Every president has his bête noire. For Reagan, it was Sam Donaldson. For Clinton, it was Ann Coulter. For President Obama, it’s David Limbaugh.
No better book has been written compiling the evidence against a president that Limbaugh’s Crimes Against Liberty
. “This book is about a young presidency,” Limbaugh opens. “[Y]oung, but already the most destructive in American history. Everything about Barack Obama’s radical background signals his visceral contempt for America – its culture, its values, and its political and economic systems. His unmistakable goal is to bring America down to size – an America that has been, in his view, too big for its britches, selfish, exploitative, unfairly wealthy, arrogant, and dismissive.”
That’s a powerful thesis, and Limbaugh spends the better part of 400 pages proving it in painstaking detail. The amazing thing is that he doesn’t even scratch the surface, as he told me on my radio show in Orlando. Every day, Obama does something new to destroy the Constitution and undermine America’s founding values.
calling for impeachment – he doesn’t think Obama has committed impeachable offenses, at least not yet.
But he does make a damning case against Obama, beginning with chapters on Obama’s narcissism – “To say that he has an enormous ego is an understatement”; Obama’s deception – “Obama’s self-portrait as a uniter was at best an exercise in self-delusion, at worst an example of old-fashioned deceit”; Obama’s outright lies – “Everything about him reeks of Alinskyite, end-justifies-the-means politics”; Obama’s radical partisanship – “Obama’s notion of a bipartisan Super Bowl party was to invite one Republican congressman along with about forty Democrats”; and Obama’s bullying nature – “For Obama, it’s more than just a matter of political power. There’s also his egotistical sense that he is absolutely right about everything, that everyone else is wrong, and that if given enough time, he can persuade the rest of the rubes of the superiority of his positions.”
That’s just Part I. Part II describes Obama’s crimes against American institutions, including the private sector, the Constitutional order, and American industry more broadly; Part III describes Obama’s offenses against America’s national security. With each page, it becomes more and more clear that Obama is not merely misguided in the mold of Jimmy Carter or foolish in the mold of Herbert Hoover – he’s dangerous, in the mold of foreign leaders who gradually centralize more and more power to themselves while assuring the people that they are interested only in national unity and “solutions.” Obama has aspirations to transformational change, and he uses his supposed pragmatism as a tool for ideological radicalism.
If we learn one thing from Limbaugh’s Crimes Against Liberty
, it is that we cannot simply see Obama in the most favorable possible light. We willfully blinded ourselves to this man when we elected him president; he took advantage of our hopes and our dreams. We can no longer afford to pretend that he is an innocent victim of his own ideology. He is a tool of that ideology, and he has no scruples about doing whatever he must to forward those ideological ends.