The Real Barack Obama

More Hyscience Feb 21, 2012, 2:58 pm

Fred Barnes, on the ‘real Obama’:

For the past year, they’ve told the same story. No, the real Obama is not a pragmatist or a frustrated moderate or a well-intentioned but weak politician forced by political circumstances to take positions he’d rather not. Only sympathizers, notably media types, believe any of those notions.

hidden. One merely has to digest the new budget Obama unveiled last week, his budget last year, and his four major speeches since last April, and the real Obama comes into focus. He turns out to be a left-wing progressive who rejects many of the mainstream political and economic ideas of post-World War II America.

This is not an entirely new take on Obama. Others have identified him as such, Stanley Kurtz in particular. What’s new is that Obama has been so revealing in his own words. Only occasionally do you have to read between the lines to discover what he truly thinks.

I’ve gleaned his views from the two budgets and from the “reducing the budget” speech in April 2011, the address to a special session of Congress on jobs in September 2011, the speech at Osawatomie, Kansas, last December, and the State of the Union address last month. Here’s what the president not only believes but is committed to:Read the entire piece here.

Barne’s assessment of Obama is amazingly spot-on, and frightening. Obama sees America as an unjust and deeply unfair country. He cares not at all about our looming disastrous debt crisis. He believes that government spending is better at spurring the economy than private investment. He thinks that when the rich get richer, the middle class and poor get worse off. He thinks conservative, free market economics is a plague. He sees Medicare and Medicaid as not being big pr

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  • Description: Fred Barnes, on the ‘real Obama’: For the past year, they’ve told the same story. No, the real Obama is not a pragmatist or a frustrated moderate or a well-intentioned but weak politician forced by political circumstances to take positions he’d rather not. Only sympathizers, notably media types, believe any of those notions. The truth is not hidden. One merely has to digest the new budget Obama unveiled last week,