Obama’s campaign strategy is to claim the economy is stalled because of “gridlock” in Washington.
To the editor:
Obama’s campaign strategy is to claim the economy is stalled because of “gridlock” in Washington. He would have you believe that his brilliant plans have been stifled by Republicans and the Tea Party. Don’t be fooled!
Obama came into office with a Democrat majority in the House and a Democrat filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. Presidents dream of this much control. He could have passed anything he wanted for two years. Instead of concentrating on the economy and unemployment, he spent a year in secret meetings and backroom deals on Obamacare. The latest Rasmussen poll showed 58 percent of Americans favor repeal of the law, which is ultimately headed to the Supreme Court for a final decision on constitutionality. This is gridlock.
Last year, Republicans ran on a platform of smaller government, reduced spending and repealing Obamacare. After the election, Obama said “we got the message” and he would work on reducing spending. Instead, he rolled out another massive stimulus bill, aka his “jobs bill.” This is gridlock.
The American people sent a mandate to Washington last year: Shrink the government, decrease spending and repeal Obamacare. Obama has had more than two years to get the economy going but has failed miserably. Obama is trying to shift the blame for his incompetence. If you are fooled by Obama, this is gridlock!