By Investor’s Business Daily
Leadership: “We are five
days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America,”
candidate Barack Hussein Obama said on Oct. 30, 2008, just before his
election as our 44th president. Was it just rhetoric?
no doubt thought it was, chalking it up to boilerplate election-eve hot
air. But now are we seeing — some would say tragically — what he meant.
New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is being raked over the coals for saying
he doesn’t really believe the president loves America, and he probably
didn’t do himself or the Republican any favors by saying that. Democrats
seem to be having a field day with his blunt remark.
But can the
case be made? If you love something, do you seek to fundamentally
transform it while endlessly summarizing its flaws?
This is the
president, after all, who sat for two decades in the pews of Trinity
United Church, where the Rev. Jeremiah Wright ranted that we should be
saying not “God Bless America” but “God damn America” and that 9/11 was
just one of America’s chickens “coming home to roost.”
does not show Obama ever walked out in protest, but it is recorded that
Wright married the Obamas, baptized their daughters and is credited with
the title to Obama’s book, “The Audacity of Hope.”
is the president who served on a board with Bill Ayers, the Weather
Underground terrorist who helped launch Obama’s political career in
1996, when Illinois state Sen. Alice Palmer introduced him to some of
the district’s influential liberals.
What was essentially Obama’s
first fundraiser was held at the home of Ayers and his terrorist wife,
the equally infamous Bernadine Dohrn.
And of course we all
remember Michelle Obama’s remark during the 2008 campaign: “For the
first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country.” Before
that, might we assume she was somewhat ashamed of what her husband
would later apologize for?
It is Barack Obama who repeatedly
injected race into his campaigns, starting with a private meeting of
donors in San Francisco on April 6, 2008, at which he famously told them
of “small towns in Pennsylvania” and the Midwest beset by job losses in
a changing economy.
He told of how “they get bitter, they cling
to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or
anti-immigrant sentiment” to vent their frustrations.
president, Obama would gut our military and withdraw our troops because
he believed America was the world’s bully and the root of all its
problems. But loving America means never having to say you’re sorry for
its role in a world without which freedom would have vanished from its
Loving America means respecting its institutions, its laws
and its Constitution. Obama has done none of that, ignoring Congress and
the founding document as he grabbed his pen and his phone to rewrite
ObamaCare and grant amnesty to illegal aliens on a whim.
Obama, American citizenship has been rendered meaningless as the
American dream is supplanted by work permits, identification cards,
get-out-of-jail-free cards for criminals, assorted welfare goodies paid
for by American citizens, immunity from deportation and even de facto
voting rights for illegal aliens.
Is it fair to wonder, as author
Dinesh D’Souza insisted in his last book, if Obama is driven by a Third
World, anti-American ideology that he got from a Kenyan father with a
soft spot for communism?
In the president’s view, entrepreneurs
who built America really “didn’t build that,” and the wealth they
generated was stolen from others, to be redistributed from those who
have worked hard for it to those who work not at all.
We could go
on, but you get the idea. Giuliani’s remark may have been impolitic. But
he raises provocative questions about the man who holds our fate in his
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