Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

10/26/2012 (2 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Obama message changes as fortune turns against him.

The President of Hope has become the President of Fear after becoming fearful himself. Obama nearly had the election won, when a lackluster debate performance opened the world's eyes. Since then, Romney has been surging in the polls and Obama's strategy has changed to one of fear mongering to keep his seat in the White House. 

Obama has shifted from a message of hope to one of fear, reflecting his personal anxiety.

Obama has shifted from a message of hope to one of fear, reflecting his personal anxiety.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

10/26/2012 (2 years ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: Obama, hope, fear, Romney, lie, attack, Las Vegas, Katy Perry


LAS VEGAS, NV (Catholic Online) - Singer Katy Perry who grabbed headlines by wearing a dress made of ballots, led Obama onstage in Las Vegas. Her presence was enough to attract youthful fans, but the turnout was still painfully below the crowds Obama was used to seeing four years before. 
His entrance was upbeat and fun, as he ad-libbed with a member of the audience, but as soon as the teleprompters started rolling, Obama began to drone about how awful Romney is. 

Obama went on about "Romnesia" a term his campaign coined because Romney was briefly mixed up about a detail during one of the debates. Obama and his campaign have stretched this just short of calling Mitt Romney a liar. 

Of course, every rational person knows that politicians change positions, skew the facts, and sometimes do lie. However, functionally calling a candidate a liar who will say and do anything to get into office is the role reserved for Super PAC attack ads, and generally below the candidate himself. 

It got worse. Obama told the crowd Romney would set the country back 50 years, to the early 1960s. This might not have been a particularly apt comparison, because the early 60s were a time of hope in America as progress was made in equality and civil rights. John F. Kennedy was president and many Americans were thrilled with him. 

Of course, Obama was trying to say that people would lose their rights, without actually clarifying what rights would be lost. Would women see their salaries slashed under Romney? Would segregation come roaring back in the deep South? Would women actually be deterred from using abortion as birth control? Obama didn't dare specify, because the accusation is a lie in itself. 

The fact that Obama would stoop so low suggests his campaign is running scared, and for good reason. 

Polls now show that Romney, not Obama is favored to win the election. Romney has a narrow lead over Obama in the popular vote and has made gains among nearly every demographic since the start of October. In the vital swing states, Obama holds an eroding lead as Romney's momentum builds. 

The Romney campaign has new donations, tens of millions, which will ensure he finishes strong. Obama on the other hand, is facing erosion of support. 

In two weeks, this campaign will be history and Americans will say good riddance to the hoopla and drama. It is likely there will be a new President too. If that is the case, Obama cannot blame Romney so much as himself. Obama has had four years to change lives for the better, to build on his message of hope. 

Americans are still hoping, but they seem to realize now, that hope will never be satisfied by Obama.


---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copywriter 2015 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for March 2015
Universal:
Scientists: That those involved in scientific research may serve the well-being of the whole human person.
Evangelization: Contribution of women: That the unique contribution of women to the life of the Church may be recognized always.


Rosaries, Crosses, Prayer Cards and more... by Catholic Shopping .com


Comments


More Politics & Policy

Six years of snooping: U.S. unveils six-year-old report on NSA activity Watch

Image of The phone records program, which let the NSA to hunt for communications between terrorists abroad and U.S. residents, had been argued as being ineffective.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

If no legislation rules otherwise, the Patriot Act surveillance law will expire this coming June 1. This would not only affect National Security Agency, or NSA surveillance, but other programs used by the FBI to investigate domestic crimes. To this end, the ... continue reading


House of Representatives may subpoena Hillary Clinton's personal e-mail server Watch

Image of Asked to evaluate Clinton's chances of being elected the next president of the United States, Boehner said Hillary Clinton could be a

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The House of Representatives may subpoena Hillary Clinton's personal e-mail server if she does not voluntarily surrender it for examination by an independent party, John Boehner revealed this week. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "I've not made any decisions ... continue reading


Eating at the government's table: 353,000 refugees on food stamps, 55,000 receiving SSI Watch

Image of They come from faraway lands to the United States in search of a better life - all on the taxpayer's dime.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

They come from faraway lands to the United States in search of a better life - all on the taxpayer's dime. It has been learned that at least 350,000 refugees in the U.S. are on food stamps, according the Congressional Research Service, or CRS. LOS ANGELES, CA ... continue reading


Bill and Hillary Clinton have been 'disorganized and greedy,' analyst says Watch

Image of Regardless of Bill Clinton's personal feelings about Obama, it did not take him long to see the advantages of an Obama Presidency. More than anyone, he pushed Hillary to take the job of Secretary of State.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, along with his wife Hillary - who has her eyes on the presidential seat come 2016, reportedly have a "web of connections between Bill's private work, Hillary Clinton's public role as secretary of State, the Clintons' ... continue reading


Loretta Lynch makes history as the first African-American female U.S. attorney general Watch

Image of Loretta Lynch is the first African American female attorney general in the history of the United States.

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Loretta Lynch has been confirmed as the new U.S. attorney general last Thursday. History is made as she became the first African-American woman to occupy such a crucial and distinct government position. Lynch was not present during the Senate confirmation, however, her ... continue reading


Have they found their man? Koch brothers offer audition to Jeb Bush Watch

Image of Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, may be the candidate likely to receive support from the Koch brothers and their network of extensive political contacts.

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Koch brothers, Charles and David, the wealthy political donors who have dipped their hands and massive fortunes into U.S. politics for years, may have upped their involvement, considering for the first time whether to lend their wealth and organizational ... continue reading


Will one book ruin Hillary Clinton's entire presidential campaign? Watch

Image of Hillary Clinton's campaign takes a big hit with new book.

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A controversial "tell all" book about the Clinton Foundation's funding habits, titled "Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich," is set to enter stores and rock Hillary's campaign next month. ... continue reading


Social Security numbers issued to more than half a million illegal immigrants in U.S. Watch

Image of

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The cornerstone to lawful employment to labor in the United States, it has been recently revealed that more than half a million illegal immigrants - or 541,000 illegal aliens. This disheartening statistic has been revealed by Carolyn Colvin, acting commissioner ... continue reading


Hillary Clinton caught in shameful lie on family's history Watch

Image of

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

As Hillary Clinton continues to shape her platform for presidency, she is reported as boasting her family's immigration history. During one of her first speeches as an official candidate, Clinton said that "all her grandparents had immigrated to the United States," ... continue reading


Federal government sets all-time record for tax revenue Watch

Image of We will not know how much additional tax revenue the Treasury pulled in until it releases its next daily statement tomorrow afternoon. Every dollar of it will add to the new record.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Tax day has arrived - and with the close of business on April 14, the Treasury brought in a record $1,477,901,000,000 since fiscal 2015. Began on October 1, 2014, these figures are courtesy of the Daily Treasury Statement. Despite this record tax revenue, the ... continue reading


All Politics & Policy News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Acts 11:1-18
1 The apostles and the brothers in Judaea heard that ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 42:2-3; 43:3, 4
2 I thirst for God, the living God; when shall I go ... Read More

Gospel, John 10:1-10
1 'In all truth I tell you, anyone who does not enter ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for April 27th, 2015 Image

St. Zita
April 27: St. Zita was born into a poor but holy Christian family. Her ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter