In 2008, Barack Obama ran on a campaign of change and Democrats across the land rode the coattails of change. Everywhere you looked there were commercials, billboards and bumper stickers everywhere that said ‘Change.’ They promised to change this and change that and turn the country around and stop the economic slide it was in.
Four years later, Barack Obama tells a group of rich donors that Democrats haven’t changed at all, but republicans have. Speaking to the intimate group of New York’s wealthy, Obama told them,
“We [Democrats] haven’t moved that much… What’s changed is the Republican Party.”
“[Republicans] have gone from a preference for market-based solutions to an absolutism… [to] a belief that all regulations are bad; that government has no role to play.”
These comments from Obama indicate just how little clue of reality he has or how much he is lying to himself and everyone around him. He hasn’t been listening to anything Mitt Romney and the GOP have been saying when they say that the country needs to be run like a for-profit business and not a social handout center. That sounds like a market-based solution to me, doesn’t it sound the same to you?
To say that Republicans believe that all government regulations are bad is no different than saying that all Democrats are black. Both statements are obviously false and inaccurate. Obama and his cronies just want to spend, spend and spend some more regardless if there is enough money to cover it. All they demonstrate is that they have no sense of responsibility or concern for the economic health of the nation, which right now is finding itself in critical condition.
Many Republicans believe that the federal government is grossly over regulating in almost all facets of life. Some of them point to the fact that the Founding Fathers believed the federal government should remain small. Surprisingly, some Republicans even go so far as to endorse the 10th Amendment which provides that powers not granted to the federal government nor prohibited to the states by the Constitution are reserved to the states or the people.
Besides lying out of his teeth, this particular fundraiser is another classic example of Obama’s hypocrisy. How many times have we heard him assail equity markets and people like Romney who bought up other companies? So what was he doing at a fundraiser at the New York townhouse of Marc Lasry? Lasry happens to be a multibillionaire who made his fortune in the equity business where he bought up shaky businesses and either turned them around to become profitable companies or he closed their doors and put people out of work.
Sound familiar? Isn’t that the same criticism that Obama has leveled against Mitt Romney? Therefore, it’s only right if people that donate to Obama’s campaign do it, but very wrong if his opposition (Mitt Romney) did it. I hope and pray that one of Romney’s campaign team or one of the GOP superPACs use this fundraiser hosted my Marc Lasry to counter all of the anti-Romney Bain ads that Obama put out.