The corrosive theme pervading the Democrat convention is government is the solution to all our ills and â€śwe the peopleâ€ť can achieve a government subsidized American Dream. From birth control and automobiles to education, housing, work and food on the table, the answer in Charlotte pushed by Michelle Obama, Sandra Fluke, Elizabeth Warren, and Bill Clinton is â€śYes, we can with government.â€ť
But the one thing missing from liberalsâ€™ mantra is how America is going to pay for all this government largess. In nearly four years, Obama spent $6 trillion more than George Bush spent in eight years in office. This has driven the countryâ€™s debt to $16 trillion US history, weakening our standing at home and abroad, yet Obama wants to continue to spend. â€śAmerica canâ€™t be great if we go broke,â€ť wrote the Simpson Bowles debt reduction commission.
Michelle Obama kicked off Democrat National Convention pushing her husbandâ€™s campaign rhetoric of divisive class warfare and spending with a spoonful of sugar. She attacked success and said those who earn success should â€śgive other folks the same chance.â€ť This was code for Â â€śthe havesâ€ť should pay higher taxes so government can pay for everybody elseâ€™s student loans, healthcare, and anything else under the sun Obama decides.
Michelle said her husbandâ€™s vision for America â€śisnâ€™t how much money you make, itâ€™s the difference you make in peopleâ€™s lives.â€ť And that difference according Obamaâ€™s worldview is to create â€śsuccessâ€ť for all Americans by growing government and level the economic playing field by robbing hard earned wealth from one group and redistributing it to others. Thatâ€™s called the government decides and you receive: socialism.
Wednesday night we heard from a shrill band of Democrat women, demanding this that and the other from government. Infamous law student Sandra Fluke spoke. Sheâ€™s the same Fluke who doesnâ€™t think women should pay for their own birth control even though she can pay $100,000 to attend Georgetown Law School.Â Fluke gave a redux of her Hill testimony supporting the Obamacare mandate that all insurance plans including Catholic organizations must pay for birth control of its employees, even if it violates their religious beliefs.
Elizabeth Warren gave a rousing speech, which stirred up the liberal base, hungry for government intervention.Â As mastermind of the new costly Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Massachusetts Democrat Senate candidate, Warren said individuals arenâ€™t responsible for anything in life because the â€śsystem is rigged against them.â€ť She agreed with Obama that government needs to be the caretaker of your job, your health, your house, etc. Warrenâ€™s diatribe was worthy of Lenin, Marx and Stalin.
But the icing on the cake was when President Bill Clinton took to the Charlotte stage and gave an unconvincing but electric performance why Obama deserves another four years to spend and grow government. Ironically Â Clinton was the champion of â€śThe era of big government is over,â€ť as he boasted in his 1996 State of the Union address. Yet, he defended Obamaâ€™s $6 Trillion of spending as improving the country thought Clinton balanced budgets. Obamaâ€™s binge spending has accomplished nothing but misery for Americans, unemployment of over 8% for the past three years, the first US credit downgrade in history, less than 2% economic growth.
Everyone knows by now, in 2008 Clinton despised Obama for running a race infused campaign against his wife Hillary Clinton and said Obamaâ€™s campaign was â€śthe biggest fairy taleâ€ť he had ever seen. Yet, Clinton spent nearly an hour Wednesday night telling the crowd they should re-elect Obama because he â€śinherited a messâ€ť but heâ€™s â€ścommitted to cooperation.â€ť Because Obama gave himself a grade of â€śincomplete,â€ť Clinton reached back to 1961 to compare how many jobs Republican and Democrat presidents have collectively created to make Obamaâ€™s abysmal jobs record look good.
Like Obama, Clinton made up excuses why Obama is doing poorly and needs another term. Clinton said itâ€™s because â€śRepublicans hate President Obamaâ€ť and Obama
â€śtried to work with Congressional Republicans on health Care, debt reduction, and jobs.â€ť Bill doesnâ€™t mention Clinton had a Democrat majority in Congress his first two years and instead of fixing the problem made it worse with failed a $800 billion stimulus, $2.3 trillion Obamacare and $22 billion Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform Act. Conversely, Clinton worked with a Republican Congress and got things done because he compromised with the opposition.Â Thatâ€™s what presidential leadership is about not blame.
Clintonâ€™s speech was more pregnant with excuses why Obama wasnâ€™t doing well than Â his successes. â€śPresident Obama started with a much weaker economy than I did. No President â€“ not me or any of my predecessors could have repaired all the damage in just four years. But conditions are improving and if youâ€™ll renew the Presidentâ€™s contract you will feel it,â€ť said Clinton.
Presidentâ€™s run for office knowing itâ€™s the hardest job in the world. In 2008, Obama proclaimed if he didnâ€™t fix things in four years, he didnâ€™t deserve another term. The American people canâ€™t run on hope anymore; weâ€™re empty like Obama is of a plan. Itâ€™s pretty indicative how weak a candidate Obama is when he has to ask a former president, who despises him to come to his rescue. According to the book the Amateur, Bill not only told Hillary Clinton Obama was â€śin over his headâ€ť but also encouraged his wife to challenge him in 2012 for the Democrat nomination.
For nearly four years, what Obama has â€śrevealedâ€ť about himself is heâ€™s not capable of leading, he hasnâ€™t improved things and he should be fired! What Democrats like Bill Clinton are spinning down in Charlotte is one big Obama fairy tale.
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