Will Obama Shift to the Right for the upcoming 2012 re-elction campaign, or will he shift further to the left–into High Gear?
Recently Obama’s approval ratings slipped back to the low 40 percentile. Will he attempt to shift to the right to regain ground with Independents?
It was apparent that his budget speech last week was his kick-off speech for his 2012 re-election campaign, with his references to class warfare, raising taxes, and unfairness of the Republican/Tea Party approach to balancing the budget—he was playing to his base.
Yesterday the Associated Press reported that Obama’s DOJ is oddly defending the power companies in a Supreme Court Global Warming lawsuit filed against the electric producers by environmental activists. Is this an attempt for Obama to appear be in the center, only with an eye for re-election in 2012?
Not hardly. The DOJ will defend the power companies because it is a question of whether global warming issue resolution belongs with the EPA or the federal courts—Obama wants it in his direct control, the control of his EPA.
Today Standard & Poors lowered the credit rating of the United States from stable to negative as a result of an anticipation that Congress will not raise the Debt Ceiling and the lack of fiscal responsibility for the past 10 or so years. Will Obama step into the debate as an arbiter to settle the dispute between conservatives and liberals who can’t agree on anything? Or, will he exacerbate the problem with divisive, partisan rhetoric, blaming the opposition for the stalemate in an effort to politically capitalize on an impending market collapse?
Let’s hope not, but I fear that will be the case. After all, how many times has Obama stepped across party lines to unify the parties to yield bipartisan compromise?
If history is a predictor, Mr. Obama will not waste this next looming crisis and will continue to veer left, but in high gear– even though he doesn’t appear to have a clear strategy at all. But the lack of strategy may be the best strategy to achieve the Far Left’s ultimate goal…
Pray for America, for our freedom, and for the Peace of Jerusalem.