Firing Obama Isn’t Racism, It’s Equality
October 23, 2012 2 Comments
Today’s Rasmussen poll shows Romney up 50-46., in swing states Rasmussen reports Romney is up 50-45. Those polls were conducted prior to the debate last night. Focus groups from last nights debate seemed to indicate that undecided voters are breaking towards Romney. While slim majorities believe Obama won the debate last night, insta-polls indicate Romney leads overwhelmingly on the most important issue: The economy. Those polls also indicate that he’s tied with Obama in appearing capable of being Commander in Chief. We’re hitting the last two weeks before the election, we’ve had the debates and it appears that on some level undecided voters are breaking towards Romney.
So what is the Democrats response to this? Chris Matthews suggests its racism. To believe that a nation that elected a black President would suddenly become racist and fire him is a little bit hard to believe. In 2008 the people who voted for John McCain were more or less entrenched Republicans who were never going to vote for a Democrat no matter who he or she was. Obama won independents and this year at least for the moment it appears that independents are breaking towards Romney. Does that mean that these 2008 Obama voters now voting for Romney are suddenly racists? It’s just a touch hard to believe. In fact, by voting to fire the President independents are holding Obama to the same standard they held Carter and Bush 41 to. That’s not racism, it’s equality.
We’re two weeks out from the election and it seems clear the Democrats are getting desperate. These people really believed that Obama would put away Romney at the first debate. He obviously didn’t and they’ve been in a panic ever since. Obama wasn’t able to win decisively in the other two debates and thus he hasn’t been able to stop Romney’s momentum. Shocked by these developments, the left is now going to resort to name calling and baseless accusations. Racism is likely just the tip of the iceberg. Next up they’ll want to talk about the racist history of the Mormon Church.
Playing the race card during the last two weeks would be the height of desperation for the Democrats. It would also likely cost Obama the election if he hasn’t cost the election for himself already. We fired Carter in 1980 because the economy stunk and the country looked like fools abroad. We fired Bush 41 in 1992 because he raised taxes and the economy stunk. It would hardly be shocking if in 2012 we fired Obama because unemployment is at 7.8% or higher, we have added $5 trillion in new debt over the last four years and middle class families have lost $4,000 in real income. Couple all of that with Obamacare, which raises taxes and remains unpopular and it should come as no surprise that the country would consider firing Obama. Why would voters treat Obama any differently than Carter or Bush 41?
The left is going to spend the next two weeks crying racism, trying to scare undecided voters into voting for Obama lest they be called racists. It won’t work. If Obama wins, it’s because he’s able to get his base out to vote. If he loses it will have nothing to do with the color of his skin. An Obama defeat will have everything to do with his poor performance as President and the failure of his policies to spur economic growth. Race plays no role here. Our nation is willing to elect a black man as President, 2008 proved that for all of eternity. In 2012 the country has the opportunity to fire a black President because he just didn’t do a good job. It’s called equality. It works both ways.