January 24, 2011

AMERICA NEVER BELIEVED HIM A MARXIST, ONLY THE RIGHT DID:

What if Obama is just a hack (Bruce Walker, January 24, 2011, Enter Stage Right)

Bill Clinton, lost re-election in 1980, so he donned the clothes of a moderate and proud Southerner. His conduct towards women was worse than the Kennedy clan, yet he put the Violence Against Women Act into law. He was a demagogue against the rich, yet Bill and Hillary pursued wealth with wanton greed. Clinton was a political hack, lusting for power and the money so easy to those who will lie and cheat.

Might Obama be just another political hack, who has conned not only Middle America but also the few who really believe in Marx? He agreed to continue the Bush Tax Cuts (which, for now and ever, should be called the Obama Tax Cuts.) Why? Creating business confidence will help re-elect him in 2012. Obama outraged his anti-American supporters by keeping potential terrorists in Gitmo. His speech in Tucson pointedly discarded venom against conservatives, which solidifies his image as a nice moderate and boosts his popularity.

Analyses of Obama's life amid Marxist America-haters may tell us nothing, really, about the man. Given his background, the clearest path to power was to play the racial socialist. Pseudo-Marxists in Stalinist Russia and Maoist China spoke the babble of Marxism because its silly words and phrases were a code of recognition devoid of other meaning. Obama portrayed radicalism because it was the easiest, fascist, and surest way to power.

Conservatives find this attitude hard to grasp because, unlike our enemies, we hold honest beliefs. Most of us believe in the Blessed Creator of Christians and Jews. When that belief is true, then it trumps all other beliefs, including socialism. We believe in markets – all sorts of markets, and not just economic markets. We believe in the liberty. We do not hold these beliefs because it prospers us. (Many conservatives pay a high price for their beliefs.) The men who signed the Declaration of Independence acted profoundly against their own interests. Our beliefs are based upon ideas of right and wrong in life (or, as our enemies say, we are "judgmental.")

But when we presume that our enemies or anyone with power believes in Marxism, then we might as well believe in unicorns and leprechauns.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 24, 2011 6:31 AM
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