is not the cool, calm, and collected guy that he portrays publicly;
he's far from it. Obama is described privately as a thin-skinned
hot-head when it comes to questioning his policies, or anything else,
for that matter.
Though there has been a slight shift upward in Obama's poll numbers, Obama knows the real temperature of the American people. Here are 10 indicators as to why Obama will have sleepless nights leading up to the election of 2012:
started African Americans for Obama. When blacks supposedly voted at
95 percent for Obama in the last election, one has to question his
motives in starting this group. The answer is that Obama's poll numbers
among blacks have fallen back to their lowest point, a clear sign that
Obama is feeling the pressure. If Obama loses his street cred amongst
blacks, he will likely be abandoned by other groups. Obama must have the
"race" element in 2012, even though the black vote will be much less
significant in 2012. By the way, how would the media have covered
"White Americans for McCain?"
started a Spanish-language website. Now, most people would call this
clever; however, this move could backfire and is a pure sign that Obama
knows he is in trouble. A country that requires you to know English
should not have a sitting president with a Spanish-language website. It
would seem to be pandering to the massive non-English-speaking
population of Latinos. Obama has not chosen to pander to any other
potential immigrant voting bloc, which could have many Africans up in
arms. Why not develop a website in Swahili or Bantu? Asians, Jews, and
many other ethnic groups might wonder what Obama's obsession is with
blacks and Latinos, while forsaking them. This could lead to the logic
that the president is supposed to be the president of all Americans.
energy policy is pure comedy. When Obama took office, gasoline
averaged $1.89. Gasoline is now at its highest point in history,
averaging $3.65 a gallon -- and it's getting higher. When gas crested
at $3 a gallon under Bush, Democrats were quick to put Bush in cahoots
with the oil companies. Obama and other Democrats are blaming Wall
Street, offering that high gas prices are "bringing families closer
together" or that high gas prices are "saving lives." Nice try. The
problem with gas prices is that they affect the lower end of the food
chain the most. Poor people have to plan trips to the supermarket or
buy gas in parts of a gallon. "I'll have ½ a gallon." Obama touts
green energy, but he has not had a single successful example where his
policy has worked, and despite the Truth Teams, Obama has wasted
billions on "green" energy while people are suffering from a lack of
"black" energy -- oil and coal.
now supports super-PACs. Aside from the multitude of flip-flops or
blatant "untruths," Obama has now decided that for the good of the
country, he must embrace the idea of "buying his next election." I
suggest that Obama has forgotten that he bought his first election, and
that took everything he had, despite a weakening economy, hatred of
Bush, and a less than stellar Republican candidate. Obama vowed to
raise $1B in order to fight the right, and his newfound support of
super-PACs only proves that he's panicked about raising money and about
what he will have to spend to put the genie -- his record -- back in the
has feigned shifting right. When a bona fide socialist begins talk of
shifting right, you know he's panicked. Obama no more believes in the
private-sector solutions for the economy than he believes that Rosie
O'Donnell would skip a meal. Yet he is suddenly offering to cut
business taxes. Welcome to Panderville. Many of Obama's panic moves
will showcase the complete hypocrisy of what he campaigned on or truly
believes, and how far he is willing to go to remain in power.
began the Truth Teams, dismantling Attack Watch. Renaming Attack Watch
is like renaming the Department of War the Defense Department. Attack
Watch was a dismal failure, because the truth is not an attack.
Renaming Attack Watch "Truth Team" now allows Obama to stamp out the
truth wherever it may occur. Obama is deathly afraid of the unvarnished
truth. The Truth Team's assignment is to varnish it. So now Obama was
for Keystone XL and the 20,000 jobs that it didn't create.
High gas prices are good for the economy in the form of higher revenues
and more lives saved, due to less driving. Welfare is good for the
economy, actually generating $1.85 return for every $1 spent. That's
the truth, and they're sticking with it.
is changing his slogan. Realizing that "Yes We Can" has turned into
"Well, I Thought We Could," and that "hope and change" now applies to
getting rid of him, Obama must adjust his catchphrases. Obama's
handlers are testing various new sayings, but the bad news is that
nothing is sticking. The new phrases being tested are "Winning the
Future," "Greater Together," and "We Don't Quit," and Obama has begun
lacing these in his speeches, but none are resonating, which is why
Obama is panicking.
foreign policy strategy is in shambles. Generally when a president has
such a weak domestic agenda, he may be able to recover based on decent
foreign policy. This is not the case with Obama. Obama's foreign
policy has made America weak and the laughingstock of the world. It was
said when Obama was elected that the world would love us, which has
proven simply not the case. Obama has revealed himself to be much worse
than Bush in foreign policy, and he has created havoc all over North
Africa and the Middle East. China and Russia are positioning to remove
the dollar as the international monetary standard, which would devastate
the U.S. economy. Their recent decision not to support the U.S. in the
U.N. with respect to Syria proves that the Obama administration is not
taken seriously. Foreign policy will be a huge influence on Obama's
re-election chances, which is why he will try about anything to shore
things up before November.
is talking tough. As the saying goes, the shallower the stream, the
louder the babble. Most people recognize that the bigmouth at the bar
is far from the toughest, yet Obama all but guaranteed that he will
serve "five more years" while on a Spanish-language radio program. It
is difficult to balance tough talk with "It's Bush's fault." Further,
Obama's constant and incessant apologies (and bowing) don't jibe with
the tough talk. Again, this is a strategy that will likely backfire for
Obama, as most people have begun to realize that the tough talker is
generally weak, and Obama is no exception.
- There is no real improvement in any sector in America. Obama's biggest problem is that the economy is being held together with paperclips and Band-Aids. The fragile nature of things does not bode well, so even the slightest uptick in inflation will wreak havoc on the deficit. The prospect for jobs will not improve between now and the election, so the media is the only potential distraction from real unemployment north of 15 percent. Another budget crisis is looming, and most of Obama's policies are under attack in multiple states.
Obama has much to be concerned about, despite being "The Money-Giver" to the poor. Americans have reached the end, and words just won't cut it. Further, Americans have tired of style and want substance. I believe that the new bumper stickers might be "You Had Your Chance!"