Oozing with contempt, bombast, bravado, and arrogance but void of a plan describes the speech President Barack Obama gave to the Democrat National Convention to justify his re-election. Strutting onto the stage before his adoring base, Obama launched into the same tirade we’ve heard many times before: class warfare, Osama bin Laden is dead, I inherited a mess, I need more time, “change is a coming.”
“You elected me to tell you the truth,” shouted Obama. The sad thing is we’re not getting any truth. In 2008, Obama said if he couldn’t turn things around in four years, he should be a one-term president. But those pledges dissolved into preacher like demands Thursday night. Obama mentioned hope 15 times, telling the crowd he’s never been “more hopeful about America.” It’s just delivering on those promises of change he doesn’t want to talk about.
What was particularly shocking about his speech was when Obama declared like Richard III or Julius Caesar, presiding over a kingdom, “I'm no longer just a candidate. I'm the President.” Being elected the first black president, Obama seems to think he’s been given a mandate to do as he pleases, ignore the wishes of the American people, and not compromise to realize his radical vision of remaking America into a “fairer” totalitarian state, in which other people’s money is redistributed to the masses.
The subtext here is Obama will continue pushing the same old hackneyed polices which created 42 months of unemployment above 8%, gridlock in Washington, $16 trillion in debt and the first credit downgrade of America. In using the word “refuse” several times, he was telling Republicans he won’t work with them.
Obama promised more “investing” that is government spending with no attention to reigning in our deficits: wind and solar energy, more $500 million Solyndra loans, more government student loans, higher taxes on the rich, climate change, healthcare, more job killing regulations on Wall Street. You get the idea.