President Obama is now in 100% campaign mode. He’s trying a little misdirection play. He’s telling you it’s everyone else’s fault, that he inherited everything, even the policies that he put into place. Three years in, the President keeps telling us that it’s all Bush’s fault. (Even though the President as a Senator voted for the same policies under the Bush administration…at least when he wasn’t voting “present.”) Here’s the reality that President Obama is trying very hard to make you look away from: He has had plenty of time to genuinely turn this economy around (not a pathetic “recovery” with 8.5% unemployment two years after the recession supposedly ended) and he has failed.
The President wants you to pretend he didn’t spend over $1 Trillion in various “stimulus” packages and subsidies that have not resulted in jobs. President Obama promised Americans if we passed his Stimulus package, unemployment wouldn’t go above 8%. The unemployment proceeded to go above 8% and still has not fallen below it. The President has then called for more and more spending every chance he’s gotten. None of it has worked. The President has spent billions on subsidies for “Green Energy” that absolutely is not ready to even be a medium sized player in the energy market. (The truth is government cannot force the market to develop new energy solutions. Once a need is on the horizon, believe me, the Free Market will come up with an answer toot sweet. We simply don’t have that need yet.) This was also supposed to create jobs. Nothing like promised.
Then of course there is the President’s signature piece of legislation: Obamacare. What was the last time the President actually talked about this accomplishment? Oh that’s right, he can’t talk about it…a solid majority of Americans still want it repealed nearly three years later. The law is incredibly unpopular, just like when the President and the Democrats crammed it down our throats.
Here’s some cold, hard facts, friends: President Obama inherited unemployment lower than today, and by the way the unemployment rate is being propped up by some fudged accounting. According to economist John R. Lott, there are 1.2 million FEWER people in the workforce than when Obama took office, so basically the unemployment numbers have dropped because the Labor Department decided to shrink the workforce, not because more are employed. As I just noted, nearly 60% of Americans want Obamacare repealed, so he can’t claim it as a success. He’s borrowed and spent $5 Trillion that we do not have. He just now proposed a budget that spends most of the projected revenue of the 2014 budget as well, because he hasn’t failed enough yet. There is absolutely nothing Obama can say to America to say “give me four more years, I’ll give you more of what I’ve given you thus far.”
This is the very record Obama is trying to get us to ignore. He knows that his record is going to be the end of his Presidency. So now he’s asking us to pretend that he hasn’t been President three years. He wants to run the same campaign as he ran in 2008…you know, where he could be a blank slate that people can project their own perfect ideal President onto. We conservatives, we in the Tea Party, and (I hope) the eventual Republican nominee cannot allow him to perpetuate that lie.
Friends, President Obama wants you to ignore his record. We cannot, we will not, let Americans forget the truth. It’s time for the truth to be shouted from the rooftops: President Obama’s record is an abysmal failure.