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Of all the revealing things Barack Obama has said throughout his career – in print, audio, video and live – perhaps the most revealing of all was something he wrote in “Dreams from My Father”:
“Eventually a consulting house to multinational corporations agreed to hire me as a research assistant. Like a spy behind enemy lines [my emphasis], I arrived every day at my mid-Manhattan office and sat at my computer terminal, checking the Reuters machine that blinked bright emerald messages from across the globe.”
Why would Barack Obama, who was by then a grown man (not a philosophically confused college kid), feel like a spy behind enemy lines when he was working in the corporate world? There are differing opinions as to what he meant by these words, but to me the only explanation that makes any sense is the one that is … well, self-explanatory.
Though he has gone to a great deal of trouble and expense to destroy the paper trail leading to his radical past, what we do know about this mysterious son of a Kenyan Luo tribesman is that the essence of his being is a belief in redistributing wealth and, in the process, destroying both capitalism and the Western way of life.
Thus, when it was reported that Obama himself gave the order for a team of Navy SEALs to kill Osama bin Laden, it raised the question: If Barack Obama is still the same left-wing radical he was when he was close pals with Rev. Wright, Bill Ayers, “Marxist professors” in college, et al., why would he order a hit on bin Laden?
The question proved to be rhetorical for many, as polls showed that anywhere from 2 percent (Rasmussen) to 11 percent (New York Times/CBS News) of Americans changed their opinion of Obama and gave him a favorable rating after the purported Osama bin Laden assassination in Pakistan.
Assuming, for the sake of argument, that Osama bin Laden actually was killed as per the government’s description of the event, those who see it as a sign that Obama is a genuinely patriotic American are confused. Even if the facts the government has disseminated about bin Laden’s death are accurate, the event is totally unrelated to Obama’s obsession with “fundamentally transforming America.”
Never forget that the No. 1 mantra of the left is that the end always justifies the means. As left-wing radicals are fond of saying, in revolutions, innocent people get killed. In other words, the deaths of innocent bystanders is just one of those things – an unfortunate sacrifice for the greater good. That said, if the left isn’t bothered by the deaths of innocent people, why would Obama care about Osama bin Laden getting a bullet through the eye?
Can you name me a left-wing leader, at any time in history, who was averse to killing either friend or foe? The left has a history of employing violence. Nothing new there.
Third, Obama has repeatedly demonstrated that he doesn’t give a second thought to turning on anyone who gets in the way of his main objective. Why would he care about Osama bin Laden when he didn’t care about his own “spiritual mentor,” Rev. Wright? Or Hosni Mubarak, one of America’s staunchest allies in the Middle East?
Those who now give Barack Obama a favorable rating for supposedly ordering the killing of Osama bin Laden still don’t understand that Obama is the Master of Distraction. The whole event was simply a distraction from his ongoing destruction of the American economy.
When he recently visited the southern border (for the first time in his presidency!), it, too, was nothing more than a distraction ploy. Ditto his campaign speeches when he danced on the graves of the shooting victims in Tucson and those who died at Ground Zero.
Perhaps Osama bin Laden really was killed on May 2. So what? America’s real problem –Barack Obama – is alive and well and continuing right on with his Marx-Alinksy-Piven plan to complete the fundamental transformation of America into a redistributionist hell. Of course, he and the Queen of Anti-obesity will continue to eat caviar and lobster, but, hey, the leader of a revolution has to be comfortable and well fed. After all, under Marxism, some animals are more equal than others.
Rest assured that Obama has not lost his focus on the dreams he got from his communist father. His obsession with destroying entrepreneurship, capitalism, the economy, the dollar, free speech and, above all, the Constitution is stronger now than when he first gained entrance to the White House, courtesy of the mainstream media.
C’mon, now … do you really believe Obama has banned most drilling because he wants to make America great again?
Do you believe he refuses to enforce existing laws on illegal aliens and border security because he wants to make America great again?
Do you believe he has appointed scores of radicals to important government posts because he wants to make America great again?
Do you believe he’s added $5 trillion to the national debt since taking office because he wants to make America great again?
The list is endless, and it continues to grow on a daily basis.
The Master of Distraction knows how important it is that he continue to distract the pudding heads who are anxious to give him a boost in the polls every time he makes a smart-aleck crack about tea baggers or moats or alligators. The truth is, he doesn’t give a damn about Osama bin Laden – or anyone else who isn’t integral to his revolutionary goals.
If it takes a bullet in someone’s eye to distract the American public, so be it. That said, I’d like to propose a national moratorium on the gushy applause for Chairman Obama for his “gutsy call.” Please, enough already with the naiveté.