Why Obama Will Lose on Nov. 6
Drew Alexander | Oct 8, 2012, 6 a.m.
So much for Obama’s 2008 campaign pledge to lead “the most transparent administration in history.”
The 2010 congressional mid-term elections in which the GOP gained control of the House of Representatives and had state victories of historic proportions was indicative of the people’s dissatisfaction with Democrats and a predictor of what is to come in the 2012 elections.
Another indicator of Barack Obama’s defeat is the outcome of the labor union instigated recall election of Scott Walker, Wisconsin’s first-term Republican governor.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus summed up the impact of the Wisconsin vote, saying that Walker is the man who “balanced the budget, got Wisconsinites back to work, and put government back on the side of the people. It’s certainly a far cry from what President Obama is offering.”
The presidency has become a train wreck in the hands of an inexperienced, incompetent left-wing ideologue like Barack Obama. On the foreign front, Obama bows to potentates, apologizes for America’s greatness, and is totally outclassed when dealing with such Machiavellian personalities as Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Israel’s masterful statesman Benjamin Netanyahu, and Angela Merkel, the intuitive, decisive chancellor of Germany.
Of all of Obama’s broken 2008 campaign promises, the most duplicitous was his pledge to unite the country. He promised to deliver “hope over fear” and to “come together as one nation, and one people.”
None of that happened. Instead, we have a divided nation, a $16 trillion debt, the highest unemployment rate since the Great Depression, rampant corruption in the Justice Department, the General Services Administration, at Fannie Mae and Fannic Mac, among billions more wasted in many other levels of the Federal government.
Like no president before him, Obama has relentlessly engaged in igniting the flames of class warfare, demonizing wealth and success.
Barack Obama is a failed president who’s not even a good politician. Had he possessed some political savvy, Obama would not polarize the American people, would verbally heal wounds instead of inflicting them, and would have followed through on his 2008 campaign promise:
“It’s time to fundamentally change the way we do business in Washington. To help build a new foundation for the 21st century, we need to reform our government so that it is more efficient, more transparent, and more creative. That will demand new thinking and a new sense of responsibility for every dollar that is spent.”
I believe there is a huge part of America that is harboring an enormous pent-up anger, disillusionment and fear over the injurious legislation, uncontrolled spending, broken promises, and naive foreign policies of an arrogant, self-serving administration that is totally unqualified in the governance of a great nation.
This group of Americans was once labeled the “silent majority.” Call it what you may, this largely voiceless and ignored component of the population will make it known that Barack Obama has not earned the privilege of representing them in the Oval Office for another four years.
He will deservedly be defeated on Nov. 6.
If I am wrong, the worst that can happen to me is that I’ll have some egg on my face. If I am wrong, the worst that can happen to America is too dire to contemplate.
Drew Alexander, also known as “The Curmudgeon,” is a monthly columnist for Lovin’ Life After 50, writing about political issues. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Drew Alexander, in care of Lovin’ Life After 50, 3200 N. Hayden Road, Suite 210, Scottsdale, AZ 85251.
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