During the 2008 election campaign, Candidate Barack Obama was fond of using the analogy that George Bush “drove the car in a ditch” to pertray an image that Bush had carelessly and perhaps recklessly caused the financial crisis in which America found itself.
Here we are nearly four years later and the economy has yet to recover and while the unemployment rate has dropped from the high point, it is still above the mark Obama inherited. And the only reason the number has declined is because millions of Americans have been removed from the ranks of the unemployed because they have given up hope of finding a job in the Obama economy.
We now have 45 million people on food stamps, a 70% increase since 2007. And the numbers are expected to continue to climb through 2013.
Race relations are at an all time low and Obama has managed to pit one group against another in nearly every walk of life. Church against state, Federal government against state government, left against right and unions against everyone.
And Obama has made it a point to not only destroy the American dream, but punish those who manage to actually achieve it!
We are now hated by more countries around the world than ever.
Our treasury is $5 trillion in debt.
The tank is empty. Figuratively and literally. The Obama administration has wasted billions of dollars he promised would produce jobs and green energy and we have seen none. Even worse, he has shut down oil exploration and drilling on federal lands, stopped the Keystone XL Pipeline and outlawed coal. And now, unable to put a stop to the practice called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, because much of that is taking place on non federal land, Obama has turned to regulating the ozone “pollution” that the equipment produces. Fracking has made Natural Gas cheap – really cheap. And it has provided much needed jobs.
And Obama has borrowed more money in three years than Bush did in eight. And Obama called the debt Bush amassed “unpatriotic”.
Not only are we still “in the ditch,” we are flat broke and out of gas.
And Obama’s “green” jobs and energy are also bankrupt. And there is even the ultimate bit of irony that Wind Farms not only kill birds, they are contributing to global warming! Not to mention the fact that it takes more energy to heat the turbines in the winter to prevent freezing than they actually produce!
So Obama has decided to change the “Hope and Change” slogan to “Forward”.
What I can figure out is if the new slogan is intended to signal that Obama has finally found the forward gear on the car, or if he doesn’t want Americans to look back on the last 4 years.
Even the Progressives sitting in the back seat of the stuck, out of gas car are screaming “Are we there yet?”
No. We are not. It is time to find someone who knows how to drive.
Let’s put the dog on top of the car, change drivers and get out of this ditch.
Obama is even leaving a bad taste in Seamus mouth!