So, if Obama does appear to pivot abruptly following the elections, are we going to be foolish enough to believe he has had an epiphany about the failures and recklessness of his Keynesian exploits when he just got through saying the problem is not with the economy, but in our perception?
Let's not forget that Obama possesses a political perspective that utterly rejects the reality that command-control economic experiments fail to produce wealth but instead spread misery every time they are tried. Be honest; can you imagine Obama or his fellow travelers nodding their heads in agreement to this gem of wisdom from Sir Winston Churchill, whose bust Obama drop-kicked back to Britain: "Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery"?
If Democrats were truly planning on changing course, why would they be conspiratorially alleging -- falsely -- that if Republicans win big in the congressional elections, it will be because they "bought their way to power with a flood of spending by outside groups," as suggested by Politico?
Politico says that what began as Obama's strategy to rally his base with allegations about foreign donations through the Chamber of Commerce and the like has now "morphed" into "a main talking point to explain -- and fend off the recriminations over -- what many Washington Democrats assume will be a brutal election night."
That doesn't sound as if they've learned their (economic) lesson. It's all about politics and how they can spin their inevitable losses.
It's not hard to anticipate Obama's mindset following next week's rout. We don't know exactly how he'll play it politically, but what we do know is that he won't change his extreme leftist ideology.
Republicans would be well-advised to keep that in mind if Obama pretends to hit the reset button on "bipartisanship." They mustn't fall for it and must not be deterred from reinstating the people's will.