- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 5, 2012

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

So far in this election cycle, I haven’t heard anyone make the point that it has to be nearly impossible for any governor to create jobs in his state. If the federal government doesn’t cooperate, as is the case with the current administration, it is particularly difficult. In fact, President Obama and the Democrat-controlled Senate continue to push regulations intended to do one thing: bring American business to a standstill.

Why in the world would a president want to do this, especially during an election year? The answer is quite simple: This president is an idealist. He promised to fundamentally change America and the way we live. He’s accomplished much of what he’s promised. And he’s done so by circumventing - and at times completely ignoring - our Constitution. By doing this, he’s been able to initiate overregulation.

These regulations are designed to adversely affect just about every segment of American industry, and they hit our small businesses the hardest of all. Idealists are those driven by their chosen cause. They’re like a donkey with blinders on, and everyone knows you cannot reason with or show any form of logic to a donkey.

Mr. Obama, too, only sees straight ahead. He, like the donkey, never cares to look to the left or right. Idealists do not care who they hurt or what they destroy. In the eyes of these individuals, the end definitely justifies the means. That is why this president has thrown to the wind the logic that would inform decisions of a president seeking re-election. In Mr. Obama’s eyes, he is right - even righteous - and it is we, the American people, who are wrong.

DAVID ROBINSON

Weeki Wachee, Fla.

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