sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Framing the US Presidential Debate

President Barack Obama can't run on his record because the last four years have been dismal. The answer of "Utopian Socialism" and trillions of dollars of borrowed money that have VANISHED into the bureaucratic spending abyss paired with over 8% unemployment  don't appeal to the American voters.

President Obama must fall back on his roots and Alinsky's Rules for Radicals. Particularly Rule 10: “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.”

Don't expect Obama to tout ObamaCare, which turned from his "defining moment" to a political disaster as the true provisions of this program come out and are made public.

Don't expect Obama, architect of Operation Fast and Furious and the man who funded the war on drugs in Mexico that cost 100,000 lives and has failed to discuss his neighbors to the South. Instead of hardening the US Border, Obama merely put up signs warning Americans that those areas of the US were dangerous because they were controlled by drug cartels.

Don't expect Obama to discuss the unemployment rate or his "seasons of hope" - every year that fell flat. The "summer(s) of recovery" fueled by a trillion dollars of borrowed 'stimulus money' didn't manage to produce jobs. Where did the money go? Good question.

And of course, we know that the mainstream media will not hold President Obama accountable in the slightest.

We know that "Blaming George W. Bush" for Obama's screw ups will be a key strategy.