Skip to comments.Barack Obama's Election And The Looming Crisis Of Liberalism
Posted on 11/14/2012 5:51:40 AM PST by lbryce
What does Barack Obamas re-election as President mean for the future of the United States and for the Presidents place in history? Both liberals celebrating his electoral victory, and conservatives who fear for the future of the country, may be surprised by the thoughtful, serious and provocative answer to this question in: I Am the Change, Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism by Charles Kesler, best known as the editor of the Claremont Review of Books, but also a professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and a Senior Fellow at the Claremont Institute. Full disclosure, this columnist is a member of the CRBs Publication Committee.
Kesler brings to his analysis the perspective of the distinctive Claremont political philosophy which is grounded in the founding principles as articulated in the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. But, this book is no political polemic. Rather, it is serious and nuanced analysis of the President, his political accomplishments and agenda by a true student of the game, and historian of American political philosophy. Although the book was published before the election, it is all the more relevant now that President Obama has been re-elected.
Kesler places Obama in the historical context of the American Progressive/liberal movement, an American political tradition more than 100 years old. Understanding that Obamas efforts to transform America are not simply rooted in anti-colonialist Kenyan soil, as propounded in the movie, 2016 recognizes the full extent of Obamas pedigree and the power of the Progressive movement. The condensed, but highly readable seminar on the evolution of political thought provided by Kesler reveals the depth to which Progressive ideas have permeated not only the political system, but also our political discourse, and in a significant way made possible Obamas re-election in spite of the poor economy.
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I get the sense that the author is a left-wing,liberal despite it having been reviewed in Forbes. Barack Obama is, in the pantheon of US Presidents, a political freak, and history will show he has no place, no place at all to be included among otherwise good-willed, well-intentioned men, however inept they might have been, who would be president.
Whereas,Jimmy Carter had no idea what he was doing, at least he had some governmental experience as elected governor of Georgia.
Barack Obama need not have any governmental,managerial skill, experience whatsoever, he may not have to born in this country as eligibility for President, have grades at Harvard higher than D-, have the slightest idea about economic matters, or give a rat's rear end about world affairs, and a multitude of other kills, abilities running the world's only superpower demands.
No, he needs none of them.
And that's because in the single-minded objective about what he wants to do as president, that is the destruction, evisceration, dismantling of of the United States of America, you need not be any more than the empty suit, the arrogant, elitist empty suit that he is, to facilitate the goals he has set out to do to the United States of America.
Although the book was published before the election, it is all the more relevant now that President Obama has been re-elected.
Is it all the more relevant if Obama won the election via fraudulent means??
...by any legal, Constitutionally-sanctioned means.
...by any legal, Constitutionally-sanctioned means.
What does Barack Obamas re-election as President mean for the future of the United States and for the Presidents place in history?>>>>>>>>
Future: Utopian fueled diisaster and a fall into Fascism when nothing Obama prescribes actually works.
History: Obama will go down in history as a psychopomp and a tragically twisted individual.
The only significant thing about this election...is that DC condoned and endorsed the fraud required to keep the oligarchy in power. It merely formalized the subjugation of Flyover Country.
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Great article. Thanks for posting. I take exception to the expert though. Teddy Roosevelt was the first progressive President and he formed the Bull Moose Party to offer a liberal alternative to the Republicans.
The other issue that conservatives ALWAYS GET WRONG:
“Obama, like his fellow modern liberals, has been schooled in moral relativism. There is no truth, nor absolute standards for good or evil, right or wrong. Thus, Obamas desire to shape history rests primarily on his will to power.”
The LEFT does not recognize traditional modes of morality and ethics—TRUE. The Constitution is a barrier to them. However, they have their own value sysem: social justice, classless society, redistribution, “fairness”, the end justifies the means, obliteration of “racist society”, primacy of the state, abhorrance of individualism, proliferation of new “rights” and so forth. They are ruthless in their pursuit of those principles. THEY ARE MARXISTS. Call it what it is.
GREAT ARTICLE! All FReepers should read this and distribute it.
Yes, they are Marxists.
And I am in mourning for the death of our great nation.
It is perfectly clear. We are now living in a West European-style Social Democracy, and will be for the foreseeable future. (if that includes Amnesty then “foreseeable future = 70+ years)
Frank Luntz made a profound point the other day on Hannity. He suggested that we need to change the language we use in describing traditional Americanism.
We have allowed the LEFT to define “capitalism” and “trickle down”. They use terms like inequity, uncaring, unfairness, inequality to frame their arguments.
We need to use terms like “economic freedom” instead.
Here’s an example of how the RATS do propaganda:
What this article makes clear is that the only hope is to have a charismatic leader to get us out of the train wreck of Obama’s second term. Sadly the GOP main stream will be content to be Emperor Obama’s court eunuchs. We need another Reagan
Two things: Obama will pay off his supporters (Trumpka) and take America over the cliff......he doesn't really care as he has succeeded in bankrupting the nation, got same sex marriage passed, pretty well threw G-d under his bus, got health taxes up, up, and up.....ruining real health care.
Col West has opened the door.
We must fight election fraud.
It falls on We the People.
Theres overwhelming evidence of fraud.- Here
SARAH PALIN speaks out on Twitter about massive Obama machine voter fraud:
>Sarah Palin News @SarahPalinLinks Between suppression of the military vote and voter fraud, Obama stole another election. http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/46302 DEMAND A RECOUNT! #VoterFraud
>Sarah Palin News @SarahPalinLinks People need to stop pointing fingers within the GOP and investigate the Dems' massive voter fraud and suppression of the military vote.
MITT ROMNEY TWEETS ABOUT ELECTION FRAUD:
>MITT ROMNEY in 2012! @PlanetRomney #tcot The Competent Conservative: Elections Have Not Yet Been Certified, Heres What You Can Do:
>> These electi... http://bit.ly/Zzam8Y
Excerpt from Mitt Romney's reference:
These elections are NOT certified yet. The only way to get this investigated, much less recounted or overturned, is through the Secretary of State of each of the five key states: Florida, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. EVEN IF YOU ARE IN ANOTHER STATE you can help. But it wont do any good to dilute our effort to challenge California or Michigan or other states. Until a major group gets involved to do more, here is the plan: Contact the Secretary of State of the state in question. See contact information below...
Read the rest- Here
The website,'Barack Obama Vote Fraud 2012' is keeping a running account of cases of voter fraud and what to do about it:
Is There Enough Evidence of Voter Fraud To Merit a Recount? If you wish to add your voice, click here and sign the petition for a recount Here-
< Hannity and Col Allan West slam voter fraud Nov 12- Here
Photo of Ethiopians brought to Ohio voting stations by busload, 95% of whom did not speak English, and told to vote for Obama, straight Dem ticket- Here
Must watch videos!
VIDEO-- Programmer Testifies About Rigging Elections With Vote Counting- Here
VIDEO- Illegal Aliens Caught Voting and Stealing Elections In Florida In Vast Numbers- Here
VIDEO- MICHAEL SAVAGE: How Obama fixed the 2012 election- Here
VIDEO- Massive voter fraud discovered in April- Here
VIDEO- Whistle blower speaks out about voter fraud- Here
We can not wait for 2014 and 2016 to regroup and figure out new strategies. By then it will be too late. The Marxist/Muslim usurper will have completed his planned distruction of America. That's what people fail to understand.
We must act NOW.
Start with the election. If we let the Rats get away with this massive voter fraud, we're no better than a bananna republic.
We must keep digging and pounding him every day, in every way we can- phony birth certificate, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, his hidden life, records....
We are FReepers. We must fight!
Those who shrug and accept this atrocity without a fight are not worthy to be called Freepers!
Join us!! See thread, 'BARACK OBAMA FRAUD 2012- (MUST READ- MUST GO VIRAL!)' thread- Here