I have been a book reviewer since the 1960s and am, in fact, a founding member of the National Book Critics Circle, but I rarely devote a commentary to a particular book. I am, however, going to recommend you read “The Manchurian President: Barack Obama’s Ties to Communists, Socialists and Other Anti-American Extremists” by Aaron Klein with Branda J. Elliot.
All your worst fears will be confirmed. Using Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” as their guide, “progressives” (otherwise known as communists) have, since the 1970s, been boring from within, hiding their anti-American beliefs and allegiances to infiltrate the nation’s universities, its media, and to gain power in its various levels of government.
They have now hit the jackpot with the election of Barack Obama as President.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus is the largest of the Democrat Party caucuses in the House of Representatives with 83 declared members. Among its more prominent members is Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, Charlie Rangel, and a co-authors of the Cap-and-Tax bill presently in the Senate, Ed Markey and Henry Waxman. There are 15 members from California, eight from New York, and six from Illinois, but most states are represented.
Suffice it to say they wield a lot of power. Of the twenty standing committees in the House, ten are chaired by members of the CPC.
This explains why the Healthcare bill got rammed through and why we are in danger of seeing the same process at work with Cap-and-Tax and an amnesty bill.
Klein’s book is intensively researched and footnoted with 54 pages of citations. On May 15th, “The Manchurian President”, made it to the famed New York Times list of bestselling books.
If you had any doubts that President Obama is a Marxist, you can put them aside. He was what has come to be called “a red diaper baby”, raised, mentored, and steeped in the socialist ideology that calls for a “redistribution of wealth.” Needless to say, he did not make much mention of this during the 2008 campaign, but then neither did Hillary Clinton who, along with her husband, subscribes to a similar political agenda.
One of the reasons you never hear about this takeover of Congress and other institutions of the nation is that the media is very much a part of it and thus part of the cover-up. Indeed, the media did everything in its power to get Obama elected even though he had not even served one complete term in the Senate from Illinois.
Klein’s book is page-after-page of revelations that connect the dots as it examines Alinky’s “community organizers” program by which radicals can impose their will on Americans and change the nation from a constitutionally-based republic to one in which the government owns or controls everything.
Klein names names among Obama’s closest advisors, some of whom form his cadre of appropriately named “czars.” It identifies the many socialist groups pushing his agenda and, in particular, those drafting the legislation that has occasioned the rise of the Tea Parties to protest it and to organize to support candidates like Rand Paul who ran on a platform of “taking back America” from these political termites.
“In an August 31, 2008, letter to the editor of the Boston Globe, radical organizer Saul Alinksy’s son praised presidential candidate Barack Obama for having stirred up the masses at the Democratic National Convention, ‘Saul Alinky style.’ ‘Obama learned his lesson well, said the letter, signed L. David Alinsky.”
Americans who have essentially been sleep-walking through their recent history as socialist legislation from Social Security to Medicare and dozens of other governmental control over key sectors of the economy were unconstitutionally foisted on them in the form of agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Departments of Education and Energy. There is no authority in the Constitution for them.
From the unions to ACORN, the process has aggressively moved ahead in the first year and a half of the Obama administration.
An aroused and frightened America has been making its voice heard in the elections of conservative governors in Virginia and New Jersey, an anti-Obamacare Senator from Massachusetts, and now in the primary elections to determine candidates.
It is not too late. November will determine the fate of the nation if power can be wrested back from the Democrat controlled Congress and, in two years, Obama be defeated for a second term. After that, an enormous job of reversing the slow death of America can begin.
The Moral Liberal Featured Writer, Alan Caruba, writes a daily post at http://factsnotfantasy.blogspot.com. An author, business and science writer, he is the founder of The National Anxiety Center.
Copyright 2010 © Alan Caruba.