Even by the Obama administration’s standards, President Obama‘s Democratic National Convention speech (at the end of an event in which a DNC delegate expressed her wish on camera to kill Obama’s opponent) was an absolute farce:
I won’t pretend the path I’m offering is quick or easy. I never have. You didn’t elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear. You elected me to tell you the truth. And the truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades.
What reasoning we have here. You voted for me four years ago, and things are worse, but vote for me now and things will be better. And what if they aren’t? Vote Obama out of office in 2016?
It will require common effort, shared responsibility, and the kind of bold, persistent experimentation that Franklin Roosevelt pursued during the only crisis worse than this one. …
Obama did not point out that nearly every one of FDR’s programs failed to improve the Great Depression. World War II didn’t end the Great Depression either. Ending World War II did.
(To the person who called me at work — admittedly impressive given that he lives on the other end of the state — to disagree with my most recent appearance on Wisconsin Public Radio, a rather unpleasant hour that I’ll never get back: The fact that your parents benefited from some FDR alphabet soup program does not mean the nation did. The fact you benefit from a weak dollar does not mean the nation is. If the nation was better off under Obama economic programs, unemployment and underemployment would not be at 14.7 percent right now.)
The path we offer may be harder, but it leads to a better place. …
Only if you’re as socialist-leaning as Obama is.
You can choose the path where we control more of our own energy. After thirty years of inaction, we raised fuel standards so that by the middle of the next decade, cars and trucks will go twice as far on a gallon of gas. …
Except that (1) you will be more likely to die in a crash in that car because it will be smaller and not even Obama can overturn the laws of physics; (2) the car will not do what you want it to do, namely carry all your passengers and all their cargo, and you won’t be able to afford to (3) buy the car or (4) drive it since Obama is working to increase gas prices to $10 per gallon.
And now you have a choice – we can gut education, or we can decide that in the United States of America, no child should have her dreams deferred because of a crowded classroom or a crumbling school. …
Wherever that is happening, that is the fault of that school district’s local taxpayers. Not the federal government.
Around the world, we’ve strengthened old alliances and forged new coalitions to stop the spread of nuclear weapons.
Really? Which enemy of ours fears the wrath of the United States of America? Does Iran? What’s changed about al Qaeda after Osama bin Laden’s death? Have they been destroyed? How is the Taliban doing these days?
After all, you don’t call Russia our number one enemy – and not al Qaeda – unless you’re still stuck in a Cold War time warp.
Did al Qaeda ever have nuclear weapons? No. Does Russia? Most definitely. Do you trust Vladimir Putin (who sees Obama as weak)? Perhaps Obama does. We should not.
You can choose a future where we reduce our deficit without wrecking our middle class.
Unemployment above 8 percent is wrecking the middle class. Family incomes that have dropped 10 percent since January 2009 are wrecking the middle class. The Obama administration’s work, if you want to call it that, is wrecking the middle class. And yet the federal debt has increased by 50 percent over the past four years to hit $16 trillion at the start of last week.
As Americans, we believe we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights – rights that no man or government can take away. We insist on personal responsibility and we celebrate individual initiative. We’re not entitled to success. We have to earn it. We honor the strivers, the dreamers, the risk-takers who have always been the driving force behind our free enterprise system – the greatest engine of growth and prosperity the world has ever known.
This from the same person whose private-sector experience is practically nonexistent and who, more to the point, famously proclaimed that business people did nothing to earn their success.
I’m no longer just a candidate. I’m the President. I know what it means to send young Americans into battle, for I have held in my arms the mothers and fathers of those who didn’t return. I’ve shared the pain of families who’ve lost their homes, and the frustration of workers who’ve lost their jobs.
I, I, I, I, I, I, I, I, I, I. With the possible exception of Bill Clinton, we have never seen a president who has such a complete lack of humility, as total a sense of self-absorption, and as infinite an ability to self-delude as Barack Obama.
Yes, our path is harder – but it leads to a better place.
The “better place” would be unemployment for Obama, Joe the-two-digit-IQ-vice-president Biden, and everyone employed by the Obama administration as of Jan. 21, 2013. If Obama is reelected, I increasingly believe this nation will not survive four more years.