If you're like me, you lie awake at night asking yourself that very question. Over at Gates of Vienna, Baron Bodissey has some possible answers, and let's just say they won't help you sleep any better:
In a speech at the University of Missouri on October 30th, 2008, just before he was elected President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama famously said, “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”
His words possessed a chilling resonance with those of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known to history as Lenin. In November 1917, after the Bolsheviks occupied the Tsar’s Winter Palace, Lenin sat down with his comrades in their opulent new offices and said calmly, “We shall now proceed to construct the socialist state.”
Incidentally, was Obama intentionally channelling Lenin? One part of me says no, our president is just not that smart of a guy, and is fairly ignorant of history to boot. But on the other hand, the old community organizer's love of Marxism is fairly well known, and he has surrounded himself with many a true believer - from Van Jones to Anita Dunn- and has been known to decorate the White House Xmas tree with little pictures of Chairman Mao. So maybe he was having his own little Lenin moment. Who can say?
Anyway - what is America's own (show me the birth certificate!) Hugo Chavez think he's going to fundamentally transform the nation into? The Baron continues:
The Husseinization of America over the last year and a half has involved inconceivable amounts of new debt, increased government control over an already damaged economy, abandonment of America’s allies, outreach to its enemies, unprecedented interference in the private decisions of citizens, and proposed restrictions on our civil liberties.
From Obamacare to the Gulf oil spill, one can’t escape the feeling that all of this is going according to plan, and that the plan depends on the systematic ruin of the United States as an economic and military power.
But why? What possible end can Obama and his far-left handlers hope to achieve?
Totalitarian control of a completely devastated country?
Short answer - yes. For Obama and his cadres, it is about power and control, and to exert complete power you must have complete control, and (relatively) wealthy and free men are notoriously hard to order about. BUT - if you break them financially, erode their rights, take away their doctors, and outlaw their options, they have nowhere to turn but to you.
And that is when they will obey you, or perish.
Like the Soviets once did. Like the North Koreans do.
Welcome to your future; Change is now upon us.
Somewhere, Barack Obama is smiling a maniacal grin - almost Joker-style, one might say...