Radical In Chief Brands Republicans As Radical Extremists In Latest Stump Speech

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A case of projection if ever I saw one:

US President Barack Obama on Friday branded Republicans as extreme and reactionary, in campaign appearances for high-profile Democratic senators under threat in November’s mid-term polls.

Obama rallied crowds in Los Angeles, California, and was to move on to gambling paradise Nevada in a bid to rescue wobbling Democratic Senate majority leader Harry Reid, on the third day of a four-day campaign blitz.

He charged that the first Republican president, his political hero Abraham Lincoln would not be able to win the opposition party’s presidential nomination in the modern age.

“Seriously, can you imagine him trying to run with these folks?” Obama said, in a bid to portray the Republican Party as outside the mainstream ahead of November 2 congressional polls in which his Democrats fear heavy losses.

Ever the community organizer…ever the divider…he now tries to divorce one of the country’s most beloved Presidents away from Republicans. He would probably like to  say the same thing about Martin Luther King, too, but King’s Republican relatives are still alive to object.

“This agenda that poses as conservatism is not conservative. It resulted in a radical shift from record surpluses to record deficits, allowed Wall Street to run wild, nearly destroyed our economy,” Obama said.

“This is a choice between the past and the future, between fear and hope, between moving backwards and moving forwards. And I don’t know about you, but I want to move forward,” Obama said, at a campaign event for under-fire Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer.

“They are clinging to the same worn-out, tired, snake-oil ideas that they were peddling before.”

We, the bitter clingers, are still clinging, I get it. What I don’t get is how these radical and extreme Republicans could be on the verge of taking over both houses of congress, since obviously, they hold such “extreme”, “extremist”, “outside the mainstream” views…

Dr. Krauthammer explains all:

Opening a whole new branch of cognitive science — liberal psychology — Obama has discovered a new principle: The fearful brain is hard-wired to act befuddled, i.e., to vote Republican.

But of course. Here Obama has spent two years bestowing upon the peasantry the “New Foundation” of a more regulated and socially engineered, and therefore more humane, society, and they repay him with recalcitrance and outright opposition. Here he gave them Obamacare, the stimulus, financial regulation, and a shot at cap-and-trade — and the electorate remains not just unmoved but ungrateful.

Faced with this truly puzzling conundrum, Dr. Obama diagnoses a heretofore undiscovered psychological derangement: anxiety-induced Obama Underappreciation Syndrome, wherein an entire population is so addled by its economic anxieties as to be neurologically incapable of appreciating the “facts and science” undergirding Obamacare and the other blessings their president has bestowed upon them from on high.

Does Obama consider  his supporters at the One Nation rally to be the mainstream, then?  The ones who carried the Communist Party, Socialist Party, World Answer, Code Pink, big labor etc, etc banners?

Because he would be quite wrong about that…

… there is nothing simpler than the Gallup findings on the ideological inclinations of the American people. Conservative: 42 percent. Moderate: 35 percent. Liberal: 20 percent. No fanciful new syndromes or other elaborate fictions are required to understand that if you try to impose a liberal agenda on such a demonstrably center-right country — a country that is 80 percent non-liberal — you get a massive backlash.

Most of us understand the the 20%,  “One Nation” kook fringe crowd, are the ones who are way out of the mainstream.

But Obama tries to convince his gullible followers that the majority of Americans are the extremists…

The mind reels.

UPDATE:

This figures. Obama’s been butchering a famous Lincoln quote in order to transform him into some sort of big-government Democrat.

“But in the words of the first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln, I also believe that government should do for the people what they cannot do better for themselves”.

Hands off Texas done looked it up:

I assume he was paraphrasing this actual quote from President Lincoln, but unfortunately he left out the most important part:“The legitimate object of government, is to do for a community of people, whatever they need to have done, but can not do, at all, or can not, so well do, for themselves in their separate, and individual capacities. In all that the people can individually do as well for themselves, government ought not to interfere.”

Obama doesn’t get it. And he clearly doesn’t get Abraham Lincoln.

Mr. President, while we’re all encouraged that you look to President Lincoln for guidance, let me share with you some other words of wisdom from our 16th President:

“You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man’s initiative and independence.”

“Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.”

“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”

More at the link.

So he’s been using that misappropriation as a basis for his assertion that the Republicans wouldn’t accept Lincoln, today?

Pitiful.

Thanks to Lauraw for that; Obama v.s. History.

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Video: Hennessey v.s. Goolsbee On Unemployment

Keith Hennessey,  economic adviser to President Bush, stands on the other side of the White House whiteboard, and makes corrections while CEA Chairman Austan Goolsbee lectures us all about the heinous Republican devastation teh One had to face when he came to office.

Alternate title; Destroying The Democrats’ Favorite Chart In 14 Minutes:

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Friday Free-For-All

The Princess and the Peabrain

Doug Ross: Great: MSNBC’s Lean Forward Branding Campaign Omits “Creator” from its Version of the Declaration Coincidentally Just Like Barack Obama:

MSNBC’s latest brainstorm — the hilarious “Lean Forward” campaign — uses a carefully edited recitation of the nation’s founding document. It omits any mention of God (though it does depict gay marriage).

We hold these truths to be self-evident. That all men and women have certain unalienable rights. Life, liberty, pursuit of happiness.”

It can’t be a coincidence. It conforms precisely with President Obama’s new version of the Declaration of Independence, which he is said to have recited on five separate occasions.

The founders got it wrong, you see – The creator has nothing to do with unalienable rights. Our rights can only come from government. And it can take them away, too, on a whim.

On to L’Affaire Williams. You can now sign a petition to congress to stop funding NPR.

Petition of One Million American Taxpayers to De-fund National Public Radio (NPR) What about PBS?

I have a round-up of calls to defund, here.

Fox News presents: A Brief History of NPR’s Intolerance and Imbalance

From calling Tea Party members “Tea Baggers,” to saying that “the evaporation of 4 million” Christians would leave the world a better place, to suggesting that God could give former Sen. Jesse Helms or his family AIDS from a blood transfusion, NPR’s personalities have said some pretty un-PC things in the past. A look at the record reveals no shortage of intolerant statements and unbalanced segments on the publicly sponsored network’s airwaves.

Here’s an incomplete list of questionable and controversial content that has aired on NPR or has been uttered by its employees:

Keep reading at the link.

Ed Morrissey: Is Fox News more tolerant than NPR?

So says Michael Barone in a must-read analysis of the firing of Juan Williams.  But don’t take his word for it, because NPR’s omsbud says essentially the same thing in NPR’s defense.  First, let’s start with conservative analyst Barone, a long-time friend of Williams and also a Fox News contributor:

Keep reading at Hot Air.

Legal Insurrection: Media Matters Is The Symptom, Not The Disease

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The Washington Times (with another wonderful picture of our President): Obama’s message to rally party base is still a work in progress:

First, he took on President George W. Bush, then, he switched to direct attacks on House Minority Leader John A. Boehner, and now, in his search for the right message to rally Democratic voters, President Obama is accusing outside groups of trying to buy this year’s congressional elections through shadowy campaign ads.

The evolution suggests that the White House has struggled to settle on a working message as Mr. Obama crisscrosses the country in a bid to drive voter turnout by dangling red meat in front of his base ahead of the crucial congressional midterm elections on Nov. 2.

It’s the ol’ “spaghetti strategy”, and it’s falling flat.

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Duane Lester lowers the boom on the NC NAACP with a brutal fisking of its Chapter President’s latest media droppings. How many blacks in this country are aware of the history of virulent racism in the Democrat party, the party of the KKK? Not many, it seems. Probably about  the same amount as  libs who know the words, “separation of church and state” are not in the Constitution. Not many. The educational system in this country is failing people.

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Of course while POTUS spins his wheels madly, the truth comes out about which  group is the biggest campaign spender, (psssst: it’s not the Chamber of Commerce)…

WSJ: Campaign’s Big Spender

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In case you missed it…I linked to this awesome GovTrack political spectrum, yesterday in my an Schakowsky post because she appears way out at the far left  of the spectrum.  Click to find out where your congresscritters appear.

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CNN: FBI investigates toxic powder sent to Arizona congressman:

The FBI is investigating a toxic substance found inside a package that was sent to the office of Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva, a spokesman for the congressman said.

Staffers checking mail in the congressman’s Tucson, Arizona, office Thursday found a white powdery substance and drawings of two swastikas inside an envelope, Grijalva campaign spokesman Adam Sarvana told CNN.

The Tucson Fire Department confirmed the substance inside the envelope was toxic, he said.

I smell b.s., here, don’t you? I wouldn’t put it past the 3rd most leftist congressman to use desperate Alinsky measures to win some sympathy votes when he’s in a close race with an attractive rocket scientist. Commenters at Lucinanne are thinking the same thing.

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Doug Powers at MM: TOTUS to Make Historic Debut

Obama is going to make speech in India’s Parliament following the election, and it will be the first time a teleprompter has been used in their chamber……embarrassking!

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Check back, I’ll be adding more links throughout the day.

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RWN’s David Horowitz Interview #2

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Teh Hammer comes down:

Charles Krauthammer: Obama Underappreciation Syndrome:

Opening a whole new branch of cognitive science — liberal psychology — Obama has discovered a new principle: The fearful brain is hard-wired to act befuddled, i.e., to vote Republican.

But of course. Here Obama has spent two years bestowing upon the peasantry the “New Foundation” of a more regulated and socially engineered, and therefore more humane, society, and they repay him with recalcitrance and outright opposition. Here he gave them Obamacare, the stimulus, financial regulation, and a shot at cap-and-trade — and the electorate remains not just unmoved but ungrateful.

Faced with this truly puzzling conundrum, Dr. Obama diagnoses a heretofore undiscovered psychological derangement: anxiety-induced Obama Underappreciation Syndrome, wherein an entire population is so addled by its economic anxieties as to be neurologically incapable of appreciating the “facts and science” undergirding Obamacare and the other blessings their president has bestowed upon them from on high.

Read on to hear Krauthammers’s much simpler explanation to what’s going on. The one Obama can’t admit.

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Video: Krauthammer Accuses NPR Of Intellectual Cowardice

This discussion on Fox’s Special Report is worth listening to in full.

Krauthammer and Hayward both expertly review NPR’s deplorable double standard,  both passionately condemn NPR’s actions. A conversation about defunding public broadcasting ensues.

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