HOUSTON, February 23, 2014 — President Obama has worked to maintain a moderate pose during his time in the White House. It hasn’t been easy.
Obama is almost always tethered to his teleprompter when speaking in public; on the rare occasion that he takes a question at a press conference, the question is almost certainly planted and known to the president beforehand. There is good reason for his handlers to keep him on a short leash; when he accidentally speaks his mind, he has a history of saying radical and extreme things, on a host of topics.
On the Constitution
In 2001, when Barack Obama was an adjunct professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago, he said the following in an interview with Chicago radio station WBEZ-FM:
“But, the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth, and of more basic issues such as political and economic justice in society. To that extent, as radical as I think people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution, at least as it’s been interpreted, and the Warren Court interpreted in the same way, that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. Says what the states can’t do to you. Says what the federal government can’t do to you, but doesn’t say what the federal government or state government must do on your behalf.”
The biggest concern raised by this comment is that Obama disagrees with the fundamental premise that differentiates our founding document from any other in history: The Constitution is intended to limit the government’s power and reserve as much power to the people as possible. It has been obvious during Obama’s time in office that he retains this disregard for any limitation on federal power over our lives.
In his second full length autobiography, “The Audacity of Hope,” Obama discusses Islam and his concerns in a post 9/11 world (p. 126, paperback). He writes, “I will stand with them (Muslims) should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”
Almost 10 years later he got that chance. Two weeks and one day after terrorist attacks on our unguarded compound at Benghazi, Libya killed four Americans — including the ambassador — Obama gave a speech to the UN General Assembly. In that speech — delivered to leaders from all over the world — he said that the attack was caused by a YouTube video that slandered the prophet Muhammad. He said that “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”
The President must have forgotten to mention that in America, the First Amendment guarantees our right to most every kind of speech, including speech that insults Islam and the prophet Muhammad — at least for the time being.
On energy and the economy
President Obama has always actively lobbied for a cap and trade program which will have absolutely no positive effect on net greenhouse gas emissions, but will force a major transfer of wealth from big companies and big countries to small countries and small companies. As candidate Obama said to Joe the Plumber in October, 2008, “When you spread the wealth around, its good for everybody.”
Obama really means that when government steals money from a disfavored group of people and gives it to a favored group, it will be good for everyone in the favored group and the government that has just bought their votes. You’d better donate to the right party, Joe.
In January, 2008, candidate Obama was asked about his energy policy and specifically how his policy would impact the coal business and consumer energy prices.
“So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.”
Later in the same interview, he added, “You know, when I was asked earlier about the issue of coal, uh, you know — Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.”
This quote is a perfect example why Obama’s current handlers do their best to keep him on script.
On the military and homeland security
In July, 2008, at a campaign rally, Obama said, “We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”
The extremist left, and followers of Saul Alinsky in particular, have always advocated for a “civilian national security force.” They do so out of concern that the military as structured would not support a socialist or communist state due to its strong allegiance to conservative values. This is the last time Obama said this on record. This comment puts the Obama Administration’s purchases of hundreds of millions of bullets and semiautomatic weapons for agencies like the Post Office, Treasury Department, IRS, and other entities that would otherwise have no reasonable need for military grade weaponry into perspective.
And it should scare the hell out of all of us.
On the American standard of living
As a devout radical, Obama is a true egalitarian He believes that all societies and people should do with the same amount of resources, goods and services. Forced equality never raises the lower class up to the standards of living of the better off; it does the exact opposite. It brings successful people down to the level of the unsuccessful.
Obama warned us that through his egalitarian policies, Americans’ living standards will be forced to drop, as they plainly have and will continue to. At a campaign rally in 2008, he discussed his concerns with American usage of energy relative to the rest of the world when he said, “We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK … That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.”
This was the last time his handlers allowed him to discuss this topic so candidly.
As Van Jones, Obama’s Green Jobs Czar and outspoken communist revolutionary famously said, “I’m willing to forego the cheap satisfaction of the radical pose for the deep satisfaction of the radical ends.”
Indeed, his good friend Obama has done a tremendous job following this advice and, in doing so, he and his radical buddies are slowly achieving the fundamental transformation of this country; exactly the way Obama told us he would.