A Rush of optimism

In the most recent past I had the honor, and yes I mean honor, of hearing Rush Limbaugh speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. Rush’s speech was motivational, an uplifting talk to any Republican who had the pleasure of hearing it. And as always, when Republicans find joy in something political, the Democrats try their hardest to take all of the fun out.

I enjoyed the speech that Rush gave. It was upbeat and honest, not negative. But it was very soon after this speech that liberals began shouting, “Unfair.” And the liberal media soaked everything they said right up—and spewed it back at America.

Rush stated that he hopes President Barack Obama fails, but he also had a very concise explanation as to why he said this statement. The liberal left refused to hear the whole story and went crying to their liberal media channels about how mean Rush Limbaugh is. They sounded like a child who fell and scraped his knee on the playground and had to run to his mother.

This little incident shows how far political correctness has come in today’s society. People are not strong enough to hear criticisms about themselves or their party, so they whine about it. What they have chosen to ignore in accepting political correctness is this: Life isn’t fair, there are winners and losers, and not everyone will like you. I know this is a shocker, but it is the harsh truth.

On that note, I just want to say that I completely agree with Rush. I hope Barack Obama fails. And I expect I will get emails in droves because of that statement, but it does not make it less true. I don’t want him to fail because of my own arrogance, or so that I can say, “I told you so,” to the world. This is not because I dislike or detest President Obama as a person. It is because I think he is wrong.

I want President Barack Obama to fail because our country is barreling towards socialism. Socialism is not what this country was founded upon and not what it was meant to be. Barack Obama was not elected the President of the United States to become a new Founding Father. We have those and are not accepting applications for new ones. He was elected to build upon what is already here—to represent his constituents on a national level and work for the betterment of this country.

If he believes socialism is better for this country, then all I can do is hope that this does not work. I am most concerned about what is best for my country, not what is best for the president. And I say this regardless of what president is in office. It just so happens we have a president who wants to spend our way to the moon and back without a second thought.

So, like Rush, when I say, “If this is how Obama wants to play his cards, then I hope he fails,” I don’t mean him personally. I hope his ideas fail, and I am saying this for the sake of the country I love more than anything. I want my country to succeed always, as I hope all of you do. And spending our way out of debt will only get us more debt and despair. Look at history, this has been proven true.

So regardless of whether you agree or disagree, I hope you can see what is right in front of your face. This country should always come first, before any politician and his politics.