Presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama promised a post-partisan, post-racial presidency if elected.
What voters got was a third type of “post,” one for which they clearly didn’t bargain.
The Post-American Presidency by Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer argues that Obama’s every move bespeaks a call to internationalism at the expense of his own country.
The book details Obama’s radical roots, his consistent attempts to denigrate and degrade the U.S. as a super power and his uneasy ties to anti-Semitism.
It’s an exhaustive book, one that doesn’t dither like a Commander in Chief pursuing war-time strategies. It hauls out fact after fact to state its case with little or no fat to weigh it down. Dense but easy to read, alarming and yet not alarmist with its use of the political record, the book encapsulates a President who hid his true self during the election campaign.
Obama’s radicalism started long before he took the oath of office. He once supported a Global Poverty Act that would have tied U.S. foreign aid to the UN’s whim.
“This was not your run of the mill Marxism. This was redistribution of wealth on a global scale,” the authors say.
Obama’s indoctrination into far-left precincts remains a story the mainstream press refuses to cover, but the amount of existing evidence fleshes out the narrative.
We then meet those associates, a rogues’ gallery of anti-American leftists, Communists and radicals who palled around with Obama for decades. Just try finding an influential friend, colleague or mentor of Obama who believed in American exceptionalism, let alone the capitalist system as it currently exists.
One can simply start with his mother, a Marxist Obama once called, “the dominant figure in my formative years.”
If people need to see the source of Obama’s race-baiting ways—a la the Beer Summit—consider his affection for race-driven philosophers such as Frank Marshall Davis. Obama’s stance toward Israel seems a direct descendant of his time spent in the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s hate-filled church.
The media did their best—and still do—to downplay Obama’s radical ties. But this book argues that in probing the President’s anti-Israel bent it doesn’t take much sleuthing to uncover names such as Wright, Bill Ayers, Khalid al-Mansour, Rashid Khalidi and many others of a similar bent. And what about Robert Malley, whom Obama named a key foreign policy advisor? Malley had met with representatives from Hamas and held entrenched anti-Israel views, facts that forced Obama to let him go—temporarily.
Obama’s stance toward Iran, a rogue regime tinkering with its own nuclear program, falls right in line with his inability to use American force—even soft power—in an effective manner. When many Iranian people rose up against the country’s crooked elections, Obama said next to nothing to support them. The mullahs laughed, slaughtered some of the protestors and refueled their nuclear ambitions.
“Iran was clearly emboldened by Barack Obama’s weakness—at the worst possible time for it to be emboldened,” they write. “Obama believed that simply by showing the Iranians some love, he could persuade them to drop their genocidal bellicosity and join the ranks of free nations.”
The President can’t even wage a war for which he long argued was essential to the country’s safety. The President famously dithered for months on a plan to boost U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan and, when he finally came to a decision, it included a withdrawal date, a measure sure to delight Taliban leaders.
Obama often leans on hard, cold fiction to support his international bent. He recast American history to let Islam take a greater part in it while the suppliant media remained silent. When the facts proved without a doubt that the Fort Hood shooter was motivated by radical Islam he couldn’t bring himself to admit that reality.
That Obama weakness matters. Just consider the spate of attempted terrorist attacks against U.S. interests in the late summer and early fall of 2009.
The President’s stance on freedom of speech remains equally shoddy. His followers flooded a Chicago radio station in the run-up to his election to help silence one of his critics, and Obama stood silent while his defenders trotted out the race card to smite any valid criticism of the President or his policies.
The administration’s brief assault on Fox News was simply another part of its strategy to strangle free speech—or any speech that clashes with its post-American worldview.
During the 2008 presidential election season, the Obama team hid a gaggle of his personal records to prevent people from realizing his true nature.
The Post-American Presidency spells out Obama’s radicalism in black and white for all to see—and fear.
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