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…the omission of any mention of God and recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital from the Democratic Party platform, which were in it in 2008, and then the almost failed attempt to add them after the fact, showed the clear truth about the 2012 Democratic Party. … Democrat party operatives panicked when they realized that the platform, as initially drafted, showed today’s Democrats exactly for who they are – the home base for the nihilism, radical moral relativism, and welfare statism that defines today’s far left. … So the party of the radical left brands Republicans as extremists. The United States is still a religious nation. According to a 2010 Gallup poll , 43 percent of Americans attend church regularly. However, just 39 percent of Democrats and 27 percent of liberals do. The alignment of the culture of the Democratic Party with that of bankrupt European welfare states provides a powerful hint where they are taking this country. In a Pew Research Center survey last year, 50 percent of Americans said religion is “very important”, compared to 22 percent in Spain, 21% in Germany, 17 percent in Great Britain, and 13 percent in France. Of the 50 percent of Americans who said religion is very important, 67 percent were conservative and 29 percent liberal.
Back in 1965 , when President Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law, 30 percent of federal spending consisted of payments to individuals. Today it’s almost 70 percent. At the beginningof the Johnson presidency in 1965, 24 percent of black babies and 3 percent of white babies were born to unwed mothers. Today73 percent of black babies and 29 percent of white babies are born out of wedlock. … Unfundedliabilities of Medicare, plus those of Social Security, are $63 trillion according to their trustees’ latest report. But underlying the fiscal bankruptcy is a moral bankruptcy. … But Republicans need to do a better job embracing and articulating the alternative. … The nation’s searching middle class will understand the truth when they hear it.
He who fails to plan is planning to fail. [Winston Churchill]
“You know I would say incomplete,” Obama told us about his economic performance. “Historically after these big financial crises, where a lot of people are dealing with debt or a collapse of a housing market you know that creates a bigger challenges and we’re seeing this not just in the United States but around the world. I mean Europe is going through a difficult time, parts of Asia, even China [Editor’s emphasis] are going through a difficult time right now.”
As the New York Times reported in March of 2011: “Mr. Obama has told people that it would be so much easier to be the president of China. As one official put it, ‘No one is scrutinizing Hu Jintao’s words in Tahrir Square.’”
Because the biggest problem Obama has isn’t his poor handling of the economy. It’s that many voters don’t trust that he believes in things that historically have made America great, like industry and entrepreneurship; self-reliance and innovation.