I’m voting for Romney.
There seems to be a preference cascade
(a term popularized by Glenn Reynolds
) under way in his direction. Despite efforts on the part of die-hard supporters in the media
to tell us how “likeable” Obama is and how racist it is to vote for his opponent, it appears that the Obama regime is ending after one term.
The overwhelming reason appears to be the economy and jobs. Women voters who were supposed to be voting with their lady parts have reconsidered their job prospects and the fact that their husbands have been out of work for months if not years and are moving to the Romney column. But I’m not a woman.
This year’s crop of college graduates, 50% of whom can’t find jobs, have lost that lovin' feeling for Obama. But I’m not a recent college grad.
One quarter of teens can’t find a job. The over-all Black unemployment rate is “officially” at 14%, and among Latinos it’s over 10%. But I’m not a teen, Black or Latino.
In fact, I’m among the fortunate ones who have decided not to participate in the Obama recession. So while I think that Obama is horrible for the economy and jobs, his policies have not affected me or my family directly. In fact if Obama’s policies had not been such over-all miserable failures I would still vote for his replacement.
Because he’s an inept, arrogant, sleazy jerk who doesn’t like the America I love and should not be heading this country.
That he’s inept is obvious on its face. Can we face reality? The US economy bottomed out in early 2009, way before the infamous “Stimulus” with its non-shovel-ready jobs could have any effect at all. The fact that the economy has grown at the slowest rate since World War 2 is the direct result of Obama’s economic policies. His job killing regulations, his energy policies that have led to a doubling of gasoline prices and the devastation of the coal industry, the hiring paralysis caused by ObamaCare, his takeover of GM and Chrysler in defiance of bankruptcy laws are just part of the package that have managed to snuff out virtually all of the natural exuberance of American capitalism.
The effect of his inept foreign policy are only now being seen, not just in Benghazi but in Cairo, Tehran, Damascus, North Africa and throughout the Middle East. Obama told his adoring crowds that his mere presence as the American president would make that part of the world love us. Instead they are sacking our embassies, murdering our ambassadors and burning him in effigy.
The arrogance of Obama is legendary. Some people have, through heroism of hard work, earned the right to boast. Not Obama. His arrogance is unearned; just as his Nobel Prize was unearned. It can truly be said of this child of Affirmative Action that he was born on third base and believe he had hit a triple.
: “He was often patronizing, which in the old and accomplished is irritating but in the young and inexperienced is infuriating. "[House Speaker John] Boehner said he hated going down to the White House to listen to what amounted to presidential lectures," Mr. Woodward writes.”
Democrats who are willing to talk recount similar experiences.
Keep in mind that this was a man of no notable accomplishments who wrote two autobiographies before he reached middle age. This is the man who told us - standing before Styrofoam Greek columns and with a straight face - that his elevation to the highest office in the land would cause the seas would recede and the planet would heal. This is “Thousand Year Reich” hubris.
And finally the sleaze – big time. Ignore, as the MSM has done, the money raised from foreign sources via untraceable credit card contributions. Let's just look at Obama's policy initiatives. With the in-depth knowledge of energy that only a Harvard law degree provides, Obama decided that this was the time … this was the moment … he was the One … to transform the way we power our world: with sunlight and windmills and rainbows and unicorn farts. And he knew just the men who could do it: millioniare and billionaires, heavy contributors to his election campaign. All it would take is hundreds of billions of borrowed money thrown to any contributor who could catch the attention of Energy Secretary Steven Chu. Chu had a two pronged approach: shovel money to technology start-ups that could never replace conventional fuels during our lifetimes while simultaneously making fossil fuels much, much more expensive. And so we have financial disaster in the middle of a calamity, but only for the taxpayer. The Obama contributors are first in line to get their money back from the liquidation of the failed businesses. The taxpayer was not only paying through the nose to fill his tank and run his house, but he was paying for the corporate jets the Obama bundlers were buying with the bailout money. Of course if Joe Taxpayer lost his job he would be living the dream of the Obama Years: not having to pay for Team Obama’s corruption.
So who am I voting for this November 6th? When the pollsters call I tell them I’m “undecided.” But, just between you and me, I’ve secretly made up my mind.