Mmmmmm…This Is Not Scared

One thing about being a blogger–there is never a dearth of the outrageous to work with.  Take this Obama quote from yesterday’s Wall Street Journal:

“And so part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now, and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time, is because we’re hard-wired not to always think clearly when we’re scared,” Mr. Obama told an audience of well-heeled liberal donors at a Boston-area fundraiser over the weekend. The country’s anti-Democratic mood, he said, was the result of “having gone through this trauma.” (Full article.)

Mr. President, we are not scared and we are thinking quite clearly, thank you–more clearly than we have in generations.  We are up to our ears in disgust, which you may be mistaking for fear.  Judging from the behavior of your party in the last two years, it comes as no surprise that you would be confused about such things.  You and your ilk are so convinced of your own ability to guide society to optimal ends that you have ceased to register reality.  You just know deep down that everyone would get on board if he/she understood how smart you are.  When we come out from under the kitchen table, you will no doubt be there, ready to stroke our heads and tell us it was all just a bad dream.

I have some news for you.  The American people will not lie down for that kind of condescending nonsense.  You are the President of the United States.  Act like it.  No amount of hobnobbing with the liberal elite will ever give you a view into the real America–the people who are not getting hired because their employers can’t tell what cockamamie scheme you will come up with to punish business.  The people who see their liberties sliced and diced to “preserve nature” or “stop terrorists” or “save the children.”  The retired workers who are scared to death that the Fed will turn on the money spigots and wreck their retirement through inflation.

We are just about to show you who rules this country, and it ain’t you.  If you think Nov. 2 is a political bloodbath, just wait until 2012.  Two weeks from now will look like a beach party after every last Democrat in 2012 is run out of D.C. on a rail.  We have also put Republicans on notice that they can play the game as usual, or they start reclaiming the values of individualism and liberty.  If they don’t, we will put someone in who will.  Getting the message?

Scared indeed.

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About Terry Noel

I am an Associate Professor of Management and Quantitative Methods at Illinois State University. My specialty is entrepreneurship.
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