The latest slogan from our President, as he seeks a second term, ‘It’s working, America is better off, let’s take the next step’, is puzzling. What’s working? Not job seekers pursuing jobs that don’t exist. Many have given up their efforts, conveniently lowering the unemployment rate to reflect Obama’s touted success, ‘Putting America Back to Work’. Families without a breadwinner earning wages to sustain a decent lifestyle, are unlikely to be comforted by the President’s claim of victory over joblessness. They experience the strain of having their family member(s) work more than one job, often being paid insufficient wages to make the payments on their ‘underwater’ homes. They must also pay taxes, that are due to rise exponentially, with the advent of full implementation of ObamaCare. It’s necessary to pay utility bills and to buy gas to drive their cars, if they can afford the drive to work. If the family wants to eat, they may have to forego heating and cooling their homes. Rising food costs could make this prohibitive. Mom, Dad and the kids will have to bundle up in all their clothes in winter and take them off in summer. With one or more family members spending their waking hours working, time with the children is a thing of the past. The opportunity for America’s children to experience the ‘American Dream’ is shrinking, due to the increasing load being piled on them by Obama’s ever-expanding debt. The President’s latest come-on to young voters is to make grants and student loans accessible to more students, who are likely to find themselves unable to find employment after graduation.
Obama’s campaign is shocking in its tone, demonizing those who don’t support the President’s agenda. The stream of accusations against Romney and Ryan, based on innuendo, lies and distorted characterization of their policies and philosophy, divide the voting public. Obama hasn’t even attempted to disavow the frequent scurrilous attacks on his opposition. He even had the temerity to conduct an interview with the press, reflectively commenting that ‘no one would say that his team has conducted a negative campaign’. I searched photos of the interview, expecting to find one that revealed that a bolt of lightning from heaven, had ricocheted off his teeth! The smell of ozone must have lingered in the air surrounding the interview for an hour.
Vice President Biden has offered his ‘endearing’, comical and amazingly stupid, commentary to the campaign mix. Rush Limbaugh postulated on his radio program, that Biden is the Poster Child for the Moron Vote. Biden does fit the mold perfectly. It’s astonishing to observe the Democrat’s campaign sink to the lowest common denominator of rhetoric, while recently accusing Romney of ‘gutter politics’. The hypocrisy may be humorous in some respects, but to consider that a sitting President of the United States would engage, even peripherally, in such ugly tactics, is unseemly and exhibits contempt for the American tradition of civil political discourse.
Barak Obama proclaimed soon after being sworn in as President, that he would be the President of all Americans, regardless of race, sex, religion, blah, blah, blah. Every single American would have an advocate in the White House. Obama promised he would have the ‘most transparent’ administration in history-Americans would always know what their leader was thinking and planning. He also promised to cut the deficit in half in his first two years in office. Since those promises are exactly the opposite of what has transpired for nearly four years, it’s hard to know if he was lying to himself, the nation or both.
The Treasury continues to print money to sustain the Fed’s downward pressure on interest rates. It’s not profitable for banks to lend, and loans are harder to obtain. Programs are rapidly being churned out in congress, mostly unfunded mandates. Under the ‘leadership’ of Senate President, Harry Reid, laws limiting spending are not permitted to reach the Senate floor for a vote. Because of Reid’s manipulation, more than $15 trillion of spending in less than four years, is not only difficult to rein in, but impossible to even slow down. There hasn’t been a budget presented to Congress by Obama, or passed in the Senate, for three years. Budgets passing the House of Representatives are quashed in the Senate by Reid’s dictatorial tactics. This state of affairs has been described by Obama as ‘inaction’ on the part of Congress! Obama has been ‘passing the buck’ throughout his presidency, blaming Bush, Congress, so-called rich people, corporate greed, and his political opponents, for his ineffectual leadership. He has relentlessly sought, as he promised in 2008, to change the face of America forever. Obama is counting on a second term as a ‘lame duck’ President, to finish the job of decimating the US economy, our military’s readiness, the ability to defend liberty, and to come to the aid of people suffering from disasters.
It’s chilling to hear a world leader spew reams of divisive rhetoric, including race baiting, economic class warfare and even pitting the young against the elderly. More disturbing is the hateful, often violent, behavior that is spurred by Obama’s mean-spirited remarks. Republican candidates have been physically attacked at rallies. Vile threats of violence have come from groups such as the New Black Panthers, Occupy Wall Street radicals, the Communist Party, and other groups that were never heard of before now. A guard was shot at the Family Research Council headquarters, the shooter was quickly identified, by Obama’s lap-dog media, as a radical Tea Party member. This was later found to be untrue, but in some minds, the perception of radical right-wing killers remains. In the Empire State Building shooting, all of the victims and the shooter, were shot by NYPD. This brought renewed cries for limiting Americans’ gun ownership. Gun control is a drum frequently pounded by Liberals. The Second Amendment of the Constitution guarantees the right of individual citizens to bear arms. America’s Founders viewed this right as fundamental in preventing government abuse of power. It’s the ‘muscle’ of liberty. It has worked well for 200 + years, but now the Ultra Left-wingers that have predominated the Democrat party in recent years, have declared that the Founders’ intention was meant only for government militias and military to be armed. This is one of many assaults by the Left on the Constitution, which has been characterized as an ‘outdated’ document, that should be replaced by more ‘modern’ and ‘wiser’ treatises. This would be laughable, if it weren’t so threatening to Americans’ liberty.
In a very short span of time, America has become a nation of unprecedented political division. The only time in history comparing to the polarization we currently experience, led up to the Civil War. The chaos of that war endured for years after Lee’s surrender to Grant at Appomattox. There has been increasing speculation that we will again be thrown into a state of civil conflict. At one time, the prospect of another civil war would have been unthinkable, but it has recently been brought up by many who see this as a very real threat. As rumors of special militia being trained to handle civil unrest and the purchase of millions of rounds of high power ammunition by government agencies, many citizens, who are otherwise level-headed and skeptical of ‘conspiracy theories’, are beginning to suspect that these rumors may be true.
Who is better off in the past four years? Those who are forced to walk away from their homes because of overwhelming debt? Is this the American way? I still remember when a handshake was as good as a signed contract, to assure payment of obligations. We are losing our identity as a nation. The course being followed by the President, and those who are now ensconced in political power, has historically failed everywhere it has been attempted. Why do Americans continue to rush like Lemmings to leap off a fiscal cliff? What is the next step for this nation? Will we be relegated to the status of a third or fourth-rate nation? Are we to take the ‘next step’ into a vacuum, where we cannot breathe the air of liberty?
Barak Obama seems to have one single goal, to be re-elected. If this happens, he’s sure to attempt permanent establishment of a Socialist state. Millions of voters have been newly enrolled in welfare programs since Obama was sworn in as POTUS. Every person dependant on a government program, is likely to vote for a candidate who promises to assure that they will not be affected by spending cuts. The remaining working people of the nation have been rudely awakened by the few sources of news, whose reporting is not distilled by Obama’s Propaganda Machine. The recently released movie, 2016, has galvanized those who have seen it, they are concerned and many are frightened, by the future of America if Barack Obama wins another term. We face a choice in the upcoming election that may be the most critical in our nation’s history. Are we to have a future for our children and their children where they can dream big dreams, achieve goals that elevate our society and inspire our nation to become more exceptional?
If we don’t take our country back from those who envision a special ruling class, dictating the lives of our citizenry, we may never see our people escape the horrifying totalitarian future promoted by these elitists. They view themselves as intellectually and genetically superior to those who don’t share their vision. In my opinion, Barack Obama and those who are of his mind-set, are traitors who care only for their prestige and power. I would like to see them thrown out of power and many should be prosecuted for criminal and treasonous acts.