It’s time to give Barack Obama and his allies the cold steel of reality about the real issues of this Presidential campaign. It’s not about all sorts of peripheral issues that the Obama campaign keeps throwing up like sand in the face of an opponent. It’s not about social issues like abortion or inequality of pay that the Obama people seem to think will garner them more women’s votes.
What is about is the cold steel of reality that the U.S. economy is like a swimmer going down for the second time. Obama can no longer blame George W. Bush for the economic woes that we face. It’s time for him to be made responsible the miserable state of the current economy.
Besides, if you’re a student of history, you’ll realize that many of our economic woes stem from the share-the-wealth laws passed by past Democratic administrations. Doesn’t anyone out there remember that the Democrats regained control of both houses of the Congress in the 2006 mid-term elections?
The basis of the current woes began with the bursting of the housing bubble. This impacted multiple sectors of the American economy: home construction, durable goods manufacturing, mortgage banking and skilled trades. The cascade of economic bad news became an avalanche that took the American economy with it.
The Democrat Party’s belief that everyone should own a home, a laudable but unachievable goal, led the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to provide low interest financing with little or no down payments. The new homeowners had no “skin in the game”, a favorite Obama line, because they had little or no money invested.
Like Americans who pay nothing in taxes, they felt free to walk away from “underwater” mortgages, leaving vacant homes for the banks to foreclose on. This created a glut of empty homes on the market, which in turn forced a slowdown of the home construction industry. The rest, unfortunately, is history.
It’s time for Mitt Romney and his allies to stick the bayonet of the failing economy in the Obama campaign. The destruction of the finest, most resilient economy that the world has ever seen by the Democrats should be the issue. Everything else is a child of the failing economy: Obamacare, the stimulus spending, unemployment, the national debt, the deficit and the destruction of the housing industry.
For a group that continues to raise tens of millions in contributions, the Republicans seem to have turned as passive as McCain did in 2008. Are we missing something here? Are they afraid of the left-leaning media who might tag them as bullies or racists? If so, we might as well give up now. We’re beaten months before the election.
Instead, Mitt Romney needs to bludgeon Barack Obama on his economic decisions all day, everyday. Bury him in a wave of negative advertising like he did to his opponents during the primaries. Pummel him on his class-warfare campaigning. Rebut each and every false charge againstRomney.
Explain to the American voters about the outsourcing that was done to entice foreigners to order American products in their home countries. The American people will understand that high-paying American manufacturing are much more valuable than low-paying call center jobs.
Barack Obama cannot be allowed to feature spurious charges in his campaign and pass them off as the truth. If you tell a lie long enough and loud enough, it becomes the truth.
We now have enough of a financial edge to literally drive the Obama untruth machine into dust. The more that we make them spend now, the less that they will have in September and October.
It’s time to take the nice guy gloves off and give ‘em the cold steel.
Richard Billies is purveyor of AllThingsPoliticalToday.com and a frequent contributor to the SNSPost. The opinions expressed in this article are those of Mr. Billies and not necessarily those of the SNSPost or its staff.
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