He continued to say “..we remain very confident about our ability to win a contest of ideas in 2012 — as long as we can get the message out.”
President Obama may have won on ideas in 2008, but voters in 2012 want someone with a record of results. President Obama simply has no record to run on. His ideas have been nothing more than tax and spend, which have produced no results, other than to drive our economy further into the abyss. Gas prices have continued to remain at nearly $4/gal. Food prices are up. The housing market is down. Unemployment has remained over 9%, after promises that upon passage of Obama’s stimulus bill, it would never go over 8%.
Obama also made this statement: “I think, an innate sense among the American people that things aren’t fair, that the deck is stacked against them,” he said, “that no matter how hard they work, their costs keep on going up, their hours are longer, they’re struggling to make their mortgage, and somehow nobody’s paying attention.”
I found this statement disturbing. Do Americans really think that things aren’t fair, and that the deck is stacked against them? Americans used to believe that they could do anything they put their minds to, and that they could overcome any obstacles. They used to believe in the American dream. That’s what I believe. I still believe in American exceptionalism. Don’t you?
The sad fact is that this is the message our president and his party are sending to the American people. Obama says he cares, but his actions speak much louder than his words. He’s out on the golf course, or on vacation, or making campaign speeches and attending fundraisers….all while Americans are without jobs and are seriously hurting. Then in the next breath, he blames Republicans for all of the problems the American people are experiencing. When is this president going to take responsibility for his actions, or lack thereof? When are his supporters going to start holding him accountable for those same actions or inactions?
Fortunately, we are starting to see this happen, as evidenced in New York this week, when the seat formerly held by Representative Weiner, and held by Democrats for the last 90 years, was won by GOP candidate, Bob Turner. The communities taken for granted by Democrats are being lost, because Americans have had their fill of this president…one who does not show support of Israel, and one who does not support the true American ideals upon which our country was founded.
How can we trust him to lead this great country, when he doesn’t even believe it is one?