The Obama Record: GOP White House contenders think the president is taking the country down the path to “European socialism.” They’re wrong. It could be something much more radical.
Eight years ago, virtually out of nowhere, Barack Obama burst onto the national political scene. Few knew this young politician from Chicago, who was trained as a community organizer and civil-rights lawyer.
Fewer still knew of his carefully calculated plans for using the democratic process to gain power and bring about “social change” on a large scale.
But gain it he did. And now — after his keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention and his 2008 presidential triumph — we’ve had a chance to see how that “change” looks. Obama has unleashed a juggernaut of legislation and regulations on industry that rival the New Deal in scope.