Andrew Jackson, Barack Obama, and the American community

Just a thought. I wonder if Barack Obama’s presidential influence is derived more from Andrew Jackson vs. Abraham Lincoln or, to a lesser extent, Ronald Reagan (as manifested in communications skills)

Here is a brief take on Andrew Jackson’s views on perceived disruption in the American community as provided in “The Democratic Wish” by James Morone.

“American troubles came from speculators and unproductive moneyed interests. This was a class that inverted all the republican virtues. They got on, not by their own hands, but by the ‘labor and earnings of the great body of the people.’ Rather than rise through ‘superior industry, economy, and virtue,’ the became ‘intriguers’ and ‘politicians.’ They upset the natural order by creating ‘artificial distinctions, titles, gratuities and privilege.’

Sounds like an “Obamian” argument. As a side note, I wonder how many black Americans have bought into the artificial distinctions, titles, gratuities, and privileges, having assumed these artificial items represent real wealth and influence in American society or their local communities …

…. just a thought …

About Alton Drew

Alton Drew brings a straight forward and insightful brand of political market intelligence. Alton Drew graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science (1984); a Master of Public Administration (1993); and a Juris Doctor (1999). You can also follow Alton Drew on Twitter @altondrew.
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