President Obama has again demonstrated his hypocrisy by doing what he condemned John McCain for suggesting during the 2008 election.
Barack Obama on September 16, 2008:
Just today, Senator McCain offered up the oldest Washington stunt in the book – you pass the buck to a commission to study the problem. But here’s the thing – this isn’t 9/11. We know how we got into this mess. What we need now is leadership that gets us out. I’ll provide it, John McCain won’t, and that’s the choice for the American people in this election.
On February 18, 2010, President Obama appointed a commission to study the problem of federal government debt:
Feb. 18 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama signed an executive order creating an 18-member bipartisan panel to suggest steps to reduce the federal government’s record debt and deficits that he said threaten to “hobble our economy.”
Whether it is government spending, health care or any other issue, Obama’s “hope and change” continues to be nothing more than ordinary stunts that politicians with a vested interested in a growing government have applied for decades when they want to kick any serious decisions down the road, preferably beyond the next election.
If Obama were serious about reducing the federal deficit and debt, he wouldn’t need a commission that will provide its conclusions more than 9 months from today, on December 1, 2010, conveniently after the November 2010 elections. He could instead reverse his policies that have taken annual deficits from a couple of hundred billions to trillions for the next decade. Of course, as a radical leftist, he cannot bring himself to cut spending, regulations and taxes. Government size and control of American society must grow.
True “hope and change” are coming in the November 2010 elections if Republicans can consistently run on a limited government platform and can win the support and energy of the Tea Party movement. If Republicans falter in their opposition to Obama’s policies and the Tea Party movement splinters into supporting third party candidates, Democrats will win big.
Tea Party patriots have a natural home in the Republican Party. They can bring out the best in Republicans and transform the party to focus on limiting government to its essential functions including a strong defense against Islamofascism and other external threats.
Republican will disappoint at times. It is unfortunate that Scott Brown voted for the $15 billion jobs bill in the Senate. That doesn’t mean we should regret his election which may have resulted in the death of Obamacare. Brown is still on the right side of health care, the stimulus, runaway spending and a strong national defense. A staunch conservative / libertarian couldn’t have been elected in Massachusetts. We got the best we could get in the election of Scott Brown.
Tea Party patriots should study the 1992 presidential election where Ross Perot ran as a third party candidate and helped elect Bill Clinton. Republican saved us from Clinton’s potential excesses two years later when they took over the House of Representatives running on New Gingrich’s Contract for America and Clinton governed as a moderate Democrat for the rest of his presidency.
Obama is not a Bill Clinton who came from a conservative state. The only way to stop him is to win Congressional majorities in 2010 and deny him a second term in 2012.