Flashback: Full audio of 1998 ‘redistribution’ speech: Obama saw welfare recipients as ‘majority coalition’

Jeff G.
Protein Wisdom

…what better way for a capitalist country to repent for its sins of success than by electing a full-bore Marxist Socialist (VISIGOTH ALERT!) to run a constitutional republic built around constraining such attempts at centralized takeover?

Keep in mind this was unearthed nearly a year ago.

I just thought it would serve as a timely reminder — or in some cases, an introduction, for our newly, raw meat conservative voices in the blogosphere who have built their followings on networked linking and “realist” positions of the sort that gave us a Romney campaign, “fiscal cliff” capitulation, and the regular, ordered dressing down of conservative “true believers” and “Purists” who just don’t understand what it takes to win in DC. As President Romney daily reminds us…

…The full recording reveals that Obama saw welfare recipients and the working poor in Chicago as a “majority coalition” who could be leveraged politically.


The recording also shows Obama in 1998 identifying with what he said was an American majority angling for new limits on the Second Amendment.

“The vast majority of Americans would like to see serious gun control,” the future president said, noting that “it does not pass. Why does it not pass? It doesn’t pass because there is this huge disconnect between what people think and what legislators think and are willing to act upon.”

Obama also revealed his early disdain for Republicans, referring to his policy opponents as “the bad guys” who stood in the way of crucial reforms — while progressive activists often failed on their own to protect oppressed minority communities….


Read the whole thing at Protein Wisdom.


Related: Here’s a palate cleanser after all that poverty and collectivism. Would you like some hypocrisy and elitism with that?  Heroes of The Working Class Dine With Fellow Elitists At Expensive Martha’s Vineyard Restaurant…

…President Obama proved Sunday night that even as he fights for “the middle class” he prefers to hang out with “the upper class,” indulging in an expensive repast at the overpriced “The Sweet Life Cafe” on Martha’s Vineyard…

…The wine list is a stunner that includes the chance to slurp down a $296 bottle of 2008 vintage Opus One Napa Cabernet.



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