Krauthammer on the most divisive pResident in US history:
After three years, Obama’s self-proclaimed transformative social policies have yielded a desperately weak economy. What to do? Take the low road: Plutocrats are bleeding the country, and I shall rescue you from them.
Problem is, this kind of populist demagoguery is more than intellectually dishonest. It’s dangerous. Obama is opening a Pandora’s box. Popular resentment, easily stoked, is less easily controlled, especially when the basest of instincts are granted legitimacy by the nation’s leader.
From the Senate to the streets, it’s working. Obama is too intelligent not to know what he started. But so long as it gives him a shot at reelection, he shows no sign of caring.
Oh, I think it’s a bit worse than that: far from not caring, this is precisely the sort of thing he wants. It’s part of a very old and noisome bouillabaisse of Leftist bile and skullduggery, one in which Obama has been marinating since his youth, and which he’s never shown any sign of abandoning beyond half-hearted, mealy-mouthed, and transparently dishonest denials. Evidence abounds:
In keeping with the new media notion of crowdsourcing–enthusiastically embraced by the mainstream media when trawling through Sarah Palin’s emails–Big Government will be providing readers later today with links to a document drop consisting of thousands of emails.
The email archive, created by a private cyber security researcher, appears to contain messages shared by the left’s anarcho-socialist activists during the strategic and daily tactical planning of the “Occupy Wall Street” and broader “Occupy” campaign this fall.
Per the 8800+ pages of emails (3900+ emails), the Occupy movement has been in the works for some time. Its leaders apparently intend for it to broaden out and intertwine with the Days of Rage global initiative, which is set to begin on Saturday, October 15th. They also intend the demonstrations to continue indefinitely.
The true purpose of the Occupy movement appears to be further economic and governmental destabilization, at a time when the world is already facing major financial and political challenges. By embracing the Occupy movement, President Barack Obama, the Democrat Party, and their union allies may be supporting an effort to harm both the domestic and global economies; to create social unrest throughout the democratic world; and to embrace other radical causes, including the anti-Israel movement.
None of this is happenstance. None of it is coincidental. It’s all of a piece with Obama’s willful destruction of the capitalist economy and the expansion of FederalGovCo’s power and reach far beyond its proper Constitutional limits. To fail to connect these too-obvious dots is to invite–actually, to enable–disaster. Further disaster, that is.