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I have liberal friends and we often get into political discussions, although, it’s hard sometimes to have discussions with them. They do get shrill and emotional, especially when it comes to government hand-outs and taxing the rich. “Oh, I couldn’t help but tear up when Obama signed ACA into law; all those poor people who never had health insurance or access to health care will now have it. What a wonderful thing!” I’ve also heard the following, “I have to spend my own money on my classroom and students, and there’s the rich, living the good life. Why can’t they pony up?” When you try to reason with them, they just get more emotional and accuse you of not caring about the poor and about educating our children. When it’s obvious that you’ve won the argument, they shrug and pout.

I’ve always said that to be a liberal, all you have to have is one functioning brain cell. To be a conservative, you definitely need two functioning brain cells and sometime you might need three.

Before ACA, about 85% of Americans had health insurance or some kind of access to health care. While the system certainly wasn’t perfect, most Americans who had health insurance were satisfied with what they had. I know I was. But now, after having my premiums rise by almost 50% and I’m getting less for that exorbitant amount, I’m not satisfied. I know one or two that are, but most are not. The Democrats, who claim they are champions for the middle class, screwed millions of American middle class citizens just so a small minority might be able to obtain health insurance. Why didn’t they concentrate on those who didn’t have health insurance and leave the rest of us alone? If they really cared about the middle class, they wouldn’t have hurt so many of us with this law.

Drilling for oil on private and state lands is at an all-time high. The private sector has implemented a new technology called hydraulic fracturing. As a result, the price of gas is now below $2.00 a gallon in a lot of areas, and the price continues to fall. This is putting additional money into everyone’s pockets and the middle class is getting some much needed relief.
The Democrats/liberals, however, want to get rid of fossil fuels completely. They claim it’s bad for the environment and will exacerbate what they say is the greatest long-term threat to our county, climate change. There are reports and studies that go both ways. Continuing to extract oil while pursuing green energy innovations is important to the well-being of the middle class. But the Democrats claim that we must get off fossil fuels and get off of them now. The current president has just issued a memorandum placing 9.8 million acres of Alaska’s offshore resources off limits indefinitely. Over the weekend, the administration announced it would pursue a wilderness designation for 12.28 million acres, barring drilling in most of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, according to foxnews.com. Again, how is this helping the middle class? It’s not. If the current president and the Democrats are really interested in the prosperity of the middle class, they would take into consider all available reports and research and factor in the wellbeing of the middle class. But they are not doing it. They are not pro-middle class at all. I’ve also read that the caribou like the drilling sites and gather around them. Supposedly it’s warmer. I’ve also read that the caribou population has grown since drilling in Alaska began.

Dr. Thomas Sowell, a long time conservative and a black gentleman said the following: “The real motives of liberals have nothing to do with the welfare of other people. Instead, they have two related goals…to establish themselves as morally and intellectually superior to the rather distasteful population of common people, and to gather as much power as possible to tell those distasteful common people how they must live their lives.”

That’s such a great statement and so true. If you’re one of those who I often call “Obama Zombies,” and you think the current president loves and cares about you so much, you’re wrong. He doesn’t even care about the very poor in our society. He also wants to considerably weaken the United States of America, if not fully destroy it. The only thing that he cares about is getting more and more of you drinking from the government trough. Some of you are going to say, I’m wrong and that he cares so much about everyone and want to give us as much as he can possible give us. Just look at him. Why, he wants to give us two free years of community college education. He wants to give us cell phones. He wants to do all of this for us. He wants to make our lives perfect. Oh how can you put down such a wonderful man?

During his first campaign for President, the current president said that he wanted to fundamentally change America. When I heard this, my blood ran cold. But the Democrats/liberals were slobbering all over themselves. He continually harped on change throughout his campaign and, of course, a majority of the voters bought into his rhetoric, hook, line, and sinker. I, on the other hand, and a lot of conservatives were scared, really scared. Just what was this man going to change? He’s well into changing the very fabric that this nation was founded on. He’s going against the constitution, he’s anointed himself dictator, and he’s ignoring the will of the people, claiming that because so many voters stayed home and didn’t vote on November 4, 2014, that election somehow doesn’t matter.

The middle class is shrinking and enduring many hardships. The United States of America is more vulnerable to further attacks like the one on 9/11/2001. Obamacare is hurting so many more Americans than it has helped and so many Americans are losing their jobs due to high corporate taxes and burdensome regulations. And who do I blame for this, the Democrats, including the current president.