Waiting for a Leader to Emerge
By Jeff Lukens
Deep into a second term, Barack Obama is determined to double down on his
failed agenda. Virtually everything he says is designed to mislead,
undercut, and harm the fabric of our nation. The public is slowly coming to
realize the reality behind his rhetoric, and is not liking what they see.
They are tired of being lied to, and they want the truth. A turn in public
mood is at hand. They are awaiting a leader to emerge in whom they can
Obama has dramatically increased government handouts as the national debt
has exploded. He heads an Administration that has produced 50 million people
on food stamps, an Administration that pries into people’s private lives,
and an Administration that sets government agencies against political
opponents. For a president that promised to reduce the national debt, Obama
has added more than eight trillion dollars to it. Under his presidency,
America has accumulated as much new debt as it did in its first 227 years.
With his encouragement, almost half of the population has been dumbed-down
to the point they do not care about high taxes, economic growth, or creating
jobs. Nor do they care that the money for their free stuff is being borrowed
from their children, and from abroad. For these people, the virtues
liberty, hard work, free enterprise, and private initiative, no longer
motivate their lives.
Race relations have always been the Achilles’ heel of American politics.
Obama had a chance to be a great healer in this area, but instead has
exploited that weakness so that every charge against him and his policies is
reduced to a charge of racism. As a result, he has had his way in Washington
with little opposition, and the country has suffered for it.
American political history is like a swinging pendulum with each swing, to
the right or to the left, lasting about 25 years or so in duration. The
rightward swing of the 1980s reached its apex with the fall of the Berlin
Wall and the Soviet Union. From there, it reversed and slowly started to
swing in the leftward direction.
Bill Clinton and the 1990s saw a stalemate with a Republican Congress, but
the culture was shifting left with each passing year. George W. Bush’s years
as president were marked by rising animosity on the left. So, Obama was
elected and reelected, and the fantasy of his transformational presidency
has played itself out, and is now coming up against reality. As the American
people are painfully discovering, nothing Obama proposes works. The pendulum
is beginning to swing right again, and Obama is throwing everything he has
into it to forever lock it leftward.
The border crisis that he manufactured has thousands of illegals coming to a
shelter near you. Overall, Obama offers not a solution, but a balkanized
America filled with strife and animosity. Obama seeks to build an electoral
majority of ignorant, ill-informed people who are easily swayed by handouts
and propaganda. He is betting that an ever-larger number of people will
depend on an ever-larger government — a fundamental transformation of
He has put the nation on edge. If it comes to light that Obama does not
follow the rule of law in the immigration crisis, there will likely be an
open rebellion by ordinary citizens. Moreover, if there is a serious Ebola
outbreak in America where hundreds were dying, the one thing that citizens
will demand of government is the truth.
Through all the damage he has inflicted on us, there are still a large
number of hard-working patriotic people who want to make their way in this
world free of government dependence. We spoke loudly in 2010 and 2014. We
are still out here, more frustrated than ever, and now is our time.
We look at Obama and see his failed policies, his incompetence, his lies
and deceptions — and we are disgusted by it. We know conservatism is the
solution. We just need someone to articulate it, and to be our leader. We
are looking for someone we can believe in.
We hope for someone who will speak about conservatism without apologies;
someone who will not make excuses about believing in God and country;
someone of high moral fiber who will take the fight to the left and turn
this mess around; someone who will fight for what is right and true. That
person is already out there, probably having served as a governor or a
senator, and is now thinking about a run for the presidency.
For that person, our message for you is to have courage. You need to step
forward, show us your plan, show us some vision of our historic greatness,
and be our voice. We will mobilize behind you. We will work tirelessly for
you. And we will carry you on to the White House. Together, we will restore
this great nation. We are just watching and waiting for you to come forward.