The 2012 presidential campaign is now in full swing. On one hand, it makes it very interesting because Americans always want to know who their next leader is going to be. On the other hand, it means that the next 14 months are going to be months of divisiveness, partisanship, and arguments.
Four years ago, Americans were fed up with the policies and inaction of George W. Bush. Same were beginning to think that President Bush was going to be one of the worst presidents of modern times. We did not know what was in front of us at the time. We thought that things could only get better. Boy, were we wrong.
President Obama is now in full campaign mode. He is going around the country making speeches like he is trying to save and create jobs for working-class America. But Americans are smart enough to know that he is only trying to save one job-his. President Obama is blaming the Republicans for his inability to accomplish things. He is finger-pointing and name-calling accusing his opponents of doing the same. In other words, not being very presidential.
President Obama has compared himself to the likes of Lincoln claiming that like Lincoln, he has endured more ridicule and had a a harder time trying to manage the office of the presidency than his predecessors. But unlike Lincoln, President Obama doesn't want to be president on all the people. He only wants to be the leader of his own special interest groups. The President doesn't have time for his opposition. He is currently trying to muster up the support from his base that he is lost over the past three years.
The president can't run on his record. The Economy is just as bad as it was when he took office. If not worse. There are still two wars going on. Immigration is still an issue. There are more poor people in America living below the poverty level than there have been in over a decade. Federal spending is also way up. Yet what is their only plan to rectify the situation? Raising taxes on the rich.
For three years, the administration has tried and tried again to get their Keynesian economic plan to work. The administration claims to have the corner on how the map is going to work out. If you take a dollar from a rich person and give it to a poor person through a social program, this redistribution of wealth will somehow increase the GDP. They really should be asking the question, is there an economist in the administration?
Proposing a jobs bill that is certain to fail is not going to create the only platform for a successful reelection bid. The administration believes it may. So once again, we are left only with the hope that maybe the next four years will be better than the time we have gotten to know .