It was short, it was sweet and it was factual. I’m talking about an open letter penned by a Canadian named Richard Brunt published in the Detroit Free Press that nearly made me stand up at my desk and give this man a standing ovation.
While I’ve vented my own frustrations with Americans who seem irrationally hostile toward President Obama, I always really enjoy seeing people from other countries give their opinion of him because they’re removed from the American political circus.
Well, Mr. Brunt wrote what the Democratic Party should be saying every single day. Here are a few excerpts:
Consider, right now in America, corporate profits are at record highs, the country’s adding 200,000 jobs per month, unemployment is below 6%, U.S. gross national product growth is the best of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries
The stock market is near record highs, gasoline prices are falling, there’s no inflation, interest rates are the lowest in 30 years, U.S. oil imports are declining, U.S. oil production is rapidly increasing, the deficit is rapidly declining, and the wealthy are still making astonishing amounts of money.
So, Americans vote for the party that got you into the mess that Obama just dug you out of? This defies reason.
It absolutely does defy reason.
I can understand simple political disagreements. For a conservative to vote against Obama because he supports same-sex marriage, that’s fine. I can understand that kind of ignorant opposition to him. But what I absolutely do not get is why so many of his once upon a time supporters are ashamed of his record.
Every single thing Mr. Brunt wrote is true. And it’s like I’ve said before, if President Obama were a Republican the GOP would be hoisting him up as a conservative legend, naming high schools after him while probably pushing for a national holiday in his honor.
It’s astonishing to me that Democrats were such cowards that they ran from Obama’s record. It’s no wonder Republicans wiped the floor with them this election. The moment Democrats decided that they didn’t have the courage to stand behind a president who’s accomplished all that Obama has, while he’s dealt with possibly the most obstructive Congress in United States history, they proved that they deserved to lose.
But perhaps nothing sums up this letter more eloquently than how Mr. Brunt finished it by writing, “When you are done with Obama, could you send him our way?”
Because, sadly, it seems far too many Americans have taken for granted just how successful President Obama has actually been.