We have a president who is not interested in the success and stability of the country that elected him. The oath he took means absolutely nothing to him. Face the truth, it’s all a calculated deception … Can you figure it out?
As Peggy Noonan put it:
“There is, now, a house-of-cards feel about this administration. It became apparent some weeks ago when the President talked on the stump – where else? – about an essay by a fellow who said spending growth [under Obama] is actually lower than that of previous Presidents. This was startling to a lot of people, who looked into it and found the man had left out most spending from 2009, the first year of Mr. Obama’s Presidency. People sneered: The President was deliberately using a misleading argument to paint a false picture! But you know, why would he go out there waiving an article that could immediately be debunked? Maybe because he thought it was true. That’s more alarming, isn’t it, the idea that he knows so little about the effects of his own economic program that he thinks he really is a low spender.”
What this says most importantly is that the recognition is starting to break through to the general public regarding the President’s rhetorical strategy that rightly Peggy Noonan called Calculated Deception. That is, deliberately using misleading arguments to paint a false picture. That has been a central Obama practice not only throughout his entire presidency, but also as the foundation of his 2008 campaign strategy, and actually throughout his whole career.
It’s why his speeches are falling flat. Put simply, who wants to listen to what they now perceive to be nothing but lies.
He can be beat.
Furthermore, what happened in Wisconsin signals a shift in political mood and assumption. Public employee unions were beaten back and defeated in a state with a long progressive tradition. The unions and their allies put everything they had into “one of their most aggressive grass-roots campaigns ever,” as the Washington Post’s Peter Whoriskey and Dan Balz reported in a day-after piece. Fifty thousand volunteers made phone calls and knocked on 1.4 million doors to get out the vote against Gov. Scott Walker. Mr. Walker’s supporters, less deeply organized on the ground, had a considerable advantage in money.
They can be beat, that was the Tea Party’s cry. It is what Martin Luther King marched for, they can be beat.
I think the people have now figured it out. It’s similar to the turn of events that happened in the old south, when the sheriffs used to come around knocking on your door. The good old boys in their KKK suits riding in their truck beds, led by the deputies in the sheriff’s car. Quite a spectacle, but as I stood at the door of our house by my dad, he had answered the knocks, saying he wanted no trouble. Be nice, he whispered to me. He pleasantly replied to the uninvited guests, that he had been a long time Democrat, and planned to vote that way in the coming election. They left happy.
My dad closed the door, and I asked why he had said that. Dad said, because when I go to vote, no one but me and the lord will know how I voted.
And that’s is the real story of Wisconsin … The people know. The unions can be beat, the cry of the old south, when Martin Luther King was staging his marches, the Civil War had finally ended, the Democrats and their new ‘unionized KKK’, they can be beat.