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Many people would say the biggest mistake President Barack Obama made was getting elected President of the United States. He’s presided over one of the worst economies since the Great Depression where unemployment has been stuck over 8% for 41 straight months and our soaring debt earned America its first credit downgrade in history. Obama has spent America ($5 trillion to date) into a black hole of zero opportunity; diminished America’s standing in the world and divided citizens against each other at home. He has accomplished all this while blaming Bush, Republicans, Washington and every one under the sun except the man in the mirror, himself, for his incompetence as president.


Yet, in the face of this abysmal record, Obama’s arrogance is unwavering. During a cream puff interview with CBS anchor Charlie Rose, Obama said his biggest mistake as president was focusing too much on policy and not doing enough storytelling. Of course the opposite is true. Obama hasn’t focused on policies to improve the economy or our standing in the world.

He has had a myopic fixation on story telling, destructive stories pitting classes against one another, stories of blame and stories vilifying businesses and hard working Americans for achieving success.

“The mistake during my first term ,a couple of years was thinking that this job was about getting the policy right. And that’s important but you know the nature of this office is to tell a story to the American people that gives them a sense of unity, and purpose and optimism, especially during tough times. It’s funny when I ran everybody said you give a great speech but can he manage the job,” remarked Obama.

After nearly four years, we know Obama can’t manage anything and that’s his biggest problem. It’s stunning a president would think his job is to tell the American people stories rather than fix the country’s problems. These comments demonstrate how out of touch, in over his head and “me” centric Obama is as president of the greatest country on earth.


Ironically, Obama campaigned on uniting blue and red Americans, healing the nation and he’s done just the opposite. Obama has waged war on nearly every segment of the population to divide the country asunder: class warfare; the war on women (stay at home vs. working); the war on religion (Catholic Church contraception battle and support of gay marriage); war on race (Hispanic amnesty program) and the war on business.

As he tries to deflect attention from his lousy record to Mitt Romney’s tax returns, Obama sounds more ridiculous by the day. Last week at a campaign stop in Roanoke, VA, Obama declared people don't build businesses.

“If you’ve got a business you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet, so then all the companies could make money off the Internet. The point is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together,” said Obama.

If people don't build businesses, what the HELL do all of us do all day? We the people, who build and work at businesses, pay taxes that fund Obama’s salary and government. So businesses are people. And people who achieve success through hard work should not have their money taxed at higher rates and redistributed to others to subsidize their prosperity. That’s called collectivism another word for socialism another word for communism another word for the nanny state.


In a fiery retort from a rally in Pittsburgh, Romney reminded Obama, people work hard to build businesses and ‘‘I tell you this. I'm convinced that he wants Americans to be ashamed of success.’’

As a former business owner Romney said, ‘‘To say that Steve Jobs didn’t build Apple, that Henry Ford didn’t build Ford Motors, that Papa John didn’t build Papa John Pizza ... To say something like that, it’s not just foolishness. It’s insulting to every entrepreneur, every innovator in America.’’

This election isn’t about Mitt Romney’s tax returns. This election is about restoring America and her people to prosperity again which Obama failed to do. As a former governor, who worked with Democrats, brought down Massachusetts unemployment, reformed education and a former CEO of Bain Capital who helped companies thrive and create jobs, Romney is immensely more qualified to lead the country out of this malaise than Obama. On the trail, Romney talks of uplifting all Americans out of this economic nightmare through reduced government spending, tax reform and repealing job killing laws like Obamacare.

During their joint interview with Charlie Rose, Michelle Obama said, smiling, “I mean, hope doesn’t get actualized in three and a half years.”

Hope doesn’t rule a nation, results and effective policy do; two things that will never be actualized under Obama. This president is destroying our country from the inside out and the outside in. If Obama was white, the media and liberal Americans would have excoriated him LONG AGO. OBAMA HAS NO CLUE WHAT HE IS DOING AND IS MORE CONCERNED WITH HIMSELF THAN AMERICA’S PROSPERITY. It’s time for Mitt Romney. Let the race begin!


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