Sunday, August 26, 2012

When You Can't Run On Your Record...

It's clear that the president can't campaign on his accomplishments, of which there have been none, so this is what he and his party are reduced to:
To win the “war on women,” the party’s general staff are planning their own Normandy invasion, adding to their convention line-up a host of stellar “pro-choice” speakers, including Desperate Housewife Eva Longoria, Planned Parenthood’s head honchette Cecile Richards, NARAL Pro-Choice America abortion supremo Nancy Keenan, and Georgetown Law’s contraceptive coed Sandra Fluke. President Obama’s lavishly remunerated strategists have presumably run the focus groups and crunched the numbers, but, if I were a moderate, centrist, eternally indecisive swing-voter in a critical state and I switched on the Democrat convention to find a bunch of speakers warning about the threat to your abortion rights I would find it a very curious priority in the summer of 2012.

None of us can know what the world will be like four years from now, but one thing can be said for certain: An American woman will still enjoy her “right to choose.” Whether one supports or opposes abortion, the practical reality is that the biggest “threat” to your “right” to one is that you might have to drive a little bit further for it. Still, one should never underestimate the peculiar lens through which “progressives” view reality: The “war” on women boils down to Sandra Fluke, a 30-year-old schoolgirl, demanding Georgetown Law should pay for its students’ contraceptives — notwithstanding that the entire cost of that four-year contraceptive bill works out to less than the first week’s paycheck of a Georgetown Law graduate’s first job (average starting salary: $160 grand per year). War is hell.

If you think Barbara Boxer’s right about General Romney’s war on woman, feel free to waste your vote. But what else is likely to happen between now and the next time you cast a presidential ballot? We’ve rehearsed the fiscal stuff in this space before: China becoming the world’s biggest economy, another American downgrade, total U.S. liabilities equivalent to about three times the entire planet’s GDP. A “non-partisan” Pew Research study says the American middle class faces its “worst decade in modern history” — and the first bump down starts on January 1: The equally “non-partisan” Congressional Budget Office now says that the tax and budget changes due to take effect at the beginning of 2013 will put the country back in recession and increase unemployment. This is a revision of their prediction earlier this year that in 2013 the economy would contract by 1.3 percent. Now they say 2.9 percent. These days, CBO revisions only go one way — down. They’re gonna need steeper graph paper. In a global economy, atrophy goes around like syphilis in the Gay Nineties: A moribund U.S. economy further mires Europe, and both slow growth in China, which means fewer orders for resource-rich nations. . . . Four wheels spinning in the mud, and none with a firm-enough grip to pull the vehicle back on to solid ground.
This president has never even signed a federal budget.  Would you want to put your signature on the mound of debt he's racked up?  You don't hear the president or his party addressing any of these topics on the campaign trail, and for that reason if no other he deserves to be fired in November.


MikeAT said...

It's clear that the president can't campaign on his accomplishments, of which there have been none, so...

Darren I have to respectfully disagree with you here.
A point I’ve made multiple times on this blog (as well as other locations) is B Hussein Obama had no accomplishments leading up to his election that would show the ability to handle the Presidency. Now there have been no more accomplishments to show he’s up to the duty, but he has had multiple accomplishments since January 09:

- The largest deficits in the history of of nation in history.

- Seizure of multiple private industries.

- Getting away with blatant disregard for the law.

- Surrendering in the space race.

- Ending the work requirements in Welfare Reform.

Give me a few and I’ll come up with more but I haven’t had my second pot of coffee this am.

Agreed, not a record to run on, more like to run from like Jessee Owens.

allen said...

Look at the bright side. Obama was elected based on the color of his skin but he's got to for re-election based on the content of his character. The thought has to bring a smile to your lips.

mmazenko said...

So, your argument is ... "He's not playing right."

Darren said...

My argument is that he can't defend his 3-1/2 years in office so he's got to try to stir up some anger--this is what Hopenchange has brought you.

MikeAT said...


During one of our previous debates you flamed out the question for voters in this presidential election was the "purpose and reach" of government in our lives. I corrected you and said it was a referendum on the abysmal record of B Hussein Obama in office. So do you agree the point is BO's record? If so, knock the king over, the match is done.

Ellen K said...

As a woman, it offends me that the DNC thinks we are so lacking in depth that one topic is all that drives us to vote. I am personally far more concerned by our failing economy than whether some college bimbo can get free birth control. Last time I checked, pills were about nine bucks and condoms less than that. If you can't afford that, then maybe you aren't mature enough for sex.