Warnings from Obama's Inaugural Address; Dangerous Plans Were Disclosed in Barack's First Speech as President

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Warnings from Obama's Inaugural Address; Dangerous Plans Were Disclosed in Barack's First Speech as President


Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Polls show that millions of Americans are suffering from buyer's remorse after choosing Barack Obama for president in the last election. The most obvious group is found among independent voters, who gave Mr. Obama an 8-point margin over Sen. John McCain in 2008 but who now are favoring Mitt Romney over Mr. Obama by a massive 14 points. According to Rasmussen Reports, the incumbent Democrat is losing to the Republican challenger by 2 points nationwide, and Mr. Romney is ahead 7 points on dealing with the economy. After four years in the White House, voters know who Mr. Obama is and have decided they don't like him.

The lurch to the left of Mr. Obama's economic policies is hardly a surprise given his background as a radical community organizer. But for those unaware of his past when they voted for him last time, there were numerous signals of the direction the new president was headed from the very first day he was sworn into the highest office in the land. Below are three sentences from one paragraph at the beginning of Mr. Obama's inaugural address on Jan. 20, 2009, that should have warned Americans to buckle up for trouble ahead:

1. Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some ... . That the incoming chief executive of the nation highlighted greed in the second substantive paragraph of the biggest speech of his life revealed that he would take an activist approach to what liberals refer to as leveling the playing field. In their view, those who are successful and wealthy got that way through manipulating the system and taking advantage of the less fortunate. From this mindset, it's up to government to right the wrongs and equal out everything by stealing from the rich through taxation and redistributing wealth to the poor. Mr. Obama is doing this by allowing the George W. Bush tax cuts to expire and through crippling new taxes mandated in the Obamacare law and other initiatives he's pushing.

2. Our health care is too costly. Although he doesn't tout his unpopular signature legislative achievement on the campaign trail much these days, Mr. Obama had laser focus on a government takeover of health care from Day One. Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, might have been shocked that her party was thrown out of its House majority in the 2010 midterm election, but the White House wasn't. …

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