'Greatest Hoax Ever Perpetrated on the American People'

Ongoing observations on the presidential election campaign.

The literati and media elites may not have liked Clint Eastwood’s remarks at the RNC in Tampa (Yes, there were some cringe-worthy moments), but they have resonated well with rank and file Americans across the land who are hailing somebody who finally had the cohunes to speak the truth about President Obama’s re-election bid.

"When somebody doesn't do the job, you gotta let 'em go.”

And Eastwood’s post convention statement cuts right to the core:

“President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people”

Now, before you go dismissing Clint as some old, out-of-touch white guy, please remember this statement from former President Bill Clinton (The “Big Dog” in Charlotte) on candidate Barack Obama in 2008:

"Give me a break. This whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I've ever seen."

In reality, is Clint’s “hoax” statement any different from Bill Clinton’s "fairy tale" remarks during the 2008 Dem primaries?

People are finally waking up to realize that they’ve been duped by a leftist ideologue who was masterfully packaged and promoted as a unifying mainstream candidate but, in reality, is a self-convinced, narcissistic leftist with an agenda for transforming America into a country that most Americans would not want to call home.

The irony is that if Barack Obama had adopted a more centrist agenda, he would now be coasting into his second term with an enormous reservoir of American goodwill. But when you believe that America is an oppressor nation that only rewards the rich, steps on the backs of the poor and the downtrodden, and plunders and pollutes the natural resources of the planet, there is no way you could move more to the center.

Simply put, Barack Obama is no Bill Clinton.

Someday, historians will look back and ask how a former community organizer, lackluster state senator, and rookie US Senator/instant candidate, who we knew very little about since he blocked access to his records, ever became president. And a complicit media that made very little attempt to vet this man, will have “some ‘splainin’ to do”.

Brief takes on some prominent DNC themes:

“Shared Prosperity”. Who determines what’s shared? And by whom? That’s collectivism, folks.

"Community". Code for an ever encroaching government.

“Level playing field”. Absolutely, but sorry Dems, "equal opportunity” does NOT guarantee equal outcomes or results.

The American democracy and free-enterprise system is “rigged”. So determination and hard work do not count?? The successful were all born on third-base and thought they hit a triple??

This is the politics of envy and resentment, and, excuse me, is un-American at its core. Contrary to what the Charlotte Dems would have you believe, personal responsibility is not “Social Darwinism”. In short, the Dems have turned the “Three Little Pigs” story on its head. Don't work hard and build for the future while others fritter away their time. Because, in the end, the government is likely to say: "You didn't build that and you have to share."

The free-enterprise system, a proper, yet limited role for government, and personal responsibility are the hallmark of the American success story. It does not take a village to raise a child, the pioneer settlers did not need a federal subsidy or a 12-step program to cross the Rockies, and the government was not there at five in the morning or late into the night when American men and women took enormous personal and financial risks to start and grow their business.

Now, it's on to the debates.

My prediction from a previous blog remains unaltered...actually, somewhat strengthened after Charlotte: When people go into the privacy of the voting booth this November and do not have to worry about some pollster or in-the-tank media talking-head dismissing them as a racist for having the temerity to voice legitimate objection to President Obama’s policies, get ready for a Romney/Ryan victory of landslide proportions. Think 1980: Reagan vs Carter.

Stay tuned.

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Steven DeVaux September 10, 2012 at 09:33 AM
Well said Art, well said.
aimee September 12, 2012 at 01:14 PM
Kudos! I am putting a link to this on my facebook :)


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