If “vision” is the president’s primary task, then he has failed at even that. And that’s just further proof that America does not need a second Obama term.
There is one thing that is clear, however—and that’s what an Obama America looks like in practice: high unemployment, high taxes, record spending, record deficits, rising healthcare costs, and growing despair. We need more than vision. We need a president who is willing to keep his promises to the American people—not just his promises to a small group of political activists.
In 2012, Republicans will offer the much needed alternative—not just a vision for a stronger America, but also the economic leadership and agenda that it requires. And from now until Election Day, we will hold the president accountable for his record.
In February 2009, less than a month after taking office, the president didn’t mince words when he said, “I’m not going to make any excuses. If stuff hasn’t worked and people don’t feel like I’ve led the country in the right direction, then you’ll have a new president.”
Now, as Americans prepare for the holidays and a New Year, President Obama and Senate Democrats have the chance to take the country in the “right direction” for once. House Republicans have done their part. Now it’s up to the Democrats.
Will it be tax cuts and jobs for Christmas? Or tax increases? President Obama must choose. No excuses.