Posted by: Debby Durkee | January 29, 2010

Obama: DC is a problem, but trust us.

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Obama: DC is a problem, but trust us.

George Will’s take on the State of the Union address is that Obama believes that the failure to pass the health care bill is ultimately the fault of the stupidity of the American people, and that even though Washington, D.C. is untrustworthy, they should still control your life.  Here’s Mr. Will:

Acknowledging that the longer the public has looked at the legislation the less the public has liked it, (Obama) blamed himself for not “explaining it more clearly.” But his faux contrition actually blames the public: The problem is not the legislation’s substance but the presentation of it to slow learners. He urged them to take “another look at the plan we’ve proposed.” The plan? The differences between the House and Senate plans are not trivial; they concern how to pay for the enormous new entitlement.  Snip –

Obama seems to regret the existence in Washington of … everyone else. He seems to feel entitled to have his way without tiresome interventions in the political process by the many interests affected by his agenda for radical expansion of the regulatory state. Speaking of slow learners, liberals do not notice the connection between expansion of government and expansion of (often defensive) activities referred to under the rubric of “lobbying.”

Lamenting Washington’s “deficit of trust,” Obama gave an example of the reason for it when he brassily declared: “We are prepared to freeze government spending for three years.” This flagrant falsehood enlarges Washington’s deficit of truth: He proposes freezing some discretionary spending — about one-eighth of government spending.

 Obama’s leitmotif is: Washington is disappointing, Washington is annoying, Washington is dysfunctional, Washington is corrupt, verily Washington is toxic — yet Washington should conscript a substantially larger share of GDP, and Washington should exercise vast new controls over health care, energy, K-12 education, etc. Talk about a divided brain.

Yeah, it’s the American people who are slow learners. No, Mr. Obama, many have been quick to catch on. You just don’t like it. You’d rather just be King of the World and be done with it. All of the bickering and lobbying would just be over if you could just dictate rather than debate. Well, we’ll fight you for that reason. Read George Will here: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2010/01/28/faux_contrition_obama_blames_the_public_100081.html

Judd Gregg gives it back to MSNBC.

As Rush always says, never accept a liberal’s premise. You’ve got to love this push-back by Judd Gregg. We need more of this on these so-called news programs. Watch this one-minute video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g1V_vHhxHk&feature=player_embedded

Hat Tip: http://nationalreview.com/

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