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Let’s not get fooled again as a nation

In five short months it will be Election Day, when Americans can return to the polls to fix the mistake that put Barack Obama in the White House.

Those on the far left think he’s a mistake because he has failed to deliver on their version of “hope and change.” Thank goodness for that failure.

Those on the right think he’s a mistake because he has proven to be incompetent throughout a stumbling presidency.

In a conversation the other day, someone said that Republican candidate Mitt Romney was hardly different or better than Obama, as in, “all politicians are the same.”  Not so. Obama is not just “another politician.” He is a smooth and smiling deceiver in chief.


When Obama called for “hope and change” what he meant, but didn’t say, was steadily negating the Constitution and the capitalist system that have made the United States the greatest nation in history and the beacon of liberty in a dark world.

This 2012 election is more than a contest between Tweedledum and Tweedledee politicians. It is a fork in the road of this nation’s history. We can continue down the calamitous path of following Obama, or we can stick to the road laid out by our Founders and maintained at great sacrifice by our fathers who entrusted it to us.

These two politicians aren’t “all the same.” A young Romney didn’t have a communist mentor like Obama’s Frank Marshall Davis.

Romney didn’t pal around with real terrorists like Obama did with Bill Ayers who bombed the Pentagon in 1972 and still isn’t sorry.

Romney has been a real success in a real job and made real money in our capitalist system, unlike community organizer Obama.

Obama admits to having been a youthful cocaine snorting, marijuana puffing, goofball. He managed to get an expensive Harvard education but refuses to release his student records. What is there to hide?

Looking at his work as president, we see a weakened economy with persistently high unemployment, a potentially catastrophic level of federal spending and debt, and a foreign policy that apologizes to abhorrent tyrants. We see him issue executive orders that sidestep Congress.

We see a president who alienates longtime allies like Britain and Israel, and who courts Russia’s thuggish Vladimir Putin.

Obama’s inflated ego tells us he killed Osama bin Laden (with credit to the Navy SEALS) and said our troops fight and die in wars “on my behalf.” Not for America.

We see a president who paradoxically banned waterboarding terror suspects in questioning, but personally picks the human targets of his drone assassination campaign. That campaign not only kills “terror suspects” and unlucky bystanders, it potentially robs us of terror plot information we might have gained through questioning.

With “hope and change” a failure, Obama’s new 2012 election slogan is “Forward” — a longtime common name for socialist publications. That should be a good hint at what kind of future he plans for our country.

Let’s not be fooled again as a nation in November 2012.

Tom Skoch is editor of The Morning Journal and, where his Tell the Editor blog appears. He is on Twitter as MJ_Tom_Skoch and can be contacted by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .