Barack Obama Makes My Eyes Twitch

barack obamaAnd then there were four. In less than a month, we’ve seen the GOP presidential candidate pool cut nearly in half, as Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, and Jon Huntsman have all cut their losses and suspended their campaigns. Of the four left fighting campaigning, there are two clear frontrunners: Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.

Who would have thought that the candidate that came in fourth in the Iowa caucuses would be leading the polls less than a month later? Strange but true: Gingrich is now leading Romney by quite a few percentage points.

Last week, I infamously said on The Hugh Hewitt Show that Newt makes my eye twitch, but the fact of the matter is that they all make my eye twitch. Hello, they’re politicians. Politicians, as a whole, aren’t exactly America’s favorite people at the moment. 

Neither Newt nor Mitt makes my eye twitch quite as much as Barack Obama. However the primary plays out, I think we’re pretty much guaranteed a Republican victory in 2012. We’ve tried the hopey-changey thing, and it turns out that spreading the wealth around doesn’t fix a broken economy. 

Barack Obama did inherit a downward economy from George W. Bush Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, but he’s had three years to fix it. Instead, he’s taken over one sixth of the economy with his massively unpopular Obamacare, put more people on food stamps than ever before, and generally made businesses terrified to hire new employees.

Of course none of the Republican candidates are perfect, because people aren’t perfect. The best president we could have realizes that, and governs accordingly. The President of the United States needs to understand that the people need to be given freedom to try things, succeed or fail, and pick themselves up by the bootstraps when necessary.

Barack Obama does not have faith in the American people to take care of themselves, which is condescending and belittling. Both Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney want Americans to be free to pursue their dreams, without crushing taxes should those dreams come true. 

Wherever the GOP nomination lands at the end of this primary process, I will gladly vote for him on November 6. It’s better than the alternative. 


This post is part of a weekly conversation with our 5 Moms Matter 2012 political bloggers. Read the original question and find links to all their responses here: What If Newt Gingrich Wins the Republican Nomination?

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nonmember avatar Areyoukiddingme

Yeah, because 8 years of financial/social/political bullshit can be reversed in 3 years.

If Jenny cared about facts( and we all know she doesn't) than she would recognize all the good Obama has done.

If republicans make horrible mistakes, than they are just human, but if democrats do the same, then they receive no mercy. What kind of logic is that?

We all know Jenny has zero credibility after her SGK post, but come on.

These posts are getting more and more absurd by the day.

nonmember avatar cookie

This anything but Obama rhetoric is pathetic and ridiculous. Also, on the news today it said that while white college educated women overwhelmingly vote democrat, uneducated white women overwhelmingly vote republican. It reminded me of this website.

lga1965 lga1965

That was clever Jenny, how you lined out some words and inserted your own....such as the fact that Bush was the one who ruined the economy and by 2008 it was in the tank, BUT you substitued Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid . Lies.

Obama makes your eye twitch ....and YOU make my stomach turn. You are so biased and blinded by the radical right that you even say that a Repubican will win in 2012. LOL. WHat a joke.  Sorry but your little Blog is full of your wishful thinking only.

jpfsmom jpfsmom

Jenny, your voting for the GOP candidate?? Really?? Wow, thanks for confirmation on that, as if your 1000 blogs in the past didn't tell us that already. I can only guess you feel the need to write your paranoid drivel is to somehow convince yourself you right in your vitriol and heavily slanted manifesto's. Now step away from the computer and go watch Bill O'Reilly

jpfsmom jpfsmom

Your predictability makes my eyes twitch.

Waltz... WaltzingMtilda

Well done, Jenny. Obama is either very clueless about the correlation between independence and success, or he doesn't care. Either way, his administration needs to end in 2012.

Iga, you should do a little research, and Colette, my goodness, what a thoughtful reply!

nonmember avatar guest100

If your house catches on fire, do you like knowing you can call 911 and the fire department will rescue you? Because I do.

The fire department is one example of socialized--that's right, SOCIALIZED, I said it--services. If it were privatized, it'd be a disaster; too poor to afford "fire truck insurance", too bad, your house burns down!

If right-winters like you had their way, EVERYTHING would be privatized. But NOT everything should be. It is in the public's good for SOME things to be socialized, like fireman, and *gasp* basic medical care. Obamacare does to, or at least tries to (and is sadly thwarted by greedy PRIVATIZED insurance companies). You complain about taxes, but ironically, taxes HELP the poor in many ways, because they pay for things like public education, firemen, police, etc. Without taxes, there wouldn't be these social services. Your ignorance is repugnant - educate yourself on the issues instead of just complaining.

In contrast, Newt compares gay people to bestiality. Yeah, THERE'S a president we can be proud of... [note sarcasm]

nonmember avatar Guest

I've got to hand it to Jenny. After today's stronger-than-expected jobs report, the Dow at a 4-year high, the Nasdaq at an 11-year high, and the SGK debacle, I would have thought she'd be passed-out drunk by now. But no, she keeps on going!

Loref... Lorefield

Ahhh Jenny. You never fail to make a completely pointless post.

Most of your article was about how ridiculous the republican candidates are, with an "anything but Obama" thrown in at the end. Keep fooling yourself and see what happens if you get your wish of a republican in office!

jasmi... jasmineg86

i disagree. alot... but i guess debating would be pointless, so..

OBAMA 2012

the end.

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