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Obama's Hostile and Evasive Presser

By David Limbaugh · Nov. 16, 2012

Obama's first post-election press conference, if you could call it that, tells us a great deal about his attitude and the approach he intends to pursue in his second term, which is the same failed policy mix on steroids.

Obama's re-election, of course, gives him the right to pursue these policies, but it doesn't deny elected Republicans the right or relieve them of the duty to oppose them.

If Obama can glean any intelligible mandate from his victory, it is that relentless negative campaigning, demagoguery, divisive identity politics, deceit and superior political strategists targeting essential voters and voting districts work. So it should be no surprise that Obama is taking that lesson to heart and is already applying the same strategies going forward.

In short, Obama will continue to do what he does best: community organizing and campaigning. He is a perpetual campaign machine who pretends to aspire to bipartisanship while being the most partisan president we've had in decades.

In fairness, though Obama never did present an agenda beyond generalized brochure-worthy talking points in the last two weeks of the campaign, the American people witnessed in his first term what he stands for, and a majority didn't reject it. Granted, he completely distorted the causes of our ongoing economic problems and continued to blame George W. Bush for his own failures, but in the end, he still won. But so did congressional Republicans, whose mandate to oppose Obama's policies cannot be in serious doubt.

Obama's words and body language indicate he intends to be quite aggressive in his second term and more dictatorial. It was as if he regards his election as a coronation to kingship. His responses and deflections even to softball press questions and his hostile attitude toward elected GOP officials in the co-equal legislative branch make that abundantly clear.

In his first response, Obama repeated the mantra that this economy still suffers because of events that preceded his first term anointment. He offered the tautology that a growing economy depends on a thriving middle class. Yes, prosperity depends on people being prosperous, but the question is: How do we get there?

According to Obama, we do it through economic protectionism, rebuilding those roads and bridges he believes are responsible for creating the businesses that American entrepreneurs didn't build themselves, throwing more federal money at education, and, for good measure, reducing our deficit in a “balanced” way, which means his way (only on “the rich”). He expressed his openness to “compromise” and “new ideas” and then demonstrated in his remaining answers how insincere that bipartisan gesture was.

In Obama-speak, “balance” means weighted against the rich. It makes no economic sense to increase tax rates on the highest income producers when many small businesses responsible for most American jobs fall into that category. It will further retard economic growth and yield insufficient revenues to make a dent in our deficits or debt.

After making it emphatically clear that it would be his way or the highway, Obama said, yet again, that the American people just want the parties to work together. On the most important issue facing us, spending, especially on entitlements, he didn't even bother to pretend to have a plan.

Obama refused to offer any information on the Benghazi and Petraeus scandals, saying he didn't “want to comment on the specifics of the investigation,” a line he would repeat at every potentially useful juncture in the conference.

He even ducked a generic question on whether he should have been told before the election that the CIA chief was under investigation. But what does the investigation have to do with his opinion? The question wasn't calling for a factual response. More suspect was his claim that if he had been told, he would have been criticized for interfering with a criminal investigation. What? To inform the nation's chief law enforcement authority about details of an investigation under his domain would constitute interfering? That's just bizarre.

As in the second presidential debate, Obama revealed his true personality and his intolerance for being challenged. When asked about Sen. McCain and Sen. Graham's call for an investigation into Benghazi and their opposition to Obama's possible appointment of Susan Rice for secretary of state, he became visibly livid and pugnacious, warning the senators that if they go after Rice, “then they've got a problem with me.”

Also, he couldn't conceal his contempt for a reporter who dared to question why he hadn't provided families of the Benghazi victims more answers.

In his first term, Obama routinely abused his authority and paid no price for his usurpations. If there were any doubt before the election that Obama intended to unilaterally impose his will and avoid accountability for it in his second term, he has now eviscerated it.

I trust Republican congressional leaders didn't miss the unmistakable signals.

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5 Comments

P. Long in Texas said:

It's not just Obama. It is his supporters as well. In his position, he is much scarier, but all the attitudes are there. Not on this site so much, but on others that have a lot of liberal people making comments, conservatives are said to have 'no morals', to be totally immoral and incapable of understanding justice or morals. "The Rich' don't just have money, they are intentionally evil. I've been urged not to fear socialism because the world has always been socialist. Things are really getting nutso in the good ole' US of A. And President Obama's attitudes have always been there to see, but they are much more pronounced now.

Friday, November 16, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Orf in Pennsylvania said:

If this imbecile incompetent in the White House did not get impeached in the first four years, he will feel free to indulge all his tendencies to personal extravagance, dictatorship, loading the Supreme Court with crony libtards, and destroying what little is left of the Constitution.

Goodbye America!

Friday, November 16, 2012 at 5:11 PM

MikeEcho in Orting, WA said:

Supposedly when the British marched out of Yorktown ending the revolution they played the tune: "The whole World Turned Upsidedown." Whether that is true or not I don't know, but those words stick in my mind. Our whole world is turned upsidedown. Legal abortion, homosexual marriage, Christianity getting bashed every day while Islam gets a pass. Borrowing money like there is no tomorrow, and running up debt that will only strengthen our enemies. Using lies and treachery to get re-elected. To top it off a sociopathic marxist and his like minded comrades running the middle class into the ground. And, our money is no good! Soon Israel will indeed stand alone with no help coming from the U.S. When I was younger I never really understood the end times. Now I'm begining to comprehend how quickly a fine Republic can bring herself to the brink of the oblivion. I fear for my grandchildren and the society they will have to live in. In the Old Testiment God dealt with Israel by taking His protective hand off and let them have their own way. They had become Godless and debauched in their manners. Soon their enemies were at the gates and killed them and took the rest into slavery. What can we do? The Church, that is those who call themselves Christians, can pray for revival asking God for forgiveness. They can put aside petty differences and join as one people for a change. Perhaps God will again smile on us.

Friday, November 16, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Tod the tool guy in brooklyn ny said:

Obongo won't be reading the 2700 pages of his health care law, but the 50 states must do so. Health care exchanges have to be set up. Physicians and Nurses have told me that it is a logistical and financial nightmare. "Tax, spend, and borrow, creates poverty and sorrow, but Our Lord & Savior is in charge of tomorrow."

Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 5:21 AM

Holmes Simons in Tampa said:

If there are any stores that sell sporting goods where you live, please go there immediately and buy yourself some balls. Buy some for your so-called contemporary conservative pundits, also. You can even send me the bill.

Reading the post-election crap you guys (and girls) are writing is more nauseating than the Obama landslide.

Your statement, "Obama's re-election, of course, gives him the right to pursue these policies", is so patently false on its face that it hardly rates reproduction, and it illustrates beyond any reasonable doubt that, despite your previous valiant efforts to bring the subversive radical Obama to public scrutiny, you do not understand the legal limitations placed upon this destructive maniac by the U.S. Constitution. Obama has proven himself to be a criminal and a traitor over and over again. If you or any other journalist thinks that because 52 million poverty stricken, government dependent voters reelected a piece of Chicago scum, that his reelection gives him the "right" to pursue his policies are as delusional as he is. Well, maybe not quite that delusional, but very, very close.

Perhaps you should hire a patriotic proofreader before you publish any more of your idiotic opinions. Or better yet, a ghostwriter who hasn't had a lobotomy.

P.S. I can't think of any cowardly Republicans who opposed the undocumented imposter and documented traitor during the past four years, so my sporting goods offer extends to all of them as well (Representatives Gohmert, Gowdy, and Bachman excluded).

PSS: Any journalist or politician who believes that we live in a polite and civil American society that requires political correctness and demands respect of presidential authority for a proven pathological liar had better wake up. Pretend time is over. Communists have usurped the power of the Federal Government. By whatever means, they must be purged, prosecuted, and banished from the shores of freedom....which Super Storm Barack Blowhard has almost completely decimated as a result of cowardly political inaction.

Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 10:19 AM