Speech: Obama's Marxist View Of America

Posted by Brian

Many are calling President Obama's speech yesterday "dishonest" and full of lies.  On particulars, they are right.  But I see this speech as the most honest thing that Obama has done since he's been in office.  It is the same honesty that he let us all glimpse when he was speaking with Joe the plumber.

President Obama's mask came off yesterday, for all that were paying attention, and he laid out exactly how Marxists and socialists think.  He showed his disdain for American Exceptionalism.  He spoke of the collective and "shared sacrifice" and "shared responsibility".  All of it straight out of Marx's Communist Manifesto.  He used the Marxist tactic of class warfare, pitting the middle class against the rich.  The only thing that Obama didn't do was actually come out and say that he is a Marxist or socialist.

He first set the tone for his speech with the following:
 Part of this American belief that we are all connected also expresses itself in a conviction that each one of us deserves some basic measure of security. We recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, hard times or bad luck, a crippling illness or a layoff, may strike any one of us. "There but for the grace of God go I," we say to ourselves, and so we contribute to programs like Medicare and Social Security, which guarantee us health care and a measure of basic income after a lifetime of hard work; unemployment insurance, which protects us against unexpected job loss; and Medicaid, which provides care for millions of seniors in nursing homes, poor children, and those with disabilities. We are a better country because of these commitments. I'll go further - we would not be a great country without those commitments.

So, in his mind at least, we were not a "great country" until 1965 and The Great Society programs were created.  The Great Society programs that have created generations of people dependent on government, instead of people being dependent on themselves.  This is the view of the Marxist - that society is dependent on government for their basic needs and happiness.  Obama has this view, and this statement gives us a glimpse of that.

The next thing that caught my ear was this:
Beyond that, the tax code is also loaded up with spending on things like itemized deductions. And while I agree with the goals of many of these deductions, like homeownership or charitable giving, we cannot ignore the fact that they provide millionaires an average tax break of $75,000 while doing nothing for the typical middle-class family that doesn't itemize.

This statement is truly amazing.  He sees refunding money, money that you have earned and had confiscated from your check in the form of withholding as a spending item in the federal budget!  This is the Marxist.  All money and wealth belongs to the government.  It is they who determine how much you should have.  They are in charge of distributing wealth, who deserves what, and how much.  Misery is distributed equally.  The problem is, the Marxist sees some people and groups as more equal than others.

In Obama's view, who are the rich?  As usual, he throws out a name like Warren Buffet, multi-billionaire businessman, to set the stage for his argument.  I mean, who doesn't think the he couldn't afford to have his taxes raised?  This is the trick that progressives like to use.  Use a straw man, Warren Buffet in this case, to pit one group against another.  This is what they do.  They are pitting Americans against Americans, which is both despicable and is bad for the country.  After setting the stage, he says, "My budget calls for limiting itemized deductions for the wealthiest 2% of Americans".  Who are the wealthiest 2% .  Are they the Warren Buffet's of the world?  No. The bottom portion of the top 2% starts at around $250 thousand dollars for an individual or a working couple.These are next door neighbors, people in your town.  These are not millionaires.  And as the government grows, that top 2% will start to be $100 thousand, and then $75 thousand.  It will hit everybody eventually.

The good news is that the conservatives have an historic opportunity to contrast Obama with solid conservative principles and visions.  Pundits say that this is a weak GOP field this election, but Rick Santorum just threw his hat into the ring and made things a lot more interesting. More will surely follow as we get farther into the summer.  One thing is sure.  Obama just laid the groundwork for any conservative who can articulate their vision and contrast it with the Bamster's/
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