Open forum: ‘Sore loser’?
Posted: December 31, 2012
William Kerkhoff’s letter, “Four more years” (Dec. 5), still runs through my mind. His use of the expression “sore losers” grabbed my attention. I expect it’s because I am one. But there’s much to be sore about.
First, I consider President Obama to be less than a candid operator. If you go to Washingtonexaminer.com, you can read the full story of how Mr. Obama deceived hundreds of poor black Chicago residents, causing many to be left homeless while he and Valerie Jarrett made a lot of money. Even some liberal black activists broke their ties with Mr. Obama because of his ruthless corruption.
Second, if you read “Divider-in-Chief” by Kate Obenshain, you will understand how Mr. Obama deceived many categories of voters in the last election, especially women and the young. If you read “Rules for Radicals” by Saul Alinsky, you will understand Mr. Obama’s mindset that, once he sets a goal, a primary example of which is “the fundamental transformation of this country,” any means may be employed — with or without moral ethics. Alinsky explains that a radical is not a reformer of the system but its would-be destroyer. I am quite sore about the ways in which the president operates.
Third, I am part of the majority in the country that is sore about ObamaCare being forced upon us. Health care is not a government mandate authorized by the Constitution. Further, ObamaCare is not about health care; it is about destroying the private health-insurance industry, about the government becoming the sole provider of health care and controlling one-sixth of the economy.
ObamaCare is also about controlling our personal health-care decisions. As a 72-year-old male, I am extremely sore to learn that the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB, a.k.a. death panel) will use four separate actuarial tables for folks 60, 70, 80, and 90 years old to determine if the government will pay for needed medical procedures/devices. And oh, by the way, I’m also sore about the estimated $1 trillion of taxes embedded in ObamaCare.
The above just scratches the surface. I’m also sore about reported voter fraud that likely will not be investigated by our Justice Department, about the weakening of our military forces, about four brave Americans killed in Benghazi and the continuing cover-up, about our foreign policy being in shambles which allows certain governments to do despicable things, about Obama contributors getting huge government loans to start green-energy companies that soon fail with no penalties except for us taxpayers, about a new program for more risky home loans guaranteed by the government, about Quantitative Easing and the resulting inflation that will further cripple our personal and national budgets.
The sad irony of all this is, as far apart as Mr. Kerkhoff’s views and my views are, I am certain we will suffer equally and significantly. Few will escape the suffering.
Perhaps the one “bright spot” is that Mr. Obama seems quite chipper and upbeat. Could it be his $4 million vacation to Hawaii? Or that his fundamental transformation of America is progressing so well.
Paul Rea is a resident of Winchester.