Sunday, January 23, 2011

Obama's State of the Union: A Night of Pretense, Deception and Lies

Obama will call for new government spending on infrastructure, education and research in his State of the Union address Tuesday, just as his critics have prematurely praise his shift towards the "middle." Also, Obama's poll numbers have improved, likely due to his recent speech in Tuscon along with his calling for "significant" budget cuts.

What this soon to be announced increased spending is reported to include initiatives aimed at building the renewable-energy sector, rebuilding roads and to restructure the No Child Left Behind program. Billions to be spent programs that have already received billions from the last $800 million dollars stimulus. Who said that Keynesian Economics was dead? So much for Obama's shift to the middle.

Obama has now appointed crony capitalist and job outsourcer GE Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt to lead a new President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. Obama's alleged pivot toward competitiveness is merely cover for bigger government and further spending. Obama's proposal to reduce the budget deficit while simultaneously pushing for what essentially is yet another stimulus package would be laughable if it wasn't so insulting. Yes, it's business as usual in the Obama administration; defy the will of the American people, the use of Keynesian economics and follow that Cloward and Piven strategy.

Puzzling is the rise of Obama's poll numbers; according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, his approval rating has risen to 53%. With Rasmussen's latest daily Presidential Tracking Poll, 30% strongly approve of the job Obama is doing, while 36% strongly disapprove. Conflicting results, to be sure.

One disturbing development is that, according to Gallup, during the quarter ended Jan. 19, Obama averaged 46.0 percent job approval. Though still low in an absolute sense, this marks the first time his approval rating has improved from one quarter to the next, granted a small improvement. Of the three most recent presidents with approval ratings most similar to Obama’s at this point in their presidency, the two whose ratings improved in the third year, Reagan and Clinton were re-elected. Carter whose ratings decreased lost his reelection.

Up until now the idea of Obama winning a second term seemed a remote possibility; not anymore. The American people have to wake up to the fact that their president is a leftist ideologue and that Obama's supposed move to the center is merely part of a strategy to win his next election. I'd like to think that the American people are smarter than to be taken in by this big phony; perhaps not. Findings from that NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll say that 40% of respondents believe that Obama is a moderate, 11% of Americans consider Obama to be a conservative. Obama? On what planet is Obama a moderate, let alone a conservative? If this is how the American voters view things, we may be doomed to a hellish second term. If so, after eight years of Obama rule, we will not recognize our country; it will have been irreversibly "transformed" and it will be bye bye U.S. Constitution and hello Communist Manifesto.