Leftists, Barack Obama certainly among, operate pursuant to and epistemology utterly foreign to us. They do not see the world the way we see it. This is not simply a question of a couple of degrees off true North they see the world 180° at variance from the way we see it. With Obama the construction is relatively sophisticated, certainly expressed with a facile vocabulary. But when epistemology goes crazy such as it has in the Arab Street or in much of the African-American "community," the pathology can be extreme.
So what does Barack Obama intend to gain by dividing the country against itself? Reelection! But what will he say? He will tell us that he is fighting for justice. It is important to understand that he will believe it when he says it. The capacity of the human mind to rationalize its perceived self-interest is virtually infinite. If he has to, he will believe that it would be better for America to disintegrate if that's what it takes for him to bring "justice".
This is the way of all tyrants throughout the ages. There is always enough for them to skim and be personally very prosperous. There is an infinite capacity to rationalize evil.
I think it is naïve to expect the other side to see the world the way you and I do. I think the founding fathers had it about right, they saw man as fallen, not as perfectible, and therefore they designed the system to frustrate the Barack Obama's of this world. They did not assume that all men would be George Washington.
As a Christian, I believe that the only answer is redemption rather than logic.
As a conservative, I believe that we operate in the world according to the lights of the founding fathers.
In most people's mind he has set back race relations more than 30 years.