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Voters Are on to the Great Deceiver

We know that Obama is an excuse maker and “The Great Deceiver” in the tradition of Chicago’s Saul Alinsky (Rules for Radicals).  Obama is never wrong.  And when things don’t go right he and his staff blame others.  It’s been Bush! Bush! Bush! Republicans! Republicans! Republicans! for four years.  Even today, after almost a full term as President, Obama still fails to take responsibility for our dismal economy, lack of jobs, poor pay, etc.  He compulsively blame others for the lousy economy that he promised to fix.  And now he wants four more years to do more of the same.  Einstein said, “Insanity is doing the same things over-and-over and expecting a different result.”

The Democratic Convention was a good example of their deception.  They brought up one straw-man after another – to attack, criticize and lie about.  Informed listeners worldwide were not fooled – but too many party loyalists simply drank the Kool-Aid and celebrated.

Finally, during the first debate, Romney was able to set the record straight.  He will not increase taxes on the middle class.  The wealthy will continue to pay the same taxes as in the past.  Social Security will not be changed for those 55 and older.  Social Security will be saved from insolvency for younger workers and will be there when they retire.  The economy will be turned around – 12 million jobs will be created – the budget will be brought into balance – the national debt will be reduced – spending will be brought into balance – the military will be returned to full strength – discretionary and unaffordable government programs will be curtailed – educational support will continue – the poor and needy will continue to be cared for – the American Dream will be reinstated – etc.  The days of naïve, schoolboy management of our government and military will be brought to an end.  American Exceptionalism will be restored as a priority.

Hey! Let’s be honest.  Obama, “The Great Deceiver,” is totally over his head.  As we saw during the first presidential debate, he is uninformed and does not understand the inner workings of government, the economy, business, and executive leadership.

Obama has failed to bring the country together as he promised in 2008, but rather he has divided it into classes – some to be supported – others to be savaged.  He cannot run on his record and therefore must brutally attacked those whom he deems as opponents.  He not only attacks their record and their agenda, but even their personality.  Frankly, he uses Chicago political tactics as does his vice president, Joe Biden, and his campaign director, David Axelrod.  Obama has gone from “Hope and Change” to “Fear and Smear.”

America, understandably, made an enormous mistake in 2008 by electing an inexperienced Barack Obama.  Americans were anxious to demonstrate their lack of racist tendencies and their admiration for this young, articulate, charismatic upstart.  Also, the goodwill created during his speech at the 2004 Democrat Convention gave Obama a solid, popular basis on which to campaign.  Sadly, he has never lived up to the ideals presented during that speech.  It is now clear that he didn’t believe it – perhaps didn’t even write it!

Too many Americans failed in 2008 to understand that executive leadership is much more than a popularity contest.  It requires an enormous set of skills, which, unfortunately, Obama has failed to develop.

Fortunately, America has a tremendous candidate in Gov. Mitt Romney.  He has precisely the skill-set America desperately needs to restore the American Way – the American Prosperity Machine and American Exceptionalism.  And he has a proven track record to demonstrate his competence.

Romney/Ryan can do it . . . and with your vote they will do it.  They will turn America around – for our sake and that of our children and grandchildren.

The American people are not stupid.  Many may not be political junkies – and may not pay full attention to the political scene during much of the year – but they know that their well-being and that of their children, grandchildren and friends is in serious decline.

Four years of “Hope and Change” has turned into an economic, jobs, pay and socialistic disaster.  The middle-class has been crushed by Obamanomics!  Median family income is down by $4500 – people can’t find good paying jobs – and our young college graduates are waiting on tables and living in their parent’s basement.

This is not what America is all about – has been about – etc.  America has always been the land of opportunity.  Our Free Enterprise, Competitive, Constitutional, Capitalist System has always been an American Prosperity Machine.  Not so under Obama/Biden/Axelrod/Pelosi/Reid’s de facto Marxist/Socialist/Liberal-Leftist regime.

While recessions have always been a relatively short, cyclical, economic occurrence – never have we had one last this long (with the exception of the Great Depression of the 1930s – also under Liberal Democrat governance).  Obama has tried for four years to blame this poor and middle-class economic disaster on President Bush.  However, he was hired to fix it – said he would fix it – and in fact has made it worse.

Obama will be voted out in November and replaced by an exceptional man – ideally suited via his proven track record as a turnaround professional – to turn our nation around and restore America’s Prosperity Machine.  Our citizens are definitely not stupid and will, indeed, recognize the need for a change to competent, informed, executive management in the White House.

Image; The Wizard of Oz as pictured in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum; William Wallace Denslow; public domain

William Pauwels

William A. Pauwels, Sr. was born in Jackson Michigan to a Belgian, immigrant, entrepreneurial family. Bill is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served in executive and/or leadership positions at Thomson Industries, Inc., Dow Corning, Loctite and Sherwin-Williams. He is currently CIO of Pauwels Private Investment Practice. He's been commenting on matters political/economic/philosophical since 1980.

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