This comes from an article in The Hill, wherein they spoke with numerous Democrats to find out what they think Obama will do if re-elected. . . or what they hope he will do. It is instructive:
● Jobs!!: The Democrats know they need to create jobs while “dealing with the debt.” For this, they cite Obama’s ideas last year of boosting infrastructure spending, promoting manufacturing and hiking taxes on corporations that outsource jobs. Forget that they already tried all of this and it all failed. But that’s liberal thinking for you, if at first you don’t succeed... just keep doing it with more money.Man, it’s like Obama’s first term never happened, isn’t it? They passed several jobs bills, none of which created jobs, so now they want to do it all over again. They passed ObamaCare which was supposed to fix everything but now it needs a fundamental change to fix our still broken system. Not to mention, they could have done this when they had the filibuster-proof majority, but they lost their nerve. They also lost their nerve on immigration reform and cap and trade. What makes them think things will be different now?
● Immigration: The Democrats think that if Hispanics vote overwhelming for Obama, then the Republicans will cave on immigration, but they think the “window” for this would close by the end of 2013. None of them say what they want in this regard, but presumably it would be a general amnesty and funding for the children of illegal immigrants to go to college (DREAM Act). But 70% of the population opposes their plan, including a majority of Democrats.
● Climate Change: The Democrats want to get back on the climate change/global warming short bus by “focusing on energy efficiency” to “create jobs” (read: green jobs) and reduce carbon emissions (read: cap and trade). It’s fascinating that they are so obsessed with this now that the science is disproving all the claims upon which their theory is based: record ice flows, falling temperatures for two decades, fewer hurricanes, and none of the claimed disasters have come to pass. The green jobs thing became a corruption fiasco and hasn’t worked for any country who tried it, so we’d be throwing good money after bad, and the big polluters are ignoring carbon entirely.
● Healthcare reform: The Democrats plan to push to “expand” state-based insurance exchanges by creating a “federal exchange.” Talk about doublespeak! In other words, they want to absorb healthcare to the federal level and create a Medicare-like organization to manage all private insurance. That’s a disaster and the next to final step toward socialization.
That’s where this gets funny, actually. They claim that Obama winning will pressure Republicans to join them on these issues. Huh?
Basically, they claim that Obama has momentum, based on the fake polls we took apart last week, and that momentum means he will have a mandate and the Republicans will need to listen. Yeah right. That didn’t work for Clinton in 1996 or George W. Bush in 2004, and it didn’t really work for Reagan in 1984 either. And why would the Republicans agree to do things that the Democrats couldn’t even do themselves? On moderate things, sure, it’s possible Republicans will feel pressured, but not on the things that gave them an historic victory in 2010. . . things the Democrats won’t even touch themselves.
I find this list cynical. What this represents is an attempt to lie to the Democratic base, to make them believe the party will “fight” for things the party has proven they won’t touch with a ten-foot pole. If you’re a Democrat, I wouldn’t believe a word on this list. . . oh, and don’t forget to vote November 11th.