Chris Adamo
Why America rejects the latest "October Surprise"
By Chris Adamo
October 11, 2012

A week after the much-heralded Romney/Obama "debate," the disastrous (for Democrats) polling data keeps rolling in. Mitt Romney has taken the lead nationally, and is likewise pulling ahead in several critical "swing states." All this despite the disproportionate oversampling of Democrats by virtually every pollster. As a result of the debate, the nation was plainly shown the stark contrast between left and right. Even without the disparity between Romney's enthusiasm and Obama's sullen disinterest when under the spotlights, voters were presented with an unambiguous choice between continuing down the present course, or beginning the critically needed turnaround.

Ever since Obama's pathetic October 2 performance, the left has been in full damage control mode, making one spurious claim after another, frantically seeking to explain away the undeniable fiasco. Yet by the very intensity of their efforts, they solidify the accurate perception among a growing number of Americans that the disaster of the past four years was no accident, but resulted directly from the flawed thinking of the man in charge and his like-minded minions. "Hope and Change" aside, the fiscal calamity that has befallen the nation is indeed the reality of Barack Obama's economic agenda. And the nation can only expect more of it if he is reelected.

Such a serious shift in the political landscape necessitates a major effort to "change the subject," if the Democrat political machine is to regain any of its lost ground between now and November 6. So with almost tedious predictability, an economic item of colossal proportions was released to the nation immediately following the debate. After more than three and a half years of an eight percent plus jobless rate, as of last Friday that number has miraculously fallen to 7.8 percent! Within forty-eight hours of his abysmal debate appearance, Barack Obama can now buoy the American people with news that the economic rebound is in full swing.

Unfortunately for the Obama team, Americans have grown wary of any of its rosy claims, and particularly those which fly in the face of mountains of contrary evidence. The list of dubious misrepresentations is long and increasingly well known. So the notion that a sudden surge in business activity, occurring at such a convenient juncture in the presidential campaign, and wholly devoid of any underlying world or national events that might explain it, seems just a bit too typical of this administration to be taken seriously by the public. And when contemplated in conjunction with other major Obama fiascos of recent weeks, the best bet by far is to disbelieve it.

As a prime example, it is worthwhile to recall the catastrophe at the American Embassy in Benghazi on September 11 and, more specifically, the contemptible manner in which the Obama Administration desperately sought to trivialize the incident in order to avoid culpability for it. Since that time, the pattern that has emerged indicates nothing less than a criminal cover-up of the terrorist attack, flagrantly mischaracterized by White House spokesmen and buttressed by deceptive statements from the very top, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Obama himself. Yet with each passing day, the evidence mounts that the Benghazi attacks were premeditated and coordinated, and unmistakably the work of Islamist terror organizations.

Throughout the ensuing four weeks, evidence is daily being uncovered which proves that Obama willingly played a dangerous game with the safety and security of the Benghazi Embassy staff, with a goal of keeping any news of resurgent Islamic terrorist activity out of the nightly news. From the time he began campaigning in 2007, Barack Obama contrasted himself against traditional America and what he disparaged as its militaristic response to the September 11, 2001 destruction of the World Trade Center. He knew that his reputation would not be enhanced by news that his enlightened "conflict resolution" approach to international relations has proven to be a complete failure.

So instead of honestly and forthrightly facing the situation, Barack Obama and his Administration first denied prior knowledge of impending danger, created decoys (including that formerly obscure anti-Muslim video), and stridently assured the nation that they are hard at work ensuring the wellbeing of Americans, whether at home or abroad. Yet in the last week, a document obtained by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee recorded two hundred and thirty "security incidents" which "targeted diplomatic missions." In essence, the murder of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens resulted from a failed Obama gamble to put a bright face on horribly deteriorating conditions in the Middle-East. Now, with the evidence becoming undeniable and the presidential debate on foreign policy looming, the Obama team is actually backtracking on its previous deception, and seeking to convince the public that they claimed it was terrorism all along.

With such a well-established track record of dishonesty, is it any wonder that Real America is not jubilantly dancing in the streets in the wake of the just released unemployment statistics which, if true, would represent the biggest jump in the number of jobs in nearly three decades? Ostensibly, the economic malaise of the past four years is over, and happy days are here again (just as we have been told during all of the other "recoveries" since the summer of 2009). However, the conditions on Main Street simply do not appear to be reflective of it.

Considering how willing the entire Obama cabal has been to defraud, distract, and deny the horrible realities of Benghazi and the rest of the Middle-East for most of the past three weeks, does it seem at all unlikely that they would likewise create a phony picture of a bustling economy, and insist that it is completely real? It is barely a month until Election Day. Few can honestly doubt that they would perpetrate a hoax of this nature with determination equal to their efforts at deceiving the American public regarding the goings on in Benghazi and Cairo.

However, without realizing it they are inadvertently delivering an alternative message that is far more ominous than encouraging. In short, the recession/depression that has been ongoing during Obama's time in office represents the dire reality of the nation and its future as he would have it. In his own words "We have come too far to turn back now." If he is as convinced as he claims that the nation is on the "right track," then the faltering dollar, skyrocketing energy costs, imploding international relations, and evaporating freedoms America currently suffers are only a foretaste of things to come. If Obama and his kind really believe that they have taken the nation in the right direction, we can only expect more of the same, but on an ever worsening scale.

No amount of repackaging can make this misguided policy, or the ugly reality that has ensued as a consequence, appealing to the American people.

© Chris Adamo


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Chris Adamo

Christopher G. Adamo is a resident of southeastern Wyoming and has been involved in state and local politics for many years.

He writes for several prominent conservative websites, and has written for regional and national magazines. He is currently the Chief Editorial Writer for The Proud Americans, a membership advocacy group for America's seniors, and for all Americans.

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