Saturday, May 15, 2010

Voters fed up with spendthrift Obama

This article in the Chicago Sun Times cites the problems voters have with Obama and the direction he is taking the country.

Obama ran for president as a centrist, and Americans elected him to fix the economy. Instead, he's governed to the left, pushing cherished liberal goals like health care and the costs be damned.

Polls pointing to Republican gains in November don't find enthusiasm for the GOP as much as distress with Obama policies. An event this week suggests further cause of the public's unease. An executive wrote Obama saying he had said false things about her firm. Chief Executive Angela Braly said his claim that WellPoint Inc. systematically drops insurance coverage of woman diagnosed with breast cancer "grossly misrepresents" the facts.

Obama campaigned to end the nation's bitter, cynical politics. As Braly's letter suggests, he's done nothing of the kind. He has pushed a blatantly partisan agenda, employed emotionally charged populist rhetoric in attacking industries such as health insurers and finance, and stooped to personal attacks against political opponents like Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell.

While personally popular, Obama's policies and the tone of his governance are out of touch with what the American people want in these troubled times.

Read article here.

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