I’ve repeatedly written about how I’ve found Barack Obama, despite his now obvious campaign ’08 lies about being “post-partisan” and offering a new style of politics, to be the most partisan, and negative, and spiteful, and divisive president in my memory, and possibly ever.
Just recently, I ridiculed the hideous remarks he made to an Entertainment Tonight reporter (who lapped it up like a starving dog) in which he said (in all seriousness): anybody who’s watching me couldn’t possibly dispute that I’m obviously not even the slightest bit divisive and that I’m all about the unity and bringing Americans together (to paraphrase him)… wherein, as usual, he then glibly goes on to label and disparage different groups and even individuals, and generally divide the nation and embroil America in a state of disunity.
My article was called “This week in idiocy: Obama makes hideous, false claim, his media sucks it up, swallows.“ I wrote:
Obama is a divider. I mean that’s his whole shtick.
You and everyone who has been watching the campaign would say that he has tried to divide the country – into rich versus poor, union versus non-union, government against private sector, black versus white, women versus men, “his” America versus the real America. He has clearly tried to bring the country apart. That has been his obvious strategy.
Now columnist David Limbaugh has written an excellent piece on this, culminating in this list of blunders (or lies, or egregious frauds, or any of several names you could give it):
Indeed, there is not enough space in a column to chronicle all of Obama’s polarizing conduct even as an abridged list, but let me give you a flavor of it. In addition to the foregoing, he and his team:
–Called American businesses soft and lazy and said they’d lost their ambition; they didn’t build that; they need to up their game.
–Baselessly accused the Chamber of Commerce of accepting foreign contributions and said it had the burden of proving it did not.
–Said Mitt Romney, in effect, killed a lady who lost her insurance.
–Say the “wealthy” aren’t paying their fair share.
–Stepped on the conscience protections of people of faith and attacked a Lutheran school’s right to hire and fire on religious grounds.
–Use “gay rights” as a wedge issue and depict opponents of same-sex marriage as bigots.
–Manufactured a phony GOP “War on Women.”
–Say Republicans want dirty air and dirty water and rejoice when people lose their insurance coverage, that they want a smaller America and don’t believe in rebuilding roads and bridges, that they are hostage takers and Slurpee sippers. He says they created this mess, and they should sit in the backseat of the car. We’ll have hand-to-hand combat with them on Capitol Hill, and if they bring a knife, we’ll bring a gun.
–Crammed Obamacare down the throats of a strongly opposed majority.
–Continue to scare seniors, the “middle class” and the “poor” into believing Republicans want to destroy Medicare.
–Publicly ridiculed and demonized the Supreme Court on multiple occasions.
–Disparaged hedge fund managers as “playing with other people’s money.”
–Vilified immigration enforcement advocates as racists.
–Waged a war against states on immigration and voter ID laws.
–Worked against military ballots.
–Lawlessly rewrote loans in the GM and Chrysler restructurings to favor unions and cheat secured creditors; and in Solyndra, to subordinate taxpayers to private investors.
–Exploited race and minority relations for political purposes and for ideological reasons, including Eric Holder calling the nation cowards on race, racializing voter intimidation laws and saying the GOP was after him on Fast and Furious because he, like Obama, is an African American; appealing to Hispanics and blacks to vote as a bloc for Democrats because Democrats are their friends and Republicans their enemies; and accusing the GOP of supporting voter ID laws to suppress the minority vote and immigration laws for racial reasons.
And there’s more. Read David Limbaugh’s piece. (@DavidLimbaugh on Twitter)