Our Post Hope President
What else to run on with 1.7 percent GDP growth (2011), record long-term joblessness and record 8 percent-plus unemployment (38 consecutive months, as of this writing). Slice and dice, group against group.
There is a problem, however. It makes a mockery of Obama’s pose as the great transcender, uniter, healer of divisions. This is the man who sprang from nowhere with that thrilling 2004 convention speech declaring that there is “not a black America and white America and Latino America and Asian America; there’s the United States of America.”Not any more. Barack Obama hops from special interest or identity group to another, promising this new entitlement (better rates on student loans) or warning against those nasty Republicans who would take away your right to vote without proving who you are.
Then, of course, there's the "war on women" the president's supporters keep attempting to sell female voters and the media with the pitch that Republicans want to take away a women's right to free contraception.
Obama is a pathetic sham of the candidate he ran as in 2008. The healer, the hoper, the changer is now the fear monger, the panderer, the failure trying to cobble together just enough votes from disparate and desperate voting blocs to win another term.
But then what? Four more years like the last four?
Thanks, but no thanks.
UPDATE: And let's not forget his sop to the environmental left on the Keystone XL pipeline. He killed it for no other reason than election year politics.
Furthermore, one of his top EPA regulators had to resign for making the mistake of publicly saying how the agency goes about its business of "crucifying" the oil and gas industry. Political denials aside, that's exactly how this administration has gone about the business of "governing."
Kim Strassel fleshes this out more