Barack Obama presents an interesting yet risky choice for president. To the average citizen, he may indeed represent positive change, and to anyone with a pulse rate would say he does represent change in some way, shape or form.
My thesis has been that Obama represents not only a socialist, but also a charismatic one that is poised to set the tone and direction of the United States in the 21st century. The direction at best is a socialist democracy, at worst a socialism like that of Denmark or Sweden. To many Americans, their eyes glaze over at such statements. The word “socialism” is not a dirty word anymore, most likely through ignorance. They are ignorant of the forces, values, philosophies and the vision on which this country was founded. They are also enculturated to accept a level of nanny-statism that would have been anathema to most Americans not long ago.
Obama makes no bones about his socialist ideals. Answering a question about taxation from a plumber who said he felt tax burdened, Obama said, "It's not that I want to punish your success. I just want to make sure that everybody that is behind you, that they have a chance for success too." This is redistribution of wealth and by that definition, is part of a socialist agenda. So you have to ask why?
You can dig into Obama’s upbringing if you like, but I’d rather focus on Obama as an adult. According to Dick Morris, we have “a man whose spiritual adviser is Wright, whose financial backer is Tony Rezko, and whose first major employer was William Ayers might not be a good choice for president. We all have heard the hate Wright has spewed forth from his filthy mouth, we know of the corruption of Tony Rezko through his trial, we know that Bill Ayers tried to blow up the pentagon and the only reason he never went to jail is that he got off on a technicality. To add insult to injury, he offers no apostasy, offers no regret, he is an unabashed communist and hates what America has stood for. Add to this the money that flowed with Ayers, the CAC, Acorn, Obama and the phony votes, and it leaves more questions than answers. Why aren't people asking more questions and still flocking to his message?