Professional politician; inept President
By Henry Lamb
Several of the Republican candidates have said that the 2012 elections are the most important elections in our lifetime. They are. The current powers in Washington, most of the media, as well as academia, want the nation to abandon, or at least, to reinterpret the U.S. Constitution to justify the Marxist idea that government should manage society. These folks are winning the battle.
They're winning because they've been working at it for a century. "They" are the progressives, like Barack Hussein Obama, who actually believe that government is a better manager of society and the economy than are free people in a free market. Obama apparently believes that his position endows him with the wisdom to make right decisions, regardless of the fact that he has had no real-life experience at anything other than organizing street protests.
His ACORN training produced a professional politician with the skills to win every confrontation with complete confidence that the ends justify any means that may be required. Obama's history of public service is a history of leaving Chicago's streets bloody with the losses of people who never knew what hit them. In the Illinois Senate, he voted "present" 129 times in route to the U.S. Senate, where his most important job was to ridicule and embarrass the Bush administration. What a job he did on Bush in 2006 when the debt ceiling had to be raised.
When Obama became President, however, it was a different story. Obama successfully led a willing press to blame the Tea Parties and Congressional Republicans for working to create a total collapse of the American economy just to see that he is not re-elected. Obama is a strikingly effective politician; he is an incredibly inept President.
His adoring press amplified Obama's criticism of the Republican-controlled House for not approving his jobs bill, which included a healthy tax increase. "We can't wait," was his cry to the public. He failed to mention that the Republican House had passed more than 20 jobs bills that the Democrat-controlled Senate refused to even consider. He failed to mention that more than 20,000 jobs were left awaiting only his approval on the Keystone Pipeline project – studied for more than three years by the EPA.
Loyalty to his environmental extremist special interest voters is obviously far more important to Obama than are the privately funded jobs that still await his approval.
Matt Patterson captures the situation perfectly in his article "The Affirmative Action President." Every American should read this excellent analysis. Patterson's observations provide the reason why the 2012 elections are crucial to the future of the country.
If America continues the Obama route to Marxism – for even one more term – it could easily take our nation beyond the point of no return. Republics become Democracies when the majority discovers it can force its government to take from those who have wealth and redistribute it to those who do not. Democrats made that discovery years ago, and are now handing out far more largesse to their supporters than is being taken in from the wealthy - and from borrowing. Democrats pay labor unions and the poor for their votes on Election Day. Our national debt has now surpassed the total value of all economic output in America. One more bought election will elevate the national debt well beyond any hope of repayment. Collapse will be inevitable. The only question is when it will occur.
On the other hand, it has not yet occurred and it's not too late – yet!
If Obama can be returned to Chicago, and his Marxist ideologues removed from power, there is a great chance to begin the process of restoring the U.S. Constitution as the basis for our government and the foundation for our law. There is a great chance of repealing Marxist policies such as ObamaCare, and the Dodd-Frank bank-control law, and the crushing regulatory power of federal agencies such as the EPA.
Any of the current candidates for President would be a distinct improvement over Barrack Hussein Obama. In order to change the philosophical direction, it is necessary to gain control of both houses of Congress, and state and local governments as well. This means that every freedom-lover must get involved in The Freedom Movement at the local, state and national elections. Now is the time to get involved.
The Freedom Movement is populated by thousands of local Tea Party, 9.12 groups, and other local and statewide organizations working to get informed and organized to stop the march toward Marxism and to advance the principles of freedom at every opportunity.
Find one of these meetings – and attend. Find a candidate's meeting – and attend. Find a political party meeting – and attend. Study the issues. Learn the campaign strategy and find a place to do what you can do to help.
Our magnificent military is defending our freedom from enemies abroad; it is up to us to defend our freedom from enemies within. Marxism is the enemy of freedom. It is our duty to expel it from the Courthouse, from the State House, from Congress, and from the White House.