If you were Barack Obama – a Marxist revolutionary disguised as a Democrat, who after promising “fundamental transformation” delivered it nonstop during his presidency, but was in grave danger of seeing his beloved radical changes eviscerated once he leaves office – what would you be doing right now?
No need to guess. Obama adviser Cecilia Muñoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, clearly sums up the mission of Team Obama in the home stretch of his transformative presidency.
Muñoz’s entire focus, she boasts, is making sure Obama’s controversial policies are permanently “institutionalized” so they will live on long after she and her boss are gone from the White House – no matter who succeeds Obama.
A former executive with the National Council of La Raza, a radical pro-amnesty Hispanic activist group, Muñoz says job one is “to make sure we build this [Obama’s immigration policies] really into the DNA across the federal bureaucracy, at a leadership level, but much more importantly to make sure that when political appointees like me are no longer here, this is built into what those agencies do and think about every day.”
In other words – and this applies not just to immigration, but to every area in which this president has turned America upside-down, from the economy to “social issues” to foreign policy – Obama’s policies are to be permanently baked into America’s government, bureaucracy, law and culture.
Of course, throughout his presidency, Obama and his team have deliberately schemed to make his revolutionary re-imagining of America difficult or impossible to undo by purposely enmeshing it as much as possible into the fabric of government, culture and “settled law.” Whether it’s giving Iran the nuclear green light with his appalling and deceit-laden treaty; or changing America’s voting demographics to favor Democrats by fast-tracking immigrants’ ability to vote (immigrants overwhelming vote for Democrats); or making same-sex marriage permanent in the Supreme Court whose 2015 decision passed with the support of Obama’s two justice picks, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan – Obama understandably doesn’t want his radical changes undone.
And during his final year, Obama has been burning the midnight oil. One example you probably haven’t heard about: Although excessive regulations are widely recognized to be suffocating the American economy, right now thousands of new regulations – from reducing exposure limits for silica, a chemical used in fracking, to requiring more small-scale gun sellers to perform background checks, to forcing food manufacturers to disclose how much sugar they add to cranberry juice – are being created around the clock throughout Washington’s vast government bureaucracies, before Obama’s term ends in January.
‘Getting under his critics’ skin’
Consider how historian Victor Davis Hanson, writing in National Review, sizes up Obama’s current mindset and home-stretch priorities.
Noting that Obama is doubling down on his most radical agenda items during his remaining few months in office – from importing as many Muslims as possible from the most radicalized parts of the world, to releasing more Guantanamo prisoners, to freeing thousands of felons – Hanson wonders: “In lieu of achievement, is the Obama theory to become relevant or noteworthy by offending the public and goading political enemies?”
After all, he accurately observes:
An Obama press conference is now a summation of all his old damn-you clichés – the fantasy strawman arguments; the caricatures of the evil Republican bogeymen; the demagogic litany of the sick, the innocent, and the old at the mercy of his callous opponents; the affected accentuation (e.g., Talîban; Pakîstan, Îslám, Latînos, etc.) that so many autodidacts parade in lieu of learning foreign languages; the make-no-mistake-about-it and let-me-be-clear empty emphatics; the flashing temper tantrums; the mangled sports metaphors; the factual gaffes; and the monotonous I, me, my, and mine first-person-pronoun exhaustion. What Obama cannot do in fact, he believes he can still accomplish through invective and derision.
But what about Obama’s legacy? Doesn’t every president desire a positive, glowing legacy in which to bask after leaving office? Writes Hanson: “If you suggested to Obama that, in his search for a contrarian legacy, he should do something to stop the slaughter in the Middle East and be careful about letting in more unexamined refugees, in answer, he would be more likely to do less than nothing abroad and vastly expand the influx of migrants.”
Because, says the noted historian, “Getting under his critics’ skin is about all that is left of a failed presidency.”
Indeed, adds Hanson, most Americans “still do not quite grasp that Obama will end his presidency by seeking to get his opponents’ goat,” who predicts ominously that Obama’s “resentment will lead to some strange things said and done.”
The chaos president
The problem now facing us is that, outside of the delusional world of leftist revolutionaries excitedly recreating America according to the precepts of their irrational secular religion, in the real world, Obama’s policies are devastating America – just as the same sorts of politically correct, multiculturally blind, rudderless socialist governance is currently destroying Europe before our eyes.
For almost eight years, people have asked whether Obama’s perverse policies are intentionally malevolent or the result of incompetence and ideological blindness. At this point, the sheer perversity has become undeniable: He wants to bring as many refugees into America as possible. Americans are generous people and sympathetic toward refugees, but why are almost all of the refugees Sunni Muslims, and virtually none of them Christians (3 percent, according to FactCheck.org)?
Likewise, Obama claims he wants to eliminate racism in law enforcement – a relatively rare occurrence – to better the lives of blacks. But instead he is leaving the nation far less safe due to the “Ferguson Effect.” Beyond the horrendous recent trend of assassinating police officers, the general murder rates have dramatically spiked in many U.S. cities, from Chicago to Dallas to Las Vegas to Los Angeles and Memphis, thanks to a demonized law enforcement establishment having second thoughts about engaging in the kind of aggressive, proactive community policing proven to dramatically reduce crime.
Indeed, newly released data documents “a sharp spike in homicide rates in more than 20 cities,” as the New York Times reports:
The heroin epidemic, a resurgence in gang violence and economic factors in some cities were all offered as explanations, but the most contentious theory came from an agency that usually does not worry much about local crime: the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The agency’s director, James Comey, has linked rising crime to less aggressive policing – the “viral video effect,” he called it this week, rejecting the more racially charged “Ferguson effect.”
So, why is Obama continually compelled to throw the nation into turmoil?
Addiction has become a huge problem in the U.S., as I document in “The Snapping of the American Mind.” Well it turns out, President Obama is also addicted – to creating chaos and confusion as a smokescreen for facilitating the advance of what is, to be blunt, an evil agenda.
Obama’s ultimate defense
In the end, of course, Obama’s ultimate defense against the reversal of his radical transformation, which has already wreaked unspeakable havoc on America’s economy, national security, military, culture and so much more, is to see that a far-left Democrat successor – Hillary Clinton – is elected president. Putting aside every other toxic thing this career criminal (along with her serial sex-predator husband) would do if made leader of the free world, just consider that the Supreme Court nominees she would install would pour the judicial concrete that would render permanent Obama’s catastrophic transformation of the American system. Indeed, the entire progressive-left agenda – including effectively “reinterpreting” the Second Amendment out of existence – could be fast-tracked into a solidly leftwing activist Supreme Court and embedded so deeply in our society as to be virtually untouchable for generations, regardless of who might be elected to the White House and Congress in 2020 and beyond.
This is why the “Never-Trump” movement must be considered, at this point, not just wrongheaded, but utterly destructive of the very principles of constitutional conservatism it claims so fervently to uphold. A strange, suicidal betrayal of everything they claim to hold dear. But then, pride has a nasty way of tricking people into doing just that.
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