President Barack Obama plans to campaign against Donald Trump’s pro-American 2016 campaign by rallying international opposition among foreigners, according to Politico.
“Going into next year, Obama will be speaking out against Trump, as he did indirectly in several pro-immigration speeches earlier this month… pushing back against Trump will be a central theme of Obama’s international engagement,” according to a Politico article.
“The nature of American politics is that all these statements are consumed around the world,” said deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes. “When there are statements that could present challenges in terms of perceptions of America’s openness to people of different faiths and America’s inclusiveness, the president is going to speak out on that.”
Obama’s divisive 2016 plan echoes his 2008 campaign, when he rallied foreigners to help defeat Sen. John McCain. In July 2008, for example, he gave an enthusiastically supported speech in Berlin. His globalist, not pro-American, message was wrapped and presented to the world — and to swing-voting Americans — by favorable media outlets, including the Guardian newspaper, which gushed:
The loudest applause came when Obama, however subtly, offered himself as the coming antidote to all that Germans, Europeans, indeed most non-Americans, have disliked about the [President George W.] Bush era.
After listing a series of global problems, from genocide in Darfur to loose nukes, he declared: “No one nation, no matter how large or how powerful, can defeat such challenges alone.” It was a promise to end the unilateralism of the early Bush years, and the crowd could not contain their delight…
By common consent, tonight and the entire Obama week has been a huge success, generating priceless images for TV consumption back home and helping Obama cross the credibility gap — making it easier for Americans to imagine him as a player on the world stage.
The Obama camp is hoping the notion that the US will regain the respect of the world under a President Obama will persuade many American voters to back him.
Tonight’s pictures from Berlin will have further discomforted Obama’s Republican opponent, John McCain, who has struggled for media oxygen during a week of near-constant coverage of the Democrat’s grand tour.
The Guardian article was titled “US elections: Obama wows Berlin crowd with historic speech.”
The plan to integrate foreign opinion into the 2016 election complements Obama’s view of immigrants as part of the progressives’ domestic political coalition, and his view that America’s power can be used as a political battering-ram for progressives’ worldwide political ambitions.
For example, in 2014, he argued that Americans do not have the right to choose who can migrate into the United States. In November 2014, Obama declared that “there have been periods where the folks who were already here suddenly say, ‘Well, I don’t want those folks,’ even though the only people who have the right to say that are some Native Americans.”
“Sometimes we get attached to our particular tribe, our particular race, our particular religion, and then we start treating other folks differently… that, sometimes, has been a bottleneck to how we think about immigration,” Obama said in the same Chicago speech.
Obama and his fellow progressives also see foreign immigrants in the United States as better than Americans, in part, because they’re more likely to vote for progressive policies. “I’m proud to be among the first to greet you as ‘My fellow Americans’… We can never say it often or loudly enough: Immigrants and refugees revitalize and renew America,” Obama claimed at a Dec. 15 naturalization event in D.C. He also urged the immigrants to get behind his political agenda:
Today is not the final step in your journey… Our system of self-government depends on ordinary citizens doing the hard, frustrating but always essential work of citizenship — of being informed. Of understanding that the government isn’t some distant thing, but is you. Of speaking out when something is not right. Of helping fellow citizens when they need a hand. Of coming together to shape our country’s course.
Since then, Obama has successfully pushed the GOP’s leaders to fund the migration of tens of thousands more unskilled, Islamic migrants into the United States.
Even as Obama’s deputies claim they’re helping to fundamentally change America, they’re also dismissing the preferences of Americans who disagree with their revolutionary plans, especially the Americans who are inspired by Trump’s pro-America campaign, according to the Politico report.
Obama’s team refuses to see Trump’s political success as some kind of backlash against the president.
“In the long sweep of history, this chapter is all pretty simple: The country actually switched from one dominant culture that was in charge for 240 years to one that’s multicultural,” said one Obama campaign veteran. “And that wasn’t going to go easy. But now we’re in the middle of it, so it seems chaotic and complicated.”
So far, Trump’s pro-American campaign has sidelined the GOP’s establishment wing, which is closely aligned with the established business interests. Gov Jeb Bush, the once-presumptive establishment leader of the GOP, now has the support of 4.2 percent of the GOP’s primary voters, according to to the polling average maintained by Real Clear Politics. In contrast, the GOP’s populist wing, represented by Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz and Ben Carson, have the support of 64 percent of the GOP base, according to polls.
The president now has the approval from 43.6 percent of Americans, according to RCP survey of polls.