Obama's endearing persona and intellect and his awareness of his gifts vaulted him to his successes. He leveraged his appeal against our need for inspiration and inclusiveness. Too few consider his marginalized formative roots – socialist activism and Islam. He sought and assumed power, never with intent to benefit the majorities that supported him. He gave deference to the smaller voices, not just the needy, but profiting partners, and the radical. We've seen growth in their numbers and boldness – and in those who have been damaged here and abroad.
Obama's legacy is weakened national defense and eroded world standing, giving opportunity and encouragement to our adversaries. He blurred the definition of citizenship. He grew the government by creating "rights" from needs. He injected it with idealogues and sympathizers that abused their positions – the IRS, the Justice Department and the State Department. He declared jihad on capitalism - our U.S. Treasury and debt have become a suicide vest. He sought to impose change on the very values of our people, dividing us by force, coercion and illegitimate discretionary edicts. He punished us for our imperfections. We are shouted down by the government and media's permissiveness and the directed use of political correctness, inverted bigotry, emotionalized name-calling and social justice. Dissenters fear to reveal the hypocrisy – criminalizing the American dream.
We are being imprisoned by the self-described liberators, by the progressive values that siphon away personal freedom and liberty under the guise of equality and fairness. Our own government becomes the jailer. We are willingly walking in and shutting the door behind us to follow the new rules. Our permission was electing him, twice, with the notion he would benefit all, in time. But it was never really about our "hope and change," only his and his partners.
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A continuance of the damage would be she who, by political necessity, prefers her first name to her last. Hillary also climbed to power through manipulation of unearned advantages. Her record is equal parts neglect and malfeasance, sprinkled with overstatement and gesture. He narcissism rivals Obama's. Her admirers in the populace will misuse their voting responsibility, creating the very same entrapment Obama presented. They will overlook shortcomings and ill for celebrity, or single issues she can vibrate to with words. She seeks the presidency as a prize, not a duty. But unlike Obama she has no plan – there are no principles beyond the acquiring of power. She will cement our new destructive legacy through ineptness, lies and self-interest. She will not "mother" us with female compassion.
Clinton was steeped in a different culture – not a desire to lead and defend this country, but rather to have its tools and power at her touch. People who cannot see past a shallow persona, who cannot match their root values with their best vote choices, who think no further than their next text, purchase, meal, orgasm, or movie choice should know the fatal blow our country risks with her election. We can no longer afford progressive liberal ideology without surrendering the United States that our forefathers dreamed of, carefully built and protected with their lives – the country that has protected us all.
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God help us. We need a commander in chief who earned the title, willing to sacrifice for the people, not the obverse.