The Obama Lexicon (First in a Series)

Now that he has won the election, it has occurred to Barack Obama that most of what he has said over the past year or so was uttered for one reason and one reason only: To get elected. As a public service, is providing an ‘Obama Lexicon,’ translating what the new President says into plain English.

1. When he says something like ,’We have a steep road ahead,’ he really means, ‘Those of you who work hard to build your jobs and businesses better get ready for me to raid your wallets, purses and bank accounts in the name of ‘compassion’ and ‘leveling the playing field.’ I know it failed in Soviet Russia, but it’s going to make me and the rest of the guilty rich Democrats feel a little better about all the money we have.’

2. When he says something like, ‘Don’t let your expectations be too high,’ he pretty much means exactly that. The glassy-eyed voters who were convinced he is the Messiah are in for a big surprise. Don’t worry’they’ll blame it on the Republicans.

3. When he says something like, ‘Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition’ Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential,’ he actually means, ‘that ‘something larger than yourself’ is going to be the government and you better get ready to pay through the nose. We liberals are going to make up for lost time!’

4. When he says, ‘We’ve made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions,’ just listen to Iran’s terrorist leader Ahmadinejad’s heartfelt congratulations on Obama’s victory. This presidency is exactly what our enemies want. Fasten your seatbelts, friends. It’s gonna be the last victory you see for a long, long time!

Check back for future installments of the ‘Obama Lexicon,’ though you will probably pick up the language pretty quickly as January approaches.