Democrats Project Their Old Fashioned Policies On GOP
September 3, 2012 4 Comments
The Democrats are on the rampage against the GOP Convention. If they weren’t so serious it would actually be comical. Obama declared that the Convention was from the black and white television era. LA Mayor Antonio Villaraogosa declared the GOP was a party for 1812. Couple that with the absurd attacks on Paul Ryan allegedly fibbing about how many Marathon’s he’s run and there you have the Obama campaign’s case for re-election. No, seriously, their argument is that the Republicans are old fashioned and Paul Ryan is a liar about Marathon’s. The Democrats clearly have no better case to make.
There are more Hispanic Republicans in office than Hispanic Democrats. Most are young with a bright future. The claim that the GOP is old fashioned is absurd on its face. But it’s also sort of incredible coming from a Democrat Party that is going to have Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton headline. Talk about old fashioned, Jimmy Carter is a failed relic of the past and Bill Clinton hasn’t been relevant in over a decade. In fact, Clinton has ulterior motives and will likely outshine Obama, thus making his speech a double edged sword for the President. For Obama though, his whole campaign slogan is wrapped in the term “forward” yet his Convention is looking backward. His solution? Accuse the Republicans of being old fashioned so that no one will notice that it’s the Democrats who are really old fashioned.
Obama has nothing to run on. We have a national debt that is set to top $16 trillion during his convention. It’s increased over $5 trillion since he took office and has been above $1 trillion each year of his term. The economic recovery is the slowest in history. Consumer confidence is down, unemployment is stagnate and inflation is on the rise. Obamacare and the taxes associated with are terribly unpopular as is the failed Obama stimulus. People aren’t better off than they were four years ago, Democrats admit it and David Axlerod essentially admitted as such by dodging questions about it.
The Democrat Convention ought to be a riot, literally if Occupy Charlotte has its way. Of the major speakers, virtually none are young rising stars within their party. Few are elected statewide. Obama has a bunch of mayor’s speaking like Corey Booker. He has a bunch of Naral and Planned Parenthood activists speaking like 30 year old perpetual student and professional whiner Sandra Fluke. Of course Nancy Pelosi and the crew will be speaking, which is a blast from the past for most people. In short, the same old boring, tired speakers that once could have seen at a Democrat Convention in 1996 or 2000. But of course those dastardly Republicans are so old fashioned.
Romney did himself a lot of favors last week with the GOP Convention. It almost couldn’t have turned out any better for him. In looking at the upcoming Democrat Convention, it’s hard to imagine it will be as exciting as it was four years ago. The speaker list is dreadful. Obama’s policies haven’t worked, most of the Democrats at this point realize what a precarious election position they’re in. Well, everyone but campaign Obama which insists they’re in the lead at landslide levels. Obama doesn’t seem to have a plan for a second term, so everyone will be looking for him to outline one on Thursday. But at this point, asking for a second term to finish the job when no one thinks we’re better off after four years of Obama policies isn’t going to work. Unfortunately for Obama, he has no other choice.