Dr. Obama Has Misdiagnosed Peasantry’s Ills. Charles Krauthhammer. IBD.
Frankly, America is frightened of the Democrat-in-Chief and his buddies, who seem to think they can impose their prescription of massive spending on a country diagnosed in deep financial trouble. Notwithstanding, their entire leftist ideology of bestowing entitlement freely without the means to pay for it, is unsettling.
Of course, penalizing those who pay into the system with ever-increasing broader and more extensive taxes and regulations strangles the very essence of what drives and feeds this nation. But for The One whose community organizing philosophy and work, a short political career without substantive experience realized, that preceded his meteoric rise to the presidency with a hope and change gimmick, his hubris charmed only the most naive. Anyone else could have predicted the debacle created by those in power today.
Here Obama has spent two years bestowing upon the peasantry the “New Foundation” of a more regulated, 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 other blessings their president has bestowed upon them from on high.
Folks are smarter than Obama gives them credit. Facts and science do not support his agenda. They are not bendable, like his trite “bending the curve” phrase, and as plainly evidenced by the economy and unemployment today. The long and the short of it is whether the policies and legislation positively affect the average American. The answer is clearly no.
The story of the last two years is as simple as it is dramatic. It is the epic story of an administration with a highly ideological agenda encountering a rising resistance from the American people over the major question in dispute: the size and reach and power of government and, even more fundamentally, the nature of the American social contract.
Will he and his Democratic cronies get the hint, ever? Will the mid-term elections send the resounding message that the treatment recommended is completely out of line?
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