This morning while watching a news program, an Obama apologist said that Obama was hard on Paul Ryan because Obama's playing to his base, but he intends to compromise with Ryan. This explanation helps propagate the image of Obama as the adult centrist who's willing to get things done and put ideology aside. Uh, I don't think so.
If this were true, the Left would have to be the most idiotic and gullible group on the planet -- I mean, if this half-ass pundit knows the real ploy, then chances are that Obama's Left supporters know it too. If the Obama apologist believes what he said, he must think the base is completely fooled and foolish. Actually, Obama believes what he says and he attacked Ryan because Obama doesn't want any of Ryan's plan to pass. The second half of his speech was to enhance the image of centrist, but Obama is no centrist. Democrats are going to cut as little as possible and spend as much as they can on education, green energy and infrastructure. They believe that government has to rise to the challenge like FDR and support an economy which has been savaged by market principles -- plus, on the more cynical side, they are buying votes and dependence as always.
These clowns who are portraying Obama as a great centrist politician are out of touch -- they either can't or won't admit that Obama is a Progressive and that he is going to do everything in his power to advance the Progressive agenda. Let's drop the games and talk about the reality -- difficult decisions have to be made and it does no good to play politics -- either we're going further down the statist path of government interventions or we're going to stop the intervention and free up the market.
We've heard it all for decades now -- only the personalities change. They've lied again and again as they blame a non-existent free market. The problems we face are caused primarily by government intervention in the economy, yet we're expected to believe one more time that government intervention will fix the problems. The nation can't fall for it again -- it might be the last fall.