Thursday, September 23, 2010

Mr. President, "I'm Exhausted Of Defending You"

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"I'm exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change I voted for. I've been told that I voted for a man who was going to change things in a meaningful way for the middle class. I'm one of those people and I'm waiting sir, I'm waiting. I still do not feel it yet."

It was billed as a Town Hall meeting with the President and a carefully selected audience---televised live on CNBC.

They called it, "Investing In America"---a conversation. The conversation evidently went, as they say, "rogue".

The New York Times said it, "sounded like a therapy session for disillusioned Obama supporters."

What The Times did not report was the rest of the comments made by the woman referenced above.

The African-American woman---a chief financial officer, a mother and a military veteran, continued saying,
"While I thought it wouldn't be a great measure, I would feel it in some small measure. I have two children in private school, and the financial recession has taken an enormous toll on my family. My husband and I joked that we thought we were well beyond the hot dogs and beans era of our lives. And quite frankly, it's starting to knock on our door and ring through that that might be where we're headed." She concluded, "And quite frankly, Mr. President, I need you to answer honestly, is this my new reality?"

I have linked the entire text of the Town Hall meeting here.

"Is this my new reality?" Yes, under this administration.

A former law school classmate of President Obama, now working on Wall Street, said people there feel like the President is treating them like a pinata, "whacking us with a stick."

New reality. Whacking us with a stick.

A 30-year-old law school graduate told the President, "I was really inspired by you and your campaign and the message you brought, and that inspiration is dying away."

Then added,
"And I really want to know, is the American dream dead for me?"

Is this my new reality? You are whacking us with a stick. Is my American dream dead?

This and more from his hand selected audience of supporters who voted for him.

The Presidents' response:

"My goal here is not to convince you everything is where it needs to be." Good call. That would be impossible.

"But," said our President, "What I am saying is that we are moving in the right direction."

Are we?

Why are hundreds of thousands of Americans assembling publicly to protest his "right" direction?

Two things to take away from the Town Hall conversation.

First, a majority of Americans do not believe America should be "re-made" into a European type socialist nation. The President's policies are taking us there. Quickly.

Secondly, lets look at the one big "thing"---the crowning achievement of Obama's administration thus far.

Healthcare. The President and his staff are touting it as a great accomplishment and an affirmation that we are headed in the right direction.

The first 6 months has revealed glaring failures in his healthcare plan.

Emily Miller, senior editor at Human Events, wrote an article yesterday noting the, "Top 10 Failures Of Obamacare After Six Months." I have linked her detailed article. Her points are the following:

1. Premiums have gone up.

2. You can't keep your current plan or doctor.

3. National budget deficit worse.

4. More children uninsured.

5. Small business taxes increased.

6. Small business health care burden increased.

7. More government spending.

8. Senior citizens suffer from medicare cuts.

9. Minorities get worse health care.

10. Democrats are losing elections.

But then, one could see this "right direction" as the very vehicle that will help correct a horrible mistake we made in 2008.

Americans need wisdom and guidance as we approach the 2010 and 2012 elections.

Irving Berlin expressed it well in 1938. "God bless America, land that I love, stand beside her, and guide her, thru the night with a light from above."

The more pressing question is whether America will stand by God in these most trying, dark times.

I pray she will. May God Himself restore this land, giving light and wisdom from above as we walk through this present darkness.

Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful. Be Discerning. Be Active. Be Blessed.

Gary Randall
Faith and Freedom

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