Five months remain until the general election and Barack Obama seems unwilling to re-configure his playbook. Content with lying to the American people about the economy and reality in general, he continues to blame George W. Bush for our fiscal and economic predicament. Just to clarify, President Bush has been out of office since January 2009 and Obama has run up over five trillion dollars in new debt. If you’re doing the math, that’s more than President Bush ran up in two terms. It is now 2012 and we have experienced three and a half years under the rule of a glorified community agitator. After all the stimulus spending and so-called “investments in our future”, we’re still above 8% unemployment, quarterly GDP growth is non-existent, and the middle class is preparing to take it on the chin in January with the expiration of the Bush Tax Cuts and the commencement of tax increases tied to ObamaCare.
The Dear Leader constantly harkens back to the refrain that “we can’t change course”. He needs more time in order to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.” You see, he’s been working hard. But for all of his hardwork and so-called accomplishments, he’s certainly shying away from them on the campaign trail. In fact, he’s already begun his scorched-earth campaign against Governor Mitt Romney. This is how Obama plans to win re-election. All that hope and change pap from 2008 got launched out the back window like a crumpled sandwich wrapper. Now it’s time for negativity and flat-out dishonesty with regard to the record of this administration and Obama’s November opponent.
How can we trust anything that comes out of this man’s mouth? Is this not the same person who told us that he would cut the $1.3 trillion dollar deficit in half by the end of his first term in office? Yes Obama is that person. In fact, he made that very pledge back in February of 2009 – a month after being inaugurated. Of course like many others, this promise has been conveniently forgotten and the press has not deigned to call Obama on it. Instead of cutting, he spent uncontrollably in 2009 and quickly brushed his comments under the rug.
Even as I write this, Obama is telling anyone who will listen that he’s not a big spender; he’s shown great fiscal restraint and responsibility. Within the past two weeks, he bragged to donors in Manhattan about how he and Bill Clinton are the biggest penny-pincher-presidents of the past three decades. The marquee in New York should have read: Barack Obama: Bad Comedian and Shameless Revisionist of History.
Voters aren’t buying what this administration is selling and waging a full scale war of negative campaign ads and slogans against Romney is doubtful to gain any traction with the electorate either. Not only did Scott Walker win the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall race, but now a new Rasmussen poll has Obama trailing Romney in the Badger State. The biggest union panderer in American history is losing support in a state that is the birthplace of public sector unions.
Obama opted not to campaign for Governor Walker’s opponent – Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett – basically thumbing his nose at the unions and their leftist supporters. But for his part, King Obama did muster a tweet in support of Barrett. That had about as much effect in aiding the Democrat challenger as the union protestors sleeping in the Capitol Rotunda: Walker won – again. Conservatism won – again – in a “progressive state.”
Obama has the media, the radical left, and the elites of Hollywood, Manhattan and Washington in his corner, but who else? The middle class? Independents? Blue Dogs? Reagan Democrats? Even union support is waning – especially after the Wisconsin debacle. The support and enthusiasm is not there and there’s no reason to believe that it will return. Portraying Mitt Romney as the evil, cigar-smoking American capitalist is not going to be the ticket to re-election. Making excuses and blaming President Bush for the Great Recession isn’t getting old. It was old back in 2009.
Yet this is how Obama is going to hedge his bets for victory. In fact, the die has already been cast.
Now it’s up to the American voter to decide whether or not they believe the lies, misrepresentations, and end-arounds being fielded by this administration and the sycophants who spout the same talking points.