Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Great Pretender

Oh yes, Im the great pretender
Pretending that Im doing well
My need is such I pretend too much
Im lonely but no one can tell

Oh yes, Im the great pretender
Adrift in a world of my own
I play the game but to my real shame
You left me to dream all alone

Words and Music by Buck Ram, sung by the Platters. This should be the theme song for Barack Obama.

During the election of 2008 it was common to hear people say that they were either going to vote for Obama, or that it wouldn't be that bad if he won. Their logic was that he was going to run to the left but govern to the middle like Clinton. However, my question to them was what has Obama ever done to lead you to believe that? The next question was "to the center like Clinton AFTER he went so far to the left that the Republicans won back the House and Senate for the first time in forty six years just two years into his administration?

Obama, like all Progressives, hide who they are from the voters. They have even gone back to the Progressive label after they had to run from it decades ago, and usurping the Liberal label. Now the word liberal always loses elections so they are Progressives. Obama ran that he would cut taxes on 95% of Americans only "soaking the rich." He ran that he was going to cut the budget, cut wasteful spending, cut out earmarks, and give real transparency to the political process. These are all conservative principles, and are wanted by the moderates and independents.

Of course Obama is anything but a centrist. He is the single most leftist ideologue to ever hold the White House. What has the result of his true style of governing with the American people? Actually it was predictable.

Today's polls show that 24% of Americans strongly approve of Obama, 42% strongly disapprove with a net negative rating of -18%. Yesterday it was -21%, and only 43-46%even marginally approve of Obama today.

When you look at how the polls showed us this year what the political makeup of our nation's voters. There are 21% who consider themselves to be liberal, 42% who consider themselves conservative and the rest independent or moderate. If you look at this poll number and Obama's you will find they are almost the same. Maybe we have learned something here.

John Adams told us that any any war only one third of Americans would strongly support it, another third would strongly oppose it, and the battle would be for the hearts and minds of the third in the middle.

This same principle works in politics as well. Neither party can win with only those who are strong supporters, they must win the hearts, minds, and trust of those independents and moderates.

That is why "The Great Pretender" lied to us about his moderate and even conservative ideas. Now that the middle has seen what he really meant, they have moved away in a sea-change. It is time to send Obama a strong message in November by taking away his toy box of a House and Senate that gives him what he wants.

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