In Obama’s speech in 2004 to the attendees at the Democrat National Convention, State Senator Barak Obama, in a fiery speech that had the Democrats slobbering all over themselves, stated that there was no liberal America, no conservative America, no black America, no white America, there is only one America.
Fast forward to the present where he has slightly less than six months to serve as president of the United States, and the citizens of this nation are more divided than ever. We’re divided not only on political and racial lines, we’re divided along socio-economic lines, and religious lines. He has continually played the race card, involving himself in local level disputes such as the ones involving Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., a former professor at Harvard University, a black man and a white policy officer, James Crowley. Without knowing all the facts, Obama came out against the white police officer. I thought he was supposed to be a president to all the people, and that we didn’t have a white America or a black America.
During Wednesday night’s speech, he indicated that he was filled with faith in America and possessed much optimism about America’s future. That’s not how he felt when he first took office and shortly thereafter went on the “apology tour” in order to apologize for what he perceived was wrong with this country.
In Obama’s speech, he, of course, talked about his signature legislation, Obamacare, saying that access to health care was now a right, not just a privilege for the wealthy. Excuse me! Millions of folks were covered for reasonable amounts through their employers. And while purchasing health insurance on your own cost about 2-1/2 times what you paid if your employer provided coverage, it wasn’t near as expensive as it is now if you’re not covered by a group plan. Obama further stated that millions more people were now covered. Not in my scope. While I know of maybe one or two folks who have been able to purchase health insurance because they were previously denied due to pre-existing conditions, I know a lot more who are not covered because they can’t afford to purchase coverage or they can only afford to purchase coverage with deductibles so high that if something catastrophic occurred, they would take a big hit or face financial ruin.
Next, the president indicated that we are on our way to weaning ourselves off of foreign oil. Yes we are, but it is nothing that you did. In fact, you and your liberal henchmen fought this. It was the oil companies/the private sector that developed “fracking,” an innovation which allows oil and natural gas to be removed from the ground in an environmentally safe manner. The extraction of oil and natural gas via fracking was only allowed on private lands, not government lands. Thus, the private sector was able to pull this off and cause decreases in the price of oil and natural gas. If this president were to have had his way, we would be making feeble, if not failed efforts to rely on unreliable and expensive green energy. We’d all be either freezing or burning up. Plus, lower and middle income individuals would be hurt by having to spend more of their hard earned money on heating and cooling their houses and gas for their vehicles.
He also claimed to have shut down Iran’s nuclear weapons’ program. A BOLD-FACED LIE! Then he indicated that as a country, we have never been more secure. THE GREATEST THREAT TO OUR NATION’S SECURITY IS ISIS AND OTHER ISLAMIC TERRORIST GROUPS! He also talked about God, but has continuously denigrated Christians who he claims do nothing but cling to their guns and to their Bibles.
At one point in the speech, he indicated that Democrats and Republicans do have their differences and that these differences is what keeps this country moving. However, he has done nothing but trash Republicans and blame the congressional Republicans for his failures.
In Obama’s speech, he says he loves this country. There’s no way that I’m believing this. Like I said above, he went on that apology tour during his first term in office and has never championed American exceptionalism. He and congressional Democrats pushed through, using every legislative trick in the book, the most insidious piece of legislation that has ever been wrought on the American people, Obamacare. He has also refused to define this country’s number one threat, Islamic terrorism. Whenever there’s an attack carried out by an Islamic terrorists(s), he blames it on guns and further seeks to pass stricter gun laws which will make it harder for law-abiding Americans to purchase firearms, but will do nothing to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.
Another thing Obama indicated was that America is more respected in the world now than it was eight years ago. BS! Another lie. He also said that America is a great nation. When did he change his mind? Saying that the crime rate in this nation has gone down is another lie.
He further talked about the founding fathers and government by the people, indicating that the American people don’t want to be ruled. He’s consistently trashed the constitution and has indicated that it was an outdated document that got in his way. Maybe he determined that after his “I got a phone and I got a pen, and I’ll go around Congress to do whatever I want to do” rant. This was not exactly met with affection.
He talked about his grandparents in Kansas City, and the values that they taught him as a youth. I was just waiting for him to describe his grandmother as a “typical white woman.” One of these values was hard work, but he’s no advocate of hard work and sacrifice. All he, Hillary, and the rest of the Democrats desire is to have as many people as possible living off of the government dole.
While about half of his speech was dedicated to him and his non-accomplishments, he did eventually get to his endorsement of Democrat nominee, Hillary Clinton.
He stated that Hillary Clinton never quits on anything. But what about Ambassador Chris Stevens, Information Officer, Sean Smith, and CIA operatives, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods?
He also claims that no one has ever been more qualified to run for president than Hillary Clinton. WHAT A LIE! So unfathomable. He further indicated that Hillary is respected around the world. How can anyone be so gullible to believe that? He also indicated that Hillary is a friend of the working population. BS! Neither Hillary nor Obama are “friends of the common man.” See my comments above.
He told those in the arena and those watching or listening elsewhere that Hillary would continue to honor our police officers, as he had done. He’s never honored our police officers. All he’s done is interject himself into local matters and giving his opinions before he had the facts. I read in a book, authored by a former Secret Service agent, that while First Lady, she referred to the Secret Service as “dressed pigs.”
He went on to elaborate that Hillary is a “change-maker,” and forgets no one. Of course, we all know what BS that is.
During the course of the speech, he often attacked Donald Trump, and it was brought to my attention during the post-speech commentary that it is not custom and practice for a sitting president to attack the nominee of the other party during his party’s convention. Well, guess what? He’s breached every protocol of the office of the presidency. What else is new?
In summary, Obama spent half or maybe more than half of the speech singing his accolades. By the time he got to Hillary, I was already getting tired. But the common theme running through the speech seemed to indicate that he now loves his country when he once hated it and that the country is great, but he hasn’t always thought so. Does he really think this country is now great because of all the things he has done? Could be. The Democrats all think so.
Do I think that Hillary picked up votes because of Obama’s speech? Maybe a few. Maybe I’m naïve, but I still have some faith in the American people that they are going to Hillary, Obama, and the Democrats for what they are, and while Donald Trump was not my first choice for Republican nominee, Obama has come pretty close to destroying this country and electing Hillary to the presidency will certainly finish it off.