Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- The screaming crowds and near Elvis-fanfare that greeted Obama as he campaigned across America in 2008, began dying down in late 2009 and have been reduced to nothing more than a whimper in 2012.
He is no longer the juggernaut on an upward trajectory: rather, he’s the man who promised hope and change but delivered Fast and Furious.
He’s the propagandist for government sponsored green energy programs that are going belly-up at a record pace, and the author of economic policies that have kept unemployment above 8% since February 2009. He so badly wants to hear Farrakhan use the word “messiah” when referencing him again, but the Nation of Islam leader who said he heard the messiah speak when Obama spoke in 2008 has since called Obama “a murderer.”
Gas prices are up over 80% on Obama’s watch, yet his approach to gasoline remains unchanged. Which means we continue to buy our gasoline from many of the same countries that can’t wait to see a nuclear weapon detonated in an American city. So oil is over $100 a barrel, and parts of our country are already paying $4 a gallon for gasoline, while Obama continues to ignore the misery such prices are sure to bring to the middle-class families he claims to be looking out for.
In the midst of this, we’ve been shamed on the battlefield, where Obama pulled our soldiers out as a result of his election year promises to the 21st century counter culture. There were no stated qualifications for victory, only the promise that on such-and-such a date our troops would be coming home. And now that the majority of them are home, Obama’s cutting the size of the standing army and suggesting an 80% reduction in our nuclear arms arsenal.(?)
Perhaps Rush Limbaugh described it best when he called it “unilateral disarmament.” It sounds like national suicide to me.
Yet in the midst of all this (and I’ve only scratched the surface), far left members of the media are trying to convince us that Obama still makes Chris Matthews feel a tingle go up his leg. And when unemployment numbers can be doctored so as to reflect a .05% drop in unemployment from one month to the next, Obama claims his economic policies are starting to work. However, the current (supposed) 8.3% unemployment rate Obama & Co. can’t quit bragging about is simply a figment of someone’s political imagination.
According to the Congressional Budget Office:
The official unemployment rate excludes those individuals who would like to work but have not searched for a job in the past four weeks as well as those who are working part-time but would prefer full-time work; if those people were counted among the unemployed, the unemployment rate in January 2012 would have been about 15 percent.
Did you see that? If Obama & Co. were doing the math honestly, unemployment would be at 15%.
I’m just saying, Obama is pawning himself off as the 2008 candidate all over again. And he hopes a majority of Americans will fall under his trance once more. The problem is, between the Obama economy, the Obama military strategy, the Obama green initiative, the Obama unemployment numbers, etc., it’s simply impossible to believe these are better days.
The bottom line: Obama has been a disaster and he is beatable. Anything his campaign publishes to the contrary is just a facade.
AWR Hawkins writes for all the BIG sites, for Pajamas Media, for RedCounty.com, for Townhall.com and now AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.
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