Obama Has a Mandate AGAINST Big Government
March 2, 2010 Leave a comment
Obama fanatics are all confused and muddled by this anti-government backlash.
They keep saying “but a majority voted for Obama, they must WANT socialized health care”, or Cap and Trade, or Tax the Rich, or whatever.
We had an election, THEY won. This was proof of a mandate for a growing, interventionist government. Obama ran on socialized medicine, redistribution of taxes, environmentalist control of the economy, and he’s trying to do just what he always said he believed in, so:
Everyone should be happy…right?
People were not voting for Obama
Aside from the absolute idiots who voted for or against him because he is half black, or on blind party lines, most people were specifically voting against Bush and McCain. Obama won because he ran on “change”.
And, regardless of any Democratic spin to the contrary, Bush had a Big Government administration. The change people wanted was less government intervention.
Expanding socialized medicine is not Change, it’s Business as Usual. The largest expansion of socialized medicine in US history was Bush’s prescription drug plan.
People voted not for a Che Guevara Wannabe, but against someone who governed like a Hugo Chavez-Wannabe, and his philosophical heir, who promised to be an even bigger advocate of government intervention.
- They were not saying “we like Obama’s stimulus plan” but “we hate Bush’s stimulus plan, that McCain supports”.
- Not “we like Obama’s plan to expand war in Afghanistan” but “we hate Bush’s war in Iraq, that McCain wants to extend”.
- Instead of “we want Obama’s cap and trade proposal” they were saying “we hate McCain’s cap and trade proposal”.
- People were voting against the Bush/McCain bank bailout, not for Obama’s bank takeover.
What we have gotten, under Obama, is not Change, but four more years of Bush’s philosophy of Big Brotherment.
The people striking out against Obama now are the same people who got Obama elected, voting against Bush by doing something other than voting for McCain, whether by abstaining, voting third party, or actually voting for Obama.
If he wants to save his presidency, Obama needs to realize the TEA Party and town hall speakers are the Obama mandate.