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Friday, October 15, 2010
Obama's Election Year Mistakes
After less then two years in office we see a president that is making huge missteps leading into the midterm elections, that is causing many democrats excessive indigestion. Let's begin with the spring time smack down of the new Arizona immigration law. Obama thought he could energize his minority base and Hispanics in particular by playing the race card and accusing Arizona of racial profiling. He suggested that Hispanics would be harassed when they went out for ice cream. The only problem with this approach is that anywhere from 60 to 70% of the American public support the Arizona law. But of course rather then moderating his position his justice department, with an obvious wink from the anointed one, doubled down and decided to sue Arizona. Then it slipped out from senator John Kyl that Obama told him it would be more difficult to get an immigration bill if he put more effort into enforcing the border. In other words this was an admission that he was holding border security hostage to an immigration / amnesty bill. In a recent Gallop poll, his support from Hispanics is down to 55%, or 11 points lower then when he was elected. Apparently Hispanics aren't some monolithic group that blindly supports those that pander to them. In fact many Hispanics are conservative and most are pro-life, and believe in free market principles rather then government entitlements.
We watched how Obama and the democrats have decided to marginalize and smear the Tea Party, by accusing them of racism and extreme views. They exuberantly cheered Sharron Angle's primary victory in Nevada as a sure general election victory for Harry Reid. The big surprise is that Mrs. Angle is holding her own, and in the debate on Thursday looked the more competent of the two candidates, and gave no indication she was drinking crazy juice. She raised a record 14.1 million dollars in the third quarter and is well on her way to retiring Harry for good. Dittos for Rand Paul in Kentucky, Joe Miller in Alaska, Marco Rubio in Florida, Ken Buck in Colorado, and Ron Johnson in Wisconsin. The only possible senate Tea Party loser may be Christine O'Donnell in Delaware even though a new Rasmussen poll showed her only 11 points down with a little over two weeks to go. The Hill has an article that says likely voters in battleground districts see extremists as having a more dominant influence over the democrat party than the GOP by a 44 to 37% margin. The idea put out by democrats that the Tea Party was going to destroy the republican party has turned out to be wishful thinking. The Tea Party has energized and motivated the GOP back to it's conservative roots, and if the primaries are any indication of the general election turn out, November 2nd will be a conservative blow out. 4 million more republicans voted in the primaries than democrats.
Obama's obvious support for the ground zero mosque, even though he tried to back track, blew up in his face. This was another seventy, thirty issue with Obama and the politically correct elites on the thirty side. It's very revealing that democrats who've always been uncomfortable with religious freedom issues now are trumpeting Islamic rights, and especially the right to built a mosque on hallowed ground. The only rational explanation for this is that they see Islamic dogma as antithetical to all things American, and therefore they want to side with it even though it literally tortures, or should I say stones, the idea of female emancipation. I guess they think my enemies enemy, is my friend. They do consider America as an enemy, and that's why they're doing everything they can to destroy it.
Finally we come to the messiahs latest attempt to turn the tide against republican momentum. He now is accusing many conservative groups and the Chamber of Commerce of taking and using foreign money to run anti democrat ads leading up to November 2nd. A scurrilous accusation like this is usually left to political hacks and party apparatchiks, but Obama himself decided to get the ball rolling himself by accusing Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie of using foreign money to influence the election. Of course they don't have one scintilla of evidence that American Crossroads GPS or the Chamber are using foreign donations. But, as Robert Gibbs said when questioned about that, "let them prove that they aren't using foreign money." Well president Obama, When did you stop beating your wife? All this in an attempt to shame the Chamber and the Rove groups of revealing their donors. Of course they won't, and they aren't require by law to disclose their donors, and they know if they did, the SEIU, and other union thugs, along with Moveon.org and other liberal groups would camp out and harass and intimidate those donors at their corporate headquarters and private homes. Finally the republican party is catching up to the union, and George Soros type groups that have run hundreds of millions of dollars of ads against conservative candidates. We can all thank the recent supreme court decision, "citizens united," for that. Karl Rove is now sending out thank you notes to the president for the 13 million dollars his group collected in just 6 days since Obama first brought up these accusations. Once again Obama has stepped in it, and given conservatives more fire power to attack his freedom destroying policies. Maybe Mr. Obama should just hide for the next couple weeks, before he gives the GOP an even more historic victory. It's curious to know that he's scheduled much of the post election days out of the country. Could it be he already knows how bad it is going to be for him and his agenda. Read: Sarah Wins Again....at my other blog....Con-Men 4 Palin Link