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Thursday, April 05, 2012

As We Go Into Reelection Season ...

... the playing field has so much changed from last time around.

For the bloom is off the rose:
With 'hope and change,' President Obama misled America
By Reince Priebus, writing in Politico

The candidate of 2008 looks nothing like the president of 2012. Voters have seen through the phony rhetoric, and that will be his undoing.

Barack Obama was elected not just for what he promised to do but also for what he promised to be: a transformational, post-partisan, selfless leader.

Today, he is the opposite — self-interested and hyperpartisan. Rather than being transformational, he has transformed. Gone is the candidate whose rhetoric promised to unite. In his place stands a president whose words sharply divide: Democrats versus Republicans, us versus them. It’s cynical. It’s off-putting. For the millions who hung their hopes on “change,” it’s depressing.

In 2008, crowds cheered when candidate Obama declared, “I don’t want to pit red America against blue America. I want to be president of the United States of America.” By 2010, though, he had changed his tune, saying a Republican majority in Congress would mean “hand-to-hand combat.” Today, he rarely tries to do business with the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

Democratic operatives in Chicago and Washington are frantically asking, “Where have our supporters gone?” Those supporters are asking, “Where has our candidate gone?” [link]
Obama, it turns out, is just another two-bit Chicago politician.

And a lying weasel.

And an incompetent boob.

Time to send him back to the Big Windy and get someone in the Oval Office who can get this country back on track.