“The president mused, the biggest threat to America — the only force that can really weaken us — is us,” said the interviewer, Thomas Friedman [a commie].
“Our politics are dysfunctional… societies don't work if political factions take maximalist positions,” said Obama, who repeatedly claims to be a moderate stymied by the GOP’s supposed obstructionism and radicalism.
“And the more diverse the country is, the less it can afford to take maximalist positions,” Obama added.
“Increasingly politicians are rewarded for taking the most extreme maximalist positions… and sooner or later, that catches up with you,” Obama warned.(Emphasis from Ol' Backwoods.)
Notice the repetition of that word. I believe this is code being sent out to all the Lefties. Here's the definition of 'maximalist':
one who advocates immediate and direct action to secure the whole of a program or set of goalsIf Obama is griping about the Republicans being "maximalist", then that is exactly the tack his administration is on.
The Left generally operates incrementally. Except when they know that their time of maximum power is coming to an end, and they must consolidate their gains to prevent the other party/ideology coming to power and spoiling all their plans. That is what the throwing open the borders, and campaigning for the immigration of the "children" is all about. The Left must secure a new constituency, or they will not hold on to power.