Question of the Day
After reviewing arguments pro and con, Steve Green asks his readers, "Is Obama a dirty commie intent on destroying America, or is he merely a 'reckless' and 'out-of-touch' lefty professor?"
I’m going to have to go with Gardiner on this one, compelling as Boyd’s case may be. The thing is, if you watch how the Administration played its hand in 2009 and 2010, one thing is perfectly clear: They expected this crap to work. Yes, Obama wanted to “transform” America — to make it better. Honestly.
ObamaCare would be loved by the voters, once they got a taste of it, as even former President Clinton believed. Dodd-Frank would really end “too big to fail,” rather than entrenching it. The Stimulus really would keep unemployment from rising over 8%. In their fantasy world of faculty lounge economics, empowering decrepit private sector unions and bloated, thieving public sector unions would enrich the middle class. And most tellingly, damningly of all, President Obama fully expected to run a Reaganesque “morning in America” reelection campaign.
These fools thought they knew how to make the economy sing. What they got was a funeral dirge.
Obama figured that by now, we’d all be partying like it was 1999 again with a flood of tax receipts and everybody working for a living. Since that didn’t quite pan out, Obama is at Martha’s, partying like the song 1999 — the orgy at the End of the World.
I hope he enjoys his time with these next two weeks, hanging out with the rest of the Beautiful People. Because when he gets back, the mood inside the White House is going to get ugly as hell.
As we'll soon see reflected by the mood of their surrogates in the MSM -- and maybe even Hollywood, as well.
Update: Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla): Obama's "intent is not to destroy, his intent is to create dependency because it worked so well for him."