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