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Obama Running Scared; Rubio is Sharp

There is an increasing perception that Barack Obama will be a one-term president. It has been slow to evolve with the incumbent president always given the benefit of the doubt. But even a cautious Karl Rove, the top Bush strategist, said in a recent Wall Street Journal analysis that Obama’s electoral math is not adding up.

The Media Left, however, are doing everything in their power to make this appear not to be true, that Obama is a shoo-in for 2012. They have portrayed Obama as cool and collected. They have touted the power of the incumbency.

They have called the Republican presidential field “weak” over and over. They have covered for Obama in every way, saying that the recession is Bush’s fault, and that Obama is doing his best. Even when the price of gasoline rose, there was one laughably positive story about how high gas prices would cause Americans to stay closer to home, spend more time with the family etc., etc.

And of course, the media are pushing the lore that since Obama is (half) black, he must be given every consideration and that he really is smarter than all us white folks, if only we would realize it.

But Obama will lose in 2012 because Americans know the truth. The November 2010 election, which elected 682 Republicans in state and federal offices to seats held by Democrats, was a thunderbolt and a harbinger of things to come. Even Europe is voting out the left in droves.

Obama and his circle know this. Behind the scenes, the cool and collected one is in a panic. The last thing he wants to be is Jimmy Carter II.

Recently Obama started pulling out the long propaganda knives, however, showing that he indeed is running scared. It was not supposed to be necessary because Obama always pictured governing the same way he saw his ascent to power – with every skid greased, every eventuality accounted for and every failure called a triumph.

Yes, he was sure that his blackness and his intellectual slickness would assure his presidential success. Because he came from Harvard and Chicago which both have compliant left-wing populations that agreed with his every utterance.

The whole of America, however, is a very different story.

And Obama has believed his own silver tongue, that everything he says is gold. Except that those of us with common sense know that Obama never makes sense. And there are more of us than Obama ever believed or wishes to acknowledge.

His recent comment about how ATM machines at banks cause job losses was typical. In that case, he sounded very informed by immediately flipping off a seemingly smart thought when asked about why companies are not hiring. Never mind that it was the opposite of the truth. In fact the efficiency of a device like the ATM actually advances the economy, not hurts it.

Now the new conservative Republican US senator Marco Rubio of Florida is going after Obama bluntly. Rubio was speaking about this comment from the president, summed up by nationaljournal.com:

‘In his first full-scale news conference since March, the president insisted that Democrats had compromised in private talks by agreeing to billions of dollars in budget cuts that would hurt their voters. But, he said, Republicans were refusing to bend by not agreeing to eliminate tax breaks to owners of corporate jets and profit-rich oil companies. If Republicans get their way, Obama said, the end result would be unbalanced deal that lifts the debt limit but forces the government to make deeper-than-necessary cuts. “If we do not have revenues, that means there are a bunch of kids out there who do not have college scholarships,” Obama said.

“[It] might compromise the National Weather Services. It means we might not be funding critical medical research. It means food inspection might be compromised. I’ve said to Republican leaders, ‘You go talk to your constituents and ask them, “Are you willing to compromise your kids’ safety so some corporate-jet owner can get a tax break?”‘ (end of excerpt)

This brutal class warfare tactic – corporate jets versus kids – was not supposed to be necessary. But, hey, Obama is increasingly desperate. With his polls sinking, particularly in crucial electoral states, and many of his top advisers long gone, Obama surely feels increasingly isolated. So the vindictive, superficial rhetoric now is coming out.

Kudos to Rubio for responding this way: “Quite frankly, I am both disappointed for our country and shocked at some of the rhetoric. It was rhetoric, I thought, that was more appropriate for some left-wing strong man than for the president of the United States.”

Wow. Awesome. A Republican with a spine!

That comment about a “left-wing strongman” is the kind of refreshing language we need to expose Obama’s radicalism. Because Obama’s way of speaking is increasingly impulsive in nature, and reckless. And it may work elsewhere, but not here.

Rubio continued that talking about corporate jets and oil companies misses the point. “Everybody here agrees that our tax code is broken. But don’t go around telling people that the reason you are not doing well is because some rich guy is in a corporate jet or some oil company is making too much money.”

“Three years into his presidency, he is a failed president,” said Rubio. “He just has not done a good job. Life in America today, by every measure, is worse than it was when he took over. When does it start to get better? When does the magic of this president start to happen”

Rubio is very sharp here. “When does the magic of this president start to happen?” is a very subtle counterattack on a president who is attacking every minute, but through his media cronies. Because it cuts to the heart of the Obama façade, that he indeed is a magical leader with the ability to part the seas. Or so went the ‘Hope and Change’ campaign of 2008.

Indeed this is the strategy of all of socialism, that there is magic somewhere, somehow, that will alter the paradigm for the better. And it always is based in one thing – more government spending, more taxes, more class warfare.

Rubio really hit the nail on the head. And more and more strong-willed Republicans are doing so, including the blunt and outspoken governor of New Jersey and even the Wallflower Republican Mitt Romney. Indeed for those of us who have been demanding for decades that the GOP stick together and get tough, there seems to be hope out there after all. And thankfully at a time when we really, really need it.

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