It wasn't long ago when the concept of negotiating with tyrants was considered to be a reckless and perilous notion, a talking point exclusively confined to left-wing extremists - the likes of Bill Ayers and his band of hideous misfits.
Earlier this year, when Barack Obama first introduced his plan to negotiate with the likes of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro, Americans were understandably dumbfounded, they couldn't believe what they had just heard! Both Hillary Clinton and the mainstream media immediately pounced upon Obama, citing this gaffe as proof of his lack of foreign policy experience. Subsequently, Hillary Clinton's poll numbers started climbing, while Obama's poll numbers began to decline.
Thereafter, for a short period of time, Obama refrained from discussing this asinine idea any further. But eventually, the Clinton campaign committed several faux-pas of its own, allowing Barack Obama to regain his footing. And from that point and on, as the momentum swayed in Obama's favor, the race was pretty much over with - and Obama, once again, returned to his favorite theme: "Negotiating with despotic regimes".
The media continued to press him on the issue, but Obama - while adjusting his position ever-so-slightly - remained defiant. "We must negotiate with rogue leaders", he repeated over and over again, defeating the enemy was not an option.
As the notorious Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin once said, “A lie told often enough becomes truth”, and similarly, “a refrain repeated often enough" also becomes "truth".
Lo and behold, the mainstream media slowly bought into Obama's foolish refrain, treating it as if it were sacrosanct - an unarguable, intransgressible fact of life, which must not be violated.
And what was once thought to be the unthinkable - the appeasement of tyrants - has now become a key component of the Democratic Party platform.
With Joe Biden - a firm believer in cozying up to rogue leaders - on board with him, Obama can now pursue his policy of appeasement, full steam ahead. And undoubtedly, Obama's decision to choose Senator Biden as his running mate had very much to do with Biden's pro appeasement policy.
Sadly, “a refrain repeated often enough becomes truth", an impenetrable fact of life - for the mindless zombies, who fawn over every last word of Barack Obama, as if he were the Messiah himself.
"Temperament and Judgment"? Or harebrained appeasement?
I believe it's the latter.