Earlier this year, I was given a countdown clock to Obama’s last day in office As I’m typing this, it sits at 74 days, 5 hours, 33 minutes, and 30 seconds.
Hard to believe here we are… and remember what he said back some time ago: “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”
That seems light years ago, but it was 2008 in Minnesota, and America had never seen such a political juggernaut — a dangerous one at that. Senator John McCain never knew what hit him, especially because the loyal progressive socialist media had exactly what it wanted — the ultimate image, gimmick candidate who as he stated, was a blank slate. And so here we are, just one day away from deciding who will be the successor to hope and change…what shall we choose?
This presidential election has truly focused on two personas, and let’s be honest, certainly not very likable ones at that. However, this isn’t just about two people; it’s about two very different directions this country can take. We can stay on the path of “fundamental transformation” or we can get back to restoring this Constitutional Republic and its economic, energy, and national security.
It should be a very easy decision to make, and even when we examine the two personalities, it comes down to one who may be vulgar but another who is criminal — and y’all know the latter is true.This is about what someone has said, and what another has done…or in many cases, failed to have done in a lifelong career in politics. One of them will be the heir to the presidency, but the real question is, what shall they inherit after eight years of soaring rhetoric and grand progressive socialist promises? A mess, that’s what. As reported by the New York Post, “So this is how Hope & Change ends. With the FBI in turmoil, with surging anti-police violence, with fears of voter fraud and foreign hacking, with a sluggish economy, with a terror warning and with two unpopular presidential candidates tearing at each other like wolves.
Heckuva job, Barack Obama! The 44th president made history by being elected, but leaves behind a nation on the verge of a crack-up. He flatters himself by insisting his tenure has been a roaring success, but the public mood tells a different story.
Obama promised to unite America, but exits amidst far greater divisions. It is telling that he has stopped portraying himself as a uniter and, like Jimmy Carter, blames the public. Carter saw malaise, Obama sees bitter clingers, racists and xenophobes.
While Obama’s lectures convey disappointment in his fellow Americans, it never occurs to him that he is a disappointment to them. His failure to come to grips with the polarization, combined with an aggressively liberal agenda spearheaded by executive orders and a politicized bureaucracy, means his successor will inherit a country broken along every fault line imaginable.
Voices of discontent and even estrangement are rising among Americans of all stripes and persuasions…The necessary consensus, then, won’t be found in a new program conceived in a winner-take-all environment. While there are some areas of basic agreement — infrastructure development, tax reform, and the need to more fully confront Islamic terror — they are not the sort of things that get to the root problem.
That root, I believe, is a fundamental distrust of government. It can’t be fixed by bigger government, or even by just a smaller one. Instead, the only solution is a more honest government, a goal that must be addressed as a distinct issue from Day One.
Building trust can begin with small steps of transparency conveyed in plain English — no parsing or government mumbo-jumbo allowed…we are where we are, and Trump has one advantage over Clinton — a clean slate in exercising governmental power. He is a genuine outsider whose promise of change is more credible, and better matches the nation’s mood. Unlike Clinton, he would be free to break with Obama’s failed policies on immigration, health care and Iran.
Moreover, Trump’s improvement as a candidate suggests he has more potential for upside surprises. A few good Cabinet picks would reassure millions of Americans and create a valuable honeymoon for his administration. All that said, Trump remains a long shot to be a good president. But after eight years of Hope & Change, a long shot is the only shot we have.”
So many folks ask me what I think will happen tomorrow. The simple answer comes down to what level of pain has been inflicted upon the American people? Is there just a little more pain that can be felt? If so, Hillary Clinton, with all her faults, failures, and shortcomings will be elected.
The media has done an absolutely fantastic job in shielding and protecting Barack Obama, and all his countless failures. However, another two years and the American people will all feel what we know exists — and the already untrusted media will lose all credibility in seeking to hide the evident truth.
And as the writer states above, there’s such a great distrust of “big government,” corporate cronyism (ever ask yourself why Wall Street is so in bed with Clinton), and political and media elitism, that an untrustworthy Hillary Clinton is at a true disadvantage.
However, her willing accomplices of the liberal progressive media have done everything to hide those disadvantages, to include sharing debate questions, all for her advantage and their media elite gain. But, Clinton is looking at inheriting a far greater “mess” than what Obama did from George W. Bush, and in every aspect that is objective fact — GDP growth, debt, deficits, workforce participation rate, healthcare, taxation, energy security, national security, and foreign policy.
So enter Donald Trump, the fella voted most unlikely to be a U.S. president. He has benefitted from the horrific atmosphere in our nation — the consequences of hope and change. Obama was NEVER qualified to be president, but the media made it possible.
Trump’s resume isn’t political, but the American people just now may be willing to turn the country over to someone who hasn’t been in the swampy morass of Washington D.C. I’ve always believed that if Donald Trump had hinted at potential cabinet members, he would have displayed a team for Americans to select…not just himself.
What I hear from people who are suspect of Trump is that he’s not predictable…but we know what comes with Hillary Clinton: predictable corruption, lying, deceit, and a lack of transparency. With Obama he was predictably a fella who was a progressive socialist who spent most of his time giving speeches and voting “present.”
One day to go America, one day to determine what will be the follow-on to “hope and change.”
It can be more — actually worse — of the same. Or we could do take a calculated risk. In 2008 and 2012, America voted for a “historical moment;” it led us into the Twilight Zone. Another “historical moment” solely based on gender this time, instead of skin color, could accelerate this nation into a black hole.
If Hillary Clinton wins the presidency, she will be assured no manner of depraved behavior has consequence. If Donald Trump wins, he must know that he won in spite of himself, and Americans looked to him as a repudiation of that which has made us sick to our stomachs for the past eight years — and his most important character trait need be a contrite and humble soul.