Saturday, March 28, 2009

Does Obama care about a second term?

Yesterday, on WSPD, I interviewed Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) about the GIVE Act and her efforts to prevent any monies distributed through the act from being used for political purposes.

The interview is available here and you can listen to it or download it for all the details.

But one comment she made really struck me, because it was the first time I've heard anyone say this.

"I believe that President Obama is doing what he said he wanted to do. He doesn't care whether he has a second term. He just wants to get all this stuff passed because he knows once it passes, it's extremely difficult to undo it and so they are using all the capital they have right now.

His approval ratings are going down like a rock and he's going to do as much of this as he possibly can and then say "I've done my part. I've gotten it in law."

And what they've done so far is going to hugely damage this country."

With the current status of the economy and 'bold' plans from Congress and the President for spending our tax dollars to 'stimulate' the economy and bring down debt (yes, I know, spending never reduces debt, but that's their plan), there has been some speculation that if the economy does not turn around, Obama will not be re-elected. But that's a standard line for anyone sitting in the White House - not just this man.

To speculate that he doesn't care about a second term so long as as he can convert this nation to socialism is another matter, entirely, and one, I suspect, that may be true.

Obama's philosophy and statements indicate he believes government is not only the best solution to the problems, but the only one. He and congressional Democrats are expanding the role of government, discouraging (through their policies and laws) wealth, nationalizing businesses (yes, with prior help from the Bush Administration), seeking more power and more regulation, discouraging private charity, and on and on and on.

They are, as Rep. Foxx explained, using the rules and procedures to eliminate debate and input on bills in order to push them through without compromise. And they are rushing to do these things now, hoping the American public won't notice until it's too late.

Obama even broke his own campaign promise (how many times now?) to wait five days before signing bills so Americans could view them and provide feedback prior to them becoming law. Why the rush? It's not like a mere five days will make any difference in the economy, but it ensures that people won't know what's included until there's nothing they can do about it.

And Rep. Foxx is right. Once it's law, it's extremely difficult to repeal it or change it.

The goal is not the presidency - that's merely a tool with which to achieve the agenda: the European-style socialism of America and the total consolidation of power within the hands of radical leftists. Sacrificing his re-election would be a small price to pay for accomplishing this nefarious feat.

UPDATE: I guess I'm not the only one who thinks a European-style socialism is the goal.


Joe C. said...

I made that same observation 3 weeks ago ( ), and others didn't believe me:

"The mild recovery will start by the midterms, after which the real pain will start. That’s why all the spending isn’t planned until 2011, when the tax rates will go up as well. I am of the opinion that B. Hussein doesn’t expect, care about, or even want a second term."

Maggie Thurber said...

Joe C.

thanks for the link...

Connie said...

I don't think he cares about a second term or thinks he can successfully blame the fallout on Bush or the Republicans in Congress. With the complicity of the main stream media these days, I wouldn't rule it out.

brushfire said...

I love it when people call him B.Hussein - as if that actually means anything!

Maggie Thurber said...

Tell me, Brushfire - where on any of my posts have I referred to the president in such a way? Or was your comment a generalization?

Unlike so many on the left, I show the proper respect when I reference people in office.

lucas law center said...

"I don't think he care about the second term." I agree with you there Conney.


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