This posting continues my thoughts from my previous post on politicians. These are my opinions – YMMV.
Ideologues are a real risk to our political system. My dictionary defines an ideologue as:
ideologue |ˈīdēəˌlôg, -ˌläg, ˈidēə-|
an adherent of an ideology, esp. one who is uncompromising and dogmatic
In 2008, the American people elected an ideologue for President of the United States. The problem with this is that an ideologue is like a pre-programmed robot in some ways: he’s going to do what he’s going to do regardless of the influence or desires of those who voted him into office, or those he purportedly represents.
Obama appears to not be interested in wealth, at least insofar as it affects his actions. He doesn’t care what his constituents think. He does not care if you have a job or not. He is going to push his radical leftist agenda as hard as he can, as far as he can, regardless of the number of real people he hurts by doing so.
Obama is a stealth ideologue. He has concealed his true nature from everyone, including those who elected him. Even now, his full agenda has not been revealed – certain areas would hurt him politically if he openly pushed them now (i.e. gun control, for one). But if he gets reelected, he will have four years in which to operate, unconstrained by the need to be reelected. The second four years is when the gloves come off.
To this day, Obama has not been forthright and honest about his goals.
If Obama gets re-elected, it will be a disaster for the United States of America. And I don’t just mean politically, either.