In 2009 Barack Obama came into office in a wave of hope and ego. Remember him standing in front of Styrofoam Greek columns proclaiming that “We are who we have been waiting for…” That we would look back on that day when he was elected and remember that was the day when the ocean stopped rising…?
And then there was “Jobs Summer.” And when no jobs materialized in 2009, there was “Jobs Summer 2010.” And when the only thing that materialized were part-time jobs because employers saw the handwriting on the wall that the Obama administration was going to regulate business out of existence, there was “Jobs Summer 2011.” Followed by, well, you remember.
Barack Obama couldn’t relate to a private sector job because he’s never held one. The only jobs he cared about, and focused on creating, were government jobs at the local, state, and federal level. That’s why when Carrier announced they were moving thousands of jobs out of Indianapolis, Indiana, Obama just shrugged his shoulders and waved good-bye to them.
“He’s gonna bring all these jobs back. Well how exactly is he gonna do that? What are you gonna do? There is no answer to it. He just says, ‘Well I’m going to negotiate a better deal.’ Well how is he going to do that? How exactly are you going to negotiate that? What magic wand do you have?”
That statement by Barack Obama is a perfect summary of his administration. What are you going to do? How are you going to do that? Mr. Obama – the community organizer, the man who’s never held a real job in his life – doesn’t have a clue.
Robin Maynard, a Carrier employee who thought his Christmas present was going to be directions to the unemployment line had this to say to Mr. Trump. “I would like to tell him, ‘thank you’ for going out of your way and taking your holiday away from your family and working on the Carrier employees’ deal and sticking to your word.”
That’s the difference between someone who understands real people in the versus a community organizer who understands politics. Donald Trump, within a day of being President-elect, picked up the phone and called the CEO of Carrier, “waved his magic wand,” and over 1,000 jobs and millions of dollars of Carrier’s investment into Indiana suddenly materialized.
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