America’s Past and the Obama Campaign Future

By Kyle Sepe

Elm Staff Writer

In the late 1970’s, Americans strived for a conservative man to escort the country. In the midst of plummeting approval ratings, the Iranian hostage crisis, endless gasoline-lines, skyrocketing debt and failed leadership, Americans robustly considered the alternative to the  liberal Democrat. Jimmy Carter’s failure to lead pragmatic negotiations cost him a second term. The presidential election of 1980 reintroduced conservatism throughout the United States and painted a flag-draped nation.

Through superlative communication, persistent messages of anti-communism, a clash for lower taxes, transitions from malaise politics to a world superpower, an upsurge in military power and less government, Reagan’s unprecedented leadership will salute him as one of the greatest presidents in our nation’s history. Slashing taxes and establishing “supply side economics” created 16 million jobs versus a declination of job growth in the 1979 Carter energy crisis. It is by no surprise that Reagan highlighted, “Government is not the solution to our problems; government is the problem.”

American’s felt secure, strong and unified. Carter’s micromanagement from the top, fight to raise taxes, big government liberal lunacy, vanished his recognition on the presidential “Top 10 Best.”

The current presidential administration’s message is fictive, uncouth, and the most dangerous in American history. Obama established a government-owned home mortgage industry, government-run car companies, healthcare system, and student loan industry. He appointed anti-constitutional leftist czars and embraced failed government-subsidized energy companies. Do American’s prefer a European-style entitlement economy or a free market, job-creating environment?

Thus, do liberal policies work? Has Obama established unity and world peace? He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, right?

However, in the midst of a failed presidency, there is still a beacon of hope that America deserves. This November, we will vote in the most important election of our lifetime. There is a unique yet chilling similarity between the election of 1980 and the election of 2012.

Debt soared in 1980; debt is soaring in 2012 to $15.5 trillion. America was faced with failed foreign policy in 1980; America is faced with failed foreign policy in 2012. Americans suffered from sky-scraping unemployment in 1980; Americans are suffering from disgusting unemployment numbers in 2012. Didn’t Obama want unemployment at eight percent after the Stimulus Plan, or was it after the Stimulus 2.0?

Obama was dispensed the economic crisis but his malfunctioned leadership in critical epochs is what insidiously shattered the economy. Didn’t we vote for change?

The majority of independents, who made the 2008 election, will not vote for Obama in 2012. There is no centrist ideology present. The zany, leftist bureaucracy is evident. 62 percent of Independents are dissatisfied with the direction the country is going.

The majority of younger voters, who also made the 2008 election, will also not vote for Obama in 2012. We have lost our hope. What is the college grad unemployment rate, again?

Americans are probing for a leader with experience. Obama has only worked as a community organizer and a State Senator. Yet, when he was in the Senate, he campaigned for President. He managed to work 143 days. That’s okay! We have to give him credit for that. I guess now, Obama’s experience is incomparable!

America, are we better off today than we were four years ago?

While the rest of America basks in a dreamy, indoctrinated, liberal utopia, the logical Americans will vote for a Republican in 2012.

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