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Obama’s Radical Leftist Inaugural

2013_Inauguration_Obama_speech_2Obama’s Inaugural speech was radically to the left. Even the New York Times, which rarely accuses Obama of being a liberal, called it a liberal address.

Instead of highlighting the major challenges of our day – the decline of middle-class standard of living – the national debt and deficit – the loss of jobs – the lack of economic growth – Obama talked about gay-rights and the environment. Hypocritically, he even called for more civility in the political arena – after having run the most negative campaign in American modern history – after his non-stop, ongoing attacks on the Republican controlled House of Representatives.

Frankly, I do not understand President Obama. On the one hand he seems like an intelligent man. On the other, he seems blind to the decline in America’s middle-class standard of living – and to the dangers affecting our nation’s future. His quest for social justice – for equality – sounds good, but it has seriously damaged the middle class.  After four years, his approach is clearly unrealistic and is out of sync with the American Way, which guarantees equality of opportunity, not equality of results. Individuals who are willing to work, produce, save and invest can realize the American Dream via the traditional American Way.

Jobs and economic growth are obviously America’s greatest domestic need and Obama seems unwilling to recognize this reality.   The fall in median household income ― the fall in home values ― the fall in 401K wealth ― over the past 12 years cannot be denied.

Yet, Obama refuses to address these problems.  He is apparently obsessed with de facto Fabian Socialism and perhaps, even, Fabian Communism. Of course, the Great Deceiver will never level with the American people – but his inaugural speech did more clearly expose his radical-leftist orientation to those paying attention and to those understanding the implication of his rhetoric.

Of course, the mainstream media are gushing favor on Obama’s speech and liberal-leftist leadership. They are clearly in the tank for the president. They fail to recognize that a truly free country not only needs a free press – it must have a fair press – a critical press. Obviously, we do not have that today. The mainstream media is unwilling to objectively critique Obama’s speeches and agenda – or to expose even his glaring failures. How long can they ignore the decline of our country – the spending deficit – the debt – the lack of good paying jobs and economic growth – the destruction of middle-class wealth (down 40% ) – the oversized, self-serving Washington bureaucracy, etc.   

I’m afraid, four more years of Obama’s radical-leftist agenda will transform (as he promised) America into a European-like economy – or worse, into a quasi-bankrupt economy.  I’m afraid there is no way to stop this guy and his like-minded administration from destroying America’s Prosperity Machine – Free-Market, Constitutional, Free-Enterprise.

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William Pauwels

William A. Pauwels, Sr. was born in Jackson Michigan to a Belgian, immigrant, entrepreneurial family. Bill is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served in executive and/or leadership positions at Thomson Industries, Inc., Dow Corning, Loctite and Sherwin-Williams. He is currently CIO of Pauwels Private Investment Practice. He's been commenting on matters political/economic/philosophical since 1980.