For the president, to oppose any of this is to oppose the established statist gods and himself as supreme deity. To oppose his agenda is political blasphemy and so the Republican "demons" must be destroyed.
It isn't working largely because people can see for themselves what nearly two years of Obama's socialist, collectivist, and statist policies are doing to the country. They can see for themselves -- yes, through those ignorant eyes and God-dulled brains -- what Obamacare will do to them and not for them. They are not as ignorant as Obama thinks. Because he thinks this way about so many of us, a case could be made that he is the ignorant one. He may be the elected leader of America, but he knows little about the people he is supposed to be leading.
President Obama cannot identify with the American experience. He never served in the military. He never held a real job. He had an easy time in college (where are those transcripts?) and was fast-tracked in his rise to the top. He is attempting to impose an ideology foreign to all but the hard left. It is not based in the American ethic of self-control, hard work and personal responsibility. Rather, it is based on grievance, entitlement and revenge.
This is why the coming election is likely to produce a tsunami-like reaction among the electorate. But the president will probably misinterpret the results to his and his party's detriment in 2012. It can't come soon enough.
Cal Thomas is co-author (with Bob Beckel) of the book, "Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That is Destroying America".
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