Unlike most campaigns this not a “lesser of two evils” election. This not a choice where you hold your nose and pick the candidate you think you can most tolerate. We have a gun to our heads, and we are playing Russian roulette.
The 2012 election transcends Republican vs. Democrat; right against left; conservative challenging liberal. It is larger, deeper and more dangerous than that. This is not politics as usual. Far from it. This the politics of survival and the scary part is that too many Americans do not see it.
Try to concentrate on Barack Obama without looking at politics, party or any of the other variables. Try, if you can, to look at this objectively.
Then ask yourself what major piece of legislation or policy has Obama implemented during his first term that is so noteworthy that he deserves re-election? Be honest. Really and truly honest.
Pick any of the big three programs Obama has tackled — healthcare, the economy or foreign policy. Can you point to any one of them and truthfully say at this moment in time that those policies are clear, understandable or coherent?
This is no accident. It is by design. Obama talks ad nauseum about his “plans.” “My plan says this”, or “My plan will do that.” But Obama has no plan. What he does have is an agenda. Huge difference.
The president espouses concepts like “hope” and “change” and “forward” while all the time chastising Mitt Romney to be more specific. Could someone, anyone, explain the specifics of “hope” or “change” or “forward.”
No, this is not a lesser of two evils election.
Start with Obamacare. Most people would agree that the healthcare system in the
While the economy staggered and Americans struggled for work, Obama spent the first year of his administration dealing with a back burner issue. Even then he did not take an active role in the process. He phoned it in by ordering Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to handle it. Whatever they came up with was fine with him. Then he toddled off to the first tee and waited for the signing ceremony.
Like so many other times as a senator, Obama answered “present” and failed to lead.
Now look at the economy. No matter who the president is at any given time, the opposition is going to cry foul. Even Bill Clinton, who left office with a surplus, took economic heat from Republicans.
But there is a major difference between Clinton and Obama.
Which brings us to foreign policy, which is the most frightening aspect of all. It is true that no president could have controlled the rampant violence that permeated the
That does not excuse, however, the woeful handling of the terrorist attack on the consulate in
Then as the Islamic world burned, Obama went to fundraisers and television appearances, refused to meet with world leaders and lied about the attacks.
According to the press, all of that makes Obama likeable and cool.
There is an unwritten rule in sports that you do not make your opponent look foolish. That is akin to bunting for a base hit with a ten run lead. Do that in a baseball game and you, or a teammate, will soon be ducking fastballs aimed at your head. Spiking the bin Laden football made no new friends in the
There is a crisis afoot that is monumental in scope. This is not the politics of the past where ideologies are debated and then determined at the ballot box.
This election is about a leader who defies the moral compass of our nation with designs to reshape and destroy and a challenger who will try to preserve it.
Barack Obama has an agenda and it is not in our best interests. Little by little, piece by piece, he is eroding the very fabric of the
November 2012 will be terrifying.
Peabod is Bob Taylor, owner of Taylored Media Services in
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