Listening to local news talk shows in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, makes one wonder how on earth Barack Obama ever got elected President the first term, much less the second.
As the President continues with his cover-ups, lies, distortions and deception, more and more Americans are becoming increasingly alarmed by the continued policy shifts or “flip-flops” from the administration; or at least the appearance of such.
Depending on the base or group he is attempting to please at any given moment, it is all show and no substance.
It seems nobody is really pleased with the job this President is doing; or at least his solutions. It doesn't seem to matter if you're Republican, Libertarian, Independent or even Democrat; everybody seems to be able to find something they don't like about this President.
Now that the President’s second term has begun, his administration always seems to move in a variety of directions that will serve the needs of any situation, political group or lobby which happens to be objecting to the administration’s position; regardless of the topic.
There is also the matter of this President’s ability to deceive through exaggeration. This administration almost always sees every situation as a disaster or catastrophe; the end of the world syndrome.
Congress is told to get it done now or it’s the end of our economy or even the nation itself. The media even makes it sound like it could be the end of life as we know it.
When Congress doesn’t respond fast enough, the administration moves from the mode of being Presidential to the mode of Presidential campaigning; frightening the American people.
The threat of non-payment of government jobs, delaying Social Security checks and suggesting that children would go hungry are just a number of the tactics this administration has used shamelessly in an attempt to force passage of their programs and blackmail a Republican controlled House of Representatives.
The current situation involving cover-ups, lies, distortions and deception is the President’s very own plan of sequestration.
This was invented, proposed and the bill signed by the President back in 2011.
Obama did so supposedly to compromise with the GOP led House of Representatives in order to push through a budget without spending cuts (which House Republicans were insisting on) and allow automatic spending cuts to come about in 2013.
Now that the proverbial "spending cut alarm" has gone off, the president is trying to blame congress for his own idea and try and prevent cuts which the congress saw as necessary (and he signed off on) in 2011.
The hypocrisy aside (of which this President has no shortage of), this is a continuation of the administration’s constant attempt to have their cake and eat it too.
The President’s recent statement of “So these cuts are not smart. They are not fair. They will hurt our economy. They will add hundreds of thousands of Americans to the unemployment...“ is just an example of both the distortion and hypocrisy this President is willing to use to remove blame from himself and point the finger at congress.
According to local news and talk shows in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas however, the public isn't buying it; they're furious. This is especially true of those employed directly by government or with employment assisted by government funding. These people are fed up with a President and governmental leadership more concerned with political gain than the people they were elected to lead.
The President is simply insistent in continuing his overall plan to bring a European form of democratic socialism to the United States and apparently doesn’t care who he hurts or how he accomplishes it.
For those of you simply sitting back and saying “at least he can’t run for a third term”; think again.
Rep. Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.), recently introduced a bill that would amend (or dissolve) the 22nd Amendment which bars any president from serving more than two full terms in office. It was passed by Congress in 1947 and ratified in 1951 as a reaction to Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s four-term presidency.
Although many versions of this bill have been introduced previously, many political pundits believe the current political atmosphere is ripe for this amendment change.
God help us all as a nation if this President were to get another term in office.
Please click like and leave your comment if you agree, as well as your thoughts about a change to the 22nd amendment.
© 2013 Dr. Lee W. Outlaw III