The True Colors of Barack Obama

by Richard and Jayne Frank

Most  Americans under the age of 50 cannot readily associate the words spoken by Japanese Admiral Yamamoto following the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl harbor with the political situation in American today.  After being congratulated for his stunning victory over the United States, he said “I fear we have awakened a sleeping giant!”  History proved him to be correct as America rose from the devastation at Pearl Harbor to protect and defend our Republic and nations around the world from tyranny in defense of the principles upon which our mighty nation was founded.

Today, America is more akin to the legend of Rip Van Winkle, who awoke after 20 years to find himself part of a world vastly different from that which he had experienced before falling asleep.  I wonder what our Founders like John Adams, Monroe, Madison, Jefferson, Franklin and  George Washington would think today should they awake to see how their vision of the Republic had been altered by liberal, progressive and secular doctrine.  Even Abraham Lincoln would not recognize government of the union and our Republic for which he fought and died to protect.

The mid-term elections of 2010 may in fact represent the turning point for America as we awaken to the 70-plus years of damage done to the Republic by socialist ideology.

Barack Obama ran for President on a platform of hope and change, promising to “fundamentally change America and the World.”  His campaign promises lacked substance and once elected, have proven failures in the face of reality.  The great awakening began for the American Electorate in 2009 with a yawn as his agenda and massive spending spree to achieve his goals became apparent. The country awoke with a frown as we witnessed his policies being forced upon the public with the aid of a complicit Democratic Congress.  Once it became apparent to America that this nation was on the road to becoming a third world country, the grassroots movement was energized to return to the values and principles of our Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and as a result of his failure to heed the voices of America, Obama’s approval fell from the mid 70s to the low 40s across this country.

Today the President is faced with the loss of Congress in at least one if not both Houses.  We have seen his attempt to rally the base of young people and minorities that were instrument in his winning the Presidency in 2008.  What is deplorable at this late stage in the election, as he sees that middle class America has rejected his policies in total, is that his rhetoric panders solely to the African-American, Latino, Welfare Recipients and far-left radical voters, further dividing this country by class warfare. He identifies all Americans who do not agree with those policies as “Republicans” and shamefully reignites the fires of discrimination by saying that Republicans “can sit in the back.”  Now, members of his own party are distancing themselves from the President and do not mention his policies as accomplishments.  His rhetoric is approaching desperation as he identifies the opposition as “enemies” and distorts the issues impacting our Country.  He loudly asserts that “the name Obama does not appear on the ballot but that failure to elect Democrats is not a vote against the Obama Agenda.”  I beg to differ with the President but contend that the 2010 election is a referendum on Barack Obama, his ideology, agenda and plan to fundamentally change America.  It may take the second referendum to come in 2012 to make a believer out of the far left and the President himself, but then again do ideologues ever see the light?  President Obama and incumbant Democrats have said that if the Democrats do not retain their seats in Congress that the only way in the next few years to move Obama’s cap and trade, immigration and health care forward will be in the form of executive order or Congressional process by which votes do not have to be taken.  Should he adopt this course of action, he does so at his own peril.

The wisdom of our Founders may be seen in the words of our Declaration of Independence which states in part …”and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.”

America has long suffered the relentless imposition of socialist, progressive ideology to the point of bringing this Nation to its knees.  Obama’s ideology that only Big Government can solve America’s problems is based on a false premise and is being proven a failure all around the world.  Countries like Greece, France, Italy and even Great Britain and Germany are all having to take drastic actions to retract policies that are leading to the demise of their social democratic forms of Government.

In 1941 the attack on Pearl Harbor was the catalyst that awoke the sleeping giant.  In 2010 the impending economic collapse of our financial system coupled with the oppressive policies of the Obama Administration fueled by his attack upon States rights and our 10th Amendment, have served to wake us once more and have us rise up to change our Government at the ballot box on November 2, 2010.

Our elected Representatives have been placed on notice that we are fed up, enough is enough, and we are not going to take governance against the will of “We the People” any longer.  Those in Government, regardless of party affiliation best heed this message as we intend to exercise our sovereign right to determine how we are governed until Washington gets the message.

Barack Obama’s true colors are on display for all to see and paint him as someone very different from a President sworn to “defend and protect the Constitution.”