It's often said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. President Obama keeps giving us the same thing---the same policies, the same rhetoric, the same tone---over and over again. I'm not sure he expects a different result, though. And that's the point: he's neither insane nor stupid. He's a pure leftist ideologue who will not---indeed, cannot---change.
And so in last night's State of the Union address, he gave us more of the same warmed-over, failed stuff: more spending, more government programs, more lip-service to debt reduction, more class warfare, more wealth redistribution, more self-aggrandizement. He actually used some of the same words---verbatim!---from speeches he gave in 2010, 2011, and 2012. His speechwriters have a fondness for beer-pong, and apparently they're playing a lot of it these days. No need to change his words when he hasn't changed policies or intentions.
If anyone is still wondering who this man is, what he believes, and what he intends to do, last night's speech should have cleared that up. In fact, since he announced his candidacy in 2007, every speech, every policy, every action he has taken should have cleared it up. Still, many people refuse to see it. A pity, since it's all right there in front of us. Last night's leftist Alinsky hoedown had him once again doubling down on his radical agenda. No one should be surprised.
He is a totally committed leftist. In many ways, it would be more comforting if he were insane.
(By the way: this is the EXACT blog I posted the morning after LAST year's State of the Union address, proving my point.)