Obama Trying to Weaken America?

Michael Medved argues today in the Wall Street Journal that Obama Isn't Trying to 'Weaken America,' citing Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin and an article by Victor Sharp on "the well-regarded American Thinker website."

Medved may have a valid point that portraying Obama as some kind of Manchurian candidate and railing against his "evil intentions" is not a good strategy to win votes in 2012.

Medved however misses the point of many of Obama's critics: Obama would like America to take its place in the world community as one nation among many. He does not believe that American values are exceptional. He does not believe that America's military superiority and superpower status is good for the world. He believes that it's unfair that Americans consume so much of the world's resources. He believes that the income inequality in America is unfair.

When Obama attempts to fundamentally change and transform America, conservatives think he is destroying America. Obama however believes that he's improving the country, guiding it away from a consumerist, jingoist, capitalist past to a better future. Obama's intentions are not evil; it's the consequences of his actions that conservatives believe will weaken America.

Thomas Lifson adds: Jack Kerwick addressed the point that Obama's vision of "improving" America might appear to be weakening it yesterday in his article, Does Obama Want the Best for America or Does He Want to Destroy It?

Let me add that Michael Medved is very highly regarded by me and many other thoughtful conservatives.
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