Skip to comments.President Obama: Extremist Radical in His Own Words
Posted on 02/23/2014 9:47:26 PM PST by lbryce
President Obama has worked to maintain a moderate pose during his time in the White House. It hasnt been easy.
Obama is almost always tethered to his teleprompter when speaking in public; on the rare occasion that he takes a question at a press conference, the question is almost certainly planted and known to the president beforehand. There is good reason for his handlers to keep him on a short leash; when he accidentally speaks his mind, he has a history of saying radical and extreme things, on a host of topics.
On the Constitution
In 2001, when Barack Obama was an adjunct professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago, he said the following in an interview with Chicago radio station WBEZ-FM:
But, the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth, and of more basic issues such as political and economic justice in society. To that extent, as radical as I think people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasnt that radical. It didnt break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution, at least as its been interpreted, and the Warren Court interpreted in the same way, that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. Says what the states cant do to you. Says what the federal government cant do to you, but doesnt say what the federal government or state government must do on your behalf.
The biggest concern raised by this comment is that Obama disagrees with the fundamental premise that differentiates our founding document from any other in history: The Constitution is intended to limit the governments power and reserve as much power to the people as possible. It has been obvious during Obamas time in office that he retains this disregard for any limitation on federal power over our lives.
In his second full length autobiography, The Audacity of Hope, Obama discusses Islam and his concerns in a post 9/11 world (p. 126, paperback). He writes, I will stand with them (Muslims) should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.
Almost 10 years later he got that chance. Two weeks and one day after terrorist attacks on our unguarded compound at Benghazi, Libya killed four Americans including the ambassador Obama gave a speech to the UN General Assembly. In that speech delivered to leaders from all over the world he said that the attack was caused by a YouTube video that slandered the prophet Muhammad. He said that The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.
The President must have forgotten to mention that in America, the First Amendment guarantees our right to most every kind of speech, including speech that insults Islam and the prophet Muhammad at least for the time being.
On energy and the economy
President Obama has always actively lobbied for a cap and trade program which will have absolutely no positive effect on net greenhouse gas emissions, but will force a major transfer of wealth from big companies and big countries to small countries and small companies. As candidate Obama said to Joe the Plumber in October, 2008, When you spread the wealth around, its good for everybody.
The Republican Party and 95 percent of its elected officials are “Conservative In Their Own Words: But Not In Their Actions”.....
Most of the time he struggles just to form a coherent sentence when he is without the teleprompter.