Omar M. Campbell: Smoke and mirrors

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The first yard sign for the Nov. 6 election has appeared: “Romney & Ryan.” A bumper sticker proclaims “The tooth fairy exists; Santa Claus is coming; and Obama will fix everything.”

Interpret the latter as you like. To me, it means the smoke and mirrors of “Hope” and “Change.”

Earlier this year, President Barack Obama met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. An unintended recording of their conversation occurred. It included a statement from Obama that he would need some space on some issues on his agenda until he was elected to a second term — after which he would not need to worry about re-election.

We can only speculate what these were, but there are a couple issues that could be attempted by dictatorial executive fiat (bypassing the legislative branch and disdain for the constitution). Both would cause outrage among the people:

■ General amnesty for illegal aliens, most of whom vote Democratic. This virtually would assure dominance for Obama’s party far into the future.

■ Require gun registration as a first step to confiscation, also by executive fiat.

Nov. 6 is the time to choose which fork of the political path we take. The left-hand fork leads to European-style socialism and probably to a failed state like Greece. The right-hand fork hopefully leads back to the representative republic and constitutional guidance our forefathers intended.

Omar M. Campbell

Steamboat Springs

Comments

John St Pierre 1 year, 9 months ago

Gun Confiscation???? Amnesty for Aliens??? we talkng about the ones from China, Vietnam, Nigeria etc...???? you forgot the "Blue Helmet" troops from the United Nations on every street corner...... our forefathers you so reverently allude to... created an enduring concept BUT also tolerated only white men vote and have rights, religious freedom as long as it was theirs, and women as chattel property..... perhaps that is what he wants us to return to..... the "good ole days"!

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rhys jones 1 year, 9 months ago

And I thought this headline referred to the party we're gonna have when we send the Ogre Party whimpering with their tails between their legs again.

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Don Carter 1 year, 9 months ago

Good one Omar!...I think I did that video of your wedding back in the 80's....still here in Atlanta.......cheers........pray for Obama's pink slip......HD

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mark hartless 1 year, 9 months ago

Omar could have mentioned the president caught on camera yucking it up with his millionaire buddy Jeffery Immelt, Annual salary as CEO of General Electric is $22 Million. You know GE, the company that earned $14 billion last year and paid even less taxes than Mitt Romney... in fact it paid NONE.

Or how Obama, the guy who was going to hold all the "rich fat cats" accountable, has a fundraising buddy named Jon Corzine who, as the head of MF Global bilked investors out of $1.5 Billion. That's AFTER Dodd-Frank legislation was supposed to stop such crime. Corzine is the same former democrat governor who almost bankrupted New Jersey, the man Vice President Biden called "the smartest guy I know", the man Biden credited with "crafting the recovery act".

Or mentioned how the Patriot Act got renewed and Gitmo remians open and warrantless wire-taps are still going strong. Apparently leftists are only concerned with civil rights abuse when a republican is at the helm.

Or the hundreds of millions of dollars wasted on bankrupt companies like Solyndra, A123, Abound Solar, and Baecon Power. And how the $529 million loan given to Fiskars Automotive allowed them to finally start producing cars... in Finland!

Mr. Campbell could have reminded us of how all those government folks were taking lavish trips to Vegas with taxpayer's money while the president was chastising private companies for doing the same.

He could have mentioned the president refusing to allow the Keystone pipeline.

Or refusing to prosecute Black Panthers for voter intimidation; they were caught on camera waving night-sticks in front of polls and saying "you're about to be ruled by a black man, cracker".

Or running guns into Mexico resulting in the deaths of one US Border Patrol agent and 13 Mexican teens.

Or our credit rating being down-graded.

Or how gasoline prices have doubled.

Or how the unemployment rate would be 15% accepot that multiple milliuons of americans have givin up entirely on even looking for a job.

Or how welfare and food stamp recipients have increased substantially.

Or how our Ambassador to Libya was killed like a dog in the streets of Benghazi while administration officials watched from the comfort of the White House, the event transmitted from Predator drone circling overhead, the same drones now flying over OUR heads with permission from this administration.

And then there's my all-time favorite, president Obama saying "If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen".

And while he doesn't want you looking back, I'm sure he doesn't want you looking forward too far either. You might see the looming bankruptcy of medicare, Social Security, or the whole damn country. But he doesn't really have to worry; there's no real danger of you clowns seeing anything but what you want to see.

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