President Obama lectures his party

President Obama lectures his party

September 30th, 2010 in Opinion Free Press

President Barack Obama has not come to grips with the fact that his liberal agenda does not square with what most of the American people want from Washington.

In a defensive article in Rolling Stone magazine, he sounded almost offended that ordinary Democrats around the country are not very enthusiastic about getting out and voting for Democrat candidates in the upcoming congressional elections.

Democrats "need to shake off this lethargy. People need to buck up," he told the magazine. He called it "irresponsible" and even "inexcusable" that some of the people who eagerly supported his 2008 presidential campaign just cannot get excited about the Democrats running this year.

Actually, their lack of enthusiasm is entirely understandable.

Many independent voters and more moderate Democrats "rolled the dice" on Obama in the 2008 election and also voted to give Democrats even bigger majorities in Congress than they already had. But have Democrats governed responsibly with all that power?

Unfortunately not. They enacted, with almost no Republican support, a costly "stimulus" bill that will make our awful national debt even worse - and has not reduced unemployment. Then, with zero GOP support, they imposed a vast, complicated, expensive, government health care "reform" on the country.

Polls show strong public opposition to such legislation. Yet the president says those "accomplishments" should have his party fired up and eager to keep Democrats in power after November elections.

What the president cannot understand is that most Americans do not see his and congressional Democrats' push for ever-bigger government as "accomplishments."

He may be disappointed in Democrat voters and others who do not share his philosophy, but the country is even more disappointed in the liberal policies he and his fellow Democrats have pursued in Washington.