Tony Blankley calls out Barack Obama and the conservatives who seem to want to believe his rhetoric, those conservatives demonstrating a sad elitist naivete as they strive to convince themselves that he is not the Marxist that every action of his before running for President shows.
What exactly are the “petty grievances,” the “worn-out dogmas” and the “stale political arguments that have consumed us”? Well, as the most liberal senator in Washington, as a man who has called for redistributive justice and who told Joe the Plumber, “I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody,” it is a fair guess that free markets, low tax rates and a respect for private property are the worn-out dogmas, petty grievances and childish things that he believes we cynics must move beyond. One man’s worn-out dogmas are another man’s philosophical lodestars.
I believe that Obama intends to craft a new nationalism, using the disassembled timber of our traditional values to build a new, more collectivist and less individualistic ship of state. The planks will look vaguely familiar, but the ship will be quite different. It is as if he would disassemble the warship Old Ironsides and build with its timbers a collectivist’s ark.
Well put. Blankley continues:
But one is entitled to be suspicious of a politician who openly brags, “I serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views.” That strikes me as a conscious intent to deceive in order to diffuse opposition to his designs until it is too late to block them. Ronald Reagan never hid his policy intentions from public view. Neither, in fairness, did Lyndon Johnson or Walter Mondale or Barney Frank or Nancy Pelosi.
A politician who will not sail under his own flag sails, in effect, against all flags. Such a strategy may, in time, undercut his support from increasingly suspicious progressives, liberals, moderates and conservatives — once they recognize the deception.
Our new President is and always has been a complete charlatan. Good job, America, you elected a marxist empty suit. I hate that my blog has almost become a forum to harsh the Obama buzz, but there is too much wrong with this man and his policies to ignore.