Let’s Hope It Is Not Too Late (9/10/2014)
September 10, 2014
We are now past Labor Day and the political season that has been bubbling and gurgling below the surface is now in full view. Perhaps the biggest impact on this year’s mid-term elections will be the President and administration and the way the electorate views their job performance and character. Some of the President’s strongest supporters are now backing away. Democrats running for re-election in red or swing states will no longer be caught in the same town when the President comes calling. And with good reason.
President Obama and his Attorney General have now supplanted Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton as the kings of racial divide.
The President calls a press conference where he announces he has no strategy to defeat Islamic extremists committed to eradicating any faith but Islam and establishing Sharia Law throughout the Middle East, who openly beheads American citizens, executes captured Iraqi troops by the hundreds and brutally murders and rapes civilians by the thousands.
He then declares our goal is to destroy ISIS and, minutes later, modifies his stance when he said our goal is to bring ISIS to a manageable level. What is a manageable level? Is it for ISIS to agree to reduce their murder rate by ten percent? Or rape only on Wednesdays? Or keep what territory they have over- run but not take anymore?
The President is a disaster. Under his leadership, or rather lack of it, America looks foolish, inept, confused, and weak to what few friends we still have around the world and to an increasing number of enemies. He has made a mess of Syria, chastised and ridiculed Israel, turned worse than weak in the knees with Vladimir Putin leaving the Ukraine to wonder if we are truly the life-line we promised them we would be.
On the home front, Obamacare is turning out to be as bad for Americans as predicted. Less choice, higher costs, and lower levels of coverage.
Our border to the South is over-run with illegal immigrants storming the border states.
Economic growth is anemic.
Job creation a fraction of what it should be.
The true unemployment rate is well over 12%.
The percentage of Americans in the work force today is lower than at any time in our history.
The families of those Americans murdered at our Consulate in Benghazi have yet to be told the truth about what really happened, why and who is responsible for leaving their loved ones in such a vulnerable position then did nothing to try and rescue them when all hell broke loose.
There is overwhelming evidence that senior IRS officials did, with malice and forethought, set out to target conservative groups seeking tax exempt status and then lie about it to Congress.
The U. S. Justice Department is still covering up the facts of their role in the disastrous gun-running, Fast and Furious, escapade that left a U.S. border guard murdered by Mexican cartel gunmen.
The President and his Attorney General, boldly and without reservation, declared they would not defend the Defense of Marriage Act, duly passed by the Congress and signed into law, because they did not agree with it. This is not the only time the president has thrown the Constitution out the window. He took an oath as he was sworn in as President to protect and defend the Constitution and enforce the law of the land, not just those laws he and the Attorney General agree with.
It is time to end this long running nightmare. We can start by getting off our duffs and mobilize our families, friends and neighbors to stand up for America and elect enough, six to be exact, conservative U. S. Senators and take control of the U.S. Senate.
Over 70% of Americans say the country is on the wrong track. We have to change directions.
Since the mid 1700s, American men and women, true patriots, have given their lives to establish and maintain our basic freedoms of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Liberty and the willingness to do whatever it takes to preserve it for future generations will be our generation’s legacy. Today we must carry on that fight here at home against this President who will stop at nothing to expand the Federal Government’s intrusion into our daily lives. And at the same time we have no choice but to defeat those abroad who would destroy our way of life.
We are in a fight to the death with Islamic fundamentalists, terrorists, who would destroy our way of life. It will be a long fight and more blood will be spilled before we defeat this barbaric threat. It will take courageous young men and women willing to stand up for the rest of us for years to come in order that we ultimately win the day and preserve the country our Founding Fathers left to us.
I am including this short video produced by a grocery store chain in the South. I do not normally attach e-mails or videos I receive, but this is worth seeing and illustrative of the strength of our nation and why we will ultimately prevail.
Many of us may be a too little long in the tooth to don a uniform and go off to foreign shores to meet the challenges our country faces today, but there are other things we can do. Will you join the fight today? Will you support our young men and women in uniform by helping to elect good, strong conservatives to Congress? Men and women who will defend the Constitution, and who will stand up to the President and say, “enough already, we want our country back.”
Chairman, Conservative StrikeForce PAC
Former Deputy Secretary of Labor Under Ronald Reagan (1985-1989)
Senior Vice-President, National Federation of Independent Business (1998-2002)
Executive Vice-President, American Conservative Union (2008-2011)