Hope and Change – Tea Party Nation
September 8, 2012 2 Comments
If someone had to pick one of the Amendments of the Bill of Rights to compare to Barack Obama’s speech last night, the Eighth Amendment quickly comes to mind. You know, the protection Americans have against cruel and unusual punishments.
After listening to Obama last night, there is only one, inescapable conclusion that is left. What is that shocking conclusion about Obama?
He does not have a clue.
Last night he tried to sell America hope.
To quote Vince Lombardi, “Hope is not a strategy.”
Yet Barack Obama has no strategy.
The only thing he offers us is four more years of the same. Most Americans are smart enough to realize the truism that when you are in a hole, the first thing you do is stop digging.
Barack Obama told America last night that he ran for President because he saw the “basic American bargain slipping away.”
He decided to run for President because he is a narcissist and this was the only job big enough for his ego.
When Barack Obama decided to run for President, he was a first term Senator. When he started to run for President, unemployment was still 5%. Gas was still hovering near $2 a gallon. Both have doubled during his time in office.
When he decided to run, America still had allies that trusted us. When Obama decided to run America still had a AAA credit rating. When Obama decided to run, we still had a President committed to the safety of America and determined to take the fight to terrorists, not tell them our secrets.
Obama lied during his speech.
Of course, that is not shocking given that it is Barack Obama.
He claimed Republicans want to eliminate healthcare for millions of poor, elderly and the disabled. Obama has embraced a healthcare model that has been tried other places and has failed miserably. If insanity is defined as trying the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result, Obama is certifiably nuts.
Obama did make some promises. He wants to hire 100,000 new math and science teachers, in a ploy that was a cheap take off of Clinton’s cops on the street program that provided temporary funding for the states to hire cops in the 90’s.
He also promised to reduce the deficit.
Didn’t he also promise us that he would have unemployment back below 6% by now and if he did not fix the economy, he would be a one term President?
Obama said the campaign was a choice about two fundamentally different visions for future.
That was probably the only thing in his speech that he said that was true.
We do have a choice.
The last time Republicans controlled the government in January 2007 unemployment was 4.6%. Gas was $2 a gallon. The economy was growing and Americans had hope for the future.
In 2007, the deficit was only $161 billion and we were on course for a balanced budget.
In January 2007, 90% of college graduates found work after graduation. Today it is 50%. The real unemployment number, not the cooked version the Obama compliant media trots out is around 15%. Those are the same levels we saw during the First Great Depression and that is the change Obama has given us.
He has given us the Great Obama Depression.
The last time we faced a disaster like this, Jimmy Carter was the President and before Obama he was the worst President of all time. Ronald Reagan addressed the economic disaster facing the country and explained it in a way only he could. He said a recession is when your neighbor loses his job. A depression is when you lose your job. A recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his.
Our recovery will come in November when the American people do to Barack Obama, what he has done to so many Americans. We will put him out of work.
Last night, Obama begged for his job in one of the worst, emptiest and flattest speech given by a major candidate for office.
Only one week earlier, Clint Eastwood gave the most damning indictment of Obama when he simply said here in America when someone isn’t doing their job, we let them go.
It is time for Obama to go.