In 2001, Obama discusses HOW best to “Spread the Wealth”


An audio clip with editorial words added.  This should give EVERYONE a clear picture of Obama’s view on Socialism and “Spreading the Wealth”.  What he said to Joe the Plumber was not misspeaking— it is what Obama has believed at least since 2001 (probably all of his adult life) and, through his tax plan, he plans to implement if elected.

The lefties, Obama, and Biden are trying to say how it is simply another example of “right wing talking points” to say Obama is a Socialist and is planning to “spread the wealth”.   Geez!

But listen closely…..Obama doesn’t discuss here whether it is right or wrong to redistribute wealth….Obama assumes redistribution of wealth is right and is discussing how best to do it in this country….courts, legislation, administrative????????

From Stop the ACLU, the partial transcript:

If you look at the victories and failures of the civil rights movement and its litigation strategy in the court. I think where it succeeded was to invest formal rights in previously dispossessed people, so that now I would have the right to vote. I would now be able to sit at the lunch counter and order as long as I could pay for it I’d be o.k. But, the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth, and of more basic issues such as political and economic justice in society. To that extent, as radical as I think people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution, at least as its been interpreted and Warren Court interpreted in the same way, that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. Says what the states can’t do to you. Says what the Federal government can’t do to you, but doesn’t say what the Federal government or State government must do on your behalf, and that hasn’t shifted and one of the, I think, tragedies of the civil rights movement was, um, because the civil rights movement became so court focused I think there was a tendancy to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalition of powers through which you bring about redistributive change. In some ways we still suffer from that…..

……I’m not optimistic about bringing about major redistributive change through the courts. You know, the institution just isn’t structured that way.

(H/T: Little Green Footballs)

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