President Obama faces a political dilemma. The midterm election is less than two weeks away, and Democrats face a probable title wave of lost House and Senate seats.
According to Fox Nation, Obama said, “Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now, and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we’re hardwired not to always think clearly when we’re scared.” This statement, other than being condescending, and reminiscent of his past statement about people in a small Pennsylvania town “clinging to guns and religion,” makes absolutely no sense. Americans are not scared, they’re angry.
Reason’s for Anger
The electorate is angry about the health care bill steamrolled through a Democrat controlled Congress, over the electorate’s objections. On top of that, many in Congress did not read the bill, but still voted for it, and Republicans never had the opportunity to read it. Nancy Pelosi said that we’d find out what was in the bill after passage. As a result, 63 percent of Americans want the bill repealed, or not funded. All members of Congress are elected officials who are to project the desires of their constituents, but the Democrats didn’t.
The $787 billion stimulus bill was to create jobs, and failed, as basic unemployment rose to 9.6 percent and remained there. However, Daily Finance says real unemployment, which includes those who have given up finding a job, is anywhere from 16.5 to 22 percent. The stimulus bill that passed was over the electorate’s desire for Congress to slow down, and study the situation. Again, the Democrat controlled Congress ignored the electorate.
Although Cap and Trade, and the so-called immmigration reform bill have not yet passed, Obama says that passing them is his next priority. If they pass, they will again pass over the objections of a majority of the electorate.
The electorate is angry because the Obama administration won’t quit spending. The National Debt is now over $10.8 trillion, according to CBS News, and projected to be $14 trillion in 2011. The projected debt in 2013 is 17.1 trillion and $23.1 trillion in 10 years. Right now, every citizen, including your next child or grandchild, have a $44,198.72 debt strapped to them, because of the National Debt. What kind of life will they have? For the first time in the history of the United States, succeeding generations will not experience a better life style than the one before it, because of the National Debt. No, this administration is not completely responsible for the National Debt, but it has added to it more than any other administration in the history of the United States.
Yes, the electorate is angry, as the administration attempts to talk its way out of one political disaster after another. Foreign policy is a mess, to say nothing about the wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan. No, Mr. President, we’re not scared, nor are we not thinking clearly. Election results in West Virginia, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania give you an indication of our strategy, when all else fails fire them. Maybe you’re not the one thinking clearly, but on November 3rd, 2010, you should have a good indication where you stand, as you see what happens when you bite the hand that feeds you.
The Fox Nation: Obama: Americans are Not Thinking Clearly: foxnation.com
Pallavi Gogoi: The Jobless Effect: Is the Real Unemployment Rate 16.5%, 22%, or…?
Mark Knoller: Obama Budget Projects Never Ending Rise in National Debt: cbsnews.com