Who Is Obama?

On his radio show today, Dennis Prager said: “President Obama is the most left-wing president in U.S. history.”

“Who is Obama as a person? I don’t think Americans know him today one whit better than they knew him when he was a candidate. They put on to him all their hopes for the country.

“I think people felt they knew Reagan and George W. Bush.”

Chaim Amalek emails:

If he really said that and meant it, then your Dennis Prager is wildly ignorant of U.S. history. Nobody even remotely familiar with FDR’s radical legislative agenda (e.g., the National Recovery Act) would call Obama “the most left-wing president in U.S. history.” Obama, let us not forget, has repeatedly gone to bat for Wall Street interests in a way that would have sent FDR to the barricades, has supported NAFTA because that’s what big business wants, and, generally speaking, has given the money interests most of what they want. Contrast his conduct to that of FDR, who sought to regulate even the price of poultry. That he did not do more was due to a few votes on the Supreme Court (see the Schecter Poultry case), which he tried to counter by proposing to pack the court. And he was followed by other presidents, e.g. Truman and Johnson, who were well to the left of Obama in their legislative programs.

Obama is no great leftist. Obama is simply weak.

Dennis played a clip from John King on CNN apologizing for his guest’s use of the word “crosshairs.”

Dennis said: “This is as scary as anything happening in the United States today.”

“The totalitarian temptation is part of the left and has always been and will always be. It makes itself obvious on some occasions. This is one of those occasions. The control of language is the beginning or is a profound manifestation of this totalitarian temptation.

“We now have the C-word. Crusade. You can’t say a crusade against lung cancer.

“We have the N-word. You play with totalitarian fire if you use it.”

“Any metaphor that uses anything to do with guns or violence is out. They made war on violent cartoons.”

“It’s in the name of goodness, of a more beautiful society, in the name of social justice.”

“Totalitarianism is always built on lies. It’s a big lie that Jared Loughner had anything to do with right-wing ideology or right-wing politics.

“There is nothing wrong with the word ‘crosshairs.’ It’s a totalitarian attempt to suppress speech. I am on a crusade for liberty.”

From DennisPrager.com:

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 Radio Show
H1: When the Cop Leaves the Beat
Prager H1: The Obama Administration has treated thugs like Syria with kid gloves. The neighborhood of the Middle East has only gotten the worse as a result… George Will catalogs the list of liberal plans that have failed over the last two years. The reason: the American people distrust big government.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 Radio Show
H2: Male/Female Hour: Career v. Family
Prager H2: Women are taught from grammar school on up that personal fulfillment is found in career, not in family. Steep prices have been paid.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 Radio Show
H3: In the Crosshairs
Prager H3: CNN host, John King, apologizes for a guest who used the phrase “in the crosshairs” in a political discussion. This is typical of how the Left throws common sense out the window in pursuit of their utopian visions… A large majority of doctors think that ObamaCare will make healthcare worse.

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