Maliciousness. Not Incompetence.

Barb Wire

Many of the early voices questioning whether Barack Obama was a genuine patriot were ridiculed. Would he, as president, “faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States” and “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States”? Then more people began to study his background, his writings, his speeches.

Few were paying attention when Michelle Obama said this in May of 2008: “We are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.”

More people woke up to reality when it was too late. Here’s Obama on October 30, 2008: “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”

What did he mean by that, exactly? Erick Erickson’s post yesterday presented one increasingly popular theory:

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For the longest time I have chosen to chalk our President’s stumbles, bumbles, and disasters up to incompetence. He is in over his head. He is inexperienced. He is out of his league. It is hard to accept otherwise.

But it is clearer and clearer that is not true. It is clear that President Obama’s disastrous policies are premised not in incompetence, but in maliciousness. Our President — and he is our President — is not a stumbler and a bumbler, but a Nero who when not persecuting Christians, plays golf while the world burns.

President Obama has surrounded himself with a group of people who comport to his own world view. That world view is very simple to explain: Barack Obama and his advisors belief that in order for the world to be safer, they must make the United States less safe. In order for the world to be stable, the United States must be less stable.

In short, Barack Obama blames America first.

The swarms of illegal immigrants across the border is all part of the plan.

Letting tensions between Israel and Hamas flare into a hot war is all part of the plan.

Sending mixed signals to Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and others is all part of the plan.

Barack Obama is setting out to remake the world order. That remake is premised on the United States needing to take a back seat or, to put it another way, lead from behind.

Read more: RedState.com

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