Memo to those who believe Obama is going to move to the center following his upcoming electoral smack-down: Dream on! Many of you also told us he wouldn't be that liberal in the first instance. Is that egg on your face sticky yet?
I'm not denying that Obama might pretend to move to the center on some issues. As an accomplished Alinskyite, he'll do what he has to do to move the socialist football forward. But if he feints to the center, it will not be real. He will not deviate from his relentless quest to advance his leftist agenda. And you wouldn't, either, if you had his warped mindset, God forbid!
This guy isn't just arrogant; he's an elitist, contemptuous of the unwashed who don't have the mental clarity to see issues the way he does. It would never occur to him to actually readjust his policies.
The more we've seen him off prompter the more we've learned about his heartfelt beliefs. His notorious "bitter clingers" moment wasn't a verbal slip; it was Obama being candid. He didn't just say (in effect) that "some people out there in fly-over country don't share our values but mean well." He implied there's something wrong with them (us) psychologically, spiritually and even morally for clinging to their Bibles, their guns and their antipathy toward people who aren't like them. That is, they're simple-minded, aggressive bigots.
When Obama runs into opposition on his agenda, it never occurs to him that he could be wrong. That's why every time his policies are rebuffed, he reacts the same way: "They don't understand my plan. It's too complicated. I haven't given enough speeches on the subject or spoken to people about their core values. I want the people to take another look at my plan."
This signature Obama arrogance reared its head again this past weekend, when Obama said that Americans' "fear and frustration" are what is driving their opposition to his agenda. The difficult economic times, which, of course, he blamelessly inherited, are interfering with the people's ability to "think clearly."
But fear not. He selflessly agreed to undertake the burden of breaking "through the fear and the frustration people are feeling." Hmm. What do you suppose he might say differently in his hundredth approach to this that he didn't cover the first 99 times?
According to Obama, people can deal with Bush-induced "trauma" concerning the economy one of two ways. They can either push "away challenges" and look "backwards" or "meet these challenges" and "move forward."
Don't just casually pass over these words. Savor them for at least a second, and show me where he exhibits an iota of doubt in his failed policies. To the contrary, he is saying this is more a perception problem for the American people than it is their rational reaction to real problems he has created or exacerbated.
This same dripping condescension is present in his many iterations of the foreign money slander — his deliberately manufactured tale that the Chamber of Commerce is fomenting angst and buying the upcoming elections with foreign money. (It's interesting that Democrats are reportedly receiving twice as much foreign campaign dough as Republicans.)
At his recent "youth town hall" meeting, Obama suggested that "what has happened is layered on top of some of that general frustration that has expressed itself through the tea party. There is an awful lot of corporate money that's pouring into these elections right now." In the battleground states, he said, "you are being bombarded with negative ads every single day, and nobody knows who is paying for these ads. They've got names like 'Americans for Prosperity.'"
Do you fellow clingers see the recurring theme? It's not just the foreign money; it's that the American people are just too weak-minded to resist its influence.
Well, I've got news for Obama and anyone else who is buying into his smear. I just spoke at two Americans for Prosperity tea party events a few weekends ago, and the attendees are hardly dupes being spoon-fed by some foreign-sponsored group — too laughable for words. They are self-motivated patriots, outraged by government's power abuses, assaults on their liberties and policies bankrupting the nation.
Regarding the tea party protesters, Obama is merely projecting his own antipathy for people who aren't socialists like him. They are not mindless robots divorced from control of their mental faculties. They know full well what he's doing and how disastrous it is for the country, and they're fighting back.
Given the "trauma" Obama will be experiencing the day following the elections, we probably can't expect him to clearly comprehend the voters' resounding message. But everyone else will get it. They already do.
David Limbaugh is a writer, author and attorney. His new book, "Crimes Against Liberty," was No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list for nonfiction for its first two weeks and remains on the list. To find out more about David Limbaugh, please visit his website at www.DavidLimbaugh.com. To read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.