Obama fails to grasp our exceptionalism

OlympiaNovember 1, 2012 

It is not surprising that The Olympian endorsed Barack Obama for president, but it would be more persuasive if the endorsement had a factual basis.

To start with, the eight years of the Bush administration were not disastrous. If they were, why did President Bush get re-elected? The Olympian goes on to blame Congress for Obama’s shortcomings. But when Obama took office, both houses of Congress were controlled by Democrats. If anything, Obama’s failures demonstrate his incompetence and lack of leadership.

The Olympian’s list of Obama’s accomplishments is more an embarrassment than an achievement. Except for killing Osama bin Laden, which resulted from intelligence gained during the Bush administration and which any president would have done, the list lacks substance.

Regarding Mitt Romney, The Olympian states his foreign tour this past summer “failed miserably.” That conclusion is false. It is simply the view of the far-left media, which is devoted to protecting Obama and disparaging Romney.

The Olympian cites Romney’s lack of specifics but fails to mention Obama’s total lack of any substantive economic plan whatsoever. Obama’s plan for the next four years is to add 100,000 new math and science teachers, and increase taxes on the rich.

But Obama’s worst fault is that he does not understand what it means to be an American; the idea that the individual is the source of American exceptionalism, not the government. We need to restore the presidency to someone who understands this and who “holds these truths to be self-evident.”

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