I have a hard time getting past my anger toward the supposedly smart conservatives who bought into the hopenchange propaganda Obama peddled as skillfully as the most oily snake oil salesman. Moderates voted for him believing he was a moderate like them even though he had the most liberal voting record in the Senate as documented by The National Journal. Sadly, people saw what they wanted to see. As the saying goes, elections have consequences, and we’ll be feeling the consequences from this election for years because by the time 2012 arrives, America will be unrecognizable.
Today, though, a woman who describes herself as a moderate conservative (I’m not quite sure what that is) published a mea culpa in which she acknowledges she was wrong, oh so very wrong, to vote for Obama:
Admittedly, I was one of the moderate conservatives who was wooed by Obama during his PR campaign to become the country’s next president. Sadly, even though I was still unsure of my vote until the week before the election, I know better now. I truly had no idea he would turn out to be the radical tax and spend liberal he’s revealed. Since the beginning of his presidency, Obama seems more interested in making policies and decisions that grab headlines than those in the best interests of the country. The announcement of his whopping $3 trillion budget, trailing the $800 billion bank bailout, was shocking and yet the media seemed to rally around him. The president wants to do everything at one time, national healthcare, economy, taxes (wealth redistribution), clean energy, infrastructure, education and more. He acts very king-like, expecting Congress to endorse everything he floats their way, but his high octane PR strategy–loaded with smiles and good oratory may be fading.
Mr. Obama spends money like its coming out of his own piggy bank and expects Congress to rubber stamp his agenda at every turn, which they have been doing except when it came to the closing of Guantanamo Bay prison. This is when the pie in the sky headline grabbing Obama style of governing met reality. Mr. Obama asked Congress for $80 million to build a new prison (it’s just more money to pile on the ginormous debt) but they paused, scratched their heads and couldn’t just go along with this brazen request without more details from King Obama. Even more hilarious was when the administration said it would just relocate these terrorists to state prisons but governors stopped that bad idea — “not in my back yard.” Even FBI Director Mueller nixed the idea as highly risky because terrorists could easily plot attacks on the US from within prison, recruiting other terrorists, organizing, fundraising etc.
Now she knows better. Well, I’m glad she has finally seen the light but it really doesn’t do us a whole lot of good now that Obama is safely ensconced in the White House and is taking our country deeper and deeper into the abyss. America has been the last best hope for all those seeking the freedom to live and work as they wish, but she is rapidly becoming a country ruled by a heavy handed oligargy determined to squander America’s economy in order to pass the programs that will pay back their favored political groups and implement their redistributionist philosophy.