- Posted September 10, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Economy: Are you better off?
Are you better off?
I'm home just for tonight. I'm suppose to just be settled into my bed, but I just needed to write this.
It's an interesting question...
"Are you better off?"
This is an important question which people need to answer honestly.
Don't confuse your answer with hope that things will get better. Just answer honestly at this moment.
But first, let me back-track a moment.
Last week, while in the hospital, I watched the DNC with my PCP. lol
I was proud, and to be completely honest I had a moment of snide enjoyment, when Pres. Clinton spoke at the convention.
It is no secret that Pres. Obama and Pres. Clinton haven't taken a shine to each other.
And after what I witnessed in 2008 first hand, I don't blame Pres. Clinton from being somewhat resentful toward Pres. Obama.
Still no matter how you try to spin this, without the help of Pres. Clinton, Pres. Obama would still be in a dead heat with Romney. Where now he's pulling ahead.
Pres. Obama speaks to the spirit, the energy of his constituents.
Where President Clinton speaks to the soul.
Obama can rile up a crowd and have them chanting "Four More Years"
Clinton will have them in tears.
Still...there was a strange, sort of surreal moment for me, during the speech from Pres. Obama.
As he listed off the difficulties facing the people of our country, especially the lack of jobs and the economy as a whole, I wasn't certain what point he was trying to make or exactly who he was trying to blame.
It was almost as if he hadn't been the President these 3 years and was blaming the woes of our economy on an unknown person who was our President.
And it seems this imaginary figure must be a Republican.
Now before anyone says;
" But the GOP had made it their goal that Pres. Obama would be a one-term President. They wouldn't work with Democrats etc..."
You need to remember something about Pres. Obama:
"I won"...get over it.
Said by Pres. Obama in January of 2009
"We don't mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back."
Said by Pres. Obama in October of 2010.
The precedent of not "working together" was set at the beginning by Pres. Obama himself in January of 2009.
Sadly it has remained there.
Now as to the original question.
Are we better off?
I believe we are much worse off.
Pres. Obama's speech were very pretty words. But they were only words.
That was my most depressing moment of this entire election so far...
If your significant other said they loved you over and over again, yet their actions showed differently, would you still believe the words?
To me, his words are only words. And actions speak so much louder.
For those who are unemployed or underemployed, how long will pretty words ease their suffering?
Words can't support a family.
And when the excitement falls away...who really is better off?