OneNewsNow, April 12, 2010
A scholar and bestselling author says it will be very difficult to reverse the socialist policies of Barack Obama, even if Republicans take over control of Congress next year.
Dr. Jerome Corsi is author of the 2008 New York Times bestseller The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality (Threshold Editions, August 2008), which was recently released in paperback. He says since taking office, Obama has taken the American government in an ideologically left direction, as he warned about in the book.
Corsi says the president is determined to transform the United States into a European-style social welfare state. But he believes Obama’s agenda has proven to be enormously unpopular and will cost the Democrats dearly in the upcoming midterm elections.
“Democrats could well lose control of the House of Representatives [and] control could be challenged in the Senate,” he says. “And Republican governors could be put into place where’s there’s Democrats now, holding the statehouses for the 2012 election.
“[But] I don’t think Barack Obama cares. Barack Obama’s intent is to get socialism fully in place.”
Even with a Republican-controlled Congress, Corsi believes it would be tough to undo all the damage. “I’m not sure what it will take to reverse the United States back into a market economy after we’re got this much entitlement programs,” notes the author. “The social welfare state here is beginning to look like the social welfare state in Greece — and they’re very difficult to reverse.”
As he puts it, when that happens “people riot in the streets if you try to take away their benefits — even when the government can’t pay for it.”