Author and columnist David Limbaughâ€™s latest offering Crimes Against Liberty: An Indictment of President Barack Obama offers a comprehensive and damning critique of the Obama Administrationâ€™s ongoing Left-wing romp through American politics. Although his bookâ€™s subtitle promises â€œan indictment,â€ Limbaugh tells Townhall.com that itâ€™s not a legal case he seeks to build. â€œIâ€™m not advocating impeachment; itâ€™s figurative,â€ he says. â€œBut I do allege that heâ€™s abused his power and acted outside his Constitutional authority.â€
The book details one distressing episode after anotherâ€”from the New Black Panther case dismissal, to the firing of Inspector General Gerard Walpin, to the intimidation of Chryslerâ€™s bondholders. Limbaugh calls the current direction of the country â€œa crisis,â€ and says the purpose of the book is to catalogue every outrage to remind the American people exactly what has transpired in less than two years. â€œI want to fight [Obama] on the issues, and I want to beat him back at the ballot box, and his enablers in Congress,â€ he says.
In building a case that the current â€œregimeâ€ (to borrow a phrase from his famous talk-show host brother) poses a clear and present danger to American liberty and exceptionalism, Limbaugh argues that the president is a narcissist, a liar, and â€œdeeply dislikes this country.â€ How so? â€œI think itâ€™s so obvious,â€ Limbaugh explains. â€œHe goes around the world apologizing for an American that he conceptualizes that is not the America that I know and love. America has used its power benevolently, and philanthropically, and magnanimously, so I get a little tired of people going aroundâ€”especially the President of the United Statesâ€”saying what a terrible country weâ€™ve been.â€ He punctuates his point with a rhetorical question: â€œ[Obama ] says he wants to â€˜fundamentally changeâ€™ America. How many things do you love that you want to fundamentally change?â€
Limbaugh is also critical of Obamaâ€™s broken promises, which he calls liesâ€”identifying several high-profile presidential assurances that have not panned out. Chief among them is the assertion that no household making under $250,000 annually would see any form of tax increase during an Obama presidency. â€œHeâ€™s breached [that one] in a bunch of different ways,â€ Limbaugh says, referencing the regressive cigarette tax Obama levied within weeks of taking office as a prime example. He also cites Obamacare as a source of countless new taxes and fees that violate Obamaâ€™s tax pledge, including the â€œflagrantly, outrageously unconstitutionalâ€ individual mandate. More: http://townhall.com/columnists/GuyBenson/2010/09/23/crimes_against_liberty_and_a_scathing_indictment_of_obama