POLARIZING PRESIDENT SHOWS NO SIGNS OF LETTING UP
Remember the heady days of Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign? Remember how he promised to unify America – to reach across the aisle – to stop the oceans’ rise and heal the planet? Remember these words – spoken on that history-making night in Chicago after he won election as the nation’s first black president?
“There is not a liberal America and a conservative America. There is a United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America, a Latino America, an Asian America; there is a United States of America. “I don’t want to pit Red America against Blue America. I want to be the president of the United States of America.”
How distant, hollow and meaningless. Even tragic. America soon learned all too well that the lofty words of an oratorical community organizer (when reading from a teleprompter) were nothing more than that: lofty words – devoid of purpose, real meaning or intent. Barack Hussein Obama had no intentions of following through on any of them.
Instead? Unable to distinguish between effective governance and divisive political rhetoric, whenever O didn’t get his way with Republicans, he instinctively reverted to the latter. He immediately began to pit wealthy Americans, Wall Street and big business against the middle and lower classes – and organized labor. During a radio interview with Univision, he admonished Latinos to “punish our enemies.” He stood at the Mexican border and mocked Republicans for their support of enforcing immigration laws by saying: “Maybe they’ll need a moat. Maybe they want alligators in the moat!” – as the crowd shouted, “Racists!” – unchallenged by the president.
Astonishingly, after four years of trillion dollar annual deficits, a $16 billion national debt, higher unemployment than when he took office, multiple scandals and an unraveling foreign policy, Obama was reelected last week. How could this happen? Polling analysts on both sides of the political spectrum have by and large come to the same conclusion: a negative campaign, supported by hundreds of millions of dollars of campaign ads in which he not only personally demonized Mitt Romney, but continued his four-year strategy of pitting American against American. And sadly – but predictably, given the polarization of the last four years – it worked.
And when the race was finally over last week, Barack Obama spoke again:
“I believe we can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggest. We’re not as cynical as the pundits believe. We are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions, and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. We are and forever will be the United States of America.”
All of this with a straight face, mind you. Pardon my skepticism, but why the hell should anyone believe him now?
Not as divided as “our” politics suggest, Mr. President? Wouldn’t that be your politics, you disingenuous hypocrite?
Do even the most ardent of Obama supporters believe this ridiculous rhetoric from a failed president who, unable to run on his record, has worked tirelessly to fan the flames of class warfare from the beginning? This is a man who has created more cynicism – on both sides of the political spectrum – than has any president in modern history. This is a man whose only hope for reelection was to pit Red America against Blue America. This is a man who made precisely the same faux-conciliatory comments following his victory in 2008. And incredibly, he behaves as if we believe him.
And so, here we are: four years of Barack Obama down – and four more to go. Where does it leave us? From Breitbart.com:
In the aftermath of the 2012 election, the vast majority of states are either entirely blue or entirely red – their entire legislatures and governors of one party or the other. As the Wall Street Journal reports, “In 46 states, the same party now controls both chambers of the legislature, creating distinct divisions between red and blue states.” That’s the highest number in 70 years.
If this continues, we are watching the end of America as we know it.
As to be expected, red states are governed very differently from blue states. Of the 22 right-to-work states, which have provided 72% of the jobs under the weak Obama recovery, only Iowa (divided), Nebraska (nonpartisan unicameral legislature) and Nevada (Democrat-controlled legislature) are not solid red. Meanwhile, the bluest states – states like Michigan and California and Illinois – are totally bankrupt.
If the blue states hold true to form and the red states continue to grow, it will not be long before the red states are largely subsidizing the blue states. And when that happens, look for the bond that holds the states together to fray. If California is America’s Greece, Texas will be America’s Germany. Continue reading…
Like all good socialists, Barack Obama is doing his damnedest to “take from the rich and give to the poor.” Moreover, his commitment to wealth redistribution doesn’t stop with “asking the rich to pay a little bit more.” Let’s connect the dots: Obama’s well-known desire to impose penalties and restrictive carbon taxes on industry – particularly oil and coal. Billions of taxpayer dollars to solar companies, wind farms, electric cars and other forms of “green energy.” Redistribution from Texas to California. Texas becomes to California what Germany has become to Greece. Any questions?
And, as I’ve said before, the dirty little secret is this: A divided America is exactly what Barack Obama and the Democrats want. A country with a majority of its people dependent on the government is also dependent on the Democratic Party. After all, if not for the Democrats – who will “take from the rich and give to the poor”?
Barack Hussein Obama’s father would be proud of his son indeed.