Obama the ‘Occupier’
Barack Obama has never had a limited view of his importance to America. This is a man who wrote two – two – books about himself before he ever held a real job. His nomination made his wife finally feel pride in her country. On the last night of the primary season in 2008, this humble man proclaimed, “This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.”
So it should come as no surprise that President Obama feels that America’s institutions, developed over 200-plus years, are inadequate to give most Americans a “fair chance” in life. In a major speech in a Kansas high school, Mr. Obama told us too many Americans no longer can become part of the middle class, whether or not they play by the rules. He blames not himself, of course, but large corporations and wealthy interests, many of which also contribute to his campaign. America has pioneered democracy, the rule of law, free-market economics and the Bill of Rights, but Mr. Obama thinks it’s our system that denies most Americans a “fair chance” to succeed.