To The Daily Sun,
Let's be honest. In Friday's Sun L.J. Siden gave us the umpteenth version of "It's still all Bush's fault", six years into the Obama presidency. It is more than clear the liberal, lunatic fringe is never going to step up to the plate and accept the responsibility for the incredible failure of Obama's presidency. They simply lack the strength of character for such an admission.
With Democrats it is always a "war" on someone. Always someone else's fault. If it isn't Bush, it is Wall Street. If it isn't Wall Street, it is the top 1 percent. If it isn't the top 1 percent, it is racism. If it isn't racism, it is the mean-spirited, greedy business community. It is always somebody but them.
The best any presidential aspirant can hope for is that he catches the bottom of the down slope of the economic cycle so he can claim his policies are the cause of the upturn. Upturns that happen with or without a president. That any sitting president tries to grab credit for an economic recovery is at the least disingenuous, at the worst a bold-faced misrepresentation of the truth.
In 2008 Barack Obama came on the scene as a bright beacon of hope. The man was, and is a gifted orator. He used that gift to wind the American public around his finger, as great orators can do. Barrack Obama spoke loudly and often of the failure of the Bush presidency. Intentionally demeaning his policies, reminding us all politics is indeed a "blood sport," not for the faint of heart. Obama spoke insightfully and with knowledge of every Bush policy mistake while assuring an adoring public "he had the fix" for every problem. Obama was the equivalent of the old Shell Oil Company answer man. If the nation needed a nut for a bolt he had it. If it needed a hammer to bang a loose policy in place he had it. If it needed a key hole saw to rearrange legislation he had it. Barack Obama won the 2008 election overwhelmingly as the nation cheered. All three branches of government went Democrat in the landslide.
This country was off the Bush track and on to the Obama track with promises of happiness and prosperity just over the horizon. The liberal spending machinery sprang into high gear. A trillion dollar stimulus was all the country needed to ignite a new cycle of economic growth and job creation. Shovel-ready jobs by the millions were waiting according to the now famous words of Joe Biden.
As we all know the fantasies of politicians running for office seldom work out as billed. Barack Obama was not a Second Coming of Christ, just another self-centered politician looking out for his best interests before all others. The promised transformative presidency in the shadow of Lincoln has been in fact a Jimmy Carter replay. Washington conducting uncorrupted politics was more than a joke. That Obama would unite a very divided country was the worst deception of all. Promises that vaporized literally the day he took his oath. Within 24 months the public handed Democrats their most sweeping election defeat in more than 80 years from one coast to the other, including the loss of Congress and the loss of countless governorships and statehouses. Major political advantages Republicans still hold today. Advantages they are about to increase in November.
This country is going to turn hard right in seven weeks. I guarantee it. The hard left this country took under Obama 2008 has only put this nation deeper into the economic ditch and more people today feel less safe than the day Obama took office.
In 2014 the public has in good measure lost its confidence in Barack Obama. No president in modern history had higher expectations tied to his presidency, and none made bolder promises to the voters. The man who professed to know how to fix every Bush mistake only doubled down the pain on all of them. The man who promised prosperity has produced none. The middle class has shrunk, the lower class has bulged and the rich have had their pockets stuffed under Obama. It is now more than clear the political equivalent of the Second Coming of Christ turned out to be nothing but a first-class fraud who talked well, but like so may before him, was an empty suit.