Stay the Course for Four More Years? Reasons why someone might want to vote to re-elect President Obama
This is based on a commentary I wrote nearly four years ago asking why someone might want to vote for Barack Obama for President. Many of the reasons have not changed. A few are obviously new.
Barack Obama claims he needs another term to finish what he started.
That begs the question, just exactly what is it that Obama has started that he wants to finish during another term? A depression? The longest sustained high unemployment since the Great Depression? More downgrading of US Government Bond ratings? More military adventurism around the globe? More apologies to other nations? A continuation of the great Housing Depression? More massive regulatory increases that impede domestic production of fossil fuel? More grants & loans to crony capitalists in exchange for campaign support (Solyndra)? An increase in unconstitutional White House "executive order" dictates that circumvent Congress? More job hemorrhaging with few opportunities for college graduates? A continuation of the parade of obscene budgets that produced $1 trillion deficits for the first time in this nation's history (every single Obama deficit has exceeded $1 trillion!)?
Here are the more compelling of the many other reasons why someone might want to re-elect President Barack Obama:
If you are a socialist, a Marxist, a communist, an anti-capitalist, or an anti-American terrorist, then you should vote for Obama. Obama has done an excellent job laying the foundation and beginning the implementation of a Democrat-Marxist government.
If you like massive job losses and want to see them continue, then vote for another term for Obama.
If you enjoy massive federal spending of money we do not have and a continuation of the parade of $1 trillion-plus annual deficits, then Obama is your best choice.
If you want to vote for the man (a) who follows the playbook of Marxist Saul Alinski, (b) accepts campaign contributions from unrepentant terrorist William Ayers, (c) welcomes the many avenues of support from anti-capitalist billionaire George Soros (who made his money in currency speculation), (d) has mastered the technique of following the Cloward-Piven strategy for destroying capitalist America, (e) remains a good friend of anti-American anti-White racist Rev. Jerimiah Wright, (f) is buddies with the brutal dictator Hugo Chavez, (g) endorses the fringe, radical "Occupy Wall Street" movement, and (h) accepts the support of every other anti-capitalist or anti-American of any notoriety, then Obama is your man.
If you believe the role of government is to provide you with whatever you need, then you should vote for Obama.
If you believe government should "redistribute" the wealth of its citizens so that wealth is distributed "from each, according to his abilities; to each, according to his need," then you should vote for Obama.
If you believe all our economic woes could be solved if we just "tax the rich" more and more, then Obama is your candidate.
If you want a President who surrounds himself with anti-capitalists, anti-Americans, violent unrepentant terrorists, anti-White racists, socialists, and Marxists for at least the past twenty years, then you should vote for Obama.
If you want who fails to take responsibility for his action/inaction and plays the "blame game" claiming all our woes are the result of the previous president, then by all means, vote for Obama.
If you think style is much more important than substance and how something is said is more important than what is actually said, then you should vote for Obama.
If you believe, contrary to all respected economists, that raising taxes during a recession/depression is a good idea, then you should vote for Obama.
If you like having a president who plays golf and travels while asking ordinary citizens to sacrifice and do without, then Obama is your candidate.
If you want to continue another four years of a president who rarely holds press conferences and almost never meets with his cabinet, then vote fore Obama's re-election.
If you want four more years of Obama's view that our US Constitution is deeply flawed and needs to be "reinterpreted" or simply ignored in order to redistribute wealth and force people to participate in government programs they abhor, then you should vote for Obama.
Yes, there are many things that another four years of President Obama could bring. But few of them would be considered by most citizens as positive for America's future.
If you find these reasons to vote for Obama frightening, remember, you do have an alternative available.
The only question is whether or not you have the conviction to actually do what is right.
Bob Webster, a 12th-generation descendent of both the Darte family (Connecticut, 1630s) and the Webster family (Massachusetts, 1630s) is a descendant of Daniel Webster's father, Revolutionary War patriot Ebenezer Webster, who served with General Washington. Bob has always had a strong interest in early American history, our Constitution, U.S. politics, and law. Politically he is a constitutional republican with objectivist and libertarian roots. He has faith in the ultimate triumph of truth and reason over deception and emotion. He is a strong believer in our Constitution as written and views the abandonment of constitutional restraint by the regressive Progressive movement as a great danger to our Republic. His favorite novel is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and believes it should be required reading for all high school students so they can appreciate the cost of tolerating the growth of unconstitutional crushingly powerful central government. He strongly believes, as our Constitution enshrines, that the interests of the individual should be held superior to the interests of the state.
A lifelong interest in meteorology and climatology spurred his strong interest in science. Bob earned his degree in Mathematics at Virginia Tech, graduating in 1964.