This morning, President Obama unveiled a new video and his new campaign slogan….”Forward”. Hmm… Ok, I’m just going to say it. This is one of the most ridiculous slogans I’ve ever heard. Forward? That’s it? How many staffers did it take to come up with that one? Maybe he should have stuck with WTF (Winning the Future)….at least it was catchy. But I digress…
Aside from the hokey name, let’s dig a little deeper. This slogan sums up Obama’s mindset. He doesn’t want people to look back, only move forward. And why is that? Maybe it’s because his record is abysmal. His biggest accomplishment, Obamacare, is a complete disaster. It barely passed, and the majority of Americans have been against it from the get-go. While this was touted as such a wonderful accomplishment, I find it so interesting that Obama rarely even brings it up. If it was so monumental, why hasn’t he been riding that wave for the last 3 years? Simple. We don’t want it, and he knows it. What he claimed was a deficit neutral bill, has ballooned to nearly $2 trillion, and is still growing. While not yet fully implemented, it’s already causing insurance premiums to increase and is driving small businesses to close their doors. Due to decreasing Medicare reimbursement costs, many doctors are no longer taking Medicare patients or are retiring from their practices altogether. This, along with increased regulations, is causing medical students to rethink even getting into the field. The result will be a shortage of doctors and rationed care….exactly what we’ve been predicting since the beginning of the health care debate.
What are Obama’s other accomplishments? Any bill that has been passed into law only equals more regulation, more spending, and less freedom, with no real solutions. We’re $15 TRILLION in debt, housing prices are still in the tank, food and gas prices are still rising, and unemployment is still over 8%. The number of food stamp recipients has increased to nearly 45 million, with a 135% increase in costs over the last 4 years (with Obama looking to add even more people to the program).
The only thing we have to look “forward” to with a 2nd Obama term is more of the same.
But Obama does have one thing right. We should look forward….to November…when we can Vote. Him. Out.