Running again? by Joe Keck

Since this is Obama’s first time challenging the incumbent for the Presidency, I guess he can be forgiven for always harping on Romney’s record, how he’s bankrupting the country and . . . wait, it isn’t his first time running and Romney’s not the incumbent.

Obama is!

Doesn’t seem like it, does it? Obama is talking about how Mitt Romney wants to take us in the wrong direction, how his plan is going to ruin our economy, cost us jobs, put us into more debt.

Hmmm . . . sounds familiar, somehow.

But I know why he’s not talking about his record. Because he is talking about his record, only he’s calling it Romney’s future record.

When Obama took office, gas was only around $1.80 a gallon. It’s now over $3.50.

When Obama took office, unemployment was 7.8 percent. The real numbers show it’s over 10 percent, although even with the Whitehouse’s estimates, it’s 8.2.

When Obama took office, people on Welfare had the dignity of incorporating a work program into the monthly help they receive. With one fell swoop, Obama made sleeping sufficient for getting a check.

After Obama took office, a brand new all-time record low for new home sales was set. Then in 2009, again, another new all-time record low was set. Same thing in 2010, and another new record low in 2011.

Obama was the first President to walk out on an Israeli Prime Minister – Benjamin Netanyahu – showing gross disrespect to and for our only middle east Democratic allies .

So it’s no wonder he is running like he’s the challenger. He can’t speak of how great our economy is doing, he can’t boast of new housing starts, new jobs, new growth, lower living costs, lower gas prices, he can’t run on anything significant with regard to our economic status except to spew out the same scare tactics he tossed out when he was running the first time. It’s déjà vu. He simply parrots his old line of how Romney will be, “. . . uh . . . you know, uh . . . bad for the country!”

Hey Barack, way to send one right into the bull’s eye.

About the Author

Joe Keck is a writer of horror, thriller, suspense, and other fiction, some poetry and music, with the occasional op-ed piece on current events, politics, and theology. Although born in Oklahoma, he was taken to Los Angeles when he was an infant, or as his mother described, "the ugliest little thing I've ever seen", and raised there on the West Coast. He considers himself to be far superior to most on the artistic merits of film and literature, seeing the vast majority of such to be well below adequate. He has four novels and many short stories to his credit, and hopes to one day have them published, promising to hold critics like himself in harsh derision. He's currently restoring a Jason 35 sailboat and plans to sail the world, writing horror stories, and marveling at the illustrative works of the Creator and His Divine story-telling imagery. You may Find Joe's Website at

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