“Who is the leader of the Democratic Party? Biden, Pelosi, Schumer, Perez, Ellison, Sanders, Clinton, Gillibrand, Feinstein, Warren, Durbin, Booker, Waters? An unlikable, motley crew, hardly visionaries, and lacking an electable, national cachet that can inspire.
One name is absent: the Democrat architect of the American anti-capitalist movement; the godfather of the anti-Trump resistance – former president Barack Obama. WHy? President Trump has neutralized him.
Barack Obama and his radical reconfiguring of America remains the Democratic vision: (1) redistribution of wealth through vilification and increased taxation of the rich; (2) control of America’s production through executive orders and regulations; (3) expansion of the welfare state through entitlements, (4) identity politics, and social realignment; (5) foreign policy through apology and appeasement; and (6) economic equality through racial enmity and class conflict.
Obama has doggedly sought to reconstruct America from an individual rights-based society where government is answerable to moral law, — to a left-wing, European-style social state where the individual and his achievements are subordinate to the collective good and the authority of government. According to Stanley Kurtz, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and author of “Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism”; Obama has made concerted efforts to hide his socialist convictions from the voters who put him in office. Had the American public known the truth, Obama would never have risen to the U.S. Senate, much less the presidency. That the sort of systematic deception that corrodes democracy.”
Or as Jonah Goldberg characterized it in the National Review after Obama’s first term, “[t]he president thinks America would be better off if it was no longer America.”
Obama rarely missed an opportunity to portray America as a place stained with bigotry, injustice, and discrimination. Along the way, he managed to slander and discredit virtually every institution in our society – the police system, the criminal justice system, the educational system, the economic system, the judicial system, the corporate system, not to mention racist malignancies in employment, opportunity, housing, entertainment, sports…even the words we use.
As a result, the Obama Vision has wrought an America deeply fractured along political and racial lines with a measure of animus not seen since the 1950s – an America where racial and ethnic identity are the primary elements to an individual’s self-worth and sense of himself. In the process, Obama has systematically institutionalized the concept of white racism as a felony, while black or other “colored” forms of racism are declarations of cultural pride and legitimate responses to oppression – which whites can never understand and aren’t truly racist because minorities lack political power.