By Stanley Kurtz
Publication Date: August 2, 2012
When Barack Obama told ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇJoe the PlumberÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å« that he wanted to ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇspread the wealth around,ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å« he wasnÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´Ìàt just using a figure of speech.
Since the 2008 campaign, Stanley Kurtz has established himself as one of Barack ObamaÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´Ìàs most effective and well-informed critics. He was the first to expose the extent of ObamaÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´Ìàs ties to radicals such as Bill Ayers and ACORN.
Now Kurtz reveals new evidence that the administrationÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´Ìàs talk about helping the middle class is essentially a smoke screen. Behind the scenes, plans are under way for a serious push toward wealth redistribution, with the suburban middle class ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´å not the so-called 1 percent ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´å bearing the brunt of it.
Why havenÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´Ìàt we heard more about policies that will lead to redistribution? In part, of course, because controversies over Obamacare, unemployment and the exploding budget deficit have taken the media spot_light. But the main reason, according to Kurtz, is that Obama doesnÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´Ìàt want to tip his hand about his second term. He knows that his plans will alienate the moderate swing voters who hold the key to his re-election.
Drawing on previously overlooked sources, Kurtz cuts through that smoke screen to reveal whatÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´Ìàs really going on. Radicals from outside the administration ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´å including key Obama allies from his early community organizing days ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´å have been quietly influ_encing policy, in areas ranging from edu_cation to stimulus spending. Their goal: to increase the influence of AmericaÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´Ìàs cities over their suburban neighbors so that even_tually suburban independence will vanish.
In the eyes of ObamaÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´Ìàs former mentors ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´å fol_lowers of leftist radical Saul Alinsky ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´å suburbs are breeding grounds for bigotry and greed. The classic American dream of a suburban house and high quality, locally controlled schools strikes them as selfishness, a waste of resources that should be redirected to the urban poor.
The regulatory groundwork laid so far is just a prelude to whatÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´Ìàs to come: substantial redistribution of tax dollars. Over time, cities would effectively swallow up their surround_ing municipalities, with merged school dis_tricts and forced redistribution of public spending killing the appeal of the suburbs. The result would be a profound transforma_tion of American society.
Kurtz shows the unbroken line of continuity from ObamaÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´Ìàs community organizing roots to his presidency. And he reveals why his plan to undermine the suburbs means so much to him personally.
KurtzÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«Ì´Ìàs revelations are sure to be hotly dis_puted. But they are essential to helping vot_ers make an informed choice about whether to reward the president with a second term.
- Reading level: Ages 18 and up
- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Sentinel HC (August 2, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1595230920
- ISBN-13: 978-1595230928
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
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