The Art of Distraction

“Homes have been lost, jobs shed, businesses shuttered. Our health care is too costly, our schools fail too many, and each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet. Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real, they are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this America: They will be met.”

Bold words. Bold words that have yet to show any meaning. This second term reveals President Obama’s true gift as a politician. By far the greatest magician we’ve ever had as president, Obama has a remarkable gift for stepping in front of a crowd and saying things that make people believe he is actually going to make their lives better.

However, the criticism from day one of his “Change” campaign still holds true. He has always talked with poise and elegance, but his visions of change of no real means of implementation to follow.

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We have yet to see President Obama act in a manner that will force our nation to wake up and realize that career politicians will not do anything but burn our country to the ground. The fact of the matter is that Obama will never do this–his recent speech at Knox College continues the trend of illusion politics–because he is too worried about trying to convince America that he is actually doing something.

We have a banking system that is literally breaking the back of middle class America. Obama refuses to admit that this system is simply so corrupt that any attempt to work within the system is just pummeling low and middle class Americans into further systemic debt.

Our politicians seem so lost in a world of scandal that when the opportunity presents itself for them to actually pass meaningful legislation, most of them are too worried about what voters will think of their cell phone histories to actually discuss and influence legislation.

As President of the United States, Barack Obama needs to forgo any aspirations he may have of uniting the politicians in this country to get things done, and find ways to actively pursue change within the realm of the Constitution. At his current pace, he will have completely forgotten that the Constitution exists by this time next year, and instead of revealing the truth to the American public at large, he will continue to allow our representatives in Congress to manipulate the system at will.

Be a leader, Mr. President, worthy of the title.

I know for certain that the men who once led this country from your position, and that you often quote in your speeches, would be ashamed at the way you have chosen to misuse and mislead this entire country.

art of distractionThis speech at Knox College continues the long train of abuses perpetuated by President Obama. Mislead the American people. Refuse to answer questions regarding your administration’s actions. Fund terrorist organizations around the world. Appoint political allies that will take the blame for your freedom infringing policies. Skirt around the constitutional limits on your powers, and if you feel like it, just ignore constitutional limits altogether. Repeatedly lie to those you promised to protect.

It truly is remarkable when you step back and look at the sum of your actions. All this and we still have three years left for you to add to the list.


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Andy Holz

Andy is a graduate of Norwich University (2009) with a degree in Criminal Justice, he then obtained his J.D. from Nova Southeastern University (2012). Andy lives with his wife and two sons in South Florida and is a member of First Presbyterian Church of Coral Springs.

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