The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

March 3, 2013

Obama can’t deliver


Commercial-News

COVINGTON, Ind. — Editor:

When President Obama says, “I want to fundamentally transform America,” it seems reasonable that he explains what he means.

If he says, “fundamentally,” clearly he is not referring to a few changes. Fundamentally means big change, enough change, like the ending of slavery, such that we will not recognize the “New America.”

Maybe I just missed the explanation. Perhaps those who idolize every Obama word can tell us what he intends.

If they cannot, Obama will not be the first to have successfully concealed his true intent. According to the book, “The Forgotten Man,” President Franklin Roosevelt’s administration admired Stalin’s ideas of communal farms, wage and price controls, etc., and spent 1933 to 1936, imposing these ideas on the nation.

In his 1937 inaugural address, FDR explained to the American people, not that he was trying to fix the economy using Communistic ideas, but rather, “we are fashioning an instrument of unimagined power for the establishment of a morally better world.” He did not explain “unimagined power” or “morally better.”

By late 1937, FDR learned that Stalin’s “morally better world” required execution of millions, and, surprise, the Communist-based economic ideas did not work. Civilian, non-government unemployment rose from 16.9 percent to 21.9 percent and by 1940, with unemployment still at 19 percent, FDR sought a third term to protect his legacy.

I suspect that Obama, like FDR, will have trouble accomplishing “fundamental transformation.” If I am right about that, look for Michelle Obama to seek a “proxy” third term to protect the Obama legacy.

Ron Gore

Covington, Ind.