Obama Visit Shows 'Divide and Rule' has replaced 'Hope and Change'
Palm Beach County, FL - Today Congressman Allen West released the following statement in response to President Obama's visit to South Florida:
"Four years ago our President's campaign of hope and change inspired and united millions Americans. Listening to President Obama's speech at Florida Atlantic University today, it is clear that 'hope and change' has been replaced with 'divide and rule'. President Obama's only hope for re-election seems to be that Americans will overlook his failed economic policies if he can successfully divide people along the lines of income and wealth.
But the unfortunate reality is, even if the electoral fortunes of President Obama and Democrat congressional candidates improve by demonizing people and turning the American people against each other, cynical and divisive political strategy does nothing to create jobs for the 14 million unemployed Americans, it does nothing to alleviate soaring gas prices that pinch family budgets and prevent small businesses from hiring, and it does nothing to increase opportunity for all Americans, regardless of skin color, gender, age or income.
I will continue to present a different vision for America. I believe the greatness of America lies in the goodness of Americans and their individual pursuit of their hopes and dreams. History has shown that economic freedom improves the condition of all. Economic dependency only ensures mediocrity and suffering for all. The best way we can create a bright future for all Americans is to get Washington politicians out of the way and out of the pockets of hardworking taxpayers, get our debt under control to provide long-term economic certainty, and ensure we enact energy and national security policies that allow Americans to work, invest, innovate and prosper."