Charles Krauthammer has Obama navigating a slippery slope into socialism. Obama’s speech to a joint session of Congress, says Krauthammer, “…constitutes the boldest social democratic manifesto ever issued by a U.S. President”.
To my mind, it is a social program that should be called the Rape of America. Obama’s taking Miss Liberty in a direction she doesn’t want to go. When Ronald Reagan came to office wanting to take America on a different trajectory, Krauthammer says Reagan’s aim was to “shrink government, lower taxes, rebuild American defense.” How long will it be before we will see that again in this nation?
Obama’s will is to force universal health care, universal education and green energy via government funds, government regulation, by government Democrat’s and Presidential manifesto down our collective throat. How? Krauthammer explains, “We know what opportunity he wants to seize. Just as the Depression created the political and psychological conditions for Franklin Roosevelt’s transformation of America from laissez-faireism to the beginnings of the welfare state, the current crisis gives Obama the political space to move the still (relatively) modest American welfare state toward European-style social democracy.”
Is there the will or the way among Conservatives, Independents, Libertarians and still breathing Republicans to stop the plunder and pillage. Michael Steele, the new chairman of the Republican National Committee and thinking Americans have their work cut out for them. They need to find traction, indeed, rescue and deliverance, from Obama’s slide into Socialism.