[Note from Rourke: I really, really struggled writing this.]
This is not going to be an anti-democrat or anti-liberal post. I am merely asking the question and giving a few thoughts. I am un-apologetically conservative.
So – will Obama be reelected? My answer – I have no idea.
There are so many differing beliefs on the government, politicians, Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, Independents, Congress, etc. I have heard many opinions regarding President Obama from this sites readers as well as many of my friends.
Again – the question is “What if Obama is reelected?”
- For many across the United States the answer is – “It really doesn’t mater.” There are those that believe that there are really no differences between Democrats or Republicans – they are politicians and are nothing more than corporate representatives rather than representatives for the people. They pass laws and create policy which benefits those in power and large corporations. Many call these people “the Elite”. For this group President Obama is merely the figure head of a larger group of powerful people whose agenda is not in-line with the best interests of the people of this country.
- Another school of thought comes from those that – depending on your perspective – would be called “Conspiracy Theorists”. These people believe that President Obama is pure evil or close to it. They feel that he has had and will continue to have an agenda to spread socialism and governmental dependence on as many people as possible.
- Of course – President Obama has his supporters. Liberals and Democrats support him and want him to do more in the realm of additional social programs and laws. A large percentage of the United States population agrees with his stance on abortion, gun control, foreign affairs, and his “tax the rich” and “spreading the wealth” ideals. Those terms may not sit with many that are in agreement with him. Many feel that his actions with wanting to tax higher income people at a higher rate is just fair as it essentially just means free taxes for those who do not necessarily need it. Gun control is certainly one of which supportors are not pleased with his performance.
- The opposite of the above are most mainstream Republicans and Conservatives. They believe if President Obama is reelected he will not stand for them and their beliefs. They have beliefs such as being pro-life, pro-gun rights, smaller government and less government intrusion in peoples lives. Tea Party members are generally on the far right of this category.
These are certainly not all the beliefs about Obama or our government. What is the truth? What really will the result be should Obama be reelected? Of course no one knows for sure – but I do have a few thoughts.
First – I think the truth is a combination of all the above schools of thought. I do not believe Obama is pure evil however I certainly do not agree with many of his policies and beliefs. Take away all the rhetoric and look at the facts – he and Congress have grown this government at an unprecedented accelerated rate. Debt ceilings continue to be increased. Mandatory healthcare (unless your a big union company and can get a free pass) is beginning to become a reality along with all of the changes involved both good and bad.
Second – The vast majority of ALL politicians in this country are corrupt. They rule by looking at polls and other devices that measure voting peoples opinions. They tell half-truths and take statements out of context and use these as facts to promote an agenda fueled by money and lobbyists.
Third – If Obama is reelected – the debt will continue to grow at a larger pace than if a Republican was elected. Regardless – the debt will grow. If Obama is reelected I believe his more radical ideals will become evident as his quest for reelection would not be in the way. Gun Control will likely become a major target for the Obama Administration as well as continued changing of tax laws costing most all Americans more money.
Again – let me state for the record…..I am not anti-Democrat. President Obama just happens to be in that party. I do not subscribe to most of the beliefs of the Democrat party. Government is too big. Period. Government at all levels is far too invasive in peoples lives. Fact. Taxes are too high – for everyone. There are far too many laws and restrictions on business. It’s not just the President but Congress as well – for many years.
It is just crazy.
So – I have to go back to the original question – What if President Obama is reelected?