The alternate headline would be, “see what happens GOP professional campaign idiots when you actually take this man child President on and apply a little pressure.”
I read this at Hotair today. While I usually have a decent amount of respect for Allahpundit’s articles, which means, I’m a fan, he missed the point here, completely. He got it right that the Bamster returned to his familiar and comfortable ground of setting up the straw man that Rush Limbaugh, from his broadcast booth in South Florida somehow manages to control not only the entirety of the Republican Party, but also the thoughts of all who consider themselves conservatives, and then destroying said straw man in a debate where no answer to his charges can be given. He also got it right that this retreat into that familiar territory was fomented by the plethora of breaking scandals that should have plagued him much sooner than they did. Here’s where he got it wrong:
“What’s blocking us right now is a sort of hyper-partisanship in Washington that I was, frankly, hoping to overcome in 2008,” Obama said today, according to the pool report. “My thinking was when we beat them in 2012 that might break the fever, and it’s not quite broken yet. But I am persistent. And I am staying at it. And I genuinely believe there are Republicans out there who would like to work with us but they’re fearful of their base and they’re concerned about what Rush Limbaugh might say about them…“As a consequence we get the kind of gridlock that makes people cynical about government,” he told donors. “My intentions over the next 3 ½ years are to govern. … If there are folks who are more interested in winning elections than they are thinking about the next generation then I want to make sure there are consequences to that.”
I believe that there are two phrases in that quote from the Washington Examiner story
which should have us all hopping mad, and not just those of us who are conservative, but all citizens in general.
“What’s blocking us right now is a sort of hyper-partisanship in Washington that I was, frankly, hoping to overcome in 2008,” Obama said today, according to the pool report. “My thinking was when we beat them in 2012 that might break the fever, and it’s not quite broken yet. But I am persistent. And I am staying at it. And I genuinely believe there are Republicans out there who would like to work with us but they’re fearful of their base and they’re concerned about what Rush Limbaugh might say about them.”
“As a consequence we get the kind of gridlock that makes people cynical about government,” he told donors. “My intentions over the next 3 ½ years are to govern. … If there are folks who are more interested in winning elections than they are thinking about the next generation then I want to make sure there are consequences to that.”
Elected representatives should be mindful of their voting base. That’s the whole point of a representative republic. These people who make up the Legislative Branch were not sent to our nation’s capitol solely for the purpose of acquiescence to the President’s demands. They were sent there by a base of voters who want their interests represented. In the case of the Republican lawmakers, they were sent to Washington on behalf of people who want the President’s agenda stopped dead in its tracks. For those of you with learning disabilities who make up the main stream media, that does not mean coming together in some sort of grand compromise which will ultimately decide the best way forward with the President’s plan to fundamentally transform America into Amerika, which will exist somewhere to the left of the European style of Socialism that plagues Greece, France, and Spain. It means that we sent them there as a cease and desist order, to inflict gridlock upon a federal behemoth run amok.
Even more chilling is the concept that Barack Obama is comfortable with the concept of our government acting in direct opposition to the will of the people. In fact, according to this rare candid glimpse of this mans thoughts, he feels as though this is preferable to the more antiquated notion that representatives should actually live up to their campaign promises and legislate according to the wishes of those who sent them to do that task.
It’s not very often that we get to see and hear the real thoughts of our President, who spends more of his time lying to us than anything else, (formidable when you consider the amount of time he spends playing golf, partying with show people and such.) The reason for this of course is that he is finally facing a minimal amount of pressure from the consequences of his malfeasance. Right now, Mitt Romney should be throwing darts at the mug of which ever genius adviser told him not to take this man on during the campaign, that this would be viewed as mean spirited and petty, (especially considering the amount of mud flung in Romney’s direction during the months of September and October.)
The other phrase missed of course is the second one that I have highlighted. Somehow, our President has gotten it into his head that his job is to punish Americans in general should he not get his way. Our Legislators made the correct decision to let the Sequestration go ahead and happen, and our President has used that slowed growth of wasteful spending as a tool with which to inflict pain on anyone he could. Here too, he has allowed, however accidentally, that rare glimpse into his true thoughts, and what has been revealed is that he intends to punish all those who will not simply go along with his whims as our nation’s ruler. Those law makers who place the wishes of their constituents above the wishes of Dear Leader will face his wrath, which apparently means some formal consequences. The public airing of one of those aforementioned scandals, which happens to be some of those consequences for the crime of opposing Dear Leader, the IRS inflicting conservative groups with heightened scrutiny, and the lesser talked about targeting of Romney donors with unwarranted audits, has apparently rattled the man to the point where he’ll admit his most closely held ambitions.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but this emotionally broken product of a dysfunctional upbringing seems to be truly convinced that he was elected to the position of Emperor of the United States of America. Unfortunately for the Bamster, there is no such office. In America, we have a President, an office that is constrained by the consent of the governed. Fortunately for us, his fundamental transformation of America into Amerika has been at least so far, temporary. What he has done, can still be undone. The damage he has wrought can be repaired. We just need to win one hell of a lot of elections in order to make that a reality.
Cross Posted from Musings of a Mad Conservative.