Barack Obama’s America: Most Divided In 70 Years


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

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.

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5 replies

  1. Question is, how do we possibly convince the other side going forward? The other side who gets their news from Jon Stewart, or is exposed to the continual lies and venom from the likes of Schultz, O’Donnell, Matthews, etc We are so deeply divided in so many ways– the culture, those who want their handouts, truly believe the gov’t is there to protect them, and the ones who aren’t actually hurting but have a deep “success” guilty complex. Add in all of the people who truly believe in “intentions” without considering results. I’m really afraid that it will take actual catastrophic events for people to wake up, and then it’s too late and you have another generation of fools following in their wake and the idiocy is renewed. I’m starting to think that a true revolution will be the only thing that will restore the country. I’m not *advocating* that, mind you. I just see riots happening when the gravy train finally stops. But how many years will the slow bleed go on before then? And what about those of us who have been planning for our retirement years? I have no doubt that our 401Ks and more will be subject to being raided.

    P.S. Good post, Rat.

    • Thanks, Mo.

      While Mitt’s words were ill-chosen when he made his now infamous “47%” comment, he was mostly right. Let’s look at it a bit differently: assume that 25% of the country wants free stuff – and that another 25% are more than willing to give it to them – especially when they’re giving away other people’s money. (Democrats are very good at giving away OPM, you know.)

      Seems to me that acceptance of this premise requires two strategies – one for the “takers” and one for the “givers.” Unfortunately, “takers” have not historically been motivated by facts and data. If they were, lower-class blacks (and others) would have stopped voting for Democrats decades ago. We need to change that. I believe we have the best opportunity to do so with the Hispanics.

      Just read today that 28% of Hispanics in the U.S. are now living in poverty. Will they continue to vote for Democrats year in and year out if that doesn’t change? Call me crazy, but I don’t think so – for reasons which differentiate most Hispanics from urban blacks on which I won’t elaborate.

      While Republicans have proven (hopefully for the last time) that we can no longer automatically cede the vote of any ethnic group to the Democrats, I believe that only the Hispanics – in the foreseeable future – may be receptive to core conservative values, given that our party chooses the right candidates with the right messages and the ability to talk openly and honestly with them. Will be hard, but I believe its doable. For example, Republicans need to go into the communities and talk and reason with community leaders and build credibility – long before the next presidential election cycle begins.

      We Republicans must also rethink our whole approach to immigration reform as well. This is not to say that we should abandon our position on reinforcing our borders and expelling those who continue to flow into the country illegally, but “the road to legalization” is a reality that’s here now. Continuing to oppose it will only work against us.

      As it relates to the second 25%, many of them being the liberal elites, it’s gonna be much harder. This is where a bit of compromise comes in as it relates to tax reform, for example. Tough nut to crack. The good news is, if Republicans can figure out how to peel away enough the first 25% – the majority of those in the second 25% can be marginalized – and ultimately exposed for what they are.

      Finally, it’s past time that Republicans stop making lightning-rod comments on social issues. It never gains votes – only loses them. This is not to say that we conservatives should abandon or compromise our moral values – that should never happen – but whether we like it or not, Todd Aiken and Richard Mourdock didn’t do us any good this go-around.

      Just my thoughts – I could be wrong. ;-)

  2. Sharing. You have been right on target with your posts, Rat. Good job.

  3. I’m sorry, but I’m tired of the apologists for O-bomb-a. He just reuseqted a ten percent increase in spending for nuclear weapons, he has protected the military secrets about torture and other illegal and immoral action, he has kept Guantanamo open, his justice department is refusing to abide by a court ruling to let one of the prisoners go free and has even forced the judge involved to distort the truth in his decision. . . the list goes on and on. He is simply not doing what he said he would. He is a good speaker, but apparently that is about it. Some say he is merely weak and spineless. I hope it is this rather than that he is just another corporate shill.And besides this, the Democrats, even when they have had a majority in both houses, have refused to impeach W or do anything but play the same old games. This is why the Democrats are in trouble. We the public are finally seeing the truth of Carroll Quigley’s statement that the two party system merely gives the public the illusion that we have a choice.

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