The Weekly Standard’s Fred Barnes makes a reasoned case that we’ve heard it all before, and that President Obama is determined to ignore the backlash against his liberal policies.

He’s sticking with his liberal policies — on health care, global warming, gays in the military, the high speed rail boondoggle, taxing the overseas profits of American companies, the whole batch. Obama said those in Congress who might have grown skeptical of force feeding an unwilling nation a massive dose of liberalism should “not run for the hills.’’ I suspect they will anyway.