Here are some things we learned from the President’s remarkable speech:
1) Obama is either (a) an economic illiterate whose lack of comprehension and genuine ideas has caused him to fall back on the stale Democratic tactic of flogging the class warfare theme, or (b) he is a conscious agent of the Cloward-Piven strategy, seeking to hasten the transformation of the U.S. economy into a statist model through a series of purposeful crises intended to make the vast majority of the American people dependent on the federal government. For the record, his motives don’t matter. The results will be the same.
2) He has burned his bridges with respect to any chance he may have had to conduct himself as a unifier, as a serious-minded chief executive working honestly to create a rational, effective compromise. He is the quintessential self-promoter who has never left the campaign trail, a born demagogue whose self-esteem is wrapped up in a zero-sum concept of political success: for me to win, you must lose.
3) Obama will not be led to make the right decisions through logical, civil argument. His hand will need to be forced every time, on every substantive issue, through sustained political pressure.
4) In temperament he is mean-spirited, in discourse dishonest, in tone arrogant, in intelligence deficient and in vision hallucinatory. He would have fit right in among the Roman emperors of the first century A.D. As the president of a country founded on a belief in liberty and self-reliance, and as nominal leader of the free world, he is manifestly unfit.
The best way to derail Obama’s express train to socialism is to defeat him in 2012. The next best plan is to deprive him of the support of his legislative Mamluks by turning the Democratic Party into a minority in both houses of Congress. Note: this does not mean replacing Democrats with big-government Republicans.