We tried Hope, now we want Change.
It’s clear those catchy slogans and chants didn’t do it. They didn’t put gas in the tank; they didn’t counter high energy costs; they didn’t create jobs; they didn’t cut the debt; they didn’t fix government; they didn’t change the way Washington worked; they didn’t give us transparency; they didn’t end cronyism; they didn’t close the revolving door; they didn’t stop the influence of special interests; they didn’t cause us to be liked any better around the world; they didn’t calm the seas nor instill confidence. “Just words?”
“Don’t tell me words don’t matter”, Obama said.
But they did get Barack Obama elected. They did stir people up. They did work for Obama. But they were empty rhetoric and promises, dead end roads for America on the ropes. He ran on “Hope and Change”, and asked people to “believe” in him. He asks people to keep believing in him again to get reelected. The problem with their sloganeering is they never thought past the sound bite. And they never saw how it would work in a reelection. He never saw beyond his lofty rhetoric.
He asked people to vote for “hope and change”, now folks hope he changes.
America tried Hope, now it’s time for Change.
Obama showed what he puts first when he said, “you didn’t build that”. But we can tell Obama, “you didn’t build that”. You didn’t didn’t build anything, in fact, you tore down what we built. You ripped apart the confidence of Americans, you assembled roadblocks in front of them, you created multiple agencies of bloated bureaucracy. You mocked the efforts of small businesses and entrepreneurs trying to succeed. Then you even said they misinterpreted your words, and your actions.
You revealed your priorities when you said “the private sector is doing fine.” The problem, you said, was in the public sector with loosing public sector jobs. The private sector lost millions of jobs, the private sector which has been struggling to add jobs, despite his policies. Jobs you then took credit for. Then you tell us “the private sector is doing fine”. Your concern is for the “public sector”. When you ran, why didn’t you say you wanted to be president of the “public sector”; why didn’t you say you wanted to be president of the unions and union workers; why didn’t you say you wanted to be president of the middle class? If people were listening they could have figured that out, based largely on your total lack of experience.
Another lie just to get elected.