On the day before the 2012 Election, casino titan Sheldon G. Adelson wrote an opinion piece for The Wall Street Journal. I agree with what Adelson wrote. He titled his essay, “I didn’t leave the Democrats. They left me.”
Within that essay, there was a passage that not only sums up the quality of Democrat governance—it foretells where Democrats will carry our country if their march towards socialism is left unchecked.
Adelson quoted political scientist Walter Russell Mead at The American Interest:
"Illinois politicians, including the present president of the United States, have wrecked one of the country's potentially most prosperous and dynamic states, condemned millions of poor children to substandard education, failed to maintain vital infrastructure, choked business development and growth through unsustainable tax and regulatory policies—and still failed to appease the demands of the public sector unions and fee-seeking Wall Street crony capitalists who make billions off the state's distress."
Obama has already met with the supporters he will nurture over the next four years—big labor union chieftains, racially divisive advocacy groups who rely on a hyphenated America to prosper and CEOs of megacorporations, many of whom have crony deals with the U.S. government.
Adelson concluded his essay by writing, “The Democratic Party just isn’t what it used to be.”
Democrats managed to so thoroughly manipulate messaging via the media the party controls, many Americans could not ably articulate a single actual policy, or for that matter, scandal, the Obama administration implemented in a single term.
While Dems have taken to the airwaves to control the latest coverup, the Benghazi meltdown, many of them are selling a by-product as well, that Obama received a “mandate.”
Obama won a second term by carrying 2 more states than Republican nominee Gov. Mitt Romney. The margin was roughly 3 percent.
Only a propagandist would call that victory a “mandate,” especially when you consider the vulnerability in our voting system.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/Nov. 18, 2012)