Wednesday, September 8, 2010

America's Soul

The President whined in Milwaukee on Monday that he “was being talked about like a dog” by his political opponents. The narcissistic President and is sycophantic pathetic pawns in the media are bewildered that the President and the Democrats are being cast aside. Neither the Democrats nor the pathetic pawns understand why the President and his minions are not receiving more credit for his legislative victories. Both lament that the economy is not their fault; that it was the Bush administration and the republicans that “drove the car in the ditch”. The Obama administration and democrats mid-term election themes seem to be entirely based on anti Bush rhetoric, the economy is growing albeit slowly, and the democrats will return the country to fiscal responsibility.

Bottom line is that the Democrats have nothing positive to run on. The Democrats have controlled Congress since 2007. The legislative agenda pushed by Obama and passed by the democrats is largely unpopular with the American public. The democrats blew a perfect opportunity to relegate the Republicans to permanent minority status; out in the wilderness with very little to offer. However instead of focusing on the economy that was in the ditch since late 2007, the democrats set out on a path take care of their special interests; namely their union buddies. Obama and the democrats threw away $787 billion dollars for so-called shovel ready jobs. Instead of creating or saving 3.5 million jobs due to the shovel ready jobs, Obama sent the money to conduct research on such things as the effects of cocaine on monkeys and to sign makers to promote the propaganda that was his stimulus plan. After throwing money away in the name of stimulus and ignoring the economy, Obama set out on a liberal agenda; ignoring the will of the people. Obama’s mandate was not the liberal agenda. Obama’s mandate was to change the way Washington operated. Many Americans voted for what they believed to be a post partisan President; a moderate that would work across party lines in order to accomplish the people’s business. The promise of hope in moving Americans past the racial discord of the past and into a new post racial America where Americans looked beyond race is what the people believed they were voting for; that was the mandate. Had Obama focused his attention on the economy in his first year and got us moving in the right direction, instead of expecting the economy to fix itself, the legislative victories would had made him the folk hero everyone expected.

Instead we are about to have our third election cycle in row that becomes a wave election. The Republicans are poised to make inroads in the Democrats majority in both the House and the Senate if not take the outright majority. The wave elections will continue until one of the parties wins the soul of America. The silent majority has been attempting to send the legislative branch and executive branch a message since 2006. It seems that message is not being heard and the voting public will continue with the wave elections until one party or the other wins over the soul of America. Whichever party listens and hears the people first will be the ultimate winner and win the right to govern this great country. We don’t want to hear Obama whining about the way he is talked about or hear Obama blame Bush when it is him that is behind the wheel. Americans understand Bush was President when the economy tanked, the 2008 election changed leadership in Washington. What Americans want is way path forward; a plan to get us out of the mess both parties had a hand in creating. The huge deficits facing America are the fault of Obama and the Democrats and not the Republicans or Bush.

We all can agree that the power of the purse belongs with Congress. Whoever controls Congress sets the appropriations and establishes how our tax payer dollars are spent. So I conducted a little research to find out who exactly is responsible for our massive and growing debt. The question is was is the Republicans that created the large deficits or the Democrats. What I found was astounding. The President is lying through his teeth blaming Republicans. It is the Democrats in Congress that included Obama that have created the large deficits, not the Republicans or Bush. Looking at the numbers I went back through the 12 years of a Republican led Congress. In 12 years or Republican majorities in the House and Senate (I will even give the Democrats 2001 through 2003 when the Democrats under Tom Dashle controlled the Senate) and found that between 1995 and 2006 the Republicans ran a total of $1.248 trillion dollars of deficit spending or on average $104 billion dollars per year. This all changed in 2007. Once the Democrats took control over the purse strings, the deficits have totaled $3.719 trillion dollars in 4 years or on average $930 billion dollars per year. Please let this all sink in; the Democrats managed to run three times the deficits in a third of the time and Obama has the audacity to blame the Republicans?

So let me get this straight. Obama is against the Bush tax cuts from 2001. A look back at the deficits recorded did see an increase immediately following the Bush tax cuts as expected in 2002 through 2004. However, once the tax cuts filtered through the economy the deficits were again declining from 2005 through 2007, with 2007 bringing record revenue from the taxpayers. Yet in one short year after the Democrats took over Congress the deficits shot through the roof. So it is not the wars our Nation is fighting, it is not the Bush tax cuts, it is not the Republicans in Congress, nope it is the Democrats that just can’t get enough of our hard earned dollars. It is no wonder then that democrats are having such a hard time this election cycle. The democrats are really the ones that have driven us in the ditch and don’t know how to get us out. It was the Obama administration dropping the ball on the economy, hoping it just fixed itself, while pushing his liberal agenda that has kept us in the ditch. Bottom line is the democrats are in trouble because they do not have a positive message to run on. Americans have tired of Obama’s whining and blaming Bush. Americans are tired of mortgaging our children’s future while receiving nothing in return except for more government intrusion in their lives. Americans are tired of trickle up economics. Americans are tired of a government that refuses to listen to the wisdom of the people. Americans want someone, anyone that will capture the American soul and return America to the prosperous nation it has the potential to be. America wants a leader that will capture her soul.


Anonymous said...

11/3/2o1o. We got out bloodbath! Now let's see if the Republicans can stay smart enough to remember that this was a move against the Democrats, and not a blanket mandate for them.

Anonymous said...

Where is the Lizard??

The Lizard said...

The Lizard has been on Hiatus until Mid DEC. The Lizard will be back with a vengence then just in time for the run up to the Republican Presdiential Nomination candidate posturing and debates.