Anyone who thinks Barack Obama is finished as “Divider in Chief” ought to think again. It’s his modus operendi, and he credits the “divide and conquer” approach with any and all of his successes through the years.
The strategy is simple: Rather than trying to rally the nation around a cause, a policy proposal or a philosophy, stir them up in hostility to the “enemy.” Foment and encourage anger, resentment and bitterness, and then ram through whatever radical agenda you want. Mr. Obama knows this strategy keeps him from having to defend his own ideas, and he has perfected his technique (he was already known as the “master of agitation” as a Chicago community organizer). If people become angry enough, if they can be convinced to fear any alternative approach, Mr. Obama knows truth is irrelevant. He can march, unobstructed by dissent, on his way to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.”
HIs second term won’t see him turning into the Great Compromiser. Instead, fasten your seatbelt for more division and vilifying of Republicans — or any individual or group who disagrees with the Obama way — in every arena. We are about to see an unprecedented level of division in our nation.