Why Obama keeps an enemies list
July 01, 2012
Floyd & Mary Beth Brown, Bemidji Pioneer

When the Wall Street Journal’s Kimberly Strassel exposed that the
Obama campaign is keeping an enemies list and spending vital resources
attacking Romney supporters, many liberals gasped in surprise.
President Richard Nixon and Sen. Joseph McCarthy kept lists of names
to be targeted, but Obama keeping an enemies list, they just couldn’t
understand it.

To understand it, you need to understand the abiding constant in the
Obama political philosophy. In an America used to political
expediency, the media and pundit class are having trouble coming to
terms with the guiding philosophy of Obama.

To understand why Barack Obama attacks his enemies with unbridled
viciousness, you have to come to terms with his true allegiance. Obama
is committed to only one objective. He desires to move America to
socialism, and he will sacrifice himself to make progress in the
dialectic struggle of history. At his core Barack Obama isn’t a
Christian or a Muslim, he isn’t a pacifist, he isn’t even a
lightweight over his head. At his core Barack Obama is a socialist.
Marxism is his religion.

Marxists have always been comfortable with using any means to keep and
increase the power of the centralized state. Barack Obama is committed
to using all the force of government and coercion to achieve his

This is why he threatens institutions such as the Supreme Court and
treats the Republican House of Representatives as if they don’t even
exist. He isn’t interested in compromise or coexistence with his
opponents; he is committed to destroying them or leaving office.

This is why when Washington rejects his political priorities he just
dictates them through executive order. Don’t enforce the Defense of
Marriage Act. Don’t enforce our immigration laws. Congress defeats his
cap and trade legislation, so he tells the EPA to write the new
regulations by edict. He is comfortable acting on his own, ignoring
the US Constitution’s old fashioned limits to executive power.

Obama has been bathed in Marxist philosophy his entire life. He was
brought up in a home with a Marxist/atheist mother. He was mentored by
a black nationalist communist in Hawaii named Frank Marshall Davis. He
was trained as community organizer to employ the Marxist tactics of
Saul Alinsky. He attended a church for 20 years headed by a black
nationalist who despises capitalism and western civilization.

He was a member of the “New Party” when he ran for the state Senate in
Illinois back in the mid-1990s. He denies this, but there are photos.
The New Party was a group of leftists dedicated to destroying the free
enterprise system and converting our country into a European Socialist
welfare state.

Back in 1964 America faced a similar time for choosing, and Ronald
Reagan traveled the country on behalf of Barry Goldwater who was then
seeking the presidency. Reagan gave a speech called A Time for
Choosing and it became a classic tract, joining the great speeches
that have defined the American experience.

In this speech, Reagan issued a challenge that again confronts us,
that again can guide us in selecting our next president and charting
our nation’s course from here:

“This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our
capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American
Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-
distant capitol can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them

“A government can’t control the economy without controlling people.
And they know when a government sets out to do that, it must use force
and coercion to achieve its purpose. They also knew, those Founding
Fathers, that outside of its legitimate functions, government does
nothing as well or as economically as the private sector of the
Once again, it is a time for choosing.