. He agreed and as he started to leave with my food I invited him to stay and eat with us.
My friends, of course, went nuts, chanting “Whhoooo, Ann-Marie and Shorty Baloney, sitting in a tree…”
I didn’t care what they said. I had recently lost my father in a car crash and I had knowledge of “life” far beyond anything any of those kids could ever fathom.
Unfortunately Shorty Baloney did care; he said something rude and crude to me before punching me in the arm and running away—but at least I tried.
The second type of bullies are the ones I’ve encountered most of my adult life—the people who believe the only way they can get ahead in life is by knocking someone else down. I don’t mean people who have done uncharacteristically cruel things–we’re all guilty of that in various ways (including Mitt Romney). I’m talking about the power-hungry, aggressive types who relish in trying to steal your (job, spouse, money– fill in the blank) not because they necessarily need or want it, but simply because they don’t want you to have it for yourself.
Another aspect of this “evil” type of bully is that they usually don’t like to work alone.
Just like in the movie Mean Girls, the “lead” bully recruits little armies of bullies, lying and spreading rumors and trying to destroy everyone in their path–or rather anyone they perceive as weaker than themselves.
Well folks, bringing this back to politics, no one has been more like a group of “Mean Girls” than the Barack Obama administration. Since 2008 they have appeared to be the most thin-skinned, bad-intentioned group of bullies America has ever experienced.
They started right off the bat when they allowed the Black Panthers to threaten voters with Billy clubs at a voting poll. Then Barack and his pals bullied—and then sued–Governor Jan Brewer for trying to protect her citizens from the illegals pouring into her state. You’d think the president of the United States and his administration would want to help protect their citizens from foreign invasion—but their actions have proven otherwise.
And in true Mean Girls form, Barack has also gathered his cruel bullies of Hollywood—the Barr’s and Cher’s and Clooney’s–and has led the way in insulting and ridiculing half of the American public (aka Republican Conservatives). Together they have called us derogatory, insulting names, have ridiculed our Conservative beliefs, and are constantly talking and tweeting about us in callous, belittling ways.
At the same time, Barack and his Mean Girls administration have turned their backs on all our allies worldwide, while being embarrassingly friendly and apologetic to the other bullies of the world who have always hated us and murder our U.S. citizens every chance they get.
Birds of a feather…
These bullies are trying to steal much more than our lunch money. They are trying to steal our VALUE; our self-worth. They are telling us that the businesses we built–the lives we’ve earned–aren’t our own. They are trying to tell us what to do with our money, our lives, our freedom, our charities, our schools, our homes, our choices, our cars, our bodies, our land, our children, our thoughts, our words–and that is helping the less-fortunate and empowering others how?
Obama is running his presidential campaign on a platform of AIR. There is nothing to run on other than failure after failure. So, in true bully form, he and his campaign folks believe the only way to build themselves up is to tear Mitt Romney down.
We must not fall for their bullying tactics. They have threatened and cajoled and built up a class and race warfare the likes America hasn’t seen since the Civil War days—which, by the way, was their fault, too, if you want to get all technical about it.
As our New York PolitiChick Ava Aston sings in the video below, it’s “time to stand up—time to speak out–we’ve got to fight to get it back!” These bullies do NOT deserve our square-meat sandwiches or anything else important in our lives. We have given up enough of our liberties and freedom. WE are not the weak, pathetic ones—THEY are. It’s time to stand up for ourselves and say NO MORE.