Appearing on Eagle Forum’s Phyllis Schlafly radio show, conservative commentator Thomas Sowell promoted his new book Dismantling America on the evils of the Obama Administration. Sowell, who previously compared Obama to Adolph Hitler over his treatment of BP after the Gulf oil spill and said that “people who are busy gushing over the Obama cult today might do well to stop and think about what it would mean for their granddaughters to live under sharia law,” joined Schlafly in bashing Obama and his purported antipathy towards America. He pointed to Dinesh D’Souza’s book The Roots of Obama’s Rage, which claims that Obama is attempting to subvert the U.S. from within in order to avenge his father, to suggest that Obama “is not a man who loves his country,” while Schlafly alleged that since Obama “lived a privileged life” and “never had a real job,” he has proved inept at handling the economy.
Sowell: This is a man who I don’t believe has any faith in America as it is, and who thinks our only redeeming feature is that we can elect people like him to change us to what he thinks we ought to be. And I think this is part of that. Dinesh D’Sousza has argued that he really has sort of a Third World mentality of envy and resentment of the United States, my feeling is very much the same that this is not a man who loves his country, not a man who is dedicated to his values. And it’s incredible to me that the American people could have elected such a man to the high office he has, which means he holds really our lives in his hands, not only without knowing what he was like and his track record but disregarding what they do know about his past in order to invest him what they imagined to be his good qualities.
Schlafly: Well he lived a privileged life in our country; he never had a real job. He talked about all these shovel-ready jobs, he never handled any shovels.
Evidently, Schalfly’s resentment that Obama, who for much of his childhood was raised by a single mother, “lived a privileged life,” did not carry over to past Presidents like George W. Bush.