Krauthammer: Don’t Be Fooled By Obama’s Centrist Appointments
Charles Krauthammer advises us not to be fooled by Barack Obama’s apparently centrist appointments, or by Robert Gates staying on as Defense Secretary; his socialist “progressive” agenda is still intact and moving forward: Obama’s Plan for a Domestic Transformation.
Obama was quite serious when he said he was going to change the world. And now he has a national crisis, a personal mandate, a pliant Congress, a desperate public — and, at his disposal, the greatest pot of money in galactic history. (I include here the extrasolar planets.)
It begins with a near $1 trillion stimulus package. This is where Obama will show himself ideologically. It is his one great opportunity to plant the seeds for everything he cares about: a new green economy, universal health care, a labor resurgence, government as benevolent private-sector “partner.” It is the community organizer’s ultimate dream.