In Obama's world, only small Americans oppose spending our nation into bankruptcy on ineffectual and corrupt projects. Only small Americans believe in the restraints on government and safeguards for individual liberty written into the Constitution.
Obama is playing a similar tune. The Hill reports that his campaign sent a memo painting the Republican candidates as extremists who are trying to "win the hearts and minds of the Tea Party."
How are they extreme? They support tax cuts for the wealthy, health care reform repeal and Wall Street reform repeal. They are champions of big corporations and special interests instead of working families and the middle class.
Let me tell you what is really small and extreme.
For Obama to deliberately misrepresent what happened at the Republican debate is exceedingly small -- and unpresidential. What's small is for him to complain about our failing infrastructure when he wasted nearly a trillion dollars in a bill he rammed through ostensibly for the purpose of rebuilding it -- and threw it all away. What is beneath the dignity of his office is to smear an entire grass-roots organization as domestic terrorists and racists just because they are protesting his reckless spending policies.
What is extreme is for Obama to press for a $450 billion "jobs" bill on top of his already failed $868 billion "stimulus" bill on top of a $1.65 trillion deficit on top of a $14.8 trillion national debt. What's extreme is for Obama's administration to dole out billions more in federal money to quixotic green projects on the heels of the Solyndra scandal, for which he hasn't uttered as much as an explanation, much less an apology.
What's small, extreme and astonishingly audacious, even for Obama, is for his campaign's propaganda arm to state that the Republican presidential candidates "have embraced policies that the American people oppose." Oh, really? Since when did the American people's wishes concern Mr. Obamacare in the slightest?
After giving Obama the benefit of so many painful doubts, the American people know that he is the one who's an extremist. And Obama knows they know it; otherwise, he wouldn't have to be so "small" as to mischaracterize his opponents' views. He wouldn't have to lie about his policies.
Then again, if Obama were forthright about who and what he is, he'd suffer the worst landslide in presidential history.