Much of my book---"WHAT THE (BLEEP) JUST HAPPENED?---describes exactly who Barack Obama is, what he believes, and how he is carrying out the self-described "fundamental transformation" of the nation. He is a pure leftist ideologue, whose sole intent is to "fundamentally transform" America into a European-style socialist state, with radical, state-enforced wealth redistribution driving the "fundamental" change.
He is not interested in compromise or conciliation. He's not interested in pragmatism or working with Republicans. He's not interested in economic growth or job creation. In fact, he's interested in the exact opposite: keeping the economy crappy in order to generate ever-greater dependency on his ever-growing government---which is also why he's not interested in cutting spending. At all. Ever.
As I write about in "WHAT THE (BLEEP)?", every single time he's made some economic proposal, it's involved higher taxes and not less spending, but MORE. After the 2010 election, he was forced to extend the Bush tax rates, but now that he feels he's got the upper hand again, he's back to his unwavering "fundamental transformation" mode. Higher taxes and more spending.
His proposal to Republicans yesterday to "avoid" the fiscal cliff was so insulting that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell literally laughed in the face of the guy carrying Obama's message, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. Obama---once again----proposed huge new taxes (especially on the "rich," ie. the class warfare part of the "fundamental transformation") and even more spending.
Read Kimberly Strassel's excellent piece on this in today's Wall Street Journal: https://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323751104578149683529641150.html?mod=wsj_share_tweet#printMode
Some are acting shocked that Obama would make an offer so unserious and insulting. Where have they been for the last 5 years? This is who Obama is. This is what he believes. Not a big mystery here, guys.
His seeks a legacy which is not the usual legacy presidents desire of peacemaking and leaving a strong economy. Quite the opposite. He dreams of a legacy that completes that "fundamental transformation" of the nation to socialism.
He will not waver. He will not falter. And in his mind, he will not fail.
If Republicans could see this clearly, they might be able to fight it. But they are still dealing with Obama as if he's operating with a shred of goodwill and presidential normality. He is not operating with goodwill nor is he a "normal" president. Wake up, Republicans. Blocking the "fundamental transformation" rests with you.
Grow a set.