Incompetent, Inexperienced, Dishonest, Corrupt………
These are some of the words that I would use to craft a bill of indictment against President Barack Obama.
In less than four years President Obama has given America the following:
1. Twenty -three million Americans out of work
2. Unemployment at 7.9%
3. Seventeen million more Americans on food stamps
4. Over one trillion, that is with a T, dollars in welfare payments annually
5. A sixteen trillion dollar national debt
6. Hundreds of millions of dollars in tax payer money to fund failing green energy businesses owned by his political supporters
7. Quick on the trigger to take credit for killing Osama Bin Laden and revealing national security information in the process
8. Knowingly misleading the American people about what happened and why in Benghazi
10. Lower take home pay
With this record of incompetence and failure, I am incapable of understanding how this election is so close three days from election-day. There are some signs of hope, however. Early voting in key states is more favorable to Mitt Romney and the Republicans than many had predicted. Energy and enthusiasm among conservatives is much higher this year than in 2008. Independent voters are leaning to Romney and he has wiped out the deficit he once had with women voters. While the economy is still the number one issue in most Americans’ view, more and more people are realizing the President’s bungling of Benghazi-Gate is indicative of his foreign policy weakness. He has misled the American people; his administration refused to provide adequate security for the Embassy and Consulate personnel in Libya which resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including the U. S, Ambassador. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, and her staff have blood on their hands.
The mainstream media has been so in the bag for Obama this election that their lack of professional ethics should become a case study in every school of journalism for the wrong way to cover politics and policy. A free press is essential to a free society, but the media has to earn the public’s respect. The mainstream media is not only losing the respect of the public, their biased coverage of politics and public policy issues over the last several years is undermining their relevance to our democracy.
In spite of the mainstream media’s out-front support of President Obama it looks like there are enough Americans not only awake but prepared to make a change in the direction President Obama has thrust America. This election is going to be close in every swing state. Please be certain to vote. Call your friends and make sure they vote, too. There is too much at stake-----for our children and for our country, but also for the free world. A weak America leads to an uncertain future for the next generation of our citizens and emboldens our adversaries.
Remember this… elections have consequences. They can be good or they could be bad.
Thank you. God Bless America. GO VOTE.
Dennis Whitfield is former Deputy Secretary of Labor for President Ronald Reagan. He was Executive Vice President of The American Conservative Union and Senior Vice President of the National Federation of Independent Business.