Memo to those who believe Obama is going to move to the center
following his upcoming electoral smack-down: Dream on! Many of you also
told us he wouldn't be that liberal in the first instance. Is that egg
on your face sticky yet?
I'm not denying that Obama might pretend
to move to the center on some issues. As an accomplished Alinskyite,
he'll do what he has to do to move the socialist football forward. But
if he feints to the center, it will not be real. He will not deviate
from his relentless quest to advance his leftist agenda. And you
wouldn't, either, if you had his warped mindset, God forbid!
guy isn't just arrogant; he's an elitist, contemptuous of the unwashed
who don't have the mental clarity to see issues the way he does. It
would never occur to him to actually readjust his policies.
more we've seen him off prompter the more we've learned about his
heartfelt beliefs. His notorious "bitter clingers" moment wasn't a
verbal slip; it was Obama being candid. He didn't just say (in effect)
that "some people out there in fly-over country don't share our values
but mean well." He implied there's something wrong with them (us)
psychologically, spiritually and even morally for clinging to their
Bibles, their guns and their antipathy toward people who aren't like
them. That is, they're simple-minded, aggressive bigots.
When Obama runs into opposition on his agenda, it never occurs to him that he
could be wrong. That's why every time his policies are rebuffed, he
reacts the same way: "They don't understand my plan. It's too
complicated. I haven't given enough speeches on the subject or spoken to
people about their core values. I want the people to take another look
at my plan."
This signature Obama arrogance reared its head again
this past weekend, when Obama said that Americans' "fear and
frustration" are what is driving their opposition to his agenda. The
difficult economic times, which, of course, he blamelessly inherited,
are interfering with the people's ability to "think clearly."
fear not. He selflessly agreed to undertake the burden of breaking
"through the fear and the frustration people are feeling." Hmm. What do
you suppose he might say differently in his hundredth approach to this
that he didn't cover the first 99 times?
According to Obama,
people can deal with Bush-induced "trauma" concerning the economy one of
two ways. They can either push "away challenges" and look "backwards"
or "meet these challenges" and "move forward."
Don't just casually
pass over these words. Savor them for at least a second, and show me
where he exhibits an iota of doubt in his failed policies. To the
contrary, he is saying this is more a perception problem for the
American people than it is their rational reaction to real problems he
has created or exacerbated.
This same dripping condescension is
present in his many iterations of the foreign money slander -- his
deliberately manufactured tale that the Chamber of Commerce is fomenting
angst and buying the upcoming elections with foreign money. (It's
interesting that Democrats are reportedly receiving twice as much
foreign campaign dough as Republicans.)
At his recent "youth town
hall" meeting, Obama suggested that "what has happened is layered on top
of some of that general frustration that has expressed itself through
the tea party. There is an awful lot of corporate money that's pouring
into these elections right now." In the battleground states, he said,
"you are being bombarded with negative ads every single day, and nobody
knows who is paying for these ads. They've got names like 'Americans for
Do you fellow clingers see the recurring theme?
It's not just the foreign money; it's that the American people are just
too weak-minded to resist its influence.
Well, I've got news for
Obama and anyone else who is buying into his smear. I just spoke at two
Americans for Prosperity tea party events a few weekends ago, and the
attendees are hardly dupes being spoon-fed by some foreign-sponsored
group -- too laughable for words. They are self-motivated patriots,
outraged by government's power abuses, assaults on their liberties and
policies bankrupting the nation.
Regarding the tea party
protesters, Obama is merely projecting his own antipathy for people who
aren't socialists like him. They are not mindless robots divorced from
control of their mental faculties. They know full well what he's doing
and how disastrous it is for the country, and they're fighting back.
the "trauma" Obama will be experiencing the day following the
elections, we probably can't expect him to clearly comprehend the
voters' resounding message. But everyone else will get it. They already