Originally posted at Writeindependent.org on January 25, 2012
Obama tells you what you want to hear. That’s how he convinced me to vote for him the first time. But like a lover scorned, I am not going to let him fool around on me again.
“Send me a bill that bans insider trading by members of congress, I will sign it tomorrow. Let’s limit any elected official from owning stocks in industries they impact. Let’s make sure people who bundle campaign contributions for congress can’t lobby congress, and vice versa.” Come on! What congress is going to sign a bill like that?
The press already knows what he’s going to say. You know this, because their cameras are prepared with close-ups on each person he mentions in his speech before Obama even mentions their names. Jackie Bray the woman who got job retraining, Bryan Ritterby, the man (55 years of age) who got laid off from his job making furniture and found work at a wind turbine company, Steve Jobs’ wife Laurene, Warren Buffet’s secretary: these people are all planted; they’re part of the sideshow.
Let’s face it, he’s campaigning. He wants your vote, because not winning a second term is an embarrassment. But based on his first term, do you have any reason to believe that he will be able to accomplish what he claims he’ll do? I am so inclined, after each claim he makes to say “bullshit!” now that he’s burned my trust in him by signing an egregious act like the NDAA, among a laundry list of other things I won’t get into here.
Even if Obama gets re-elected, if he has another four years of Congressional stalemate, he will get nothing done.
Obama is slick; he’s polished; he’s an amazing orator. What voters respond to is the fact that they want to believe what he’s saying, because it just sounds so good. Remember the line Bush Jr. flubbed, “…fool me once, (long pause) shame on you, fool me, can’t get fooled again.” What he was trying to say was: “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” Remember that if you think you’re going to vote for Obama again. After all, he’s the President who agreed to a sweet deal for the banks, and they want him to protect their wealth now. Don’t be surprised if the next four years are more of the same under an Obama administration.
And don’t make me tell you in four years “I told you so…”