Rachel Alexander

Meanwhile, Obama and his family traipse around the world on expensive junkets, wearing the finest clothes money can buy. They smile and wave, and First Lady Michelle Obama lectures us on being too fat as she continues to indulge herself, as evidenced by her own large size. Former Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi rails about greedy corporations while wearing her designer suits and living off the wealth of her husband’s successful firm. They exempt themselves from ethics rules, Obamacare and onerous regulations and taxes which they impose upon the rest of us. There is a disconnect between the wealthy Democrats who are running and destroying this country, and the middle class that is the victim of their policies.

The irony is that during the election, Obama portrayed Romney as a wealthy elite businessman out of touch with America, causing some voters to choose Obama over Romney. Yet everyone can clearly see Obama prancing around dripping in wealth, surrounded by Secret Service bodyguards and immune to the suffering of economically distressed Americans.

Sadly, middle America is too busy pretending to know better about politics, too content with the opiate of the masses - their alcohol, baseball games, and shopping - to bother lifting a finger to hold off the impending demise of the middle class. Some are on the government dole and haven’t felt the sting of Obama’s policies. Eventually, the country will run out of money and credit and even those on welfare will finally feel the pinch.

By then it may be too late; once a country has gone down a socialist path, there is no returning to a comfortable middle-class lifestyle. The socialist bastions of Denmark and Sweden boast “free healthcare,” but people can’t afford to eat out at restaurants in those countries, because they have the costliest restaurants in Europe. They also have some of the most expensive prices for alcohol and tobacco.

The good news is more people showed up at the polls to vote for Mitt Romney in 2012 than for John McCain in 2010; 60,933,500 to 59,948,423. Maybe some are finally starting to feel the pinch in time to save the direction of this country.

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of the Intellectual Conservative. She also serves as senior editor of The Stream.