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The Fantasy House of Barack Obama
Pajamas Media ^ | 9-23-12 | Victor Davis Hanson

Posted on 09/24/2012 6:10:09 AM PDT by radioone

By Fantasy House I do not mean — or rather only mean — Barack Obama’s La-La land in which Austrians speak Austrian, Hawaii is in Asia, Afghans speak Arabic, the Maldives lie off Argentina, there are seven additional states, servicemen are zombie corpse-men, and Kansas twisters kill 10,000 at a time.

Rather I refer to the fantasies that Obama employs to deal with a very real world he inhabits. The president just told Univision that you “cannot change Washington from the inside.” In other words, the president just shattered his own four-year fantasy that he, like Lincoln, would take the train from Illinois to D.C., not just to remake America, but also to change the very way things are done there.

Now Obama accepts that the second coming of an Illinois savior has failed, not because he tried to change the ethics of Washington (he never did), but because upon arrival he almost immediately did in Washington what he was used to doing in Chicago. And so lobbying, insider politics to help campaign bundlers, private deals to pass health care, the revolving door, and nonstop campaigning all replaced hope and change.

I suppose in place of change from the “inside,” he now envisions more “outside” executive orders like the de facto Dream Act, having the EPA shut down more coal plants, stopping more federal energy leases, granting more recess appointments, and extending more executive privilege.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: hanson; obama; univision; vdh

1 posted on 09/24/2012 6:10:13 AM PDT by radioone
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To: radioone

He MUST be replaced. Taking over the House and Senate will accomplish NOTHING!!!


2 posted on 09/24/2012 6:33:31 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: radioone
"Grandees"

I like that term of Hanson's. I also laughed at a letter-to-the-editor in my local rag this morning from one of the big name Dem bigshots in town who is also one of the more well-known attorneys. The letter went on and on about Romney being born wealthy, and living wealthy, and appealing to the wealthy, and don't vote for Romney BECAUSE HE'S WEALTHY!!!! Nowhere was there any mention of the difference between Obama and Romney and their programs. Class warfare pure and simple was the message.

3 posted on 09/24/2012 7:05:59 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: radioone

History (if Sharia law will permit historians) will judge Barack Hussein Obama to be the worst president ever.


4 posted on 09/24/2012 7:54:28 AM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: Don Corleone

Wrong—having GOP - Tea Party House and Senate can limit the damage Obama’s second term can do—the best thing would be a Romney Victory and a GOP house and Senate. Still, the way the world is going, war might change everything—just as 9-11 transformed (and wrecked) Bush. We must roll back Obama’s efforts at socialization and re-stimulate business and growth.


5 posted on 09/24/2012 10:21:40 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Unless there is a VETO proof majority he will RULE by executive order as he has already demonstrated he wants to do. The castrati in the congress will be powerless. They have already given up whatever power they once held. REF: BC.,Fast & Furious, Amnesty, Libya, etc. etc. etc.


6 posted on 09/24/2012 1:24:59 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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