by Patricia L. Dickson 8/1/14
A recent poll by The Pew Research Center is reporting that America is more divided than ever. According to the poll, 66% of consistently conservative Republicans think the Democrats’ policies threaten the nation’s well-being and half (50%) of consistently liberal Democrats say Republican policies jeopardize the nation’s well-being. With everything that is going on in our country, all Americans should be united. So, what is it that has us divided? The issues that we are facing affects all Americans on both sides of the political fencefrom foreign policy disasters, wide-open borders to the economy.
First, I would like to know which Republican policies that Democrats think would jeopardize the nation. I will gladly admit that I am partisan to conservative policies because I know that when implemented, everyone benefits. During Ronald Reagan’s presidency, more people (black Americans in particular) moved up into the middle class. President Reagan won the Cold War along with strengthening our military. Although I was a teenager during his presidency, many of my military superiors told me that President Reagan gave the military the biggest raise in history.
After over six years of Obama’s disastrous presidency, he still has devoted supporters. Pollster and Fox News contributor, Frank Luntz asked average Americans (and Obama voters) what they thought about the president’s leadership. The lengths that Obama’s supporters were willing to go to paint him as a success were stunning. One woman claimed that Obama’s signature healthcare policy will be the best ever in a few years. A man claimed that Obama is a steady president. His observation is that Obama has kept us from going into wars, and has stabilized the economy. All hell broke loose when another woman claimed that Obama is trying to fix Bush’s mess and it will take around ten or twelve years.
When I witness individuals continuing to support Obama and the Democrats, in spite of all the disastrous things that are currently happening right before our very eyes, I cannot help but think that America is beyond repair. The reason that we are in this mess in the first place is due to a dumbed-down electorate coupled with a lying media. I will concede (although I will never understand it) that some people were persuaded in 2008 by all his slick talk. However, it is depressing to witness grown people not being able to discern the dangers of this president’s and the Democrat party’s policies. What was in the Kool-Aid that they drank?
I am convinced that Liberalism is a mental disease. Lois Lerner, the woman at the center of the IRS scandal, called conservatives crazies during an email exchange with a friend because she overheard some women say America was “bankrupt and going down the tubes”. That leads me to question Liberal ability to do simple arithmetic. Any informed person knows that our country is trillions of dollars in debt, therefore, it is logical to conclude that if we continue on this path (spending more than we are taking in), that America will end up bankrupt. So who is the real crazy person, Lerner or the women she overheard?
How does one explain the Obama supporter? The only way for a sane person to understand it is to accept the Limbaugh Theorem. Rush Limbaugh theorizes that Obama supporters do not associate Obama with his policy failures. He somehow makes people think that he does not like what is going on either and that he is trying to fix it. I am willing to accept his theory because I am at my wits end in trying to understand anyone who continues to support Obama. One can call me the modern day Chicken Little because I am convinced that the sky is falling.
Patricia Dickson blogs at Patricia’s Corner.
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