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ABOUT CHAPT 6 of RADICAL-in-CHIEF

 

The revelations in Chapter 6 of Radical-in-Chief would be devastating to Obama’s chances of re-election if those revelations were better known.

Spending the nation into bankruptcy may be just overzealousness on the President’s part.  It is, however, totally consistent with a strategy promoted among hard core socialists in the community from which Barack Obama emerged.  Socialist scholar Peter Dreier advocates driving the United States into insolvency as a plan.  Others put it forth as one alternative in a win-win situation.  You pile on the social programs and entitlements until you either have a socialist nation or an insolvent one.  In either case you win because in the latter case, capitalism takes the hit as a failure leaving socialism to proclaim itself to be the cure.

In either case America would be transformed into something it has never been.  And that is exactly what Obama said was his goal.  Our first part of the Chapter 6 review will be published on Sunday.

 

YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK

If I understand correctly, Mr. Brooks has completed 3 years of college at a cost to taxpayers of 70 thousand dollars.

ANDREW SULLIVAN DOESN’T LIKE OBAMA’S BUDGET

Obama’s new budget has aroused some of the honest folks on the left. Andrew Sullivan writes The Daily Dish for the left leaning publication known as The Atlantic. Sullivan has been an ardent supporter of President Barack Obama. We quote from his article covering the 2011 budget. The article is entitled “Obama To The Next Generation: Screw You, Suckers”.

[Members of the Senate] have to lead, because this president is too weak, too cautious, too beholden to politics over policy to lead. In this budget, in his refusal to do anything concrete to tackle the looming entitlement debt, in his failure to address the generational injustice, in his blithe indifference to the increasing danger of default, he has betrayed those of us who took him to be a serious president…

To all those under 30 who worked so hard to get this man elected, know this: he just screwed you over. He thinks you’re fools. Either the US will go into default because of Obama’s cowardice, or you will be paying far far more for far far less because this president has no courage when it counts. He let you down.

All of us who took Obama’s pitch as fiscally responsible were duped.

Sullivan recognizes that our debt crisis is due the costs of Medicare, Social Security and other entrenched programs like that, all considered to be “non-discretionary entitlements“. Yet the President’s budget leaves the so-called “entitlements” untouched. We expected as much. Apparently Sullivan did not. But he is learning.