The choice for whom to vote this November is very clear. Do we believe in liberal big government, more regulations and redistribution of personal wealth, or do we believe in a conservative limited government, less regulation and people deciding how best to invest in their own future? Through the last three years it has become painfully clear what Obama meant when he promised to fundamentally transform America.
This administration is in the process of shutting down the coal industry, the heart and soul of the economy of our state, unemployment is at 8.1 percent even though millions of others have given up looking for a job and the national debt has gone up a trillion dollars a year for the last three years to an astronomical $16 trillion. Forty cents of every dollar spent is borrowed to pay for this president's transformation of America into a country that is just another nation at the table of nations. If you were to lay $100 bills flat and stack them they would be 640 miles high to equal just one trillion. This debt is financed primarily by the sale of bonds to China and other less friendly foreign countries at historically low interest rates.
More and more West Virginians are realizing that today's liberal Democratic Party has left them, and they are leaving the party. Here in Wood County alone the Democrats have gone from a lead of 2,800 registered voters in the early 1990s to trailing registered Republicans by 700 today.
Obama is so unpopular in West Virginia that 41 percent of Democrats voted for a Texas felon while another 11 percent did not vote for president this May primary election. The Democrats had to mandate at their convention this past summer that all their officeholders and party officials publicly support Obama.
It was Hillary Clinton who told us in the 1990s, "It Takes a Village to Raise a Child" and now it's Obama who tells hard-working Americans "you didn't build that, someone else did." If your children and grandchildren have a successful future then they will become a target if they are overly successful. Class warfare, young against the elderly, rich verses poor, gender inequity and race baiting are all that today's liberal Democratic Party has to offer.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Greg Smith is chairman of the Wood County Republican Executive Committee.