By Rob Janicki
President Obama is in high gear these days. Unfortunately for taxpayers it has nothing to do with running the country and managing the people's business. Obama's latest whirlwind tour, has been nothing more than a series of political fundraisers. And all of this activity has been paid for by taxpayers. Apparently Obama has worked a slick Willy on taxpayers. Where ever he goes he speaks for a few minutes on some topic relating to the state of the nation and then goes off to consecutively scheduled fundraisers.
President Obama held three fundraisers in Minneapolis on Friday morning and early afternoon before flying to Chicago for three more and these were not mere piddling fundraisers, with some having price tags up to $50,000 for the privilege of meeting the One in person. The day's notable event was the flyover of Wisconsin to the Chicago fundraisers. Apparently Obama did not have time to stop in Wisconsin to give support to Thomas Barrett, the Democrat candidate opposing Governor Scott Walker in Tuesday's recall election. It must have been a scheduling conflict. It couldn't be because Obama sees a devastating defeat for an intensive year long liberal crusade to destroy a growing conservative movement rolling across the country, could it?
All of this fundraising was done...
[...] On a day when the government released a dismal new jobs report, showing that the unemployment rate rose to 8.2 percent, Mr. Obama said his race will be close because of the weak economy, not because Republicans have any good ideas. He said they don’t. [...]
What Obama fails to acknowledge is that incumbents always campaign on their accumulated record whether they want to or not. Opponents run on their vision for a better future while highlighting all the failures of the incumbent.
Obama has no achievements to run on. In fact Obama's record is one of consecutive failures. The two most egregious and monumental failures have been in regard to turning the economy around and the failure to pursue fiscal, monetary and tax policies designed to create jobs and stimulate business investment.
Obama, in his infinite wisdom while speaking spontaneously said, [...] “This is going to be a very close race,” ... “It’s going to be close because there’s a lot of folks out there who are having a tough time.” [...]
And whose fault would that be Mr. President? That would be yours. You cannot possibly run on your record of failure.
Instead you have to run against all things Romney. You have to attack Romney on a persona level going back 50 years. You even have to attack Romney on how he transported the family dog on vacation. You have to attack Romney's wife, who has suffered from breast cancer and continues to suffer from multiple sclerosis, while raising five children and all this for not having any real world work experience. How shameless can you be?
You have to attack Romney's record as the Republucan governor of the most liberal state in America with a liberal legislature to have to work with. You have to attack Romney's success in the world of business when you have no such similar experience in the private sector. You have to attack Romney as a vulture capitalist seeking only to pillage and destroy businesses for profit, while throwing workers into unemployment. You have to spin that fable even while you know Romney's record was one of saving failing businesses and creating far more jobs than were lost in ultimate bankruptcies. You have to studiously avoid mentioning Romney's management success in stepping in to turn around the already failing 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and making it a profitable venture for America and taxpayers.
In other words Mr. President, you've go no game and no likelihood of having one appear between now and November 6.