For all his empty talk about hope and change and the mainstream media's amazing lack of intellectual curiosity about what it all means I'm really starting to believe that come November 4 the American public just may finally "get it" unintentionally thanks to Obama himself. The video above is just the latest example of Obama inadvertently spilling the beans on himself.
While the American people are having fits about each day's increase in the cost of gasoline Obama reveals in the video, not that he wants to see prices go down but that he's only unhappy that they're going up too fast. For anyone familiar with the Left this attitude is no big surprise. Obama and his ideological cohort see rising energy prices as a method of conservation. When energy costs are too high people will be forced, out of economic necessity, into using less. While Conservatives would be happy with reduced consumption of oil, we'd like alternatives to be highly developed enough first that petroleum can be made less essential without decreasing people's lifestyle choices. The Left, the Green Left especially would be happy if we were all to go back to living in straw huts and wearing fig leaves.
Obama's previous slip of the tongue about his plans for the new America he'd like to build can be seen in the video below.
Obama doesn't want to raise America's standard of living. This would be unfair to all those other countries around the world where they can't drive SUVs as big as ours or "eat as much" as we can or keep their homes at 72 degrees like we do. To Obama this is a zero sum world. If we have something it means we've taken it from someone else and is therefore immediate evidence of our corruption.
Barack is certainly not the only one in the Obama family to feel this way. His very talkative and very influential Mrs. is on-board with this kind of thinking as well. Back in April in a North Carolina speech she let the cat out of the bag when she said,
"The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more."
Even if the McCain campaign proves to be as ineffectual as I suspect it just might be the truth about Obama's real vision for America; one in which we all must come to accept Obama-imposed limitations might become apparent anyway. While Obama is a gifted reader, without a carefully written script before him his extreme inexperience and lack of intellectual nimbleness might just make his real intentions slip out so frequently that they finally sink into the American consciousness. And, God willing, that might be what it takes to finally sink him.
Hot Air didn't miss the implications of Obama's comments, either.
Neither did Stop The ACLU