The real Obama emerges. He lets loose in the self-consciously ironic and pretentiously omniscient argot of the American ruling class, lecturing audiences in what he, Elizabeth Warren, and the segment producers at MSNBC treat as the new catechism. The reaction to these gaffes is always the same. His remarks spark justified criticism. There is a frenetic effort to paper over his comments and restore the impression that he is just another dad who wants to take care of one big American family. He and his lieutenants and other members of the “truth” posse indulge in mock outrage. They say the president’s words have been distorted, that he did not really say what he said, that he meant something else entirely. The activity is convulsive and furious because David Axelrod and David Plouffe understand that an unplugged Obama will damage his brand. He is not actually likable at all. And he is liable to wreck years of hard work and mythmaking the moment he goes off script.America tunes out:
By the way, Stanley Kurtz has a new book coming out next week, mentioned on Rush yesterday, about Obama's 2nd term agenda. It's called Spreading the Wealth: How Obama is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities. A war on the suburbs. Cuz we need more demonizing and endless spending and debt in America. Spread the blight.
Remember in November.
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