The signature of Obama's (uppercase "D") Democrats is their systematic betrayal of (small "d") democratic principles. Just look at today's news for a flavor of their pattern of flagrantly ignoring the popular will to cram down our throats policies we clearly reject.
As much as President Obama pretends to be a man of the people, he is a man for himself — a man who will get his way, the will of the people be damned.
The same is true of many of his congressional lieutenants, including Sen.
Chuck Schumer of New York, who recently said Congress will pass Obamacare despite the public's objections, because it is so important.
Important to whom? To Democrats — that's who.
Obama's Democrats add insult to injury in their steamrolling style of governance by using appealing language to mask their true intentions and pretending to govern in a manner that's precisely the opposite of their actual practice. They use free-market language to sell their socialistic schemes and promise transparency while concealing their legislative misdeeds.
Need proof? Glad to oblige:
Well, we suspect that Obama plans on amnesty for illegals, which would make the coverage question moot. But beyond those justifiable suspicions, Senate Finance Committee Democrats specifically rejected a Republican proposal requiring immigrants signing up for health insurance or tax credits under Obamacare to prove their identities with photo identification. Can you think of a legitimate reason for Democrats to bar such a responsible measure? Who's telling the truth now?
Obama also will continue to dissemble concerning his intention to establish a single-payer system, though he's on record as having committed to it and continues to press for the "public option," deceptively peddling it as a competition enhancer.
The hard truth, folks, more plainly apparent with each passing day, is that today's "mainstream" Democrats have been exposed as radical leftists, whose agenda is overwhelmingly rejected by a vast majority of Americans. The only way they'll succeed in enacting various components of their socialistic designs — notwithstanding their strong numerical congressional majorities — is through trickery, legerdemain, chicanery, and deceit.
Unhappily for them, the long-snoring public finally has awoken.
David Limbaugh is a writer, author, and attorney. His book "Bankrupt: The Intellectual and Moral Bankruptcy of Today's Democratic Party" was released recently in paperback.