Election Day 2012: The Choice is Clear
Four years ago I wrote about the election of Barak Obama as our nation’s 44th President. Unlike many Republicans who declared the sky was falling, I took a wait and see approach:
My greatest hope is that President Obama will govern as the moderate he portrayed himself on the campaign trail and not as a liberal partisan his past record supports. Only time will tell which of the two Obamas will govern, and I imagine the next four years will be very interesting as we all get a better understanding of the hope and change Obama plans to bring to our country.”
Time has revealed Obama to be a liberal ideologue. His economic and foreign policies have been a unmitigated disaster. Unemployment is close to 11% when hose who have given up looking for work are included. Obamacare was passed using the shameful tool of reconciliation. The Mideast is on fire, and an American Ambassador was killed while he stood by and did nothing. Both Obama and Biden have acted shamefully. Unable to run on their record,they have attempted to paint their opponent as an extremist who will send women back to the 1950s and place African-Americans back in chains.
Ironically, Obama has been unable to run on his own plans for the country, and has attempted to make a big election about small things. Big Bird, binders, and bayonets make for clever Twitter material and memes, but fall short on setting out a road map for getting America back to work. If past performance is indicative of future results I expect the President’s plan is to funnel money into risky companies peddling unproven technology. It is mind blowing the cost of Hurricane Sandy is half as much as the $90 million dollars Obama blew on green energy companies during his stimulus binge.
Elections often times boil down to selecting the lesser of two evils. This, however, is not one of those elections. Four more years of Obama will lead our country to financial ruin and further reduce our ability to project American power, a historic force of good, across the globe. Despite our dire economic condition I expect this election to be close. I believe it will come down to a few select states, including Florida. I pray that Americans realize the path set out by Obama’s actions, rather than his flowery rhetoric, is one we cannot endure for four more years.