I have a question. Is anyone who voted for Barack Obama having second thoughts about it? I can honestly say, and have said before, that I was no fan of President Bush by the time he left office. I was not fond of the way he dealt with the war, the economy, and various other issues. My ideals are not tied to any candidate or political party and when the leaders I supported stray from those ideals, I no longer support them. I have yet to hear from an Obama supporter who disagrees with anything he has done or is trying to do. Has this modern day pied piper’s song turned them into nothing more than blind followers who can’t or won’t think for themselves?
Does anyone honestly think it is a good thing that the government actually fired the CEO of General Motors, Rick Wagoner, by threatening to withhold stimulus funds from the company unless he quit? How many times in history has that happened?
How about the fact that a large percentage of the GM dealership closings appear to be at least partially politically motivated? It looks like several of these GM dealers were actually quite profitable but made the mistake of supporting Republican candidates rather than those in the party of our current administration. Now their livelihoods have been taken away from them.
Do those who support Obama actually think it is possible for the big, fat, bloated, power-hungry, federal government that can’t manage its own business, to manage GM’s? Or AIG’s? Or any number of bailed out financial institutions? Or the health system? Or anything else for that matter?
What this administration is doing shouldn’t surprise anyone. It is exactly what should be expected of an extreme left-wing liberal with a socialist agenda. What is surprising is that so many people are drinking the Obama-berry Kool-Aid. Otherwise right-thinking, reasonable people are being led down the primrose path to socialism and skipping and whistling all the way!
I am 40 years old. Never in those 40 years have I been too terribly afraid of what the future holds for our country. I’ve always thought that the American people had far too much common sense to ever be fooled by a slick-talking community organizer. That our way of governing would never allow us to be taken to a place that history has shown is good for those in power but devastating for the common man. Now that appears to be a very real possibility in my lifetime. And if things don’t change it scares me to think what kind of country my two children will live in when they are older. Will they be able to work and worship and travel and raise families as they see fit? Or will the government dictate all that and more to them? San Diego County officials just last week told a pastor that he couldn’t hold Bible studies in his own home. Granted, the county has backed off somewhat but the fact that the government attempted to prohibit American citizens the right to worship in their own home in the first place should frighten anyone! It’s a very sobering thought to think how much worse things could get in the coming years.
Some will say my fears are unfounded. That all this president wants to do is make us more prosperous. A noble idea to be sure. Unfortunately, if he has his way, it will likely come at the expense of some of the most basic freedoms we enjoy as a free, capitalistic society. I would love to hear from some of you who supported and continue to support this president and his ideology. Perhaps I’m simply not intelligent enough nor forward-thinking enough to see how the direction in which we are going is good for this country and you could explain it to me in terms a simpleton can understand. Because right now, I don’t.