Perhaps it is my own brain gyrations trying to make sense of the their unfathomable sensibilities towards this man and what I consider to be his utter contempt for this country. It's possible I am wrong, but as test takers know when in doubt, go with your first instinct.
When my opinions are opposed by those who support him, it is with complaints of letting Obama have a chance at the office. I am instructed to keep my pie-hole shut if I haven't anything nice to say. I induce cringes, accusations and Bush-bashing (can't quit ya!) when pulling back the curtain on their wizard.
My angst over why they refused to see what I could clearly see had me turning the conundrum over and over and over until BAMMO! I understood: They most assuredly underestimate Obama's agenda. These folks aren't stupid (hint: neither is Bar. he knows he must appeal to their vanity of intelligence). Many are highly educated leaders and teachers within the community (although, let's face it, sometimes all that book learnin' gets in the way of common sense). These people are well read and plugged in. These folks are tax-payers (well, not all of them. again, let's face it, Bar got elected with a great boost from those who are counting on his assistance...hehe, see what i did there?!).
Even when Barry blatantly uses words to tell them who he is, those that still support him can't hear it. They are clinging to their hope and change. We will have to pry their YES, WE CAN! from their cold dead hands. It's a Battle Royale between those witnessing and acknowledging the reality of what is unfolding, against the those that are begging for everyone to just get along and let their man govern (on his terms of course).
They underestimated Bush. They still do. Their number one go to bullet point is that Bush is a stupid man based on his mangling of the language. Yet, when we poke fun of Barry's use of the teleprompter (don't leave home without it!) we are chastised. Can't we see how charismatic and articulate he is?! He's brilliant even when telling the tele to speed up! Oooooo, Barry....
Really? That's your logical argument? Many folks mangle the language. Has nothing to do with his intelligence.
Bush wasn't an elitist, nor did he yield to them, which of course pissed elitist's off (as is their modus operandi: ACKNOWLEDGE MY INTELLIGENT SUPERIORITY OR BE DAMNED!). He had a swagger of confidence that was confused with arrogance (that happens when you live in Texas). He successfully led this country in the aftermath of 9-11 and has been criticised in the aspects of keeping us safe. He wasn't a wonk (HOLLA!) but a man of action. The left greatly underestimated him and his intent.
My epiphany helps me to understand the left. Doesn't make me like it any more, but now I have understanding, and that is a place to start. When they are applauding Obama's unwillingness to let go of Bush and get on with leading, they underestimate Barry's honesty in his part of the state of affairs.
The nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget has estimated Obama's policy proposals would add a net $428 billion to the deficit over four years, even accounting for his spending reduction goals. Now, the deficit is nearly quadrupling to $1.75 trillion.
When they quote old polling stats about how Barry has the approval of the majority of folks, they underestimate even those that voted for Obama who are sensing that Barry isn't all he said he was. Here are today's numbers:
Strongly Approve: 34%
Strongly Disapprove: 32%
But even more telling are these (today's) polling numbers:
The US is on the wrong track: 58%
America's best days are the future: 39%
Wow. A head-on collision between liking Obama, thinking he's a swell guy, but not supporting his policies, is brewing. Just like your momma always told you, character matters. Show me your friends and I'll tell you who you are.
Underestimating Obama and his crew is dangerous, yet no one wants to be wrong about the guy they brought to the dance. Listen to your friends; find a new boyfriend. This one is eying your inheritance of freedom. He wants everything you have. Are you just going to let him take it?