Friday, January 29, 2010

Obama's Contempt for Us The People

Here is part of Rob Tracinski's piece called "Father Knows Best" at The Intellectual Activist where he comments on Obama's State of The Union Address this week. The President almost can't help repelling us. I personally find him contemptuous of us 'little people' as he tries every which way to change our founding ideals to the ideas of Progressives. It's time to study who these people are - the Progressives. A good place to start is a book recently out by Jonah Goldberg called "Liberal Fascism". You will be astonished as to how we got to where we are today- Woodrow Wilson, Teddy Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt are major players.

...He also made it clear, more subtly, that he isn't really talking to us anyway. Here is how Obama described people's discontent with his administration: "I campaigned on the promise of change—change we can believe in, the slogan went. And right now, I know there are many Americans who aren't sure if they still believe we can change—or at least, that I can deliver it. But remember this—I never suggested that change would be easy, or that I can do it alone." This is not addressed to the general public or to independent voters. They have not been concerned about his failure to deliver "change"; they've been concerned that he wants the wrong kind of change. So who is the audience for this speech? He's talking to his "base" on the left, trying to shore up their support. And he's talking to Democrats in Congress: "I know it's an election year. And after last week, it is clear that campaign fever has come even earlier than usual. But we still need to govern. To Democrats, I would remind you that we still have the largest majority in decades, and the people expect us to solve some problems, not run for the hills." So his main recommendation is that the left should band together to overrule the verdict of the voters and shove the health care bill through anyway.

I don't think he'll succeed. But he will persist long enough to expose his contempt for the American people and thoroughly repel them.

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