There are a number of reasons why I don’t believe Barack Obama will use the boil-the-frog-slowly approach when it comes to moving his Marxist agenda forward.
First, he will have the Pelosi-Reid gang pushing him to take action.
Second, he will have millions of welfare addicts – pitchforks in hand – looking to him to deliver on his promises. (Perhaps you’ve seen the video of the gal who said she’s excited now that Obama has been elected, because she will no longer have to worry about paying her mortgage or filling her gas tank.)
Third is the ultimate wild card – Rev. Wright. He’s already come out of hiding, but what does he want? What will he say in the months ahead? Will he expose Obama as a fraud with whom he had scores of revolutionary talks over the years? If I were Obama, I would be very nervous about the intentions of the good reverend.
But the fourth, and greatest, reason I believe Obama will choose to move fast is the pressure of knowing that even the best of presidents usually face a big upheaval (via mid-term congressional elections) two years after they take office. And if there is a significant power shift in the House and Senate, Obama could miss his chance to ram his socialist medicine down the throats of giddy Americans who are still fluttering their eyelashes skyward at the mere mention of his name.
Obama’s problem is that his explosion of bailouts, handouts and regulations virtually guarantee to accelerate the collapse of what is left of our deathly sick economy. He has already begun to lay the groundwork for what I’m sure he realizes will be the end result of his draconian policies by saying: “We may not get there in one year or even one term, but America – I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there. I promise you – we as a people will get there.”
Get where? This stuff is right out of Eric Hoffer’s “The True Believer.” An emphasis on the future has been an important tool used by crusaders for centuries. So long as success is projected far into the future, dedication to the cause can be justified. The fewer results a revolutionary leader promises in the present and the more he promises in the future, the better his chances of maintaining control of his flock.
The public will not give Obama more than two years to continue blaming the mess he inherited on the Bush administration (as though the Democratic Congress had nothing to do with it). That is why he must not only move fast, but also continue to emphasize that it will take a long time to straighten things out.
In the meantime, Obama is urging us to “come together and work in a nonpartisan fashion to change America.” Cute. In other words, forget about freedom, forget about free markets, forget about individual sovereignty, and join with him to remake America into a Marxist nation. It would be laughable if not for the fact that I’ve already heard many “conservatives” urging people to join forces with the new president to build a “better America.”
If Obama does take the true-believer route, there is a good chance he will try to declare emergency powers for himself as the economy continues to spin rapidly out of control. Which means those of us who understand what is happening will have to move quickly to expose the truth to as many people as possible.
If we can make it to 2012 and actually be able to hold free and fair elections, I would think that the economic realities of a spread-the-wealth, bail-everyone-out policy would likely result in Obama and his congressional mischief-making allies being put out to pasture for a long time.
Did that last comment bring a hopeful smile to your face? Not so fast. Even if hard-core freedom advocates gained control of the presidency and the Congress in 2012, they’d still have to have the courage to tell Americans the truth: The party is over!
Then, one by one, they would have to start eliminating every government program that is not called for in the Constitution, which means that Republicans would have to do a 180 from their decades of trying to mimic and outbid Democrats for votes.
Now, don’t go getting depressed on me. We’re going to need you to help spread the word when America really starts falling apart. What word? That it is not the government’s moral or legal obligation – not its job – to solve people’s problems. Unfortunately, in the latest poll I saw on Fox, 53 percent of Americans believe the government should do more to help people.
With that in mind, if you thrive on a good challenge, the one that’s ahead of us is hard to top.