Is Barack Obama surging so far left – toward a total welfare state – that even Hillary Clinton is becoming alarmed?
That's a possibility, Aaron Klein, the author of the bestselling new "Fool Me Twice: Obama's Shocking Plans for the Next Four Years Exposed," told Lou Dobbs on the Fox Business channel.
Klein was discussing with Dobbs his new book, written with another New York Times bestselling author, Brenda J. Elliott. He was commenting on the sudden, and recent, criticism of Obama coming from some members of the mainstream media, which during Obama's 2008 campaign and much of the first part of his term were unabashed cheerleaders.
"Fool Me Twice: Obama's Shocking Plans for the Next Four Years Exposed," which debuted on the New York Times bestseller list, is drawn from actual documents Obama-backing organizations have drawn up. They deal with jobs, wages, health care, immigration "overhaul," electoral "reform," national energy policy, Pentagon plans and more.
Most conservative books about Obama focus on his radical background and what he has done until now. A small number of ambitious projects attempt to show what America may look like after four more years of Obama, based on generalities and what the president has already done.
While many are expressing general concerns over Obama's future ambitions, "Fool Me Twice" lays bare the devastating details and consequences of a second Obama term as president.
The book is based on exhaustive research into Obama's upcoming detailed presidential plans and policies as well as the specific second-term recommendations of major "progressive" groups behind Obama and the Democratic leadership – the organizations that help craft legislation and set the political and rhetorical agenda for the president and his allies.
One of the sudden changes in perspective was at Newsweek, where some harsh criticism recently was leveled against Obama.
Dobbs noted such statements, "most of us would never have thought possible."
"It could very well be that the media is coming around, or it could be that this is a little bit of Hillary Clinton's camp planting some stories about President Obama because there was some talk these last few days [that] said that Hillary … apparently that Hillary believes that President Obama's leftist politics for another four years would do damage to her if indeed he's president and obviously he's going to implement these kinds of plans."
Klein continued, "And so it could be that maybe Hillary is behind some of this and that's interesting that Obama's strategy for the next for years, Hillary believes, according to these sources, is so far beyond what the American public wants, what the American Democratic electorate wants, that even she fears what the nation will look like or what voters will think in four more years."
The following are a few highlights of dozens and dozens of second-term plans uncovered in "Fool Me Twice":
- Government-funded, neighborhood-based programs to better integrate the newly amnestied immigrants into society, including education centers and health-care centers. A "federal solution" to ensure that the amnestied immigrants are treated "equitably" across the United States.
- The re-creation of a 21st century version of Franklin Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration program within the Department of Labor that would oversee a massive new bureaucracy and millions of new federal jobs.
- Specific plans for a National Infrastructure Bank: This entity would "evaluate and finance infrastructure projects of substantial regional and national importance" and would finance "transportation infrastructure, housing, energy, telecommunications, drinking water, waste water and other infrastructures."
- Wresting control of the military budget from Congress by attempting to place an "independent panel" in charge of military spending while slashing the defense budget in shocking ways.
- The vastly reduced resources of the U.S. Armed Forces will be spread even thinner by using them to combat "global warming," fight global poverty, remedy "injustice," bolster the United Nations and step up use of "peacekeeping" deployments.
- A new "green" stimulus program and the founding of a federal "green" bank or "Energy Independence Trust," which would borrow from the federal treasury to provide low-cost financing to private-sector investments in "clean energy."
- Detailed plans to enact single-payer health-care legislation controlled by the federal government.
Aaron Klein is Jerusalem bureau chief for WND and hosts "Aaron Klein Investigative Radio" on New York's WABC Radio, the nation's largest talk station. Klein's program is one of only two weekend shows in the U.S. to make the Talkers Heavy Hundred official list of top American radio shows.
Brenda J. Elliott is an award-winning historian, researcher and New York Times bestselling author. She is the blogger who created RezkoWatch, The Real Barack Obama, RBO and RBO2. She has appeared on hundreds of radio shows, contributed to numerous investigative articles and publications and is the co-author of "Red Army" and "The Manchurian President."
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