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C. Brandt Smith, Jr., PhD


The Associated Press headline today, 12September2013 caught my attention: SYRIAN OPPOSITION FORCES FEELING LET DOWN BY OBAMA. Hey, welcome to the club Syria. Very few people with whom I speak do not feel let down by Obama. Letting people down is what he does best.

Granted, no one is perfect, but come on! Should not the president of the United States hit a home run once in awhile? I didn’t vote for Obama in either of his two presidential races. I simply don’t agree with the platform of the Democrat Party. I am a conservative Republican. Our values and beliefs are too far apart.

Think about the Democrat National Committee (DNC) platform:

The DNC claims to be Moving America Forward. Really? These are their words. I do not observe any moving forward. If anything, it is a backward move. If Obama wants people to feel better about America there are two things he should stop:

1) Talking. Every time he opens his mouth he spews more lies. I am sick of this behavior from our president and every other elected official trusted to lead our nation. Be honest and do what you say you will do.

2) Vacationing long enough to accomplish something substantial. So far, the president is all talk and no substance.

The DNC claims to be Rebuilding Middle Class Security. I consider myself a member of the middle class and I don’t feel more secure. In actuality, I think the Obama Administration has done damage to middle class security; promising government assistance at the expense of working class citizens and business owners will eventually place everyone closer to the poverty level and in the unemployment line.

The DNC claims to be Putting Americans Back to Work. Part time jobs at minimum wage or slightly higher than minimum wage is not the outcome I want to see initiated. Americans who still have the spunk to dream about a brighter future, go after an education and are creative, can figure out what to do. We are a people with a history of ingenuity.

The DNC talks about the Middle Class Bargain. I don’t want to bargain. I want legitimate change without government intrusion and interference. Less government is needed at this time, not more. Ronald Reagan stated, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’”  I don’t appreciate the carrot stick approach from Washington D.C. Don’t tell me what you’ll do for me and then raise my taxes and reduce my personal options.

Even in my home state of Arkansas, we are being presented with a form of Obama-care known statewide as the “Private Option.” Listen up! If the government is involved, it is not private and it certainly is not an option. Most of us feel it is being rammed down our throats.

Perhaps the greatest lie yet is the DNC’s promise of Cutting Waste, Reducing the Deficit, Asking All to Pay Their Fair Share. Get this, we are Americans. We trust in an Almighty God. He blessed us and our dependence upon Him has worked just fine. I suspect He still is in control even though some people have forgotten Him. The vast majority of Americans are tired of this same old story. Just do your job. Produce a budget, live within your means and stop promising what you do not intend to deliver.

The DNC also promises an Economy Built to Last. Foul! Bailing out businesses and corporations “too big to fail” is ridiculous. Whatever happened to pure capitalism…the market determines survival.

This one is irksome. America Works When Everyone Plays by the Same Rules. Don’t you mean, America works when everyone, except the President and his insider buddies and those dependent on welfare play by the same rules? If anything, the President’s arrogance demonstrates his fundamental belief he is above the rules.

Perhaps the best case in point is Obama’s healthcare plan for the people of the United States of America. If members of Congress are opting out, including the President, why should I or anyone else be forced into this program of socialized medicine?

Mr. President, you said your administration would bring about a positive 21st Century Government: Transparent and Accountable. So far your administration is less transparent and unaccountable to the people of this nation. I don’t know why the rebels of Syria think you are accountable for your words in relation to their situation. You are self serving and out for whatever you can grab for yourself.

The American people are still holding you accountable for what happened in Benghazi. No American should die like that, abandoned.

The list could go on and on.

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 God bless America,

Brandt Smith