Fundraising: America’s Greatness
What are the roots of America’s greatness? Fundraising, long political campaigns, and sensationalist politics. Barack Obama doesn’t understand and appreciate this. As Joe Newby of the Conservative Firing Line so cogently describes, President Obama hates America. as he so aptly demonstrated in a recent speech in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
“It is very important to avoid any political system where money overwhelms ideas,” Newby quotes Obama advising the Malaysians in the audience. This articulates Obama’s fundamental misunderstanding of what makes America great. We are currently in the midst of a campaign to test whether our nation, or any nation so conceived, can maintain its greatness in the presence of an onslaught of ISIS, illegal immigrants, and socialist efforts to break up that which is the strength of our nation, our strong financial sector. As Sanders rails on against income inequality, with Obama cheering him on, true Americans are rushing to show their support for the campaigns of businessman Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz.
Obama piles on, “And the United States politics process has become so expensive and it lasts so long, and even though I was successful at it, we spend hundreds of millions of dollars in television advertising and in all the things that go into a U.S. presidential campaign.” Railing against television advertising while Americans sit glued to their televisions reveling in the Republican debates, where candidates play the honored role of winning our votes by articulating the most perspicacious views and policies on Syrian refugees as they react to the horrors of the recent attacks in Paris, is further sign of Obama’s distaste for our values. Obama hates success, and so hates the wealthy for being successful. When the 158 families of the most successful Americans receive and vet the candidates to ensure that only those best for America receive the gift of their largesse, Obama says, “When politicians have to raise so much money all the time, then they start listening a little bit more to the people who have money, as opposed to ordinary people.” By ordinary people Obama means those gaming the disability system so they can receive benefits without having to work; immigrants who come to America seeking a better life by taking jobs from hard-working Americans; welfare Moms having more babies out of wedlock in order to qualify for higher government benefits. Leave Bernie Sanders to fund his campaign with small donations from small people; the Republicans worthy of the nomination understand the value of getting the support of those wealthiest 158 families, since they are the makers of America.
And Obama hates the hard-working Americans who had been the backbone of our society for decades and are now rushing to the campaign of Donald Trump, who is saying the things we all know to be true. As Newby continues, “Mr. Obama also said politics in the U.S. ‘increasingly is defined by personal attacks and saying very sensational things in the media.’ He urged young Asian leaders to try ‘to debate people you disagree with, without saying that they’re a terrible person.’ But Trump has the sense to lay it all out and put it on the line, and this is the source of his strength:
“Laziness is a trait in the blacks. … Black guys counting my money! I hate it.”
On John McCain: “He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured, OK, I hate to tell you.”
On Never Attacking Rand Paul’s Looks: “I never attacked him on his looks and believe me, there’s a lot of subject matter there.”
On Carly Fiorina: “Look at that face!” he cries. “Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?!” The laughter grows halting and faint behind him. “I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not s’posedta say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?”
As so he summarizes: “I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct. I’ve been challenged by so many people, and I don’t frankly have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn’t have time either.”
But Barack Obama hates honesty, hates directness, hates personal attacks in political debate. As Newby so ably emphasizes, America’s greatness lies precisely in the fact that our political campaigns take a long time, cost a lot of money, are funded by those who have earned their wealth, and are characterized by a diminution of political correctness when discussing our opponents.