Quoting Obama as We Fly Off the Fiscal Cliff

Many pundits on both sides of the spectrum postulate that we're going to plunge off the fiscal cliff in part because that is what Obama wants us to do. But too little ink has been devoted to an explanation of why he would harbor that desire. The answer is contained in his most memorable phrase - one whose precise meaning is almost never examined carefully by the American public On October 31, 2008, Barack Obama declared: "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America." Actually, despite his reputation for eloquence, the President has uttered precious few memorable phrases. But the 2008 utterance was indeed memorable. Why? It does not appear that anyone has ever asked him to clarify exactly what transformation he envisioned. From what to what? By what means? And to what effect? The Left was content that one of their own would occupy the White House and surely, after policies advocated by the new president were implemented, America would look...(Read Full Post)