People are on to Obama. They know he’s a liar. The Washington Times:
While Mr. Obama was bashing lobbyists during his State of the Union, his administration already had planned private briefings with powerful K Street lobbyists for the very next day. According to The Hill newspaper, the Obama Treasury Department invited lobbyists to “a series of conference calls with senior Obama administration officials to discuss key aspects of the State of the Union address.”
“I was thinking back during the first State of the Union Address by Bill Clinton and I thought, ‘This guy can say things that aren’t true with greater conviction than anyone I’ve ever seen.’ I honestly think that Obama is better.”
No question Obama is the better liar. Bill Clinton, con artist that he was, had some shred of decency in his soul that showed shame when he lied. Obama, who has lived in the far leftist bubble his entire life, has no trace of shame when he lies. He projects self-righteous condescension when he speaks. He believes he is, as an altruist-collectivist, morally superior to the rest of us. Remember his fantasies about doctors performing needless operations because they’ve been corrupted by greed? That’s what he thinks capitalism does to everyone except the philosopher-kings of the left. He believes he has a moral right to lie to Americans for their own good.
Moreover, postmodern philosophy tells Obama that there is no objective reality, there are only “narratives” informed by tribal differences. Obama believes his narrative is moral because he is not motivated by greed.
As good a liar as Obama is, he is not getting away with his lies because most Americans have a better understanding of reality than Obama. For those Americans who are not sure, there are plenty of sound thinkers on talk radio and the internet explaining how Obama is wrong. Leftists tell themselves they are being drowned out by the “right-wing noise machine,” but really it’s just the truth getting out. In a country with free speech, a statist cannot get away with so many outrageous lies.
I’m beginning to think Obama’s presidency is dead. It died on February 27, 2009, the day of the first Tea Parties, which came after Rick Santelli’s February 19 call for protests on CNBC. On that day Independents and Republicans joined to protest the big government policies of Obama-Reid-Pelosi. The Democrat Party leaders responded with smears.
Obama lost the American people. When the Democrats, in their astonishing arrogance, called the protesters racists, KKK, evil-mongers, a mob, and so on, they lost them forever. People don’t vote for a politician after he insults them.
The Democrats thought they could intimidate people away from the protests by demonizing the movement. They didn’t realize they were talking only to their base, and now that is all the support that remains.
This does not mean they will give up. When you believe morality is on your side, you don’t give up. They will try everything to pass their socialist agenda. With the help of their media, some of their lies will will succeed. It will be interesting to see, as failure mounts upon failure, what fresh hells desperation inspires on the left.