The greatest charlatan in the history of American politics stands posed on the threshhold of the White House. Between Barack Obama and the end of American democracy stand Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Hillary is as inexperienced and nearly as beholden to left-wing interests as Obama and she carries the worst imaginable baggage in the world (Bill). Still, she is so venal that it is doubtful she would ever topple the system that nurtured her. She would leave the presidency discredited, as did her husband; but the stronger for having survived her calamitous tenure. If Obama is elected, it is doubtful that the presidency as we know it will survive him. At least he will do everything in his power to make sure that it doesn't.
Obama differs, first and foremost, from Hillary in that he is a crackpot, while she is eminently practical and bereft of all illusions, cynical almost. By crackpot I mean, of course, that Obama is the spirit child of Jeremiah Wright. The reverend's skewered worldview is also Obama's, his belief that America is an agent of evil in the world that must be humbled is also shared by Obama, his willingness to appease America's enemies and his hostility to its allies, is also derived from Wright. Obama's politics revolve around Wright's teachings as the earth does around the sun. He has spent 20 years reflecting those beliefs before audiences receptive to them. Had Wright not exposed himself for what he was and left absolutely no room for maneuvering around him, Obama might even have selected him to offer the prayer at his inauguration.
Political platitudes, meaningless diatribes about indescript dreams a la Walt Disney, are the means Obama employs to conceal his real agenda. If he didn't believe that the American public would recoil at his thinking he would not endeavor camouflage it under popularist rhetoric which hints at everything but commits to nothing. If his message were safe for Americans to hear he would have no difficulty enunciating it. But the Wright debacle convinced Obama, or, rather, confirmed Obama in the belief, that the less Americans know about him and his associations, the better. Wright, of course, is not the worst of it. The reverend is merely a purveyor of hate, a divider, a despicable cheerleader of vicarious revolution, and, of course, Obama's mentor and spiritual guide. There are other longtime Obama supporters and sponsors to whom he is beholden not merely for ideas but for the means to advance rapidly in a career without acquiring any distinction in it. Thanks to them the senator with the least seniority and least distinguished record, who, in his 3 years in the Senate, has scrupulously avoided voting on any controversial issues while still managing to compile a 100% rating as a liberal, is going to be the nominee of the party whose last victory was obtained by running away from everything that the Democrats have stood for in the last 75 years.
That someone of his ideological purity, a socialist by any definition, has managed to challenge and nearly overthrow the political heir of that last victory, shows that the radicals within the Democratic party are taking it back with a vengeance. It is not that he they have co-opted Obama, but, rather, nurtured him from the first day of his political career. And, of course, we don't just mean just the limousine liberals, but the liberals behind the barricades, exemplified by the Weather Underground and other terrorist or quasi-terrortist organizations, soaked in Communist ideology, whose aim then and now is the overthrow of democracy in America and the imposition of a Castro-style dictatorship.
Obama's first act as president will be to redeem the debt which all radicals owe to Fidel Castro for fomenting unrest and supporting terrorism in this country for nearly 50 years. It is the mission of Barack Obama, one of the few things to which he has actually committed himself. His willingness to talk to Raúl Castro, or, even, to be drivelled upon by Fidel, is too great an obsession in him to be denied. By offering to negotiate with the Castro regime without prior conditions he has, in effect, not only validated every horror that Fidel Castro has perpetrated on the Cuban people in the last half-century but given the green light to any and all predations that Raúl might inflict on them between now and the time that Obama sits down to talk to him. As Obama exchanges pleasantries with Raúl, his henchmen could be torturing a political prisoner in the next room and it would make absolutely no difference to this moral apostate who asks nothing of tyrants but their hospitality.
Of course, Barack Obama is not yet president. There is one more hurdle that he must overcome. In the final battle against McCain, he will be seconded by the MSM, which have favored him in the race against Hillary but have not let their hand show until the very last days of the primary season. From the party conventions to the election, their bias will know no restraint and offer no apology. It would really be hopeless except for the fact that Obama's appeal is greatest in Democratic constituencies within predominantly Republican states. In the contest with Hillary he has lost all of the big states which he would have to carry in November in order to win the presidency. It is hard to imagine any coalition of states which he could assemble that would get him over the electoral vote hump. Obama will be a greater unifying force for Republicans than for Democrats (27% of whom affirm that they will not vote for Obama if he is their party's candidate). Bush's disastrous presidency and McCain's diluted conservative credentials will mean nothing when the prospect of an Obama presidency looms as the alternative.