Five years ago, Barack Obama burst onto the American political scene, charming and sweet-talking his way to the presidency, wining and dining the people with grandiose promises. America fell in love almost instantly. Since then, as we have learned more about the real man behind the mask, our nation has been on one bad date after another, slowly learning that the President isn’t exactly the man he claimed to be. And now, our country finds itself in an abusive relationship with the man we once fell head over heels for.
Based on these attributes, America took the plunge, going on that first date with Obama in November of 2008. We didn’t look carefully into his background as we might with other relationships. We didn’t care. His words were enough to sweep the country off her feet. Soon, we embarked on a serious relationship with the President.
Once that commitment was made however, things didn’t quite seem right. The President started doing things that we didn’t like.
The President pushed through his healthcare agenda, despite strong opposition. He promised us safety, but when we wanted our own security system by securing our borders, Obama and his friends fought to prevent it. He was showering America with gifts … using her own money. When we questioned the wasteful spending, he told us it was for our long term benefit, and raided $787 billion of our savings. And when the economy failed to recover in any manner during his first term, we started seeing classic signs of an abusive relationship.
Psychology Today examines several signs that you’re dating an abuser — signs which America should have easily picked up on in 2008, and most certainly should have identified in 2012.
Here are 5 of those warning signs…
President Obama tried to convince America that he was the one for them. Not like that Bush fella. And when things didn’t exactly go as planned, Obama was quick to point the finger at his predecessor, George W. Bush. Over and over and over again, our woes were due to President Bush and his policies.
The very premise on which the Obama administration and the liberal platform of wealth redistribution are based is resentment. They want what others have, and they want it without cost to themselves, either monetarily or based on time. They create class envy of those with wealth, health insurance, homes, etc. It is a common attribute upon which all liberal protesters rally around, and it is a staple of how the President has governed.
A vast amount of the Obama agenda amounts to nothing more than making excuses to legitimize a platform of entitlements. From free healthcare, to fewer work hours, from massively expanded welfare programs, and on to ever-extended unemployment benefits. Money and benefits for nothing, or entitlement, seems to be a birthright in the President’s eyes.
Benghazi was the result of a video. If you like your health care plan, you can keep it. The sequester was not something Obama proposed. My budget will cut the deficit by $4 trillion. Obamacare will not increase the deficit by one dime. I am not somebody who promotes same-sex marriage. No more illegal wiretapping of American citizens. Guantanamo will be closed within a year. Ayers was just a guy in the neighborhood. Unemployment will not go over 8%. Shovel-ready jobs.
And of course, he took credit for ending the Iraq War – the one thing in his career he failed to give Bush credit for was the Status of Forces Agreement, an agreement to withdraw troops from Iraq. An agreement his predecessor had negotiated. An agreement he inherited.
The list of deceit is a short and compact one, for the purposes of this analysis.
Quitting President Obama has been very hard. In 2008, he ran on hope and change. In 2012, we hoped that he would change. In 2016, Hillary Clinton may be running, picking up former Obama staffers along the way. Perhaps it will be vice-President Joe Biden, who sold us on so many Obama policies over the last several years. Rest assured, the Obama administration will have their fingerprints on whomever the Democrat candidate is in 2016. And recognize that most abusive relationships never change.
The only option is for America to prepare herself mentally and financially to walk away from liberalism in 2016, and walk away from the President. Or will she hope things can change once more?
Cross-posted at the Mental Recession