It's all out in the open now. Obama's 2012 strategy is forming and his re-election strategy is focused. Obama will now reach out to the 'occupy' crowd for votes as he seeks a shameless attempt to expand welfare with no boundaries. Mr. Obama has decided that trying to run America according to conventional common sense, free market and constitutional elements is just not good enough for the current Democrat party. The problem is that many Democrats are backing away from the President as he draws his line in the sand. Not to mention, that his policies are unpopular with most of America and over 50% of Democrats.
From my perspective, any liberal that wanted a sustainable welfare state would do what is necessary to improve the economy, make sure most of us have jobs, maintain healthy housing prices, and assure gas prices are under $3 a gallon. Once this exists he can then brow beat the corporations to pay for his welfare programs and even hit up the middle class for a bit of taxation, and he wouldn't get too much guff for it.
But his current approach to try and get half the country on welfare and food stamps while the dollar plummets, unemployment is hopelessly stalled at 10%, debt rises and inflation is knocking on the door.. doesn't make any sense to anyone.
And now it all comes together with Obama (the first post racial president?) who is now in high gear with class warfare and white hate speech. This is a helluva thing to be observing and I can only hope it is a last resort and not some element of a brilliant scheme to destroy America once and for all. While the media sits by and cheers his every move, the people of this once great nation are voting anything but Democrat in their minds and polls are reflecting the same.
Can this trend be turned around in one year? This is a risky strategy, in that, if the Democrats fail to manipulate this current situation to their advantage, with their media influence at an all time low, they may not see a majority in congress for several decades. People are not fooled by the accusation of a 'do nothing congress' being responsible for our current plight. News is too easy to find on the internet for the inquiring minds of voters. No matter how many times Obama says 'it's Bushes fault' the truth is forming clearly in the minds of most Americans as well as other nations looking in.. Our mess is ALL Obama's fault.
So in 2012 we will have one of two outcomes:
1. Obama wins the election and America trends into an irreversible direction of socialism that will spawn questions from children decades from now "Grampa tell us again about when America was a free nation"
2. People overwhelmingly defeat liberalism in it's current form, Liberals are vilified for two decades and conservatives have 4-6 election cycles to put humpty dumpty back together again.
We have faced national crisis cycle in our nation about every 20-30 years and we can defeat liberalism this time as well. The people of America have shown one thing over 2 centuries and that is we are willing to fight and die for our freedom. Liberals have mistakenly believed that people in this country value government handouts more than they value freedom but they are about to learn a valuable and an historic lesson.
Just my humble opinion.
By David W. Andersen