I can’t tell you how many conservatives I have talked to that are completely flummoxed by our Commander-in-Chief. It seems like every position the man has taken in his life he has turned around and done the opposite. He hammered Bush for invading Iraq. He attacked him for high gas prices. He lambasted him for the poor economy. He even criticized Bush for his NSA spy program, yet he is now guilty of all the same things. He defines hypocrisy.
Now that we are on the verge of war with Syria, which could escalate to who-knows-what, where are all those war protesters who hogged up all the air time on TV during the Iraq war? What happened to all those liberals that screamed about Bush raising the debt limit and driving us into bankruptcy? Where are the liberals who demanded Bush to close Guantanamo Bay? During the Bush administration the liberals attacked Bush for suppressing free speech, for trying to get Clear Water, to cancel Howard Stern, and let’s not even get into the Patriot Act. The entire left wing seems to be filled with hypocrites.
With Obamacare on the horizon, Obama is everything Reagan warned us about. So, why are so many moderates still clinging to the idea he is a good president? Why are people not picketing across America demanding impeachment? Obama should be pure gold to conservatives. He demonstrates everything conservatives have been saying about liberals for years. It seems we have our very own Vladimir Lenin sitting in the White House and America doesn’t seem to care. The country is more divided than ever. We seem to be gaining little to no ground. We may even see another civil war in our lifetime, being the last resort to restore the Constitution, and the moderates just are not listening to us.
Sometimes, the answers we can’t find in others can be found in ourselves. In 1999, I was a young Republican. I listened to Rush Limbaugh’s entire 3-hour program every day and several other conservative talk show hosts as well. I had a job that allowed it. I didn’t initially support Bush Jr., but I rallied into his camp after he won the primary. He said some great things about lower taxes, responsible government, and putting a lockbox on Social Security. After all, anything had to be better than Clinton, right? I’m not so sure anymore.
This is where it all gets confusing. I remember all the great things the Republicans said would happen when Bush got elected; unfortunately I do not remember hardly any of his promises being kept. What was Constitutional about our invasion of Iraq? Did it matter that he lowered taxes when he just increased spending? Before Bush Jr., there was no Department of Homeland Security or the Patriot Act, the worst piece of legislation our government ever enacted against the American public. When people look back at the presidency of G.W. he rallies an astounding 28% approval rate and is listed near the worst presidents in history.
So, by example, what do we offer the American public that is better than Obama? In recent history, not much. We sit back shocked that Obama would invite members of Islamic terrorist organizations into the White House, but conservatives said nothing when Bush met with Saudi Arabian leaders repeatedly even though 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers were from that nation and international intelligence reports indicated that Saudi Arabia at least had advance knowledge of the attack if not provided direct assistance. Yes, we have our own fair share of hypocrites.
If we are to win back this nation, we need to first win back our side. It doesn’t matter if it’s the Republican Party or whatever party. We conservatives need to rally behind a single party that stands for truth. When both sides are playing the same partisan games, why should moderate America choose a side? One side is as bad as another. Our values need to come first, and we need to support politicians that act with those values. Enough with us putting forth pretty boys who talk a good game and appeal to the masses. We need representatives, senators and a president with character. We need someone willing to put America first and not special interest groups or some giant corporation. We need to stop making compromises.