TRUTH: OBAMA´S CHIEF OBSTACLE (WND-WORLD NET DAILY OP-ED) by DAVID LIMBAUGH 05/08/12)
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President Obama formally kicked off his re-election campaign in
Richmond, Va., and Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, and his theme was
certainly not, shall we say, “it’s morning again in America” –
President Ronald Reagan’s optimistic re-election slogan in 1984.
Obama’s central message was more like: “Hey, I realize things look
bad, and I’m not going to pretend you want four more years of this.
But just think how much worse it would have been without me and how
much worse it’s going to get if you get rid of me.”
Interestingly, mainstream media journalists Chris Cillizza and Aaron
Blake were certain enough that Obama wasn’t sufficiently forthcoming
in his speech that they co-wrote a piece for the Washington
Post “parsing” it. Without a whiff of disapproval, they said, “This
being politics, Obama said less than what he meant. But, that’s where
we come in.” The two then set out Obama’s “most quotable lines” and
followed each with their “translation of the message he was trying to
The writers are obviously sympathetic to Obama’s agenda and, as
fellow liberals, share his end-justifies-the-means sleight of hand –
whatever it takes to keep this federal juggernaut barreling along.
Let’s look at just a few of the quotes they highlighted.
Obama said: “I don’t care how many ways you try to explain it:
Corporations aren’t people. People are people.” The writers said
Obama was responding to Mitt Romney’s earlier remark
that “corporations are people,” and they said Obama intended to send
this message: “Romney is the business candidate. I am the people’s
Well, Romney is right. Most corporations (excepting holding companies
and the like) are owned and operated by people. But Obama must
depersonalize them because it makes his attacks on business seem less
personal, which brings us to another point. Obama has denied he is
anti-business, but everything about him screams otherwise, and even
many of his liberal defenders, from these two writers to New York
Mayor Michael Bloomberg to Fareed Zakaria, have been hard-pressed to
deny that he either is anti-business or sends unmistakable signals
that he is.
Notice also how Obama framed the issue, which is revealing both as to
his attitude toward business (mildly adversarial to hostile) and as
to his general political worldview (us against them). He gratuitously
drew a line of demarcation between corporations (read: business) and
people. This is a false choice. Why can’t we be pro-corporation and
pro-people? Shouldn’t an American president be bullish on both? The
answer is yes, but Obama can’t be; his class-conscious ideology
forbids it, and electoral imperatives demand that he demonize his
political opponents, which is why his hype about all of us coming
together as one rings so hollow and disingenuous.
If you still doubt Obama’s mindset, you should consider another
quote: “We came together because we believe that in America, your
success shouldn’t be determined by the circumstances of your birth.”
Is there any way to read this statement apart from the drippingly
bellicose class-warfare resentment it connotes?
Obama also said, “Osama bin Laden is no longer a threat to this
country.” Not to dabble in ancient Greek philosophy, but I dare say
that the influence of a human being, especially one who has been as
pivotally important to al-Qaida’s ongoing jihad against the United
States and its allies, can live well beyond the grave.
What’s more naive and even dangerous about the statement is that it
implies that bin Laden’s death justifies the false hope that the
enemy is less determined to destroy us than before and that we may
now relax our guard. Yes, we get that Obama wants to keep reminding
us that he issued the kill order for bin Laden, but let’s not give
him the further leeway of overblowing the significance of the kill to
the war on terror.
This whole issue is a bit spooky when you consider Obama’s double-
minded approach to the war. On the one hand, he would have us believe
it’s darn near over; he’s replaced our so-called jingoistic rhetoric
with such gems as kinetic military actions and overseas contingency
operations, and he seems to believe his overt efforts to reach out to
the Muslim world, including flowery panegyrics to Muslim culture and
the construction of Gitmo basketball courts, have mitigated Islamist
hatred toward America and the West. (Polls emphatically say
otherwise.) On the other hand, he’s operating assassination drones
like a repressed schoolboy with new toys and indulging in indefinite
detentions of enemy combatants, as if wholly unaware of what the
other half of his split personality has been preaching.
I’ve just scratched the surface, but the inescapable conclusion is
that Obama cannot spin his domestic and foreign policy records enough
to conceal the truth of his actual record. Indeed, the stubborn truth
will be his greatest obstacle in November. (© 2012 WorldNetDaily.com,
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