The leaders on the Left have no misconceptions about the mendacity of their arguments or the destructiveness of their policies. Their goal is power - absolute power. The kind lawless and unrestrained politicians have been wielding in California for a decade or two. It's a one party state, and that's what Obama and his disciples want for America. They don't care about the plight of minorities (look at what their policies have done to the Black race.)
The leaders of the Left are in it for the money. They want their kids to go to Ivy League schools, they want two Mercedes in the driveway, and they want to work 30 hours per week with retirement packages that begin to kick in around age 50. All that takes a lot of cash.