Back in 2005 in an open letter to the far-left propaganda rag Daily Kos, Barack Obama spoke to his fellow would-be revolutionaries on how presenting a disingenuous moderate front to the public was the best way to further the progressive cause:
I thought this might be a good opportunity to offer some thoughts about ... how to bring about meaningful change in this country.
There is one way, over the long haul, to guarantee the appointment of judges that are sensitive to issues of social justice, and that is to win the right to appoint them by recapturing the presidency and the Senate. And I don’t believe we get there by vilifying good allies, with a lifetime record of battling for progressive causes, over one vote or position.
We won’t be able to transform the country with such a polarized electorate.
... it is necessary for Democrats to get some backbone, give as good as they get, brook no compromise, drive out Democrats who are interested in “appeasing” the right wing, and enforce a more clearly progressive agenda.
The country, finally knowing what we stand for and seeing a sharp contrast, will rally to our side and thereby usher in a new progressive era.
All this should sound familiar to anyone who's ever juxtaposed Obama's "moderate" spiel against the stealthily-radical, stubbornly partisan, and even bullying legislative actions of his presidency. He suggested back then -in 2005- that his fellow ultra-liberals fight quietly, and talk speciously -as to not scare-off middle America- while pretending to be bipartisan, reasonable, and open to compromise. This strategy was subsequently employed in his tightly-scripted presidential campaign. Obama was showing his fellow disgruntled anti-establishment types at Kos the shining path: Bide your time for when the White House and Senate are in the hands of "progressives"... and then, and only then -as noted today at Stop the ACLU- just ram the whole revolution right-down America's throat.
Well, what else to expect from such a self-proclaimed Trojan-horse, then? One who even let it slip-out on the stump last year that he's a "blank canvas" that people can project their (naive) wishes upon? Saul Alinsky taught his Bolshevik Grasshopper well... how to game the system and mask one's true intentions, while scheming to realize truly radical change. According to Alinsky, the effective radical should "sound like you're from the middle-class, and act like you're for the middle-class... then you destroy the middle-class."
As such -and in violation of many pledges of bipartisanship- the New York Times reports that Obama and the Democrats are indeed planning to go-it-alone if necessary on ObamaCare and inflict this radical, big-government power-grab upon an disapproving majority. This would seem to be a reckless political suicide from where I'm standing... and with the Blue Dogs far from happy yet, no slam-dunk, either.
It's a good thing that most Americans love this country and it's freedoms... and they don't like a fake. The recent contentious debate over ObamaCare has brought harsh reality to vast numbers of those who were mistaken or deluded into thinking Barack was some good-faith regular guy who could be trusted and loved baseball, apple pie, etc. In reality, there's really not much in this society that he plans to spare from the wrecking-ball... and this realization has moderates abandoning his initiatives in droves.
A new NBC poll now shows a plurality of Americans believe that ObamaCare would worsen the quality of HC in this country... and a weak 40% support the President's handling of the issue. Looks like he's lost that legendary mojo on the stump, too- the President's recent streak of town-hall and other campaigning for HC reform has had no positive effect whatsoever... rather, it's rallied the opposition.
For anyone still out-there (take that how you like) that actually still believes Obama's hollow promises to be "bipartisan", "post-partisan", "moderate", or even "open to listening to opposing views" (LOL)... it's time to take a hard look at the gaping chasm between the rhetoric and the reality of today's Obama Administration. NOW would be an excellent time to come out of the wishful-thinking ether and realize that not only have you been lied to... but you yourself have committed an act of negligence by not having the gumption to do any due diligence on this treacherous radical before you ran-out and voted for him.
Perhaps you just went-along with the crowd last November, felt racially-guilt tripped, or maybe it was the "soaring rhetoric" got to you... but it's hard to understand or excuse those who ignored the myriad Obama red-flags regarding Rezko, Daley, and Blago... bad-faith political maneuvering... and ultra-radical mentors from Frank Marshall Davis-to-Saul Alinsky-to-Bill Ayers.... well, there were ample warning signs for those who cared to look. The least you could do now would be to help the rest of us put the brakes on the Obama-Pelosi-Reid triumvirate's legislative and spending blitz... as they're completely out-of-control.
Someday a lot of people are going to lie to their grandchildren about who they voted for back in '08... as we'll all wince at the very mention of the name Obama. But it won't take that long for Americans to realize that putting this calculating, habitually-dishonest, and vengeful subversive in the WH with a powerful congressional majority might be the biggest mistake that this country's ever made... and the awakening has already begun.