Barack Hussein Obama is sticking with his proven strategy of projecting a land of make-believe on the American public and watching a plurality of them regress to a child-like emotional state and accept it, over and over again. He pretends to care about things that he doesn’t, and he even pretends that he stands apart from the malaise, bankruptcy, and chronic unemployment that his policies have fostered.
I don’t fault his calculation, because playing make-believe has worked for him and allowed him to rain down hammer blows on the Pieta that is the United States.
Lately his use of this strategy has become macabre.
Last week he and his spokesman began a make-believe narrative that the Benghazi treason, the IRS fascism, and the NSA spying on American citizens, were “fake” scandals. This narrative is far beyond the mere playing of the political game, which all politicians must do. This is an outright attempt at destroying meaning, which is what all demagogues do. It reminds me of all of those Venezuelans, who, even now, believe that Hugo Chavez did what he did for the sake of the poor instead of for his own self-glorification at the expense of so many souls.
Has this worked, as usual? I can’t really tell yet — my hope is that gullible supporters will finally reach the limits of accepting Mr. Obama’s Neighborhood.
This week, mr. Obama’s latest world of make-believe includes the idea that “Republicans” have been trashing Obamacare and filling the public’s mind with “nightmare scenarios” designed to thwart its implementation.
GALESBURG, Ill. — President Obama waved aside persistent Republican criticism of his signature health care law last week, saying in a New York Times interview that the overhaul would become vastly more popular once “all the nightmare scenarios” from his adversaries proved wrong.
The president accused Republicans of “all kinds of distortions” about the legislation. <source>
Once again, the Hugo Chavez of America “acts as if” in order to recruit the sleep-walkers among us — tens of millions of them. In this case he acts as if Obamacare is opposed only by Republicans and that therefore such opposition is not on the merits of its arguments.
But we are here to remind all of them of the following truth, via an easy pop quiz: Who made the following statements in recent days about Obamacare: Republicans, or Democrats who love Barack Obama and voted for him in two elections?
Obamacare will “shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.”
“The unintended consequences of the ACA are severe…Perverse incentives are causing nightmare scenarios.”
“…on behalf of the millions of working men and women we represent and the families they support, we can no longer stand silent in the face of elements of the Affordable Care Act that will destroy the very health and wellbeing of our members along with millions of other hardworking Americans.”
“President Obama, of course, pledged that “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” ….unless changes are made…that promise is hollow.”
“… the law as it stands will hurt millions of Americans …”
Link to the above quotes.
The answer, of course, is that these quotes — all of them — were spoken by Democrats, not Republicans.
And so in mr. Obama’s Land of Make-Believe they are “doomsday” statements made by his Republican adversaries, but the truth, as usual is in plain sight.
Are the citizens of the American Republic going to countenance this kind of demagogue any longer?