Comments by Jim Campbell
It’s been popular lately for GOP Presidential hopefuls and many conservative pundits to declare that we can’t afford four more years of Barack Obama in the White House. I agree, but I would take it a step further. I don’t think we can afford even another year and a half of this big government, economy-busting wrecking ball. It’s time for the President to cut his losses and resign.
It took a lot for me to say that, especially considering I’m essentially calling for a President Joe Biden (hey, when hair plug Joe looks better than the incumbent, things are really bad).
The catalyst came in the June 29th news conference in which Obama discussed the debt ceiling impasse. During that odd, sometimes off-teleprompter rambling address, Obama delivered one of his typical un-Presidential cheap-shot, demagogic speeches. He chastised the Congress (the GOP) for failing to reach a deal and contrasted them with his preteen daughters (who always get their homework done early).
He also read aloud from the worn-out progressive playbook:
- Class warfare
- Raising revenue via tax hikes
- Saving children and seniors from the evil clutches of the GOP
- Yadda yadda
He called for the two sides to come together, but by laying out his vision for ending the impasse, he essentially defined compromise as the GOP agreeing with him and the Democrats. Then he showed he’s been spending his time on Planet Hypocrisy by scolding the Congress for even thinking about taking a vacation during such a crisis, while virtually practicing his golf swing at the podium.
I look back at his first two and a half years in office, and his record of “accomplishments” that would make any Marxist proud. We’ve seen a Stimulus Bill that effectively amounted to a big government hostile takeover of certain private sector industries (auto manufacturing, insurance, banks). He’s had a slew of Czars — unelected bureaucrats — to push corporate-killing regulation by fiat, thereby unconstitutionally circumventing the legislative process. Let’s not forget the Dear Leader’s Health Care (the constitutionality of which is being considered in various courts) and the Wall Street Financial Reform bill.
These initiatives have had one thing in common: they destroy jobs and devour what little freedoms we still have left, corralling more citizens into the pen of big government dependency. The Minister of Truth, Jay Carney (am I the only one who thinks he looks like Family Ties’s Alex Keaton after a really bad day every time he takes the podium?), tells us that up is down and down is up when explaining how we’re in a recovery (despite rising unemployment).
After two and a half years of this Orwellian nightmare, I just want to wake up and see Ronald Reagan sitting behind the Oval Office desk, smiling and assuring us that things will be better again. Wednesday’s performance was the final straw for me. Barack Obama needs to go, and he needs to go now. Mr. President, for the sake of our economy, and for the sake of the Constitution which I fought to protect during my military service: resign.