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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hotic... hoticedcoffee

Barack Obama does not have faith in the American people to take care of themselves,


Bingo.  That's why he's gotta go.  NObama 2012!!



nonmember avatar dg

I have a problem with ALL politians. It would be nice if we had a real canidate!!

chellly chellly

Man, this chick lives in her own little world doesn't she?  

jagam... jagamama0710

Both Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney want Americans to be free to pursue their dreams,


Unless, ya know, you're homosexual and you'd like to marry your love or you'd like to have an abortion to go and pursue those dreams you have. But forget about those issues and all those people, it's only the economy that matters!!! If any of those people are affected negatively, oh well. They're not Christians anyway so who cares. Right? 


I also love how you crossed out Bush. So, we'll go by your very own logic and say we can't blame Obama. Let's just blame Congress (which I actually do. All of Congress).


 

DebaLa DebaLa

Ah, you never disappoint, Jen.

buffa... buffalove23

How do you even have a job? Honestly?

nonmember avatar Guest

Jenny writes that, "the fact of the matter is that they all make my eye twitch. Hello, they’re politicians." Yet "Barack Obama...is condescending and belittling"? "Hello," indeed.
But it gets worse. If you'll still consider the quote about ALL the candidates making Jenny's eye twitch you'll notice she obviously didn't bother to continue considering it, since she later claims that she "will gladly vote for" the GOP nominee. Self-delusion isn't pretty.

nonmember avatar Guest

Still, one could excuse her self-delusions as a pathetic salve. But the same can't be said for blatant lies. "Barack Obama," Jenny claims, "does not have faith in the American people to take care of themselves." Of course, there's no hyperlinked source for that one; her deception in this case is intended for you. Sort of belittling, huh?

jpfsmom jpfsmom

There is always a market for loony right wing female personalities (ie Ann Coutier,Michele Malkin, Dr.Laura,Sarah Palin) sadly Jenny is just another one in the fray. I choose to be amused by them, they give me hours of entertainment with their diatribes...thankfully most normal people (conservative or liberal) don't take them too seriously. There are some female conservatives I actually admire (Megan Mcain, Christie Todd Whitman) but sadly they get overshadowed by these nutjobs.

Kwiat2 Kwiat2

Several members of my family have health insurance for the first time in their lives because of Obamacare. They all are hard workers, but they don't work for huge corporations so never had it. The only reason I see this health care being bad is that it wasn't totally socialized. But you can only fight so much against big money like the insurance industry. America isn't survival island where you're supposed to just take care of yourself. Health care should be a right not a privilege.

/end rant

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