The Worldnutdaily is obsessed — psychologically, clinically obsessed — with outing the real Obama, which means proving that the actual Obama is just like the muslimcommiepinkogaynazi Obama in their head. Their latest attempt to do so, with a 1995 video of the president being interviewed, is hilariously ridiculous. They take entirely innocuous statements from Obama and try to spin them into evidence of his alleged love for Marxism. To wit:
A 1995 video depicts Barack Obama calling for “democracy with a small ‘d,’” while pushing a society based on collectivism and “common good.”
In the video unearthed by KleinOnline, Obama hails unions and collective bargaining as encapsulating the societal “common good” of which he speaks.
Obama urges society to collectively move “forward” – a word that would later serve as his 2012 campaign slogan.
Obama tells the interviewer the “best part” of the dream of his “African father and white American mother,” was the “notion that we collectively can decide on our fate.”
He continued: “That things like technological change, things like mass media, things like the market are all subject to our control. That we can make decisions for better or for worse and continue to move forward and progress.”
Once this statement passes through the Wingnut-o-filter 9000, these mere platitudes about how the human race can control its own fate by making good choices becomes “ZOMG! Working together to solve problems = collectivism = fascist tyranny!”
Obama was asked whether the collective meant “us” or “those of us who own the major media and other corporate entities.”
He replied, “You know, I think in the end it does have to be a broad us. It has to be democracy with a small ‘d.’”
This is actually the headline on the article: “Obama calls for ‘democracy with a small d.’” As if this was even remotely controversial. This is a standard phrase when one is trying to make clear that they’re talking about democracy rather than support for the Democratic Party.
Obama explained what he meant by democracy, laying out a “common good” that includes unions.
“I think that recapturing the spirit that existed not just in the civil-rights movement but in the union organizing movement, in the populous movement. I think there is a running thread; one of the better angels of our nature in this country which has been the notion that, you know, we can sit around the table and find common ground and make democracy work in the way that it should be working.”
Unions? The common good? Why, you pinko. You probably pray to Joseph Stalin every night before you go to bed. You know, just like Ronald Reagan, who spoke of ” one of the most elemental human rights — the right to belong to a free trade union.” And who said, in his second State of the Union speech:
When the Speaker of the House, the Senate majority leader, and I performed the bipartisan– or formed the bipartisan Commission on Social Security, pundits and experts predicted that party divisions and conflicting interests would prevent the Commission from agreeing on a plan to save social security. Well, sometimes, even here in Washington, the cynics are wrong. Through compromise and cooperation, the members of the Commission overcame their differences and achieved a fair, workable plan. They proved that, when it comes to the national welfare, Americans can still pull together for the common good.
Clearly a commie.