EDITOR OF REDSTATE
Want Obama to Fail? Bobby Jindal Defended You Last Night
Fantastic! Have you heard about the speech? As CNN writes about it:
Jindal described the premise of the question — “Do you want the president to fail?” — as the “latest gotcha game” being perpetrated by Democrats against Republicans.
“Make no mistake: Anything other than an immediate and compliant, ‘Why no sir, I don’t want the president to fail,’ is treated as some sort of act of treason, civil disobedience or political obstructionism,” Jindal said at a political fundraiser attended by 1,200 people. “This is political correctness run amok.”
Jindal said his answer is, “It depends on what he is trying to do.”
Absolutely, and that is what the rest of us have been talking about.
If Barack Obama wants to save the free markets, we’d support him. But we can see thus far that Obama has no interest in saving anything — he wants to destroy the free market so he can import European style socialism into the country. More regulations, more bureaucracy, more government control, more intervention, and less freedom — that’s Barack Obama’s America.
That’s also a second class America run by a Democrat kleptocracy in Washington.
We don’t want that, which is precisely why we want Obama to fail.
Here, though, is an important corollary. We know Obama’s policies will actually fail. They will fix nothing, but will destroy much. Sadly, to Barack Obama, those failures are how he defines success. Without the destruction, he can’t change the stars on the flag yellow and change the blue field on the flag red.
When we talk about this, we must speak clearly because of the corollary. We must point out that Barack Obama has been successful in getting his economic policies through Congress and we must point out that those policies have made things worse. The public grows weary of Obama trying to escape blame and put this all off on the Bush administration. He, after all, went begging for the job. The people gave it to him and don’t appreciate his feigned “I didn’t realize it would be like this” cry. He bought it, he broke it, he owns it.