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Obama's Utopian Statism Is Both Below and On the Radar


It's no wonder President Obama tries to lock his normally fawning liberal media out of his fundraisers. He says things he doesn't want even them to hear — or report. Sometimes they complain, but their disgraceful loyalty never wanes.

On the West Coast earlier this week to meet donors from two top Democratic super PACs, he specifically excluded the press. According to Politico, "the reporters and photographers traveling with the president on Air Force One and in his motorcade were left on the gravel path not even within sight of former Costco CEO Jim Sinegal's house in the Seattle suburbs where Obama sat for a Senate Majority PAC fundraiser with a $25,000 entrance fee."

The same thing happened the next morning, when he didn't even tell his media cheerleaders what floor of the downtown San Francisco Four Seasons hotel he was on while panhandling with major donors for the House Majority PAC.

Christi Parsons, president of the White House Correspondents' Association, emitted a toothless protest, saying: "We think these fundraisers ought to be open to at least some scrutiny, because the president's participation in them is fundamentally public in nature. Denying access to him in that setting undermines the public's ability to independently monitor and see what its government is doing." You think?

Then why do you all continue to cover for this man and his policies? Why do you never hold him accountable for his ongoing whopper that he is running the "most transparent administration in history"?

The reason is that you are his ideological soul mates, and that trumps all else, including your sacred, selectively enforced motto, "The public has a right to know."

Media dishonor aside, Obama, as I said, does have strong reasons for wanting to fly under the radar when fundraising. As tone-deaf, insensitive and self-absorbed as he is, he is surely at least marginally aware that many Americans find his endless taxpayer-subsidized, partisan fundraising offensive when it proceeds apace amid multitudinous world crises and domestic scandals.

There's also the matter of his partisan tone, which he doubtlessly ratchets up to new levels of stridency when among fellow travelers in the top 1 percent as they join in condemning wealthy capitalists while exempting themselves — because they care, as evidenced by their liberalism.

Before he booted the press, he got warmed up. He said, "The reason politics does not work in Washington ... is because we have one party that has no agenda other than making government not work — whose primary function, primary purpose right now, if you distill their ideology, comes down to saying 'no' to any efforts to help ordinary families get ahead."

This from the man whose policies have quagmired jobs and the economy for nearly six years, whose spending is bankrupting us and whose dependency-generating agenda is destroying the middle class.

Imagine what he said when the press wasn't in the room.

But that's not all. When Obama is with his progressive buds, he also lets his socialistic hair down. He made some candid statements that reveal his utopian mindset — the leftist fantasy world he continues to inhabit despite years of hard reality's smacking his policies in the face with failure after failure.

It was reported that he said at his Seattle fundraiser, "Part of people's concern is just the sense that around the world, the old order isn't holding and we're not quite where we need to be in terms of a new order that's based on a different set of principles, that's based on a sense of common humanity, that's based on economies that work for all people."

Why are some people so slow in coming around to Obama's real beliefs and true intentions? You don't need to be a cryptologist to understand what Obama was saying here.

Most of us, especially Christians, agree that there is a common humanity. We are all made in God's image and entitled to equal dignity. But considering his other statements over the years and his record, we know he means something different — that no nation, including America, is exceptional. Nor is there anything particularly imperative about safeguarding our national sovereignty, which explains his virtually open-borders mentality.

How about "a different set of principles" and "economies that work for all people"? Just what did he mean by that? Well, socialism doesn't work for any people save the ruling class, much less all people, but he doesn't grasp that. He seems to regard it as a gross injustice that there are wide disparities of income and wealth not only within the United States but also between Americans and peoples of other nations.

He believes that the United States should share its wealth, vastly more than it already has and does, with other peoples of the world, patently oblivious to the facts that we will have little wealth if we continue with his socialistic policies and that other nations would be far wealthier if they would turn to free market principles themselves.

You can slice it any way you want to, but Obama makes clear over and over again that he rejects fundamental American principles and wants to employ "a different set of principles" as he remakes this nation according to his quixotic vision.

In one sense, it's quite inaccurate to characterize Obama's policies as failures, because he is doing precisely what he intends to do. He is not failing; we are. America is. And though this will be news to the persistently naive among us, he is just getting warmed up, emboldened and defiant rather than discouraged and chastened by his growing unpopularity.

Though he does many things under the radar, he performs so much mischief in public that no one has any excuse to be ignorant.

David Limbaugh is a writer, author and attorney. His latest book, "Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel," will be released Sept. 8. Follow him on Twitter @davidlimbaugh and his website at To read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at



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Sir;... There is little reason for the right to silence the left when they can drown them out with the mgaphone of big money... Money in politics is a game the left simply cannot play... And the interference of money in politics is considered as a property right, which is actually a privilage granted by the constitution; but as our history has proved, it is easier to join in civil war than correct the constitution in any meaningful fashion; and just as our revolution was betrayed by the wealthy and land owners, the sacrifices of the civil war were wasted, and property rights were made even stronger in the wake of war...
There is no evidence that this people are exceptional or that our constitution is exceptional, and there is plenty of evidence that this country and all the natural resources capital we have burned through were exceptional...We are rapidly reaching a parity with Feudal Europe in the spread and depth of poverty... There is nothing exceptional about our general wealth, our health care, education, or defense... Our working conditions are clearly substandard, and our wages have consistently been losing ground, all while the government loots us with inflation... Our tax system is unfair, and it taxes working people to give the rich a pass... We pay significantly larger part of our income in taxes that our revolutionary fathers, and have ever less representation every day... It does not matter how you read the constitution, you can find no support for capitalism and no defense of partocracy there... We suffer changes made to the rules of the House of Reps that froze the number of representatives while the country was still growing, effectively changing the constitution as it had been interpreted previously... Does this exceptional people, balk, stand firm, and revolt against this partocracy insidiously in power??? No; we prove we are the same as every other down trodden and beaten people, and we bow are heads in the presence of the rich, and count ourselves as lucky when they do not destroy us... They take our commonwealth and our capital off from under our noses and do not even want to pay taxes on it... They ship all they can overseas to make workers slave in other lands, and they import all they can which empoverishes us still further...
What really makes this people exceptional is the thought so many hold dear that they are exceptional without the slightest supoorting evidence... Too many remained in this land who hated the notion of democracy after the revolution... Too many remained alive after our civil war who hated the idea of equality...Too many only came to this land for the opportunity to exploit America and Americans and return to their own lands rich and powerful... How many who came here would have been barred from entry if they only had to accept liberty and justice for all...Here the poor are expected to fight and die in defense of privilages they will never enjoy, and without other prospect of social advancement they sell their souls like mercenaries...Dying isn't much of a living, and there is nothing exceptional about riding a dying society into the grave thinking: It is written in stone, ordained by God, and it is our fate to fail where we might easily give life to this place...Rome failed... Greece failed; and yes, their democracies and societies were flawed, but we copied their flaws, and denied to ourselves their strengths to entertain the desires of our rich... We are not exceptional, but all too common and stupid... Hitler told the world he fought in defense of German freedom, and how often have we fought for what we have never recieved, the power in our own affairs that democracy would give us, the power reserved in our constitution for the rich to exercise without veto from the poor??? You never think how much impedement was built into our government against democratic forces, and then you never consider how much inertia was added to government by the parties that are not exactly constitutional and you think divided, undemocratic government is superior??? What planet are you from??? People are as ticked off on the right as on the left... They can barely talk to government let alone influence its course... When many heads might have better ideas than few heads, they allow fewer heads full of nonsense to rule them...
Consider your founding principals... I say they are Equality, Liberty and Justice for all... Say what they are, because you point at nonsense such as our founders being giants... They were mere men as given to self interest as any men, and what set them apart was formal understanding... Forms are ideas, forms of government, forms of economy, forms of relationship all... I can tell you that your highly valued principals are the highest example of intellectual laziness... Intelligent people use their ideas, their principals, their concepts and their forms to help them think, and bone heads like yourself, use ideas as if conclusions certain, and no longer in question... It was not ideas that made this people great, but people willing to try new ideas, and to trash old ideas that held us back...
An idea is no better than it works, and these ideas, many of which were once in vogue and are now passed, have injured us... Out of economic motives people once accepted a right of contract as constitutional only to have later generations look in vain for this right, and this was after this so called right had killed and injured many Americans, and denied democracy... Democracy cannot be considered as a new idea to America... People had working examples of gentile democracies that gave the natives a strength far in excess of numbers... We opted in favor of the rich for a denuded democracy after the Roman model that has had the power cut from it by partocracy... What are you willing to give up to have your idea of founding principals; because judging by your party you do not want to give anything to democracy... We have proven how exceptionally tolerant we are of tyranny, and exceptional in our suffering of fools... People say: Ye Old Constitution; and never admit that slavery was blessed by it, and had to be, or the South and the South revitalized would have given up everything, the whole damned country if we had not givern them their way...
Comment: #1
Posted by: James A, Sweeney
Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:28 PM
James, bravo! You nailed it.
Comment: #2
Posted by: steveM
Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:07 AM
Re: steveM...It was dark... I thought it was a screw...
Comment: #3
Posted by: James A, Sweeney
Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:40 AM
Sir;...Below and on the radar... How about possible and impossible???
Comment: #4
Posted by: James A, Sweeney
Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:03 AM
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