The Motives for the Obama Agenda

Written by Rick David on March 18, 2013

P061908SC-0046.JPGThere has been considerable discussion throughout the conservative media about the Obama agenda. By now, most everyone understands that he is engaging in an elaborate income redistribution scheme. His Joe the plumber moment wasn’t an unfortunate slip of the tongue. His policies have proven his intentions. Unfortunately, about one half of the people in this country support the idea.

But, what are his motives behind his intentions? On that question, there remains some debate. His supporters attribute it to true compassion for the “less fortunate” victims of greedy capitalists. Most of his political opponents believe that Obama’s policies are destructive, but they don’t question his motives.

Dinesh D’Souza has done considerable research into Obama’s motives as chronicled in his book, The Roots of Obama’s Rage and the movie, 2016: Obama’s America. D’Souza explores the question of why anyone with third world roots would advance socialist re-distribution policies when history has shown that those policies have only served to create shared misery and poverty. He documents the early formative influences in Obama’s youth including a Marxist mother, grandparents and mentor, Frank Marshall Davis.

He documents the hatred and anger that Obama’s Marxist father held toward countries like Great Britain and the U.S. D’Souza explores the dreams of Obama, Sr. that Obama writes about in his book. One wonders if anyone but D’Souza actually read Dreams From My Father. D’Souza hypothesizes that Obama holds a deep seated hatred toward countries that he believes were imperialist oppressors and that the U.S. is included in that group. The thought that Obama really wants to punish this country seems plausible. His destructive policies, harsh rhetoric against our traditional values, efforts to restrict our rights, questionable appointments (Van Jones), harsh treatment of America’s allies and favorable treatment of our enemies support the thesis.

Being from Iowa has afforded me the privilege of face to face contact with prospective Presidents every four years. Last year I had the opportunity to speak personally with several candidates. I thoroughly enjoyed making Newt Gingrich visibly angry because I dared to bring up his record. I was also privileged to have a conversation with Rick Santorum on three occasions. He is a rock solid conservative and a real gentleman. I campaigned for him leading up to the Iowa caucuses and was glad that he won.

During one of the debates I heard him say that Obama didn’t have a clue about how to fix our struggling economy. That was one statement I couldn’t agree with. One doesn’t have to be stupid to advance stupid ideas. Satan isn’t stupid and I don’t think Obama is either. He’s evil. I discussed with Santorum the idea that Obama was deliberately destroying the country and that he should publicly declare it. What did he have to lose? Saying so would certainly generate some media attention that he wasn’t getting. Then, all he had to do is prove his case. At the very least, such a strategy might chip away at Obama’s good guy image. It would be using his own Alinsky tactics against him; giving him some of his own medicine (This is how Obama defeated Romney). Obviously, though he agreed that Obama was destroying the country, he never admitted that it was deliberate or said it publicly. He chose the politically safe and correct path.

Personally, I don’t mind throwing a bomb every now and then to get people’s attention, especially when they’re sound asleep. That’s why I was pleased to hear Dr. Ben Carson in his CPAC speech last week say that Obama was trying to destroy the country. He said,

Let’s say somebody were [in the White House] and they wanted to destroy this nation, I would create division among the people, encourage a culture of ridicule for basic morality and the principles that made and sustained the country, undermine the financial stability of the nation, and weaken and destroy the military. It appears coincidentally that those are the very things that are happening right now.

Quit saying, “he’s a nice guy.” It makes me want to puke every time I hear John Boehner or John McCain say that Obama is a nice guy. They don’t even know him. Who does know him? Valerie Jarrett? Bill Ayers? Jeremiah Wright? Tony Rezko? Rahm Emmanuel? Rashid Khalidi? Based on who his close friends are, I would tend to bet that he’s not a nice guy at all, but rather evil, like his friends. I like Limbaugh, Beck and Levin because they say so, unlike the brown nose O’Reilly and the rest of the media.

It’s refreshing to hear a public figure like Carson say what they think and the facts suggest. I could vote for a guy like that. It’s instructive that it took a neurosurgeon rather than a politician to give us that difficult diagnosis.

Image: Dr. Benjamin Carson; source: Ben_Carson_and_Anthony_Fauci.jpg; White House photo by Shealah Craighead; public domain

Rick David retired from a career in business in 2011. His experience includes service in the USAF, in medical sales and in operations for an educational testing company. He has a passion for and has been actively engaged in conservative issue advocacy and campaigning for over 30 years. He currently resides in North Liberty, Iowa where he also served as a church pastor with his wife of 43 years and travels extensively volunteering in lay ministry.