President Barack Obama sat down with Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly before the Super Bowl, and when asked about something he said repeatedly—in various ways—during the 2008 campaign, Obama claimed he believes the opposite.
O’Reilly read Obama a question from a viewer who asked, “Mr. President, why do you feel it is necessary to fundamentally transform the nation that has afforded you so much opportunity and success?”
Obama’s reply? “I don’t think we need to fundamentally transform the nation,” he said.
“But those are your words,” O’Reilly reminded him.
Then came this typical Obama’s pablum: “I think what we have to do is make sure that here in America, if you work hard, you can get ahead.”
Recall that on October 30, 2008, then-candidate Obama said at a Missouri campaign event, “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”
It became one of his most infamous statements, primarily because since he uttered it, he has carried out with great fervor that “fundamental transformation.” He has moved with all deliberate speed to move America away from a nation built on individual liberty and economic freedom and toward a European-style socialist state built on what he often calls the “collective” good. Witness: the remaking of the health care sector, the financial sector, the energy sector, and the industrial base. See also: relentless class warfare, the radical redistribution of wealth, and the endless divisions based on class, race, ethnicity, gender, and age.
THIS is what he meant by the “fundamental transformation” of the nation. The question posed to him should have been exactly that. In any case, he maneuvered and dodged it, as he did with every other question O’Reilly asked. But all roads point back to one place: the “fundamental transformation” of America he called for in 2008, and which he has pursued with limitless abandon.
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