John Ransom

Anderson659 wrote: Obama is not an idiot, far from it, he has a vision for America that is defined by radical left progressive social marxism, trickle down economics from the government. The Democrat party us now a party of secular humanist radicals. -Idiots Offer Hope, Change, Blame, Revenge- and Self Government

Dear Brother Anderson,

The Democrat Party has been a bunch of secular humanists for quite some time. This isn’t Harry Truman’s Democrat Party, although I’ll admit that Truman’s economic policies were really bad.

I disagree with your evaluation of Obama however.

First of all, he’s dedicated his whole life to running for office. There has to be a microchip dislodged in anyone’s brain to decide to do that. Also, there’s no evidence that we have from his professional body of work that Obama has nothing but average intelligence.

Quite the contrary actually.

Uniquely in American history, Obama was given the opportunity to help heal centuries of racial division as the first black president.



An opportunity like that, to really change something that has plagued our country for hundreds of years, may not come again. There isn’t much in our country that’s hundreds of years old, but racial division is one area where we “enjoy” some antiquity. And helping heal some of that was the fundamental change that all Americans could have supported. It’s what history really set Obama up for.

“Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history,” wrote Abraham Lincoln prior to signing the Emancipation Proclamation. “We of this Congress and this administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance, or insignificance, can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation.”

Lincoln saw his place in history and took advantage of what history had denied others.      

Obama squandered his opportunity. He chose poorly.

And why?


John Ransom

John Ransom is the Finance Editor for Townhall Finance.
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