RON HART: Debunking Obama’s campaign themes

Published: Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 06:02 PM.

Obama promised to court international leaders, and these three really love the direction he has our country going. They were drawn to Obama by his nationalizing the healthcare industry, chasing businesses out of the country, and redistributing the wealth of the most productive to areas that will benefit him.

But what really impressed these communist strongmen leaders was his arrest, for his own political gain, of the hapless producer of the anti-Muslim YouTube video and blaming him for embassy attacks in the Middle East. The “filmmaker” is still in jail. Even Putin said, “I could not do that without media pushback. Very oppressive... I mean impressive.”

Government does not cause the economic success of its citizens. Communist countries like Cuba and North Korea have plenty of government but not enough food, health care or electricity. Just try getting rich in those countries and see what happens to you. It could be as dangerous as making a YouTube video that hurts Obama’s reelection efforts.

The party theme at the Democrat Convention, and the case for reelection, is that because of Democrats “bin Laden is dead, and GM is alive.” Both are dishonest; both are the result of what George Bush initiated and Obama often opposed. Especially the Guantanamo Bay incarcerations and waterboard interrogations ("enhanced irrigation") of the courier led us to bin Laden. Had Obama had his way, he could not be bragging about “him getting bin Laden.”

Even more incredible is Obama's claim that he “saved the automobile industry.” Nothing could be further from the truth. GM would be in a better place than it is today had it followed normal bankruptcy laws. Many ongoing concerns such as Delta and American Airlines, Schwinn Bicycles, Orion Pictures, etc., go through bankruptcy and survive all the time. Others, like Harley Davidson, avoid full bankruptcy by reorganizing and selling pre-filing.

There was nothing heroic about what Bush began and Obama carried on with the GM reorganization. But Obama circumvented more than 200 years of corporate law to protect his big-union donors, putting them ahead of secured creditors in the pay-back line.

Then there is this contrived “war on women” Democrats conjured up. This has been advanced by womanizers Bill Clinton, Ted Kennedy (via DNC video tribute), Anthony Weiner, Al Gore and John Edwards. Those names used as respecting women sounds less like a political party, and more like a witness protection program within the Special Victims Units of the sex crimes division.

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