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There’s something pathologically wrong here. In the first place, “Washington has taken its eye off the ball, and I’m here to say this needs to stop.” Now, I mentioned, I told you I heard that bite, I heard him say it live. He is Washington! This is the Limbaugh Theorem. He’s articulating it himself. It’s coming out of his own mouth. He’s out there in Illinois claiming Washington hasn’t been paying enough attention to the economy. They’ve been looking at the IRS. They’ve been looking at Benghazi. They have been looking into Obamacare, and they haven’t been working on the economy, and (imitation) “I’m here in Illinois to make sure that they refocus in Washington,” as though he has had nothing to do with it.

This is it. This is how he does it, folks, with the low-information voters. This is how he maintains his lack of attachment to his own policies. But then this business that “there are Republicans in Congress right now who privately agree with me on many of the ideas that I’ll be proposing. How do I know? They’ve told me. But they worry they’ll face swift political retaliation for cooperating with me.” It’s this straw dog, see. There are these Republicans that really want me to do what I want to do, but they’re afraid of people like me, obviously. Now, my observation is that there are plenty of Republicans who are already publicly agreeing with Obama. John McCain comes to mind.

There are a number of Republicans who are very publicly saying things that are very much the same as Obama wants when it comes to immigration, when it comes to amnesty, when it comes to what the Democrats think the Republicans need to do to reorganize their party. But here he’s telling these people, “There are a lot of Republicans that really want to agree with me but they’re afraid to say so publicly.” Now, the fact is that there’s no way, even though you and I know this is total BS, how do you prove it? Are there gonna be Republicans, “Wait a minute, he’s talking about me, and that isn’t true”? No.

This is something he just gets away with saying. “There are plenty of Republicans who agree with me. But they are afraid to say so.” Well, if they’re afraid to say so, they can’t confirm it, so he just gets to say there are plenty of Republicans who agree with me. And where that leads is that his audience that hears this gets even angrier at Republicans. ‘Cause they won’t publicly help Obama, even though they tell him they agree with him. This is pathological. Maybe brilliant politics, it’s pathological. Finally, here is Obama’s vision for the middle class. An economy that grows from the middle.

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