I am always amazed how Democrats remain steadfast in their ideals and support for Obama’s failed left-wing policies. Rather than cut loose from policies that don’t work such as ObamaCare, they defend and continue to support what is very obviously a disaster. Every year of ObamaCare has witnessed a financial money pit that has sent our national debt spiraling up, up and up. It was deliberately written in such a convoluting way that even after it was passed without reading (which is a stain on the voting record of the Democrats), people still could not comprehend it. In addition, it just doesn’t work as reported by the major insurance companies who have withdrawn from the insurance exchanges.
Then there is the national debt which established a new historical record for the Obama Administration. It was $10 trillion when he entered office. It was close to $20 trillion when he left office. So over 8 years the Obama Administration with the support of the Democrats and some Republicans accumulated a debt equal to what all presidents had created over a 225 year period. Not a good record but one that the Democrats defend.
The Democrats have also been silent about the Inspector General’s Office issued a damning report about the financial mismanagement of the Housing and Urban Development Department. According to the Inspector General, HUD cost the nation $516.4 billion dollars because of “weak internal controls over financial reporting which led to errors and delays in preparing financial statements; several ‘significant deficiencies’; and instances of noncompliance with applicable laws and regulations.” Yes, “noncompliance with applicable laws and regulations!” Yet this gross mismanagement and waste of money doesn’t seem to bother the Democrats. It was the worst case of financial mismanagement according to the Inspector General. Yet there was no outcry from the Democrats about how how HUD engaged in what was obviously criminal activity.
Then there was the diplomacy of Obama and his “leading from behind” strategy in fighting aggression and terrorism. “I think he left a more dangerous world,” Barry Pavel, senior director for defense policy and strategy on the U.S. National Security Council staff from 2008 to 2010 said about Obama’s soft approach to aggression and terrorism.
“In Syria, a major mistake was treating it like a humanitarian crisis, when it was a major national security crisis that has caused destabilization on our closest allies in Europe,” Pavel said, “Syria has been a source of terrorist attacks in Europe and the United States, and future attacks.”
“Potential adversaries know we had the capability, but not the will” to strike out at aggressive actions by certain nations against their neighbors or their own people, Pavel, who is director at Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council, said. “Because they knew that the Obama administration would never use military force for any purpose, they felt free to conduct their coercive actions in the South China Seas, the Russians went into Iran and Syria and North Korea accelerated their nuclear arms program.”
Again Democrats praised Obama’s “leading from behind” policy. To them, they think Obama made the world safer despite the growth of North Korea’s nuclear proliferation, Russian aggression, Chinese expansion into the South China Sea, Iran’s increasing sponsorship of terrorism, explosion of terror attacks outside and inside the United States, the birth of ISIS, etc. under the Obama watch.
Remember Obama repeatedly stated that the greatest danger to the United States was not terrorism or foreign aggression but CLIMATE CHANGE. Well in 8 years he never accomplished anything to reduce climate change except to spend money on “green energy” which cannot supply our nation’s needs. Germany learned that lesson decades ago after it had a “green energy” revolution that was an expensive disaster.
Perhaps what is most puzzling is their lemming like following of Obama’s national political agenda. In simple terms, they lost political power by following the far-left policies of Obama. Here are the statistics showing what they lost:
- Democrats surrendered the White House to non politician President Donald J. Trump.
- Democrats ran the Senate and House in 2009. Now they control neither.
- US Senate seats slipped from 58 to 46, (not counting the Independents that vote Democrat and special Massachusetts election)
- US House seats fell from 256 to 194.
- Democrat State Legislative seats decreased by 959.
- Democrat Governorships slid from 28 to 16.
- State legislatures (both chambers) plunged from 27 to 14, down 48 percent
- Trifectas (states with Democrat governors and both legislative chambers) cratered from 17 to 6, down 65 percent.
A sane and astute group of politicians would have changed their policies by learning from their mistakes. Not the Democrats!
They refuse to admit their loss of power was due to over-bearing regulations that stifled business growth, laws like ObamaCare that created a plethora of part-time jobs, negotiations that increased an unfavorable balance of trade, limited banks ability to lend money to new businesses, campaigned on social issues that only impacted a tiny segment of our national population, not enforcing existing laws against illegal criminals, etc. Compounding the situation, they went on a spending spree that achieved nothing significant for the average American. As a matter of fact, government statistics show that the middle class decreased by 7% and fell below the 50% mark for the first time in ages.
To pay for their spending, they taxed, taxed, taxed to the point that Democratic controlled states have the highest debts, the greatest crime, rampant corruption and decreasing populations. People are fleeing the Democratic liberal bastions for the lower taxed Republican states. Yet they continue to double-down on their failed policies and ignore reality.
Unbelievably, they are like psychopaths who blame others for their failures. But this is not surprising, Democrats under Obama called all who opposed their wrong-headed policies racists. That was the easy thing to do. Unfortunately, they are in a political trough that is leading them into a political abyss. They think they will start to recoup their power in the 2018 Congressional elections with the same tired agenda that Hillary Clinton ran on 2016. It didn’t work then so why would it work now?
Einstein’s adage that “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is insanity” applies to the Democrats. They are out-of-touch with reality and what the American want and need.