With less than a month to go before Democrats across the country face their fate, one would hope that they are reflective enough to ask themselves where they went wrong and how their out-of-touch liberal policies have failed the American people. According to a recent poll by Gallup, Congress has an 18 percent approval rating, and CNN/Time has President Obama’s disapproval rating at 54 percent. It seems the tide has changed since the 2008 election. At the end of September, Congress left Washington without passing a budget and failed to even address the largest tax increases ever to hit the American people that will come in January.
Citizens United Production’s latest documentary, “Battle for America” with Dick Morris, examines why Americans have such disdain for President Obama and his imperial Congress. The American people are angry. With an unemployment rate hovering around 9.6 percent and our national debt exceeding $13 trillion, Americans want real change… not the kind of change they were duped into believing two years ago. In 2008, the American people voted for what was sold as moderate and pragmatic leadership. Americans were in desperate need of a government that would focus on jobs and our troubled economy. Unfortunately, the Obama-Pelosi-Reid machine decided to pass the rest of Lyndon Johnson’s social welfare program instead.
During the 2006 election, Nancy Pelosi proclaimed that the Democrats would “drain the swamp” that is Washington, D.C. However, it looks as if her “swamp” is as polluted and infected as ever as evidenced by the backroom deals made during the health care debate and the ethics troubles facing former Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charlie Rangel (D-NY) and other House Democrats. The truth is that Nancy Pelosi’s swamp can’t be drained because it is the bloated and (nearly) bankrupt government created by her and her colleagues that keeps it filled. Our country is drowning and suffocating in an out-of-control bureaucracy.
“Battle for America” is a no-holds-barred examination of an Administration and Congress that set out to “transform” America in January 2009, against the wishes of the American people. Americans offered warning shots to Democrat leaders at last summer’s town halls all across the country. Either President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid are completely tone deaf to the needs and wants of the American people, or they simply don’t care, believing they are intellectually superior to the rest of us. Perhaps that would explain why Obama and his liberal friends in Congress have guided our great country to the extreme left and to the edge of the abyss.
“Battle for America” is more than an indictment against the elitist governing class. This film’s inspiring message is also a call-to-action for every citizen to take back our country and return it to its core principles based upon a limited federal government. The irresponsible policies enacted by President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid (the failed stimulus bill, unpopular health care takeover, and financial over-regulation) have backfired on the Democrats. These actions have actually ended up reenergizing grassroots Conservatives and lighting the fuse for a populist rebellion called the Tea Party movement. Who would have thought 20 months ago that the real change in America would come as a reaction to the radical Obama agenda?
Our country is at a crossroads. The beauty of our Republic is that every two years the American people have a chance to voice their opinion at the ballot box. “Battle for America” helps explain what’s at stake for the 2010 elections by pushing all of the wrongheaded liberal policies pushed by the Obama Administration and the Democrat Congress to the forefront. With less than a month to go before Election Day, voters across America are preparing to send a very clear message to the “swamp:” real change is finally coming to Washington.