House GOP to battle socialist realignment strategy revealed in Stanley Kurtz book.
“In sum, the fears of Obama’s harshest critics are
justified. The president of the United States is a
— Stanley Kurtz, writing in Radical-In-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism
Within hours, John Boehner, a son of the Ohio working class, will become Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
Just in time.
In an exhaustively researched book Radical-In-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism, released at the end of 2010, longtime journalist Stanley Kurtz provides a thorough documentation of what so many have suspected of President Barack Obama. Although he was initially skeptical, Kurtz’s extremely detailed research done over two-years in archives and with information from fresh and knowledgeable sources has led him to a disturbing conclusion. In Kurtz’s concluding, blunt words:
The president of the United States is a socialist.
Kurtz also focuses on the late American socialist Michael Harrington’s “socialist realignment strategy” — deliberately dividing Americans by class “with Republicans marked out as the aggressors,” forcing the “have-nots” to act as a unified, pro-socialist — and electorally dominant — force.
Had this book been written in 2008 when Sean Hannity was uncovering the connection between then-Senator Obama, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright and, as Hannity correctly terms him, the “unrepentant terrorist” Bill Ayers, Obama would surely still be in the Senate, with either Hillary Clinton or John McCain now preparing their State of the Union address.
Yet ironically, perhaps it really is better that the book is still freshly sitting on bookstore shelves as John Boehner prepares to lead 63 Republican House freshmen into the majority on the morrow. It is a must read for every one of those 63 members and their new Senate counterparts.
While Boehner will be installed with the title “Speaker of the House,” in fact history has thrust him into the role of a commanding general in what has now become an American war against this “socialist realignment strategy” — the political cancer that is socialism. Most importantly, he will have the fresh troops he needs to do battle with the pernicious political doctrine that the late F.A. Hayek all too correctly labeled as one that has the capability to
destroy, perhaps forever, not only developed individuals and buildings and art and cities (which we have long known to be vulnerable to the destructive powers of moralities and ideologies of various sorts), but also traditions, institutions, and interrelations without which such creations could hardly have come into being or ever be recreated.
Two years into the Obama presidency, with a hard record of performance as opposed to airy campaign rhetoric about a post-ideological pragmatism, the American people have learned the hard way just why Obama has been so vague about certain aspects of his background. Including but not limited to government takeovers of car companies and financial institutions, the massive stimulus spending and resulting unemployment, the first FCC attempts to corral free speech on the Internet, and last but not least the all-out assault on the American health care system known as “Obamacare,” Americans have absorbed the body blows of learning just what hard core socialism can begin to mean.
The Wall Street Journal put it this way in a New Year’s Eve editorial assessing what Americans had learned in the last two years — and what lay ahead:
For today’s left, the main goal of politics is not to respond to public opinion. The goal is to impose the dream of an egalitarian entitlement state whether the public likes it or not…. The lesson for Republicans is to understand the nature of their political opponents and this long-term bet.
Say again: “The lesson for Republicans is to understand the nature of their political opponents and this long-term bet.”
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