Majority Realizes Our Only Hope is to Stop the Change!
Hope and Change.
That’s what President Obama promised on the campaign trail last year and voters lapped it up. Our President, who had less executive experience than most hot dog vendors at the time of his election, has pressed hard to fulfill the second half of his slogan but obviously missed the mark on the first part. Since January, he’s fed American citizens a steady diet of radical Change that’s left them feeling more Despair than Hope.
Maybe that’s why his poll numbers are consistently bottoming out. Gallup, Rasmussen, and Zogby are all showing the President’s approval ratings at or near their low points for his presidency–below 50%. But Obama refuses to believe his policies are to blame, and even continues to push his Democratic allies in Congress toward political suicide by twisting their arms to coerce them to support his Socialist agenda.
Most Americans have figured out that Obamanomics isn’t working, but the President believes he’s persuasive enough that he can feed them s**t and make them believe it’s chocolate. Though not one element of his radical Change can be viewed as successful, he continues to press forward with the most radical element of his planned Change–a government takeover of the US health care system–and tries to convince us we’ll be better off with bureaucrats deciding what doctors we can see, what treatments we receive, and what medicines we’re prescribed.
His record thus far demonstrates why a majority of Americans think there’s a better way than Obama’s way.
His stimulus was supposed to keep unemployment from reaching 9% (what the administration predicted it would reach without his stimulus package). We were told his trillion dollar stimulus package would create economic growth that would cause the unemployment rate to peak at 8% this past summer and spur job growth that would have already begun offering Hope to those looking for work.
But his stimulus package didn’t turn the tide, didn’t stimulate the economy, and didn’t create jobs. The President’s stimulus actually stimulated the unemployment rate, which spiked to 10.2% last month–13% higher than he predicted it would have reached without the stimulus, and 27% higher than we were promised it would reach if we allowed him to squander another trillion of our hard earned dollars.
He promised time and again throughout the campaign he’d never raise taxes on middle class families, but he’s supported the Cap & Trade bill in the house that promises to raise the average American family’s utility bill by $1700 per year through increased taxes that will certainly be passed on to consumers. Even his number one priority–creating a government run health care system–promises tons of new taxes that middle class families will be saddled with.
Obama thought he’d finally found a feather for his cap when he blew $3 billion on the Cash-4-Clunkers program this summer. Though the administration touted it as a success, others recognized that whatever benefit the program provided the economy was temporary at best and short-changing future auto sales at worst. Later we learned each vehicle sold through the program cost the American taxpayer $24,000. Unsustainable and too costly, this program can also be chalked up as one of the President’s failures.
His foreign policy failures are as glaring as his domestic failures. Campaigning on a promise to sit down with America’s enemies, he sold citizens on the idea that our differences were of our own making and the hearts of our enemies would soften, tyrants would become amiable, and the lamb would lie down with the lion in all corners of the globe.
But our enemies didn’t lie down, they didn’t become amiable, and Obama’s naivete only served to harden their hearts and strengthen their resolve to challenge us all the more. Iran’s bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators, North Korea’s barrage of missiles, and the failure to act in the face of a rapidly growing Taliban resurgence in Afghanistan have proven the President completely incompetent in matters of foreign affairs.
And now, in a resounding slap to the face of all survivors of the victims on 9/11, against the will of a majority of Americans, the administration has announced the Guantanamo Bay terrorists will be tried in civilian courts in New York City! Including admitted 9/11 mastermind, Khalid Sheik Mohammed.
Naivete that can only be present in one who has never worn the uniform, who has never served in the combat arms, who has never put his life on the line for his country is the only thing that can explain this insane decision.
Along with trial in our civilian courts come all the accompanying protections of our bill of rights. Miranda, rules of evidence, and every other technicality used to protect criminals from punishment for their crimes will now be at the disposal of lawyers for terrorists captured on a foreign battlefield by the US military.
Every pencil pushing bureaucrat who argued in favor of this insanity should be issued boots and a rifle and dropped into a hot LZ along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border tomorrow! Then let’s see how many of them favor assigning our constitutional protections to the bloodthirsty lunatics they’ll meet there.
But Americans are rapidly regaining consciousness and recognizing their error in voting for this naive and inexperienced President. While Obama’s approval numbers have often remained under 50% in Rasmussen’s poll of likely voters, today marks the first day a majority disapprove in the Gallup poll of all American adults.
Maybe a few Democrats will begin to wake up and realize our only Hope is to stop the Change!
Contact your Senators tomorrow and tell them to vote no on Cloture for Reid’s health care bill!