Why are Barack Obama's critics so smart?
Nile Gardiner - foreign affairs analyst and political commentator for The Telegraph – lists 5 reasons why President Obama's conservative critics are SIGNIFICANTLY SMARTER in their approach and thinking:
- they have a far better understanding of the concerns of the American people and the mood of the country – polls show the majority of Americans believe the country is moving down the wrong track
- they reject big government and the ludicrous idea that bureaucrats know best – recent polling shows the majority of Americans see big government as our biggest threat
- they reject appeasement of America's enemies, support America's allies and don't believe in apologizing for their country – Obama's foreign policy has been a disaster & key allies have been "treated with indifference and at times hostility"
- they know a gaffe-prone, embarrassing administration when they see one
The class-envy strategy was not working until it was given new life by Gingrich and Perry in their assaults against Bain/Romney, which "instantly turns Obama's class-war campaign from partisan attack into universal complaint."
It all started with the ObamaCare legislation, when words like cloture and filibuster returned to the everyday lexicon, and we all witnessed unusual procedural maneuvers to ram through the health-care bill. "Since then, Mr. Obama's aggressive disregard for any constitutional limit on what he wants to do has come to define his approach across the board."
Obama has provoked the rise of the Tea Party and its priorities to make government smaller and limited by the Constitution.
"Ordinary Americans who never before heard of the Commerce Clause are perfectly capable of grasping the argument that if the federal government can require a citizen to buy a product in the market, there's nothing he can't be forced to do."