The Volt and Obama: Americans Aren’t Buying It
The new line of Chevy Volt commercials have hit the TV circuit in recent days. One features a balding, middle-aged man who proclaims “I love my Volt” and then says, “but most people don’t understand how the Volt really works.”
This has become a typical strategy of the left: peddle that if only the common folk could fully understand, we would certainly create massive positive impact for both mankind and mother earth. That’s how they’re attempting to sell the Volt and it’s how they sold Barack Obama to the American public.
Candidate Obama was presented as a brilliant intellectual whose superior thought process skills were above that of which the common public could understand. Disagreement didn’t mean honest and thoughtful opposition to Obama’s policies, it meant an inability to understand his genius. The average Joe had better side with Obama, because Obama knew what was best even when Joe didn’t. Disliking Obama wasn’t a reflection on Obama, but rather on your ignorance to comprehend his brilliance.
If only people understood, they would undoubtedly support Obama and his policies.
To the politically aware, it is humorous to watch the left continue to sell President Obama in this light. Before, people merely failed to understand the grandness of his ideas. Now, people are failing to understand the grandness of his success.
Liberals claim to be the voice of the minority, when in actuality, they believe minorities (and everyone else) are intellectually incapable of thinking and caring for themselves, and therefore must be provided for by their superiors in the government. This is a banner – one of arrogant superiority – that liberals carry proudly.
The problem that liberals are running into, both with the Volt and President Obama, is that their idea of success is in direct contrast with the majority of Americans’ idea of success. The majority of Americans wish not to pay more and achieve less. President Obama’s policies make this practice necessarily so. Whether with the green movement, gas prices or health care, paying more and receiving less is unavoidable if the goal is to further socialistic agendas. And his is.
The Chevy Volt is a colossal failure, underselling even pessimistic projections and costing the tax payers more than it saves them. The only choice that liberals have, aside from admitting reality and facing fact, is to blame the consumer rather than the product.
Notice the similarity in approach? The Volt isn’t a bad investment, you just don’t understand it. Obama isn’t failing, you just don’t understand him. Blame the ignorant voter, not the faltering President.
When it fits their agenda, liberals will twist or ignore facts to meet their desired ends. When it opposes their agenda, they do the same.
An analogy can be had between the Volt and President Obama with the liberal stance on gun control. Consider the numerous studies concluding that when more people have legally owned guns and when they have them readily available, there is less crime and less violence. Less crime and violence is generally regarded as a good thing, yet liberals continue to advocate strongly for more and more gun control. Why? Among other reasons, the right to bear arms ensures that the people retain power, and liberals, in order to exist, must move as much power as possible away from people and to the government.
This is a cut and dry example of the left operating without recognition of the good of the people. It is blatant and incessant and is their go-to technique to further their schema.
As the left scrambles to cover the obvious failure of this administration with the illusion that everyday people can’t comprehend their success, Americans will continue to pay $4.00 and more for a gallon of gas and drown in a sea of debt and an anemic economic recovery.
Fortunately, most Americans know failure when they see it and they are seeing it in abundance right now. No amount of liberal propagated preaching can save the Volt or President Obama. Like a bad blood transfusion, Americans are rejecting both.