More Presidential Hot Air for His Base

On Monday, Barack Obama introduced an alleged deficit reduction jobs plan that offers three dollars in tax increases for every dollar off spending cuts it promises.  This is another extension of his outrageous spending policy.  There’s nothing new included in this plan, as he proposes a new “Buffett Tax” on wealthier people including small businesses.   This is a failure, and it’s not very likely to get through the House of Representatives, unless John Boehner is determined to be known as the Surrender-Monkey Speaker, but the question must be asked:  Since everybody knows this is a failed policy, why is he insisting on a leftist approach to an issue of such national import?   The answer may be as simpler:  He’s offering this as a way to stave off a primary challenge, as Ralph Nader and others begin to consider challenging him.

Weak as he is, this may be the most serious threat as Obama has fallen to all-time low approval among liberals.  That’s a shocking development, and his internal polls have been telling him this for weeks.  This is the reason for his pathetic Debt plan, and it speaks volumes about how subservient he is is rapidly becoming to the extreme left in his party for the sake of his own re-election.  We know Barack Obama can’t believe raising taxes in the midst of a re-emerging recession because he’s told us before that “the last thing you want to do is raise taxes in the middle of a recession.”  Or does he?  This is an example of how he’s unable to move toward the center, and he’s a prisoner of the radical left in his party’s base.  He dare not go along with reasonable spending cuts, tax cuts, or even tax freezes, because his base will politically crucify him.  The number of people on the extreme left end of his party now seriously discussing a primary challenge is the most thorough difficulty he faces.  If he loses his base, having lost the moderate or conservative Democrats, and most Independents, he’s well on his way to cratering.  He must serve his radical leftist friends, or concede his re-election altogether.

In trying to shore up his base, we are beginning to see the most pathetic sorts of posturing in the liberal press.  Now, they’re trying to paint him as the “first Jewish President” over at NewYorkMagazine.  This is because there has been some evidence that Obama is losing support among American Jews, and now, they’re taking  this approach to help him with this part of the base of the Democrat party.  Let’s be honest about it: He’s in significant political trouble, and no amount of window-dressing is going to turn that around.

Today’s Deficit and Debt Reduction Plan was merely another attempt to shore up his base.  It is in no way a serious proposal unless Boehner decides to treat it as one.  It will be your task to make sure that doesn’t  happen.  Barack Obama is trying to prevent a primary challenge, knowing that it will cause him more grief than any  Republican could dream of doing.  Of course, Joseph Farah over at WND has another idea, but I think it’s seriously flawed.  Still, Obama knows he’s in trouble which is why he will now rush to every microphone he can find to propose plans that demonstrate his hard-left commitment to his base.  That’s all this plan really is, and to treat it as anything else is to miss the important meaning it actually contains: Barack Obama is terrified of his own base, and for all the wrong reasons.

UPDATED: Deeper into the Morass of Obama Demagoguery

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