The Strategy vs. the Facts

The Obama strategy for reelection is painfully obvious: blame a “do-nothing Congress” for the current economic woes. Hey, if it worked for Harry Truman, it could work again—that must be the thought process behind it. Eighteen times in his “jobs” speech, Obama said Congress had to pass his bill right away, thereby setting the stage for blaming the Republican House if his plan doesn’t pass.

Keep in mind there is no real plan yet. All we have is a speech. No bill exists to be passed by Congress.

Of course, his “plan” is nothing more than another huge stimulus package, approximately $450 billion. He claims it doesn’t add anything to the deficit, that everything is paid for . . . somehow. He’s a trifle short on specifics as to how that has been accomplished. In fact, he’s punting it to the so-called Super Committee that has to come to an agreement to offer to the Congress.

All talk, no substance. So what else is new?

And the blame game continues apace when the real problem is this administration’s policies:

He claims he is the friend of business, and that he’s doing all he can to make life easier for the business climate. There are those who might disagree—they’re called businessmen:

And when Republicans try to help business, the president becomes the greatest obstacle:

All the while blaming Republicans for the lack of economic recovery. The hypocrisy is so thick, I truly wonder how anyone with even some rational sense can miss it. Obama, during the 2008 campaign, practically declared himself the One who would lead us out of our wilderness. So how’s that alleged leadership being perceived lately?

Don’t expect a promised land anytime soon. If this man stays in office past 2012, don’t expect it before a successor can take over in 2017. I really believe this upcoming election can be considered the most significant in my lifetime, and that’s saying a lot, considering how long I’ve been around.