According to the press, Hillary Clinton will suspend her campaign on Saturday and announce her support for Obama. In the meanwhile, political pundits are speculating on why Hillary lost and not Obama. After all, Hillary had been the presumed Democratic candidate since she and her husband left the White House in 2001.
Some pundits attribute Obama’s seeming victory on his oratory, others to his position on the war in Iraq, others to his ability to “bring the country together”, still others to his being the first viable black candidate. All of these theories are over complicating the question, at least, in my opinion. The real reason is nothing so dramatic and has been “the elephant in the room” for the past two years.
Obama was selected, groomed, financed and promoted to be the next President of the United States by the socialist hierarchy of the Democratic Party. This should not be surprising. During his entire adult life Obama has surrounded himself with socialist ideologues.
When communism was in vogue, we spoke of “card carrying members” and “fellow travelers”. Socialism is a little different. When I speak of socialists I do not necessarily mean members of a socialist group, in the sense we formally referred to “card carrying communist”. Most socialist today, like conservatives, are not formally associated with any particular group.
For example, I am a conservative although I do not belong to any conservative organization or party. I am a conservative because of the principles that rule my political thinking. I have an affinity with millions of other conservatives who are promoting and working toward the same goals and based on the same principles I hold. Collectively we make up the conservative movement in the U.S. It’s the same way with socialists. Millions of Americans believe in socialist principles and work to promote the socialist agenda, consciously or unconsciously, every day of their life. Collectively they make up the socialist movement in America.
That does not mean the socialist movement does not have a structure. It is a well organized movement with a wide variety of leaders in all walks of life. The driving force behind the movement is a coalition of activist groups, foundations, politicians, financiers, business leaders and community leaders with a common agenda and following common principles.
They form a network of likeminded individuals and groups working separately and collectively toward a common goal. That goal is to bring about a Democratic Socialist form of government in the United States patterned after the Democratic Socialist nations of Western Europe. Their ultimate goal is an international federation of socialist governments bound together by treaties and subject to an international judiciary. As an example of what I am talking about take a look at a comment I received from South Africa, in response to one of my blog posts. The structure of the socialist movement can be compartmentalized into propaganda, finance, recruitment, organizing and execution.
The propaganda arm of the socialist movement is made up of the print, broadcast and electronic media. Leading the print media are such venerable newspapers as the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times and a number of other national news outlets. We have to also include a number of magazines similar to Time, Newsweek and others. The broadcast media engaged in socialist propaganda as their main focus are NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, etc., Electronic propaganda are too numerous to count, but Move On. Org. and the Huffington Post are at the top of the heap.
The financial arm consists of a group of international financiers like George Soros and a large number of foundations, the Ford Foundation, The Open Society Institute, and The Woods Foundation, to name a few. For an in-depth discussion and exhaustive list of these groups and individuals go to Discover the Networks.Com.
Recruitment is carried out in our primary, secondary and university level institutions of education, protected by the Teachers Unions in our public schools and the system of tenure at the university level. Blending the roles of recruitment and Organization are the Community Organizers, Union Organizer, radical groups, like Greenpeace, Planned Parenthood, The Sierra Club, PETA, Acorn, and hundreds of other radical groups, local and national.
Execution of the socialist agenda is carried out by politicians at the local, state and federal levels, primarily through the Democratic Party. At the national level, both houses of Congress are under socialist leadership. Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Ted Kennedy, and the Chairs of virtually all Congressional Committees are all dedicated socialists pushing legislation promoting the socialist agenda. The Congressional Progressive Caucus is little more than a front group for the Democratic Socialist Party.
With all these diverse forces backing the candidacy of Barack Obama, it is no wonder that he wound up with the nomination instead of Hillary Clinton. Clinton is also a socialist and was at first, the candidate of choice by the socialist movement until John Kerry discovered Obama, a rising young star in the Illinois “farm team” in Springfield, and introduced him to the national Democrat Party at the 2004 Democratic Convention.
The socialist establishment picked Obama over Clinton because of his malleability and his proven dedication to socialist ideology. Hillary, with a proven record as an advocate of the socialist agenda, was considered somewhat of a maverick dedicated more to the acquisition of personal political power than in promoting the socialist cause. In short, she simply was not trusted by the movers and shakers in the socialist movement.