Why Obama's Our Most Radical President
Chief executive runs a 'secular-socialist machine' from White House
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2010 11:55 AM CDT
President Obama waves goodbye after delivering remarks in New York's Cooper Union College, Thursday, April 22, 2010.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – Newt Gingrich is defending—and, in fact, repeating—his assertion that President Obama is "the most radical president in American history." Only those in the "cultural elite" could possibly view his administration as moderate, he writes in the Washington Post. It is a "secular-socialist machine," and he dissects each word to prove his point.

Here's a bit of his argument:

  • Secular: Obama himself has called the US a "secular country," which Gingrich calls "an act of willful historical revisionism." The Founders forbade a national religion but recognized that "our rights come from God."
  • Socialist: Among other things, "creating czar positions to micromanage industry reflects the type of hubris of centralized government that Friedrich von Hayek and George Orwell warned against."
  • Machine: In ramming through health care reform, Obama in effect told the American people, "Your voice and vote do not matter."
Read the full critique here.