Monday, October 27, 2008

Obama the Marxist ... in his own words 
This snake oil salesman just can't help it. He's all about the redistribution of wealth, not just as a means (there are certain redistributive effects to, say, Social Security that make sense) but as an administrative goal.

Stop the ACLU has the audio, from a Barack Obama appearance on Chicago Public Radio in 2001, when he was a state Senator.

If you look at the victories and failures of the civil rights movement and its litigation strategy in the court. I think where it succeeded was to invest formal rights in previously dispossessed people, so that now I would have the right to vote. I would now be able to sit at the lunch counter and order as long as I could pay for it I’d be o.k. 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 its been interpreted and 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, (ASK WHAT YOUR COUNTRY CAN DO FOR YOU!!!! - EDITOR) and that hasn’t shifted and one of the, I think, tragedies of the civil rights movement was, um, because the civil rights movement became so court focused I think there was a tendancy to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalition of powers through which you bring about redistributive change. In some ways we still suffer from that...

I’m not optimistic about bringing about major redistributive change through the courts. You know, the institution just isn’t structured that way.

Think about it. Major. Redistributive. Change.

Why not? It worked so well for Zimbabwe!

Here's the audio:

I can hear Biden now: "This is not the Obama I have come to know."

Anyone who holds "major redistributive change" as a policy goal in this country - an unqualified good for its own sake - and seeks to promote policies that promote it via the administration of government, is by definition a Socialist.

Via Ace.

Splash, out


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Yes, I agree, the US needs more socialist programs. thanks for pointing that out.
Obama shared his lunch with his school friends. That makes him a "redistributionist". I can see why 50% of voters don't bother to vote. It's a choice between left wing moonbats and right wing dumb-asses.
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