What in the world is happening to this country? What happened to Obama’s message of Hope and Change?? Granted, many of us never bought into the whole “hopey-changey” concept, but at least it sounded good to the scores of willfully ignorant voters. But, somehow, over the past 3 years, Obama’s feel-good message, however phony, has been downgraded to just a moderate house and no bankruptcy due to medical bills. What gives??
Here is Obama’s new message…
“If you’re willing to put in the work, the idea is that you should be able to raise a family and own a home; not go bankrupt because you got sick, because you’ve got some health insurance that helps you deal with those difficult times; that you can send your kids to college; that you can put some money away for retirement,” Obama said recently in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
“That’s all most people want,” he said. “Folks don’t have unrealistic ambitions. They do believe that if they work hard they should be able to achieve that small measure of an American Dream.”
Is this really what Obama thinks the average American wants??? Or is this yet another example of the “dumbing down” of America? Clearly, he’s well aware of the situation we’re in. He should be aware…he’s created it. He took a bad economy and made it exponentially worse. So what’s the solution? Lower the bar! It all makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? If Americans feel satisfied with just the bare minimum, Obama’s done his job, right? Quite frankly, I find this sickening.
So, how has the media reacted to Obama’s pathetic description of the American dream? They’re outraged, right? Uh, no. In fact, they’ve appeared to have embraced it, and once again, made excuses for him. Here’s the headline from the Washington Post: This time not so lofty: Obama peddles modest American dream as he seeks re-election. Say what? Keep reading….it gets better:
This time around, President Barack Obama’s message can sound decidedly down-to-earth.
Four years after winning the White House, Obama is dealing with a different economic and political reality as he seeks re-election. He’s focused less on a lofty vision for overcoming divisions and remaking Washington, and more on the most basic building blocks of middle-class economic security: a job, a house, a college education for the kids, health care, money for retirement.
The goals can seem almost humdrum in comparison with some of the rhetoric from Obama’s 2008 White House campaign. But the message sounds made for the times, with the country emerging haltingly from recession, the income gap widening and unemployment stuck above 8 percent. At the White House Tuesday Obama said, “We want to build an economy where every American has a chance to find a good job that pays well and supports a family.”
Down-to-earth? Made for the times? Are you kidding me? What ever happened to encouraging lofty ambitions? What ever happened to the president telling Americans they can achieve anything? Is this really the message we want to send to our children? If they go to school for 12 years, then college for 4, then work for another 60 years, they might just be able to own an 800 s.f. home, drive a crappy Prius and retire just in time to kick the bucket? AWESOME!
Why is any American even considering re-electing this man? I have never seen any president in this country make such an effort to bring Americans down. I thought his job was to lift America up. This, my friends, is the behavior of a president who thinks this country is arrogant and needs to be brought down a peg or two. This is the behavior of a president who is embarrassed by our strength and success. This is the behavior of a president with a “Blame America First” philosophy. And this….is a president who needs to be defeated in 2012.