I find it fascinating how the American public has been relegated to the outside looking in at the political reality show unfolding before us.
We have a President whose contempt for the wishes of the American public are astounding. He, along with his wife and former President Clinton, have been busy campaigning for candidates in tough races. Some of these candidates are among the most disliked politicians in America. Disliked for force feeding us an agenda for which we have no taste. There is no "good for America" in this exercise. There is only the desire to retain power and reshape America to their image. Not bettering ours.
Their image, or the President's, seems to be to slowly expand government until it rules everything, paired with the diminishment of what was the greatest country in the world to the mediocrity of all others. You'd think the President was Robin Hood. Take from the rich and give to the poor until everyone is equal. This would assure the fears many have about the country they will be leaving their children. Once upon a time parents wanted to leave a better one. Now it's questionable if they'll be able to leave one equal.
When parents feel that if their kids can find a job selling tires at Les Schwab, they'll have a great life, the country is doomed. What's wrong with a computer geek aspiring to be the next Mark Zuckerman or Bill Gates? What's wrong with them accepting and enjoying the perks that accompany such success? Did they not earn it? Would waves of such successes be so bad? Raising the country to what it was via innovation in the private sector? Like a drill bit developed in small town Pennsylvania that saved 32 Chilian miners because the Chilians were willing to give it a try? Would we have? In today's climate I wonder.
The paradox of what's happening to our country is that while the President preaches equality; Wall Street is evil; Hispanics must vote to defeat their enemies and on and on, he is living the good life on our dime. Michelle's vacation in Spain. His kids go to one of the best private schools. He has around the clock protection, his own plane and a supporting staff of hundreds. He's on a first name basis with celebrites galore and entertains with opulence often. All on our dime.
Could a community organizer have achieved such heights in Obama's view of the country? Never. Does he even realize the hypocrisy of his actions? If he truly thinks the people of the country should be on a more equal basis, why does he not lead by example while in the White House? Ahhh, those perks. Pretty nice. Especially when you don't have to pay for them.
This election has been reduced to character assasinations. Too bad it's the wrong target. It should be the President's agenda. Period.