Perhaps the most intriguing bit in the interview is when Obama hinted that he planned to start speaking out more like an activist than a president in his post presidency years.
“There are “things,” Obama said, “that in some ways I suspect I’m able to do better out of this office.” He elaborated that because of the “institutional constraints” of the presidency, “there are things I cannot say.”
Obama went on to essentially say he wanted to use his post-presidential bully pulpit more like an activist than a venerable elder statesman. “There are institutional obligations I have to carry out that are important for a president of the United States to carry out, but may not always align with what I think would move the ball down the field on the issues that I care most deeply about,” he said.
Recent ex-presidents have avoided controversy. But Obama suggests he’ll embrace it.
The typical recent ex-president has retreated into a career that involves some charitable work and some buckraking. George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush all mostly withdrew from the daily give and take of politics, and certainly from controversial issues.
Obama will likely do some of both. But he’s unusual in a few key ways. First, as he says in the interview, he’ll be just 55 years old when he leaves office — if he remains healthy, he could be around for decades. Second, he’s relatively popular now that he’s leaving office. And third, there’s his past as a community organizer.
So it makes sense that Obama wants to help keep pushing for change on issues he feels are important. And by suggesting there are things he can’t say now but will say once he’s out of office, he’s implying that he won’t shy away from controversy.
Remember, Obama has been schooled in Marxism from his early youth. When Obama was in Hawaii with his grandparents, Obama’s Grandfather and Frank Marshall Davis, both Marxists, had great influence on Obama. Obama continued his association with known Marxists throughout his collegiate years.
When Obama went to Chicago, he became a close associate of Bill Ayers. Obama also became very closely associated with the Alinskly organization. Other close associates of his, such as Valarie Jarrett and David Axelrod were also greatly influenced by the work of Frank Marshall Davis. Obama’s Marxist ties run deep. He has consistently and constantly advocated the Marxist philosophy while in the White House including his hate for the United States; according to Marx countries like the United States are evil because they are imperialists and rob from other countries.
Obama promised that he would transform the United States from a free nation to a Marxist totalitarian state with the Marx conceived fair and just society. This is Obama’s life ambition and it will not change when and if he leaves office.