Reading the election exit polls, one thing we know about the nearly 59.5 million who voted for President Obama is they believe President Bush caused the Great Recession.
57 million Americans voted for Mitt Romney. We are the 57 million who read business reports and studies by economists to know the recession was caused by crooked brokers in Goldman Sachs and others who sold failing derivatives to hundreds of banks and investment firms while short-selling these same fraudulent investments. These trillion-dollar scams were aided and abetted by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, liberal policies awarding mortgages to people who couldn’t afford them and backed by the untoward relationships between Democrats like Barney Frank and big business cronies like Countrywide’s Angelo Mozillo. But that’s a lot more to know than “Bush did it.” President Obama won re-election from people who don’t know the name Fabrice Tourre.
They are the 59.5 million who believe Obama is fighting the 1 percent on behalf of the middle class. We are the 57 million who know Obama has filled his government with cronies from Goldman Sachs and that the top two hedge fund donors, Renaissance Technologies and George Soros, gave substantially more money to Obama and liberal PACs than Romney. While Romney did raise about a million dollars more than Obama from hedge funds this time around, the top ten hedge fund managers have given well over 90 percent of their millions in contributions to Democrats over the last few years. So much for the middle class.
They are the 59.5 million who believe Obama when he says he wants a bipartisan Washington. We are the 57 million who remember the “bipartisan” Obama who consistently rebuffed Congressional Republican ideas for healthcare reform. We see Democratic Party ads showing Republicans pushing grandmothers in wheelchairs over cliffs and deceitfully charging Mitt Romney with killing a cancer-ridden woman. They hear Obama say Romney would let the auto industry collapse and kill jobs. We saw Obama do exactly what Romney said he would do, except Romney would have followed the law and paid back creditors as opposed to giving that money to campaign contributors.
We are the 57 million people who believe the United States government should remain controlled by the people from the “bottom-up.” Many of us wonder if the other 59.5 million know that they re-elected a man who is working toward reversing that design, controlling their lives from the “top down.”
I suppose all of us wonder what the Republican Party will do to reverse the results of Obama winning 93 percent of the African-American vote, 71 percent of Latinos, 73 percent of Asians and 55 percent of the female vote. The GOP needs to learn how to explain to these people that free markets and conservative policies can enrich their lives and their children’s lives, especially when a rising economic tide lifts all ships.
This country desperately needs a rising tide, not four more years of swamp.
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