"If the election is a referendum on are people satisfied about the economy as it currently is, then we're not going to do well," Obama told ABC News in an interview to be aired in full Thursday.
That's one of the smartest things I've ever heard the President say. He is exactly right, but it is actually so much more than that. True, he has no idea how to fix this economy. But, the elections now and in 2 years should be about more than just that. Even if the economy were doing well, his brand of liberalism should not be allowed to continue in any measure. We've taken more steps towards socialism in the past two years than all of our previous years combined. And, he's not done. From dictionary.com:
1. a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.
2. procedure or practice in accordance with this theory.
3. (in Marxist theory) the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles.
Can anyone doubt that this is his core philosophy? What does it mean when the President authorizes the government takeover of major companies? What does it mean when the President signs into a law a bill that would take the best health care system in the world and turn it over to the government? What does it mean as the President continues to target the wealthy to tax and tax and tax until we are all at the same income level - poor?
We have a President whose core beliefs dictate that government should be involved in all of the details of our lives. He proclaims that this makes us better, that the government can review the spectrum of all of our needs and make better, more "fair" decisions on everyone's behalf (I mean really, who are we to think for ourselves?).
So, here we are, faced with a decision in November. I wish Obama was up for re-election, but he isn't. So, we have to remove his ability to get anything pushed through Congress. I would rather sit in complete gridlock for the next two years than have us move the direction that he wants us to. He can bitch and moan for 2 years about Republican gridlock until we have a chance to throw him out of office and elect somebody else (really, almost anybody else) into office.