After Hillary, who proved to be as bad a candidate for the Marxist/Progressives as McCain was for the Republicans in 2008, (both McCain and Hillary have serious character and credibility deficits) lost to Trump, Michele stated that she is now without hope. How distorted Michele and her fellow Marxists prove to be. Cubans are fleeing Cuba today in droves. This is a country that has embraced the same policies for the last many years that Obama and his fellow Marxists are proposing for the United States. This is “Hope and Change,” and the results are always the same; government dependency and decay both morally and financially.
Looking back upon the last eight years we see the failed policies of Obama’s Marxist regime:
The stimulus. Obama, and the Marxist/Progressives passed a nearly $1 trillion stimulus, over Republican objections, that failed to keep unemployment from below 8% (as promised), and went largely to pet projects like Solyndra and state and local governments.
Fast and Furious. The Obama regime smuggled guns across the Mexican border, ostensibly to trace them to drug cartels. Obama’s Operation Fast and Furious happened without the Mexican government’s knowledge. The likely goal was to create a pretext for reducing gun ownership in the U.S. It led to the murders of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and hundreds of Mexicans. Afterwards, Obama used “executive privilege” to cover it up.
Betraying allies. Obama picked public fights with Israel in a deliberate effort to establish “distance” between the allies. He also broke agreements with the Czechs and the Poles on missile defense, infamously informing the Polish prime minister on the 70th anniversary of the Katyn Massacre. He snubbed the British in ways small (returning a Churchill bust) and big (using the Argentinian term “Malvinas” for the Falklands). And he spied on foreign allies, including Germany’s Angela Merkel.
Obamacare. The sweeping plan for “universal” health insurance sought, fundamentally, to make individuals dependent on the state, the better to open the door to even more sweeping changes. But it was the process of passing the bill that caused the real damage. To pass Obamacare, Obama bent and broke procedural rules; lied, repeatedly, about the policy; disguised a tax as a fee; and bullied the Supreme Court into compliance. It was the first major entitlement passed without bipartisan support.
Debt ceiling. Obama picked a fight over the debt ceiling, and forced a confrontation in the summer of 2011 that brought the country to the brink of default. Obama scuttled a “grand bargain” with Republicans by demanding higher taxes. The result: a hated budget “sequester” and a credit downgrade.
Benghazi. Presidents had lied to the country before about national security incidents. But no previous American president had abandoned Americans to die abroad without putting up a fight or making a serious effort to punish the perpetrators. In fact, in the heat of battle, Obama went to sleep and flew to a political fundraiser in Las Vegas the next day. It was an unprecedented abdication of his commander-in-chief role. He and his Secretary of State then perpetuated a lie about the reason for the incident for weeks after.
IRS scandal. Encouraged by Obama’s attacks on “dark money” and conservative political donors, the Internal Revenue Service began singling out conservative non-profit organizations for excessive scrutiny, denying them the ability to operate during the crucial 2012 elections, and trying to pry loose private information on their donors, their meetings, and even the content of their prayers. To this day, no Obama regime official has been punished for that horrific abuse of power or for lying to Congress.
Iran deal. After resisting sanctions on Iran, and holding off on any real action against the Iranian regime when it faced mass protests in 2009, Obama made a deal with Iran in 2015 that removed most sanctions in exchange for a mere temporary slowdown in the Iranian nuclear program. Worse, he refused to submit it to the Senate for ratification in accordance with the Constitution’s Treaty Clause, and Marxists/Progressives blocked a weaker effort to submit the deal to an overall congressional vote.
Executive action on immigration. Obama abused prosecutorial discretion in 2012 in announcing “Deferred Action for Children of Americans” (DACA) in 2012, even after Congress declined to pass legislation on “Dreamers.” But the real offense came after the 2014 elections, when Obama defied the electorate and announced an “executive amnesty” — “Deferred Action for Parents of Americans” (DAPA) — that he himself said dozens of times was unconstitutional (he lost in the courts).
This is the “Hope and Change” Obama brought and for which Michele is proud. These are many of the reasons Trump won and Hillary lost. There is reason for hope; a devoted Marxist and Muslim Jihadist sympathizer will no longer go to the Oval office.