David Limbaugh writes the definitive 2012 handbook on Obama.
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In Crimes Against Liberty Limbaugh begins immediately with a necessary understanding. As Limbaugh phrases it:
Everything about Barack Obama’s radical background signals his visceral contempt for America — its culture, its values, and its political and economic values. His unmistakable goal is to bring America down to size — an America that has been, in his view, too big for its britches, selfish, exploitative, unfairly wealthy, arrogant, and dismissive.
Once this is understood — and had the media done its vetting job in 2008, focusing on both the President’s autobiographical Dreams from My Father not to mention his relationships with friends and mentors like the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, the leftist bomber Bill Ayers, and the Communist enthusiast Frank Marshall Davis — the policies and actions of the Obama presidency come instantly clear. The design of The Great Destroyer — the man not the book — comes clear.
Let’s work through some of Limbaugh’s dead-on analysis.
• The War on America: Once understanding that in dealing with Obama Americans are dealing with a president who does in fact possess a radical left view of America, Limbaugh’s opening premise is instantly understandable:
America’s greatness, for Obama, is not found in our freedom tradition and our protection of private property, rugged individualism, equal opportunity, merit-based achievement, and entrepreneurship. Instead it depends on a hyperactive, benevolent government to stimulate the economy, initiate and control business activity, and distribute benefits and wealth to strive toward equality of outcome rather than of opportunity.
Understanding this, and everything that has flowed out of the Obama presidency from day one (the attempt — now failed — to shut down Guantanamo Bay) to day now (the use of an executive order to suspend the deportation of a select group of illegal immigrants and yesterday’s reaction to the Arizona decision) underlines Limbaugh’s point precisely.
Millions of Americans view the nation’s Founders as a collection of great minds whose considerable experience living under the kingly despotism of George III led them to carefully construct a Constitution of checks and balances. A Constitution that would preserve not only the God-given rights of all because they are “created equal” (per the Declaration of Independence) but provide the opportunity, again from the Declaration for “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”
For Obama? On July 4, 2010, hosting a White House cookout for military personnel, the President’s left-wing notions surfaced. Said he (the bold print emphasis mine):
We celebrate the principles that are timeless, tenets first declared by men of property and wealth…
In other words, as Limbaugh elaborates, in the Obama world view America is a country founded by “rich and privileged elitists” — or, my words, a bunch of rich white guys. That’s it, that’s all. In short, that is the key to the Obama view of the Founders. A view that, but of course, inevitably serves as the foundation for Obama’s larger view of America itself, not to mention its people.
If this one presidential speech were Limbaugh’s only example, he would have no case. You know how it would be spun: just an errant speech writer and a teleprompter dependent president. Alas, Limbaugh cites example after example of the President’s rhetoric that displays in vivid fashion the far Left’s — Obama’s — perfect contempt for both the founding of America and the country it has become. Americans, says its president, are “lazy” “unambitious,” “soft,” and so on.
Bad enough is the rhetoric in presidential speeches. But the “War on America” is being carried out by the Obama Administration in multiples of ways, many of which involve the manipulation of government policy.
One particularly sly way of doing this is a State Department report to the United Nations Human Rights Council. The UN’s HRC has served, infamously, as a stronghold of such human rights gems as Cuba, China, and Saudi Arabia. But this hasn’t stopped the Obama State Department from sending a report to the HRC boasting — boasting — that “several members of Congress and other policy makers and advocates” are working to “establish a national mandate for universal voter registration.”
What does this bureaucratic gobbledygook really mean? That the Obama Administration is on-board with far left ideas that would ensure anybody- convicted felons, illegal immigrants, whatever — have the right to vote in the U.S. because, don’t you know, it’s their human right to do so. Which is to say, this is, as Limbaugh correctly notes, a “recipe for voter fraud,” to say the least.
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