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One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -- Plato (429-347 BC)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Obama's 180 Degrees Out of Phase With the People

by David Limbaugh, Human Events: Reading excerpts of President Barack Obama's interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos underscores how tone-deaf and self-absorbed Obama is -- and that his tone-deafness is a function of his self-absorption and rigid ideology.

Obama said: "One thing that I regret this year is that we were so busy just getting stuff done and dealing with the immediate crises that were in front of us that I think we lost some of that sense of speaking directly to the American people about what their core values are and why we have to make sure those institutions are matching up with those values. And that I do think is a mistake of mine. I think the assumption was, if I just focus on policy, if I just focus on this provision or that law or are we making a good, rational decision here ... people will get it."

Let's unpack that mouthful. It's all about him; in almost every line, he is bragging or excusing himself. No wonder he can't see any farther than his navel. Note in the opening sentence his umpteenth gratuitous reference to "crises" he inherited; he doesn't use the word "inherited" there, but his meaning is clear.

In the next sentence, he pretends to criticize himself (for not speaking directly to the American people) as a backdrop for patting himself on the back for "just getting stuff done and dealing with the immediate crises." Even if he hadn't immediately turned the phony self-deprecation into a boast, we'd know he wasn't sincere because the substance of his statement is flat-out false.

If he hasn't spoken "directly" to the American people more than any politician in modern history, then I'm a politically correct progressive who idolizes Al Gore -- unless, of course, by "directly," he meant "truthfully." But I'm sure that's not what he meant. Has any president gone "directly" to the American people more than he has, desperately trying to convince them that this or that proposal is in their urgent self-interest?

In fact, one could argue that all this guy does is give speeches. Only rarely does he engage in the nitty-gritty of policymaking, which is not quite glamorous enough for him. Don't get me wrong; I'm convinced he's the driving force behind the socialist hellfire being inflicted on this country, but he leaves the "details" to his minions.

But notice also what he says he didn't talk to the American people directly enough about: "what their core values are and why we have to make sure those institutions are matching up with those values." Is it just me, or is this psychobabble? What institutions? I can find no antecedent in his statement to indicate what he's referring to.

Could he mean that he needs to do a better job of conforming his policy agenda to the people's values? If so, he's not going to learn those values by giving speeches all the time and never listening. He's not going to learn them by listening, either, though, if he doesn't remove his ideological earplugs. Tea Party after Tea Party, poll after poll, legislative obstacle after legislative obstacle -- they all indicate that his policy agenda couldn't be more out of phase with the values of the American people, who are literally beside themselves over his reckless fiscal and national security policies.

And just in case you think I'm drawing unwarranted inferences, look at how he ends the statement. He says that if he had spent more time explaining himself -- not listening, but talking -- to the American people instead of nobly grinding through the slog of public policy decisions, the people, thickheaded as they are, would "get it." What? The correct formulation is that if he had spent less time dictating a policy agenda with total disregard for the values and will of the American people -- not to mention the best interests of the nation -- he might "get" that his values are completely at odds with an overwhelming majority of Americans.

Besides, the problem is not the "crises" Obama inherited. It's the ones he's creating. He has lived in such a socialist policy shell all his life that he doesn't have a clue that he's on a different planet than most of us. If he were just slightly less narcissistic, he might be able to figure this out.

But in the meantime, if you take away anything from his statement, let it be that no matter what adjustments he promises to make following the Boston Massacre, he still intends to govern like a socialist. He only wants to do a better job of figuring out how to do it less visibly, hoping we won't "get it" before it's too late.

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10 Comments:

Anonymous Rivervalley Conservatives said...

Obeyme doesn't care about being in phase with people. He is paying off his cronies. We have to keep winning, he has to go.

1/26/2010  
Anonymous Tony Rolando said...

The Bible states " as a man thinks, that is how he is". In another place "even a child is known by his deeds". We clearly understand this man, from a young age he was raised fatherless, conflicted, and then molded in radical anti American schools of thought. He really believes in the progressive agenda. He really believes that people are too foolish to govern themselves. He thinks his way of ruling over the masses is the right way, elitist thought has always run this way. He acts like he is the parent and we are wayward children, he keeps calling to us simpletons and he is bewildered as to way we are not waking up to his parental authority.

1/26/2010  
Anonymous Rivervalley Conservatives said...

He does believe what he is doing is right. Obeyme has an arrogance conbined with a fear of failure. Is the fear from pride or from cronies? Either way we pay while the game is played out.

1/26/2010  
Anonymous Deanne Pamela said...

He is on a destroy America mission, clearly...

1/26/2010  
Anonymous Wade G. Brown said...

Narcissistic personality disorder. Very dangerous, like "chosen ones" before him. And yes, the plan is to destroy the principles we hold dear.
http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/02/the_clowardpiven_strategy_of_e.html
Obama adheres to the Saul Alinksy Rules for Radicals method of politics, which teaches the dark art of destroying political adversaries. However, that text reveals only one front in the radical left's war against America. The Cloward/Piven Strategy is another method employed by the radical Left to create and manage crisis. This strategy explains Rahm Emanuel's ominous statement, "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.

1/26/2010  
Anonymous Emily Cooper said...

Did I understand that right, he's "sorry" that he didn't get a chance to lecture us about what our core values are? As if he cares about our values, what an idiot.

Did I understand that right, he's "sorry" that he didn't get a chance to lecture us about what our core values are? As if he cares about our values, what an idiot.

1/26/2010  
Anonymous Bruce Rusty Lang said...

You got it right Emily. Barry thinks he simply failed to brainwash us to think like him and his Marxist crew.

1/26/2010  
Anonymous Betty Davis said...

His backers are paying him to bring down America...he will only follow his puppet masters...We the People don't matter till we become their slaves!

1/26/2010  
Anonymous Marilynn Sollars said...

Saul Alinsky Rules are in order/ but if we know those rules, collectively, we can defeat them. We just have to take it on the chin - but if the brain is working, and the crowds are getting bigger and the elections are speaking, maybe it's the SAULS that will be running scared! THIS IS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...AFTER ALL!

1/26/2010  
Anonymous Wade G. Brown said...

@Marilynn...'Right' on. RepubliCANs---I hope we come together. Unity of the various 'conservative' groups to have the greatest impact against this 'power grabbing' administration. Ears to hear the slick lies; eyes to see their subversion of Founding Fathers' principles; and resolve to remove them and their evil influence! WE can if we are not distracted and divided. There are a lot of folks who are too young---or too old---that are counting on us!!!
RepubliCANs----keep the 'lot' but remodel the 'house' -----and Senate :) Our Founding Fathers got it 'right', but as a Party we have gone astray. Let's rebuild and do some cleaning---not demolish.

1/26/2010  

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