President Obama’s re-election campaign theme is “Forward,” but Sen. James Inhofe says Obama has purposefully spent the past four years destroying every institution that makes America great and making life miserable for American businesses of all kinds.
Inhofe, R-Okla., also revealed what he calls Obama’s “November surprise” – detailed plans for massive regulation if he wins re-election.
Inhofe told WND’s Greg Corombos people from his state constantly tell him they feel targeted by government regulations, and he used energy as a prime example.
“They have this war on fossil fuels,” Inhofe said. “He’s doing everything to kill domestic production of oil, natural gas and coal. This is something that is just un-American.”
Inhofe said the track record is similar on defense.
“In his first budget, he destroyed our only fifth generation fighter (the F-22), he destroyed our lift capacity (the C-17), he destroyed our future combat system, he destroyed our Poland operation to stop missiles from coming from Iran to the United States,” he said.
Obama is also guilty of openly ignoring federal laws – particularly when it could damage his electoral chances.
“Not long ago, I enumerated eight really massive regulations that would put America out of business,” said Inhofe, noting that Obama has been silent on the impact of these regulations after the election. “Legally, he was supposed to come out in terms of people, jobs and money of each regulation every six months. The due date was Oct. 31. He just blatantly disrespected the law and did not do it.”
Inhofe noted that Obama violated the law by telling defense contractors not to give 60-day notices of layoffs to those in the defense industry who could very well be out of work if the major defense cuts proceed at scheduled. He said those notices should have gone out Nov. 2. The senator said businesses across the economy see the administration as a threat.
“Every industry thinks they’re being zeroed in on,” he said. “If you’re out productively employing people and making a living, he’s against you.”
Inhofe expects a clear victory for Mitt Romney on Tuesday, both in the Electoral College and in the popular vote.
He also predicts a GOP majority in the Senate but is a bit more nervous about that. Inhofe said four huge, energy-rich states have Democratic incumbents who ought to be fired for waging war on American energy through their votes, namely Pennsylvania’s Bob Casey, Ohio’s Sherrod Brown, Missouri’s Claire McCaskill and Montana’s Jon Tester.