Remember when Barack Obama came on the scene promising to “fundamentally transform the United States of America”? What was evident from the beginning was that the man doing the promising, although able to deliver flowery, inspirational speeches, did not have the necessary credentials that rational people usually demand from a prospective leader. That’s why superficially smitten voters elected an unqualified person with a shadowy, secretive past, and in the process called a disaster down on not only their heads, but everyone else’s as well.
Nonetheless, and notwithstanding his best efforts, of late a dilemma has arisen for the president. After five years of wreaking mayhem on a public that, until recently, was usually more than willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, sort of like the horrendous Obamacare enrollment website, there seems to be a “glitch” that Mr. Obama didn’t factor into his equity-for-all equation.
This particular “glitch” is that Americans, no matter who they are or who they voted for, on the whole are not reacting favorably to being a.) pushed around; b.) dictated to; or c.) herded like cattle to the slaughter.
Ever since the colonies decided to shake off the encumbrances placed upon them by an oppressive monarchy, the victors of the American Revolution have built into their radar an acute sensitivity to the threat of falling captive to despotism a second time. That’s why many of those who wore the Barack Obama 2008 and 2012 balloon hats and who “cried their eyelashes off” when the first African-American president was elected and who eagerly boarded the “Hope and Change” Express are having buyer’s remorse.
Those who welcomed Barack Obama with open arms, not once, but twice, are beginning to feel the return embrace turn into a stranglehold.
At first, the noose Obama purposely placed loosely around America’s neck was barely noticeable, but as days turned into weeks and weeks into months and months into years, that liberal lasso has incrementally garroted America’s corporate neck. Now, the beast of burden that Obama captured with the intent to do his socialist bidding is beginning to struggle against the yoke being placed by someone who falsely perceives himself to be the all-knowing, all-powerful Master.
And while this time around no one has picked up muskets or stormed the Barack Bastille, what is happening is that on everything from guns to registering for Obamacare, people are registering their resistance by staunchly refusing to comply with the directive coming down from the head of the collective.
The jobless rate is now the worst it’s been in thirty-five years, which is one reason Barack Obama is now enjoying only a 39% approval rating. That, along with the unremitting anti-Second Amendment rhetoric and the insistent “share the wealth” cheerleading, is now being reflected in data which shows that Americans are thirty-four times more likely to purchase a gun than to sign up for Obamacare.
This curious 30-ish up for us and down for him trend indicates that without an out-and-out insurrection taking place, by simply refusing to conform, the American people stand poised to win the war for autonomy that Barack Obama started.
In other words, this isn’t Boston, and that splashing you hear isn’t tons of tea hitting the water. It’s the sound of Obama’s restrictive, unconstitutional policies being flung overboard by a resistance that is rising up “from sea to shining sea.”
Still, Barack Obama remains tenacious and resolute. Up until now, he has refused to budge even an inch from his high and lofty progressive perch.
Meanwhile, as he sits up there weighing his diminishing options, public dissent is mounting. Regrettably for this president, just as he has proven to be incapable of doing anything about anything, let alone the abysmal mess he’s made of everything from the economy to healthcare, thus far he’s come up wanting for a scheme to forcibly mandate Americans to relinquish more of our rights.
Increasingly, Obama is unable to force a free people to bend to his will, and he’s about to find out from polite, passively-resistant Americans what the definition of “Hope and Change” really is. With our arms crossed and our lips pursed tightly like children refusing a mouthful of peas, it looks like Democrats and Republicans alike are done swallowing what Barack Obama is dishing out.
Ultimately, the message America is conveying to the person who thinks he’s in charge is that where “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” reign, it’s not him, but “we the people” who will determine our destiny.
Jeannie hosts a blog at www.jeannie-ology.com
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