Obama Bombshell Redistribution of Wealth Audio Uncovered
October 26, 2008
Barack Obama sure has had an uncanny lucidity in his comments lately. First he has revealed his true mantra of spreading the wealth. Ask any Socialist and they will tell you that is a core belief.
Now we have Obama caught spewing forth his racially motivated spreading the wealth mantra on a 2001 Chicago Public Radio Interview at WBEZ.FM 91.5. It has to do with courts and Civil Rights. Not courts and anyone. Any American. Anybody. Civil rights.
The Court and Civil Rights. January 18, 2001. (File od-00118.ram) hosted by Gretchen Helfrich
Susan Bandes – Professor of law at DePaul University and the editor of the book, “The Passions of Law”
Dennis Hutchinson – The William Rainey Harper professor in the college, senior lecturer in the law school and editor of the Supreme Court Review at the University of Chicago
Barack Obama – Illinois State Senator from 13th district and a senior lecturer in the law school at the University of Chicago
i mean if you look at the victories and failures of the civil rights movement 39:48 and its litigation strategy in the court i think we it succeeded was to vest formal rights in previously dispossessed peoples so that i would now have the right to vote i would now be able to sit at lunch counter and order and as long as i could pay for it would be ok 40:10 but the supreme court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and sort of basic issues of political and economic justice in this society and to that extent as radical as people try to characterize the warren court it wasnt that radical 40;30 it didnt break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the constituion at least as it has been interpreted and the warren court interpreted it generally in the same way that the constitution is a document of negative liberties 40:43 says what the states cant do to you says what the federal govt cant do to you but it doesnt say what the federal govt or state govt must do on your behalf and that hasnt shifted and one of the i think the tragedies of the civil rights movement was 41:01 because the civil rights movement became so court focused i think there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing activities 41:12 on the ground that are able to bring about the coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributive change 41:20 and in some ways we still suffer from that
caller (karen): 46:07 the gentlemen made the point that the warren court wasn’t terribly radical with economic changes my question is is it too late for that kind of reparative work and is that the appropriate place for reparative economic work to take place
Q you mean the court
caller: the court or would it be legislation at this point
46:27 you know maybe i am showing my bias here as a legislator as well as a law professor but you know i am not optimistic about bringing about major redistributive change through the courts 46:43 you know the institution just isn’t structured that way just look at very rare examples where during the desegregation era the court was willing to for example 46:55 order you know changes that cost money 46:59 to local school district and the court was very uncomfortable with it it was hard to manage 47:04 it was hard to figure out you start getting into all sorts of separation of powers issues 47:09 you know in terms of the court monitoring or engaging in a process that is essentially is administrative and takes a lot of time the court is not very good at it and politically it is hard to legitimize opinions from the court in that regard 47:27 so i think that although you can craft theoretical justifications for it legally you know i think any three of us sitting here could come up with a rationale for bringing about economic change through the courts 47:45 i think that as a practical matte that our institutions are just poorly equipped to do it
Read the entire transcript here at Fox News. Quite revealing stuff Obama wishes would have been taken off the internet so no one could capture more evidence of his Socialism ideas.
Listen to the entire interview here entitled “The Court and Civil Rights.” January 18, 2001. (File od-00118.ram).
Also a reminder: this story is not about simple redistribution from the haves to the have-nots, which is the norm from Democrats and therefore unsurprising. Obama’s redistribution is in the context of the civil rights movement. In other words, from everyone else to blacks, based on nothing so much except skin color.
[Americans] “aren’t bothered by a little redistribution to alleviate poverty…”
Obama’s desires for redistribution are not merely about health care or equalizing educational opportunities or making the rich pay a fair share of taxes or ensuring that all Americans have the means to go to college, as Bernstein implies. I’m sure Obama is interested in that kind of redistribution. But his comments reveal that he’s also interested in redistributing wealth based on skin color.