Thursday, October 28, 2010

Radical In The White House

Interview of Stanley Kurtz by Kathryn Jean Lopez - October 28th, 2010 - National Review Online

Stanley Kurtz - "I argue in the book that Obama isn’t in quite as hopeless a position as he may seem to be right now. Obama has adopted a high-risk strategy. His long-term goal is to polarize the parties along class lines, thereby driving the country substantially to the left. He’s taking big chances to get there, but there is a plausible long-term scenario for success....I also think Obama is ready for slow trench warfare with a Republican Congress. To prepare for that, he first needed to get in place programs the Republicans would try to repeal. Out of that polarizing battle, Obama hopes to jump-start a movement of have-nots angry about efforts to peel back their new entitlements. He may fail, but that is his long-term play."

I will have further comments to come on this very long and very intriguing article. Kurtz has an extremely important viewpoint and his research on Obama is valuable. One quote from the interview sums up my initial response, "A Republican victory next week does not decide the question. It only sets up the larger battle Obama has been planning all along. We don’t yet know who will win."

This has been my view for a long time as numerous posts will attest. What happens on November 2nd is just the opening shots in a huge battle in a generation long war. The winner will not be decided until we really know which side has the most determination.


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