As much as I hate to say it, Obama has already won this election because that was the plan all along. Anyone who thinks that the Democrats and
Republicans aren't working together to destroy the Constitution and usher this country into a new age of global Communism is naive.
Just look at what's happened to the two parties over the past 50 years:
JFK would be considered a neocon today. He was vehemently anti-Communist and anti-Socialist, involved us in an illegal Vietnam War. He even believed
in tax cuts for corporations and proved
that they produce jobs, increase productivity, and bring in greater tax revenues! Anyone who had never
heard of him would undoubtedly be convinced that he was a Republican by these facts.
President Kennedy proposed an across-the-board tax cut lowering the top marginal rate by 20%, from 91% to 71%, which was enacted in February 1964
under President Johnson (three months after Kennedy's assassination). The tax cut also significantly reduced marginal rates in the lower brackets as
well as for corporations. The gross national product rose 10% in the first year of the tax cut, and economic growth averaged a rate of 4.5% from 1961
Since then, the two major parties have been slowly converging, while pretending that they are different as night and day.
Republicans accuse Democrats of spending too much on social programs (discouraging productivity and encouraging dependence on the government), being
"weak on defense" (which is newspeak for avoiding foreign wars), and killing jobs by raising taxes on the rich.
Democrats accuse Republicans of war mongering, working for banks and corporations instead of average working Americans and further separating the rich
from the poor with their policies, and being anti-minority.
As usual, the truth lies somewhere in the middle, and in the case of American politics, the middle has become so blurred as to be almost invisible.
Look at the policies of both Republican and Democrat presidents over the past 50 years, and you'll see that in 2012 there is virtually no difference.
Romney's record as governor of Massachusetts is very close to Obama's record as president of the U.S.:
Romney passed Massachusetts health care reform, complete with the individual mandate.
Obama passed the Affordable Healthcare Act, complete with the individual mandate.
Romney cut taxes, while more than making up for them by raising "fees" for such things as vehicle registrations, and eliminating tax loopholes for
corporations. Many "fees" were doubled.
Romney supported raising various fees by more than $300 million, including those for driver's licenses, marriage licenses, and gun licenses. He
increased a special gasoline retailer fee by two cents per gallon, generating about $60 million per year in additional revenue. (Opponents said the
reliance on fees sometimes imposed a hardship on those who could least afford them.) Romney also closed tax loopholes that brought in another $181
million from businesses over the next two years and over $300 million for his term. He did so in the face of conservative and corporate critics that
considered them tax increases.
Obama included billions in tax increases in the "Obamacare" bill and wants to eliminate tax cuts for businesses making $200,000 a year.
Romney raised "fees" at a much higher rate than his tax cuts, and eliminated tax breaks for businesses (see above).
Obama is anti-gun ownership (just wait until 2013-14 for the big push to end private gun ownership).
Romney is anti-gun ownership. He passed the assualt weapons ban in Massachusetts, among other anti-gun laws.
In 1994 Romney had supported firearms-control measures opposed by the National Rifle Association: the so-called Brady Bill, which restricted the
sale of handguns, and the assault weapons ban. During the 1994 senatorial campaign he had taunted: "That's not going to make me the hero of the NRA."
He reinforced his support for these measures when he ran for governor in 2002, when he promised not to chip away at the Commonwealth's tough gun laws.
Now as a presidential candidate, Romney presented himself disingenuously as a lifetime member of the NRA and a hunter of "varmints," which prompted
the acerbic Boston Globe columnist Joan Vennochi to write: "Leave it to Mitt Romney to shoot himself in the foot with a gun he doesn't own."
Obama is pro-NAFTA
Romney is pro-NAFTA
I could go on, but I think I've made my point, which is that there is not a dime's worth of difference between the parties these days, and it's been
building up to this for at least the past 50 years.
As such, people will vote for the devil they know. Mark my words, the plan by TPTB was to run a RINO to ensure an Obama win.
edit on 7/15/2012
by AntiNWO because: nobody's perfect