Posts Tagged ‘Deficit’

Update: Deeper into the Morass of Obama Demagoguery

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Presidential Hot Air

One e-mailer asked me a question about my most recent post on Barack Obama and his Deficit/Debt Plan, and his Jobs Plan. It’s a question worth further explanation:

Mark, Great Site!  I have one question for you. How does getting in good with his base help him win the general election? I can see how it helps him avoid a contested primary as you said, but won’t this hurt him in the general? Jim

That’s a great question, and thinking about it, my earlier post did neglect to explain that aspect, and as I thought about answering Jim’s question, a couple of things more.  First, to answer Jim’s question, by itself, it doesn’t.  That said, you must win the nomination to win the general, and a primary fight will hurt Obama because he’ll need to go way left to win a serious challenge, and that would happen in a time-frame when moderates and independents will already be watching, and since those voters are already abandoning him, he can’t afford a protracted primary fight.  Better to stop it cold now, when most people still aren’t watching.  If he kills off a primary challenge by moving way left, he still has plenty of time to move back nearer to center in time for the general election.

Obama’s strategy must also include an uptick in the demagoguery over the differences in income.  This is typical leftist Class-Warfare rhetoric with which we’re all very familiar by now.  The tactic will be to move nearer the center again, as he did in 2008, and continue to attack “the rich” all while never mentioning that he’s deep into crony-capitalism.  He may even try to float some show-trials in the media aimed at some of his corporate cronies while he feigns innocence.  We will see a level of demagoguery that will push us to the brink of civil disorder if Obama has his way.  It’s really the only way he can win.

So thank you Jim for asking the question. I hope this helps explain what’s going on with Obama’s “Plan.”  It’s first a “No Primary Challenger Plan,” to be followed by a “Move slightly to center while playing demagogue against the rich and business re-election plan.”

One of the problems with a cornered irrational is that you never know how they may lash out.  Obama is cornered, and his entire philosophy, indeed the whole philosophy of the left, is completely irrational.  They will be lashing out.

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Barack Obama’s Desperately Phony Deficit Reduction Plan

Monday, September 19th, 2011

More Presidential Hot Air for His Base

On Monday, Barack Obama introduced an alleged deficit reduction jobs plan that offers three dollars in tax increases for every dollar off spending cuts it promises.  This is another extension of his outrageous spending policy.  There’s nothing new included in this plan, as he proposes a new “Buffett Tax” on wealthier people including small businesses.   This is a failure, and it’s not very likely to get through the House of Representatives, unless John Boehner is determined to be known as the Surrender-Monkey Speaker, but the question must be asked:  Since everybody knows this is a failed policy, why is he insisting on a leftist approach to an issue of such national import?   The answer may be as simpler:  He’s offering this as a way to stave off a primary challenge, as Ralph Nader and others begin to consider challenging him.

Weak as he is, this may be the most serious threat as Obama has fallen to all-time low approval among liberals.  That’s a shocking development, and his internal polls have been telling him this for weeks.  This is the reason for his pathetic Debt plan, and it speaks volumes about how subservient he is is rapidly becoming to the extreme left in his party for the sake of his own re-election.  We know Barack Obama can’t believe raising taxes in the midst of a re-emerging recession because he’s told us before that “the last thing you want to do is raise taxes in the middle of a recession.”  Or does he?  This is an example of how he’s unable to move toward the center, and he’s a prisoner of the radical left in his party’s base.  He dare not go along with reasonable spending cuts, tax cuts, or even tax freezes, because his base will politically crucify him.  The number of people on the extreme left end of his party now seriously discussing a primary challenge is the most thorough difficulty he faces.  If he loses his base, having lost the moderate or conservative Democrats, and most Independents, he’s well on his way to cratering.  He must serve his radical leftist friends, or concede his re-election altogether.

In trying to shore up his base, we are beginning to see the most pathetic sorts of posturing in the liberal press.  Now, they’re trying to paint him as the “first Jewish President” over at NewYorkMagazine.  This is because there has been some evidence that Obama is losing support among American Jews, and now, they’re taking  this approach to help him with this part of the base of the Democrat party.  Let’s be honest about it: He’s in significant political trouble, and no amount of window-dressing is going to turn that around.

Today’s Deficit and Debt Reduction Plan was merely another attempt to shore up his base.  It is in no way a serious proposal unless Boehner decides to treat it as one.  It will be your task to make sure that doesn’t  happen.  Barack Obama is trying to prevent a primary challenge, knowing that it will cause him more grief than any  Republican could dream of doing.  Of course, Joseph Farah over at WND has another idea, but I think it’s seriously flawed.  Still, Obama knows he’s in trouble which is why he will now rush to every microphone he can find to propose plans that demonstrate his hard-left commitment to his base.  That’s all this plan really is, and to treat it as anything else is to miss the important meaning it actually contains: Barack Obama is terrified of his own base, and for all the wrong reasons.

UPDATED: Deeper into the Morass of Obama Demagoguery