RADIO TALK-SHOW PUNDIT RUSH LIMBAUGH referred to President Obama as a "jackass", an "economic illiterate" and an "idiot where capitalism is concerned" during on on-air monologue today while lambasting Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress for their defiance in extending the Bush tax cuts to all taxpayers, including the top two-percent of wage earners.
Limbaugh recalled Obama's recent remarks at a meeting of his "Economic Recovery Advisory Board" where Obama bemoaned that the wealthy would "take our ball and go home" if their tax cuts weren't extended before the December 31 expiration date.
Limbaugh's response to Obama's remarks pulled no punches.
"Mr. Obama, our imam-child, they have already taken their trillion dollar ball home... and they're sitting on it, you jackass," groused the top-ranked political commentator.
"Extend the tax cut to everybody, "he continued, "and you'll inspire confidence... he's a jackass. He's an economic illiterate. He's an economic ignoramus. And that's being charitable."
Sean Hannity, Michael Savage and numerous other conservative television and radio voices have echoed similar sentiments, all with a common theme: Obama has no clue how to rectify America's faltering economy. They uniformly lament that Obama is utterly inept when it comes to fiscal matters. They cite the fact that Obama is a former community organizer who has never had a legitimate job in his life, nor has he run a business, met a budget nor signed a payroll check. And although they would be correct on the facts, they would be dead wrong on their basic supposition.
NEWS FLASH: BARACK OBAMA IS PURPOSELY RUINING THE ECONOMY.
"It's not that I want to punish your success. I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they've got a chance at success, too... when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody." -- Barack Obama to Joe the Plumber
"The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more." -- Michelle Obama
When it comes to "pie" economics, Obama is neither illiterate nor an ignoramus. He's worse. Obama is a Woodrow Wilson Progressive, a Reverend Wright Black Liberation habitue and a card-carrying, Van Jonesian social justice advocate.
That's quite a frightening trifecta.
Keep in mind, Obama wasn't only statistically the most liberal member of the Senate while serving his abbreviated stint in Congress, he was and still is, an unapologetic Progressive. By definition, Progressives believe that the "old-fashioned ways" (read "Constitutional") lead to waste and inefficiency, so they alternatively seek what Lewis Gould called the "one best system". Science, technology, expertise -- and especially education -- are these true-believers' "grand solution" to society's weaknesses. Call it God-lite. By definition, these social engineers believe with all their misguided core in mankind's ability to improve the environment and conditions of life, in government's obligation to intervene in economic and social affairs, and in the ability of so-called "experts" (read "Czars") to efficiently manage government's intervention.
Or as Michelle Obama so succinctly put it, "Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual..."
The Constitution doesn't restrain these engineers. That's because Obama and his fellow Progressives view the Constitution as both out-dated and malleable. A dusty relic of yore that needs to be constantly updated and "adjusted". Of course, this view leads to Constitutional relativism, wherein genius experts can decide -- along with federal judicial accomplices -- how to twist and pervert the Founding Fathers' words to suit their Marxist policies and agendas.
"Racism is how this country was founded and how this country is still run."
-- Jeremiah Wright
Race warfare is also a necessary mean by which to justify the end goal of wealth redistribution. After Obama was formally outted as a two-decade member of Reverend Jeremiah Wright's controversial Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, candidate Obama took little time to unceremoniously toss his former pastor and mentor under a speeding CTA bus quicker than you can say "God damn America!". This, in spite of vowing, "I could no more disown (Wright) than I can my white grandmother." Some endorsement.
However, Obama's chickens came home to roost when Americans discovered that according to Black Liberation Theology, Jesus is actually black and his earthly mission is "to disrupt and dismantle white oppression". Say what?
In fairness, Obama swore he never heard Reverend Wright say any of those inflammatory race-filled rants that he was later easily found saying on numerous videotapes during the time POTUS and FLOTUS were active members. And I, for one, believe him. I can only imagine how difficult it must have been to hear what RW was saying with his head shoved up... well, you get the picture.
The point is, Obama sat like a good student in the pew of a church for more than twenty years whose leader unabashedly preached social justice and redistribution of wealth theories, which were nothing more than Marxist Class Warfare 101 classes. And the Big O ate up every minute of it.
Obama has learned at the feet of some of the most famous Marxist radicals of our time. And we all know what a brilliant student Obama is -- or so we've heard. He may not know how many states are in the union, but he and his trusty cabal of wealth-spreaders know exactly what they're doing with the economy. They know they will need to cause pain. Maybe a lot of pain. Excruciating pain.
But what's a little pain when the end goal is a man-made utopia?
So, the next time you find yourself tempted to throw a brick through your television set and curse Obama for being a complete fiscal moron because you've just heard yet more depressing economic news, just remember what a great philosopher once said:
"Stupid is as stupid does."