From Byron York at the Washington Examiner:
Two days before Christmas, Politico reported that White House officials believed [the health care fight] would last until February -- after which Obama would make a "very hard pivot" to the jobs issue.
But health care dragged on even longer; the bill didn't pass until March 21. Even then, with his No. 1 priority accomplished, Obama did not execute the long-awaited pivot and go full-tilt on the economy. In fact, at times it was hard to tell just what he was doing.
Then came months during which Obama sometimes talked about the economy and sometimes talked about energy and sometimes about immigration and sometimes the Middle East and sometimes about other stuff. Watching the polls, Democrats squirmed, seeing their hopes for November grow dimmer and dimmer. Republicans looked on, bewildered.
"I don't get it," GOP pollster David Winston told me at the time. "I don't understand what he is doing. He's not addressing the No. 1 issue that Americans want him to address.
In a flurry this week, he's proposing spending $50 billion on the nation's roads and railways. He's proposing a $100 billion research tax credit for businesses.
Who will be the first mainstream personality of either party to come out and say that the destruction of the American economy and, therefore, America herself has been the entire purpose of the Obama Administration and the leading lights in the Democrat Party from the beginning?
That some are confused about the Administration’s strategy speaks merely to the inability to accept a hard and distasteful truth: that the majority of voters elected a man as POTUS who has this country’s demise at heart and who has repeatedly demonstrated this in word, deed and associations well before the election.
Around the right side of the political blogosphere, one can read the posts and comments of many who excoriate President Obama for his “stupidity.” These people don’t get it either. Those who look at the Obama Administration’s policies and programs and observe President Obama’s obliviousness and lack of empathy in the face of acute and on-going national crises and make a summary low judgment of the president’s intellect do so with the premise that the man really is trying to improve the economy and other conditions in the USA.
That premise is wrong.
This is what people need to realize about destruction: it is the total opposite from building/improving. This seems like an obvious truth, but when comparing the concept, we must take it further. Construction of anything requires carefully ordered planning and implementation. For example, when constructing a solid, stable building, the architect recommends proven construction methods and using the right materials. But before doing these things, the builder gains certain knowledge of future purpose of the building and, from there, makes his decisions on how to proceed.
Destruction, however, is not only opposite in purpose; it is so in methodology. (We’re talking malicious destruction here.) Using the building analogy again, think of what happens when someone blows up a building—or flies an aircraft into it. Are any orders or rules to be followed for the goal to be achieved? No. In fact, the more chaos perpetrated by malicious destruction, the faster a building disintegrates. The same is true for a nation.
President Obama, the Democrat Party, and whoever sits behind the scenes sow method after method of chaos—and, in some cases, inaction is the chaos sowed. They stab the giant repeatedly, hoping it will finally fall, hoping for utter destruction.
In light of this conclusion, it seems that establishment Republicans and reasonable Democrats do not want to acknowledge--possibly not even to themselves-- the demonstrable bad intentions of the Socialists presently in charge and, therefore, they don't have to think about what may follow should the Republican Party fail to take back one or both houses of the Legislative Branch.
To be honest, I, too, don’t want to think about what kind of country the USA may become in the aftermath of a GOP failure.
(Thanks to Hot Air)