Here is a video (from Obama rally in MO) that makes clear what the stakes are of these elections:
And here is a transcript that puts it into context:
“We are 5 days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America. In 5 days you can turn the page on policies that have put greed and irresponsibility on Wall Street before the hard work of Main street. In 5 days, you can choose policies that invest in our middle class, create new jobs and grow this economy so that everyone has a chance to succeed. Not just the CEO, but the secretary and the janitor. Not just the factory owner, but the men and women on the factory floor.“
The last sentence proves that Obama knows a lot about economy, i.e. the Marxist theory of it. It is all about class warfare. The eternal enemies: on the one side the evil factory owner (who owns the means of production); on the other side the poor alienated workers on the factory floor. You can read more about it here: Marx’s theory of alienation.
But the rest of the quote proves that he knows nothing about how real economy works. How does he want to “invest in middle class” and “create new jobs” without the help of the “factory owner”? If the “factory owner” has no benefit from being a “factory owner” then why bother. (I have worked for start-up companies for the past 7.5 years, and believe me, if not for the promise of a big pay-off I would not have worked as hard as I have in those years. Instead, I would have sought some easy, 9-5 job, preferably for the government.)
Anyway, the thing that I do not like the most from this speech is the idea that America needs to be “fundamentally transformed”. It is true that USA is not perfect, but what is perfect but a Utopia. I like America a lot. I have lived it several European countries, and I think that America is the best.
Or course, I would not mind some improvements here and there. But, heck, I do not want some Obama to “fundamentally transform” it.
UPDATE: His promise of fundamental transformation is probably related to his ideas why America is fundamentally flawed.