the alien in the White House

In today’s Wall Street Journal, Dorothy Rabinowitz advises that “[t]he distance between the president and the people is beginning to be revealed.” And how.

In ways great and small, Obama and his merry crew are ideologues first, administrators second, and servants of the people not at all. This may not be Obama’s fault; he is who he is, the son of a hippie and a Kenyan Marxist. Raised in foreign lands, his worldview appears to be that of a third-world socialist who does not understand and despises the Anglo-Saxon world and its ingrained notions of liberty, faith, and personal responsibility.

Which most especially includes the United States and its mother country, Great Britain. What might be newsworthy about any of this is that many former supporters of Obama are coming to realize that this would-be emperor of the world has no clothes.

From Ms. Rabinowitz:

A great part of America now understands that this president’s sense of identification lies elsewhere, and is in profound ways unlike theirs. He is hard put to sound convincingly like the leader of the nation, because he is, at heart and by instinct, the voice mainly of his ideological class. He is the alien in the White House…

I am hardly perfect in my love of country, but I do know the difference between us and most of the rest of the world. We are different, we are better, not as human beings, but as a nation founded on the principles well-described in our moral compass, the Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Simple. Crisp. And totally alien to foreign-thinking men such as Obama.

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