During the Carter years, I thought I'd seen the worst of American demagoguery. Obama is the most outrageous of all. Here's what he said yesterday (2/21/2012) at Maljamar, NM:
"I'm cutting through the red tape and getting over the bureaucratic hurdle (to approve completion of a small segment of the Keystone Pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas)."
What's wrong with that picture?
First, that segment of the Keystone pipeline does not need Obama's approval because it does not cross an international boundary (as the upper part of the pipeline going across the U.S./Canadian border does). The lower half is already under construction and will conduct oil from Oklahoma to Texas.
Second, only the Government can install "red tape" and a "bureaucratic hurdle" as obstacles to progress. Obama is the number one representative of the Government and the bureaucracy.
Either Obama is becoming demented or he is a doppelganger. He is constantly imparting the blame of things that he is accountable for to imaginary, figurative, hobgoblins (in this case HIS red tape and HIS bureaucratic hurdle).
Most appalling of all is Obama's contempt for the intelligence of the average American. If our failed educational system had not made America a dumbed-down society, the majority of which can neither speak intelligently nor listen objectively to a demagogue, they would never have elected this man President.
No wonder Obama has put a stop to identifying voters this election year. Many of his constituents must be too dumb to get an ID (that must be his conclusion, since he says it would discriminate "against poor people"), or they cannot legally get one. Those same "poor people" never have trouble producing an I.D. to cash their welfare checks. Maybe Obama fears that voter identification at the polls would be a double whammy against welfare cheaters and identity thieves (i.e., illegal aliens).
That would be a disaster for the Democrat Party.