Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Next Ronald Reagan

Over the last few months, Barack Obama has spoken about Americans in some very negative terms. He tries to overlook his mistakes by pointing fingers at us and making us the “scapegoat” for his errors and lack of true leadership. Here are two examples of his “it’s your fault” comments:

Obama alleged on Sept. 29, 2011:

“The way I think about it is, this is a great, great country that had gotten a little soft and we didn’t have that same competitive edge that we needed over the last couple of decades. We need to get back on track.” 

Obama remarked on Nov. 12, 2011: 

“But we’ve been a little bit lazy, I think, over the last couple of decades. We’ve kind of taken for granted — well, people will want to come here and we aren’t out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new business into America.” 

Obama’s words are reminiscent of a speech made by Jimmy Carter. On the evening of July 15, 1979 Carter admonished our country by saying, "In a nation that was proud of hard work, strong families, close-knit communities and our faith in God, too many of us now tend to worship self-indulgence and consumption. Human identity is no longer defined by what one does but by what one owns." According to Carter, Americans no longer had the “can do” attitude! 

Ronald Reagan later responded to the remarks Carter made about our country’s lack of moral fiber. Reagan said: 

“People who talk about an age of limits are really talking about their own limitations, not America’s.” 

What Reagan said regarding Carter’s “malaise” speech can easily be used to describe Obama’s comments. Ronald Reagan lifted the American spirit; where Jimmy Carter blamed his situation to American malaise or feebleness. Barack Obama now blames his ills on the same America that Reagan once called “the shining city upon a hill.” 

It’s time for voters to find the next Ronald Reagan…that person who will bring our country out of the dark pit Obama has put us in. I feel that Rick Perry is that person. Others have their own choices, but the reality of it all is that we don’t want nor need a Barack Obama!