Obama’s record of hope, change, transparency
Changing the subject puts the focus on something else, and it makes it easier for government to stray. The important conversations like the economy, the jobless rates, taxes, foreclosures, entitlements, crime are put aside and replaced with these diversions. Yet, the record of those elected must be the focus. America needs to pay attention and look at this President’s record.
It appears that changing the subject takes the public’s eye from what politicians are supposed to be doing. The bleeding hearts come out of the woodwork for these diversions. Tents are pitched and the insanity begins. A recent push by New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg to limit the Big Gulp 64 ounce carbonated beverage made headlines, but New York‘s high taxes, crime and unemployment didn‘t. The diversion was huge. Now, Bloomberg’s telling women to breastfeed. Seriously, baby formula will be locked in hospitals cabinets like morphine and other drugs effective September 3. Rest easy, as in New York, women will be breastfeeding more and all New Yorkers drinking pop less. Yet, New York City ranked highest for drug-related property crime and ranked in the top 10 states for unemployment in June.
In Chicago, chicken made news; more so than the government’s job to find jobs, protect its citizens, and cut taxes.. Chicago’s murder rate is up 38 percent; 259 murders so far this year. Recently, when a seven-year-old girl was killed, shot in the crossfire, Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel had a message for the gangs, he told her family and anyone who’d listen that “ it’s not about crime, it’s about values.” What!? Now, Mayor Emanuel is telling business to get lost and citizens to quit eating chicken. Yes, Emanuel with a straight face told Chick-fil-A that this business does not share “Chicago’s values.“ I say, “Thank God.” This Mayor also begged thugs not to kill children in Chicago because, as he whimpered, “children are the future.” What? Crime in Chicago is beyond Al Capone, yet citizens should stop eating chicken? The Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy's recent interview comment stating that he does not support gay marriage is his opinion. With a 38 percent increase in crime, Chicago’s Mayor should direct his attention to safety, promoting businesses, and reducing taxes rather than chicken sandwiches.
This Saturday, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who has mayoral aspirations, sent a letter to New York University’s President asking that the school immediately end their contract with Chick-fil-A. "I write as the Speaker of the NYC Council, and on behalf of my family. NYC is a place where we celebrate diversity. We do not believe in denigrating others. We revel in the diversity of all our citizens and their families,” her letter begins. Another politician not working to provide security, reduce tax and spend and increase business and employment.
Diversions take the focus off what elected officials promised, but failed. The whining, blaming, attacks make for great headlines, but a candidate’s record is most important. The record of this U.S. President is most important and must remain the only topic.
President Obama’s race--he has a mother who is Caucasian and a black father , his preacher’s hate America speeches, his autobiography touting his drug use, birth certificate, education, friends like cop killer Bill Ayers might be the fringe of who he is, but not his record as President. Has President Obama kept his promises of hope, change and transparency?
As this historic Presidential campaign continues, America must move beyond Democrat and Republican political parties, baby hugging, and movie star endorsements. What about Obamacare, now called Affordable Health Care, a program crafted at whose expense? Will America want to be part of the portion regarding abortions?
What about bringing America together? His words condemn the rich and work to continue to victimize the poor. He has provoked anger and envy on those who make more than $250,000, but he himself is a millionaire. Rather than uplift and encourage, Obama is the divider.
Has he kept America safe?-- illegal aliens, gun running of Fast and Furious, security leaks, and apologies for America.
What about business? This President appears to be more socialist than capitalist. He continue to profess that America needs government; food stamps, welfare, unemployment, and so many entitlements from government--paid by taxpayers. He has no clue beyond the confines of his government job; paid for by taxpayers--corporate jet, vacations, golf, food and lodging.
Mr. President, the private innovative genius of business built America, not government. The Internet was built not by government, but in spite of government. Mr. Obama how dare you speak to business and finger point to business and tell them that “you didn’t build it.” For the record, Mr. Obama YOU ARE OUT OF TOUCH with the private sector and business. The private sector is not fine. You have never owned or operated a business to understand the hard work and sacrifice. For the record, business hires workers, pays taxes, and builds America. Workers are hired by a business to work to produce a good or service. If this economy collapses, who will support government? Government takes and spends; it does NOT provide income.
Voting in 2012 to get America back on track might mean separating ourselves from fluff and diversions. America gave this President a chance to do his job, but he has failed. America cannot afford four more years of Barrack. He must be fired; voted out. It’s time that America looks at the record and accomplishments of Mitt Romney and vote Romney for President in 2012. For the record, Mitt Romney has my vote for President.