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Obama: "Change" > Second Term

In this Diane Sawyer interview Obama seems to be telegraphing what a lot of us already figured: His commitment to the socialist transformation of America is such that he’s willing to sacrifice his own chances of re-election over it. Indeed, Comrade Obama ain’t turnin’ right. Why would he? Turning right wasn’t the mission. Moderating would leave him without any purpose in office. If the bombing run over America has to be turned into a one-way kamikaze mission in mid-flight, then by God, that’s just what’ll happen. No wonder this guy is so frightening.

“I’d rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president,” [Obama] told ABC’s “World News” anchor Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview today.

“You know, there is a tendency in Washington to believe our job description, of elected officials, is to get reelected. That’s not our job description,” Obama said. “Our job description is to solve problems and to help people.”

Of course, Obama would much rather not sacrifice himself, and there are always ideas, such as mass illegal-alien amnesty and perhaps universal voter registration, available to tilt the pool table. But these quotes are telling and frightening. He’ll do it. It doesn’t matter what it costs himself or his party. And perhaps the only thing more frightening than a man not afraid of political self-immolation is the number of congressional Democrats who seem willing follow him right into the fire, come what may.