Last night was a big night for the Democrat Convention. Actually, it was so stacked that it might make Hillary’s speech tonight look puny. Three men who would love to be president in 2017 instead of Hillary spoke: VP Joe Biden, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Barack Obama.
Biden contemplated joining the race but running against an embittered Hillary in the wake of his son’s death was too much for him. Shame—he’s got such a nice smile.
Then Michael Bloomberg took the stage, making clear he was an independent supporting Hillary. He too had considered shaking up the race with a third party candidacy, and he might be regretting that with how volatile it has been.
Finally Barack Obama, for whom someone in the crowd chanted for a third term, headed onto the stage to give a stirring speech. Obama seems to be in his element at these conventions. In a heavily liberal environment, he seems at ease. But he surely shares that sentiment of that person—he wouldn’t give up the reins if he didn’t have to. He has too much left to do. And while he did generally praise Hillary, he failed to list concrete specifics of how she would lead well. He did, however, lay out what he was handing over to her. The LA Times reports his speech:
After the worst recession in 80 years, we’ve fought our way back. We’ve seen deficits come down, 401(k)s recover, an auto industry set new records, unemployment reach eight-year lows, and our businesses create 15 million new jobs. After a century of trying, we declared that health care in America is not a privilege for a few, but a right for everybody.
True or false? Obama’s policies have made this the slowest recovery on record. Unemployment numbers may look low, but the labor participation rate is at record highs which means those unemployment figures aren’t worth the paper they’re written on. Too big to fail seems to be the Democrat’s favorite motto when it comes to the auto industry. And health care? Apparently to cover a few extra people all of our premiums have to double and triple, making basic care unaffordable for millions. Obama’s vision has been partially achieved, and that vision has created a nightmare for the next president to deal with. Deficits coming down?
Added to the current total national debt of more than $18.15 trillion, the red ink will likely be crowding the $20 trillion mark right around the time Mr. Obama leaves the White House. When Mr. Obama took over in January 2009, the total national debt stood at $10.6 trillion. That means the debt will have very nearly doubled during his eight years in office, and there is much more debt ahead with the abandonment of “sequestration” spending caps enacted in 2011. Source: Washington Times
$20 trillion. Doubling our debt to unthinkable numbers, and for what? A broken health care system, a stagnated economy, millions out of the work force, and a radical social agenda. Obama’s vision has been partially achieved, and that vision has created a nightmare for the next president to deal with.
Hillary was in person last night, a big “surprise” for the convention. But the biggest surprise is on her. Obama just went and wrecked the car, and now he’s handing over the keys and hoping she can somehow make it worse. Everyone could see through Obama’s smoke screen last night, including Hillary, and she has to be dreading day one in Obama’s America. If she can get that far.
Source: LA Times