It seems to me that the only strategy the pro obama forces have is to demonize & discredit the opposition.. they certainly can't run on his record. His 2 main accomplishments? The nearly $1Trillion stimulus, that still has us with 8%+ unemployment & a stagnant economy, & universal health care, which the supreme court will likely find unconstitutional. Oh sure, lots of his cronies have gotten sweet deals at the taxpayer's expense.. solyndra, unions, academic grants, etc, but the left does not see the govt as a partner with economic growth & business, but as competition. Free markets offend the leftists, who want govt to rule & micromanage everything.
I think the choice in the upcoming election is becoming more clear:
1. More statism, big govt, taxes, & control.
2. More individualism, limited govt, & personal responsibility.
Or more simply,
Free-stuff or Free-dom.
The problem as i see it, is too many americans are dazzled by the promise of free-stuff. They think we can just print money & have it all! If we're going to do that, why not print everyone $1 million & let them have it? It will only add a few more T's to the deficit, so why not?
The boom of the welfare state & the entitlement mentality may spell the end of classical america. It seems we will sell our freedoms for some retirement percs or an illusion of prosperity. But surely we know the gravy train cannot go on forever? All ponzi scams come to a bitter end, & this leftist run financial scheme we are in will too. The dollar will either collapse, or severe austerity will have to become the rule to offset the irresponsible fiscal policies the left has burdened the taxpayers with.
There is no 'something for nothing'.
We can postpone disaster for a while, but unless we deal with the financial madness in the govt they will bankrupt us.
The left will distract, divide, deflect, distort, & discredit to keep our attention off of their fiscal madness.
'Look, birth control!'
'Run!! Religious zealots, and racist, nazi, women haters!!!'
They will do anything to keep our attention off of the finances. They will conjure up racism to distract us. They demonize business or the rich or the middle class, or anyone they can to deflect. They will portray their opponents as women haters & racist nazis.. anything to move the discussion from economics.
If they are successful, i don't know if the nation can survive. 4 more years of socialist policies will bring us closer to financial ruin. Just because we cannot imagine financial collapse does not mean it cannot happen. It has happened to other nations throughout history, & we are dancing to the same tune.
"Socialism is inseparably interwoven with totalitarianism and the abject worship of the State." ~Winston Churchill
The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance. ~Marcus Tullius Cicero
What IS Leftism? ..The first thing to say is that Leftism is emotional. The second is to say that the emotion is negative and the third thing to say is that the negative emotion (anger/hate/rage) is directed at the world about the Leftist, at the status quo if you like. The Leftist is nothing if he is not a critic, though usually a very poorly-informed critic. And the criticisms are both pervasive and deeply felt. ~John J. Ray