From ‘Yes We Can’ To ‘No One Could Have’

What a difference four years makes.

President Clinton (impeached Dec. 1998) tells us what the Obama campaign wouldn’t tell us four years ago, when everything was “Hope and Change” and “Yes We Can.”  Now the message is things were so bad that no one (except Bill Clinton) could have turned the economy around in one term.

And he should know. Bill Clinton’s own administration, “more than any other, promoted an unsustainable housing boom, which eventually and inevitably led to a housing bust that brought down the whole American economy.”

Sounds like a Romney/Ryan endorsement to me. Obama is campaigning as if someone else has been in The White House these last four years. Because it’s not just that things ‘were’ bad. Things still are bad. And Obama has been at the helm for four years blaming everyone but himself for a still stagnant economy and record unemployment. Neither he nor his party have a long-term solution to our nations debt, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. No plans to make a balanced budget and no plans to outline a path towards a balanced budget. His world, his focus, is in the next four years. Not the next forty years.

With the foundation for ‘fundamental change’ already set with the railroading of Obamacare on the American people, Bill Clinton tells you what’s coming in a second Obama administration.

Now — but he has — he has laid the foundations for a new, modern, successful economy of shared prosperity. And if you will renew the president’s contract, you will feel it. You will feel it.

{You won’t like what you feel, emphasis added}

I believe it because President Obama’s approach embodies the values, the ideas, and the direction America has to take to build a 21st-century version of the American dream, a nation of shared opportunities, shared responsibilities, shared prosperity, a shared sense of community.

In his core, Obama will not accept free-market capitalism. Period! There is no one in the country, except Obama and Clinton, saying that America “has to take” a new “direction.” All the shared stuff does not relate to freedom and liberty. There’s less of that, more of government. The kind of America Obama wants is one where the government dictates who gets what of other people’s money. IE. Social Justice.

Creating an environment where people can succeed and won’t need government help is not in Obama’s political or social DNA. He is demoralizing Americans by robbing them of their potential and creating dependency every step of the way. Clinton said it, “to build a 21st-century version of the American dream.” Excuse me but, there’s nothing wrong with the old version. It is timeless. America did not elect him to change the American Dream. He was supposed to preserve it.

Had our country’s founding fathers based America on where they came from, or like twentieth century Europe, America would not be the leader of the free world but, just another miserable place with high prices, high taxes, less freedom and fewer choices. And with a ruler in The White House instead of a President.

Update: Thomas Sowell quote added

Link: The Brass Standard