Star Parker: Obama’s reelection message – blatantly false and irrelevant

Star Parker

It is a shame that Obama is able, with the help of the MSM, to divert attention from the humongous economic issues of the day and steer the discourse toward a bogus non-issue he created. Thomas Jefferson said “The government you elect is the government you deserve”.

Excerpt: Give credit where credit is due. President Obama has laid out the core message of his reelection campaign. It is a message whose claims are blatantly false and whose point is irrelevant to what is of greatest challenges we face. Yet it appears to be working.

In his speech at Florida Atlantic University last Tuesday, the president discussed what he called “the defining issue of our time” — namely, that America is not fair.

We suffer today, he says, from “a shrinking number of people who are doing really, really well, but a growing number who are struggling to get by.” We are not a nation (the president never tells us if we ever were) where “everybody gets a fair shot and everybody does a fair share, and everybody plays by the same set of rules.”

Excuse me for pointing out the irony of hearing from our nation’s first black president the suggestion that America may no longer be a nation where dreams can be realized or where someone can come out of nowhere and make it.

But if America is unfair today, it is because politicians and government have the power to do exactly what it is that Mr. Obama wants to do — seize control of the wealth of some and redistribute it to whomever they choose. The Bible that I read every day calls this theft.

At a time when Americans are looking for answers to restart our sputtering economy, our president chooses to use his time complaining about the wealthiest not paying sufficient taxes.

Of course, the president’s real problem is that his policies have failed so he has to change the subject. He told us that the almost $900 billion in stimulus spending passed in 2009 would revive our economy and reduce unemployment to 6 percent. Three years later, unemployment stands at 8.2 percent.

There is no evidence that Obama has a clue about what why we are not on the path to recovery. But, unfortunately, he does have a clue about how to tap into the worst instincts of people in order to garner political support. Sadly, he hopes to reap the political dividends of inspiring blame and envy.

Read The Examiner article here.

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