Presidential Election: Is America Boxing Itself Into a Corner?
by Bill Sardi: Nah,
The Bureau of Labor Statistics Wouldn’t Fudge Unemployment Numbers
Right Before a Presidential Election, Would They?
On paper, how
can anyone say Mr. Obama’s Presidency is a failure? Come on, here
is the heroic President who gave orders to shoot-to-kill the towel-headed
terrorist Osama bin Laden, who passed "Obamacare," who
brought us (via bailout money) "the Obama-car," who was
awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Four years ago rhetoric of "change"
resonated so fully in the American population that all it took was
a teleprompter-reading candidate to win. But in 2012 he has failed
to create the same fervor as he did in the 2008 election.
Then Mr. Obama
had a voodoo doll in GW Bush to stick needles in. He ran a successful
campaign by appealing to an American population that was running
away from its former President. But can he, or any subsequent President
for that matter, ever run a successful campaign based upon his own
President is going to say he has raised the American economy totally
out of its $16 trillion of accumulated debt or its more than $200
trillion of future unfunded obligations for Medicare and Social
autocratic President can issue an Executive Order that all US companies
cease manufacturing overseas and bring jobs back home, but then
the President would have to deal with massive unrest and starvation
in China and rising prices on goods at home (U.S. Gross Domestic
Product is driven largely by household purchases. Bloomberg
News reports consumer spending is now 70% of the nation’s GDP).
Fixing one problem creates another.
rates on borrowed money so that interest on saved money rises and
encourages more Americans to save and you end up having to pay higher
interest rates on home purchases and the real estate market (what’s
left of it) crashes again.
numbers to get re-elected
The only way
the incumbent President has held office today and hasn’t been forced
to resign or face impeachment is the news media is covering for
a failed economy. When the nation’s central bank, The Federal Reserve
that issues money to banks, says the target rate of inflation is
2.2%, somehow that becomes the real rate of inflation. Economist
John Williams shows the real rate of inflation is more
like 9.3% (ShadowStats.com).
the masses against the classes redux
President Jimmy Carter faced 21% interest rates on borrowed
money, 13% inflation and zero economic growth. His strategy for
re-election was to characterize Ronald Reagan as a tool of the rich
(sound familiar?). Ronald Reagan won in a landslide with 489 electoral
votes that year. Political commentator Pat
Buchanan has said: "Looking back, what else could Carter
do? Looking forward, what else can Barack Obama do?"
with election reporting today is that news services have polarized
as much as voters have. You can fully anticipate The Huffington
Post, Slate (issued the video of Romney saying 47% of the vote is
already bought and paid for by welfare payments), Mother Jones,
National Public Radio, and other liberal news sources to slant electoral
vote projections towards the incumbent. These news sources and others
false unemployment numbers issued recently by the Bureau of
Labor Statistics, figures that would have surely doomed Mr. Obama’s
re-election. Again, John Williams at ShadowStats.com shows real
unemployment at ~22%.
conservative news sources like Newsmax,
to say Obama’s 4 years have been a "failed Presidency."
voters might get a more accurate picture of Mr. Obama’s failings
from overseas news sources. For example, the UK’s
Guardian says "Barack Obama’s presidency ‘has not
helped cause of black people in US’." But the African American
vote is likely to stick with Mr. Obama as their only hope.
whose reports at The Washington Post brought down a Presidency
(Richard Nixon and Watergate), has written a whole book on Mr. Obama’s
failings. Entitled The
Price of Politics, Woodward’s book is biting. He calls Mr.
Obama "arrogant, aloof and hyper-partisan."
In 2009 Barack
Obama predicted his own one-term Presidency. USA Today quotes
President Obama as saying he
would be looking at a "one-term proposition" if the economy
didn't turn around during his first term.
vote projections tell all
In an attempt
to get away from the slanted news reports, one might analyze the
various electoral vote predictions. Regardless of the political
slant of their sources, they are telling.
Do any of the
electoral vote projections in 2012 approach Mr. Obama’s 365 in 2008?
votes are an indicator of whether a newly-elected President has
a public mandate to lead, Mr. Obama is in a world of hurt. He cannot
lead a nation so divided this way. The answer to the question of
whether Mr. Obama’s first term is a failed Presidency is "yes"
based upon any electoral vote projection you can find.
result: masses against classes?
is becoming memorable for pitting the masses (the so-called 47%)
against the classes (the so-called 1%). A question arises. If Mr.
Obama fails to win re-election, how will the masses take the loss?
There is chatter that election
results could cause massive civil unrest all over America. So
who wins then?
be boxing itself into a corner.
Would the American
public have rallied around a candidate who would have advocated
an audit of The Federal Reserve and Ft. Knox’s gold vaults? A candidate
who would have cut military spending and pulled American troops
out of Afghanistan and drones out of Pakistan and the torture chambers
out of Guantanamo? Would Americans on both sides of the political
spectrum have backed a candidate who would have pushed for currency
reform and gold-backed money, and because of gold-backed money would
have put a leash on bankers who have stretched credit and reserve
ratios beyond a prudent point? And with a true mandate from the
public would cancel every prior executive order issued by the White
House, most which limit freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution.
And this candidate would have likely demanded timely tax reform
so that even the Secretary of the Treasury would know how to fill
out his tax forms. I believe this candidate could have united the
was not given an opportunity to even present his platform of real
change at the Republican Party national convention. And now America
may pay a bitter price for that mistake.
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