Author and columnist David Limbaugh’s latest offering Crimes Against Liberty: An Indictment of President Barack Obama offers a comprehensive and damning critique of the Obama Administration’s ongoing Left-wing romp through American politics. Although his book’s subtitle promises “an indictment,” Limbaugh tells Townhall.com that it’s not a legal case he seeks to build. “I’m not advocating impeachment; it’s figurative,” he says. “But I do allege that he’s abused his power and acted outside his Constitutional authority.”
The book details one distressing episode after another—from the New Black Panther case dismissal, to the firing of Inspector General Gerard Walpin, to the intimidation of Chrysler’s bondholders. Limbaugh calls the current direction of the country “a crisis,” and says the purpose of the book is to catalogue every outrage to remind the American people exactly what has transpired in less than two years. “I want to fight [Obama] on the issues, and I want to beat him back at the ballot box, and his enablers in Congress,” he says.
In building a case that the current “regime” (to borrow a phrase from his famous talk-show host brother) poses a clear and present danger to American liberty and exceptionalism, Limbaugh argues that the president is a narcissist, a liar, and “deeply dislikes this country.” How so? “I think it’s so obvious,” Limbaugh explains. “He goes around the world apologizing for an American that he conceptualizes that is not the America that I know and love. America has used its power benevolently, and philanthropically, and magnanimously, so I get a little tired of people going around—especially the President of the United States—saying what a terrible country we’ve been.” He punctuates his point with a rhetorical question: “[Obama ] says he wants to ‘fundamentally change’ America. How many things do you love that you want to fundamentally change?”
Limbaugh is also critical of Obama’s broken promises, which he calls lies—identifying several high-profile presidential assurances that have not panned out. Chief among them is the assertion that no household making under $250,000 annually would see any form of tax increase during an Obama presidency. “He’s breached [that one] in a bunch of different ways,” Limbaugh says, referencing the regressive cigarette tax Obama levied within weeks of taking office as a prime example. He also cites Obamacare as a source of countless new taxes and fees that violate Obama’s tax pledge, including the “flagrantly, outrageously unconstitutional” individual mandate.
Guy Benson is Townhall.com's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).
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