The Obama Doctrine; “to fundamentally transform America”
By Robert Amoroso
Every administration since the founding of this great nation, have defined themselves, either through a preconceived ideology or through an event driven moment in our history that changes the course of a presidency. Such was the case with President Bush and the aftermath of 9/11. Within moments of the attack his presidency and America, were changed forever by events he couldn’t control.
Fast forward to today, and one can see certain parallels with this administration and with that of the former, however unlike the Bush Administration, President Obama saw an opportunity to infuse his preconceived radical ideology to “"Fundamentally Transforming the United States of America", and the insightful comments by his Chief- of-Staff, Rahm Emanuel, in that “You Never Want a Serious Crises to go to Waste”.
Within these two separate yet distinct comments lies the foundation of the Obama Doctrine, in that upon taking office Obama was faced with an immediate crisis…the potential financial collapse of our economy.
However, rather then being a caretaker to a fragile economy, and simply shoring up the financial institutions, Obama and company have done just the opposite. They have used the financial crises as a guise to transform America, as he envisions it, into a hybrid form of European Socialism, through the redistribution of wealth, massive government entitlements, and government intervention and control of private industries.
His obsession to spend an additional two trillion dollars and transform healthcare into another massive government controlled entitlement, at this critical moment in our nation’s financial history, speaks volumes of this president’s commitment to drive America deeper into debt, for a skewed ideology “to fundamentally transform America”.
Astoundingly, we’ve gone from 7.7% unemployment rate, to a high of 10%, since President Obama has been in office, with no relief in sight. One would think that using the same tried and true economic principles of previous administrations, to stimulate an economy (irregardless of party), would have been the preferred strategy...remember the words from Rahm Emanuel…“You Never Want a Serious Crises to go to Waste”.
However, my sense is that Obama and company hadn’t foreseen the rising populace backlash, by ordinary citizens, who have finally awakened, to the cesspool of corruption and ineptness that now grips Washington. The billions of dollars in bailouts, and the trillions of dollars confiscated as a “slush fund” for sweetheart deals, and outright bribery, can no longer be kept behind closed doors.
This administration promised “transparency” and “change” what we got is a clever slight-of-hand from an inexperienced, inept, likeable and clever Chicago politician, who surrounds himself with radical ideologues and questionable characters. However, if he continues on this reckless spending and borrowing orgy he will eventually bankrupt this nation, and perhaps that’s been the plan all along…to overwhelm the system, as was outlined in 1966 by Cloward and Piven.
Their strategy was to bring about a crisis in the welfare system that would require radical reforms, and to hasten the fall of capitalism, by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse. The two argued that many Americans who were eligible for welfare were not receiving benefits, and that a welfare enrollment drive would create a political crisis that would force U.S. politicians, particularly the Democratic Party, to enact legislation "establishing a guaranteed national income.