Obama if fond of saying “let me be clear“ yet, he seldom is clear. If Obama were clear, he would just say, “I have no use for the Constitution, nor do I believe in that useless piece of paper!”
President Barack Obama last week unveiled his latest attempt to divert attention away from his horrendously failed economic policies and record. In his ongoing effort to “fundamentally transform America” and his loomingly piteous campaign to get reelected, the newest phraseology is “We Can’t Wait.”
From his weekly radio address on Saturday:
“The truth is, we can no longer wait for Congress to do its job….So where Congress won’t act, I will.”
There is so much disingenuousness contained in just this tiny excerpt. The truth is, there is nothing at all new about this. President Obama has been end-running Congress to unilaterally “fundamentally transform America” since (at least) November 2, 2010. That election day was a stinging, historic rebuke of the Leftist, Big Government policies of President Obama and his Democrats. Not just in D.C. but throughout the nation, at the state and local levels as well. It was a crashing, crushing wavethat Obama himself described it as a “shellacking.”
We the People elected Republicans in huge numbers up and down the ticket to (amongst other things) serve as a blockade to the Socialism being further emplaced by Donkeys. Unfortunately, the will of We the People remains utterly irrelevant to Obama. After the brutal Congressional slog that was the jamming-through of ObamaCare, over the expressed objections of We the People, the President had enough of the legislative (or constitutional) way of doing things, so he began his regulatory fiat power grabs.
Can’t pass the energy sector-assault that is Cap & Trade? No problem, President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will start imposing large swaths of it as if it has. Can’t pass the workplace-assault that is the Big Union-payoff Card Check? No problem, President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and Department of Labor will start imposing large swaths of it as if it has.
We have elected a committed Marxist, and yes, this is the number one reason that we must send President Obama packing next November, along with enough Democrats in the Senate to give us the majority in Congress as well. The Leftist ideology of Reid/Pelosi/Waxman/Obama has done enough damage to our Republic.
What is the biggest issue in the 2012 race likely to be? Jobs, and the economy. What is Obama’s weakest point? Jobs. What Republican has the best proven record of creating jobs? Even in these tough times? Rick Perry. Who can face down Mr. Teleprompter in a debate? Rick Perry. Who has a broad appeal across the various wings (Tea Party, Libertarian, Social Conservatives, Fiscal Conservatives, Establishment Republicans, Christians, gun rights supporters, pro-life Conservatives) of the GOP? Rick Perry.
Sure, the media will
double, triple down on the, “America is not ready for another Texas Governor as president” BS. Yes, they will pound Perry as a “radical” a “gun nut” and a “Christian” but in the end, if Perry runs, and if he gets nominated, which I believe he would, it would all come back to four letters, JOBS! Now, finally, some one other than myself is saying this, but remember who said all this first, yep, ME!
Energy: Gasoline was $1.67 a gallon then. It’s now $3.79.
Food: Average cost of a gallon of milk was about $2.65. It’s about $3.50 today.
Housing: The median cost of a home was $229,600. Today it’s $217,900.
Budget deficit: We fell $438 billion short of balancing the federal budget in 2008. We missed it by $1.4 trillion this year—nearly four times higher.
U.S. debt: Total federal debt was $10.7 trillion then. It’s $14.5 trillion now—nearly 50% higher.
Unemployment: Then, 7.3% of Americans were unemployed and 9.1% are unemployed today.
A recent state-by-state comparison study by the Texas Public Policy Foundation found that Texas had a state tax burden of 8.4%, compared to a U.S. average of 9.7%. And the Texas gross state product grew 94.5% over 10 years, vs. 66.3% for the rest of the country.
Texas far outpaces other states in job creation. Michael Cox and Richard Alm, director and writer-in-residence, respectively, at Southern Methodist University’s William J. O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom write: “From January 2000 to June 2010 [Perry's tenure], Texas had a net increase of nearly 1.1 million jobs—more than any other state by far. In fact, Texas’ outsized gains eclipsed the total of the next five job-creating states: Florida, Arizona, Virginia, Utah and Washington.”
More importantly, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that Texas created 129,000 new jobs in 2009—a recession year. That was more than half of all the jobs created in the country.
See why Obama is concerned about a Perry bid? Would you want to stand before the public in a presidential debate and defend Obama’s record compared with Perry’s?
Read the whole thing, it is very good. In my view, and in the view of author of this column, Merrill Matthews, Perry holds advantages over Obama across the board.