Kevin Fobbs
Ohioans fry in high heat wave and Obama's failed promises
By Kevin Fobbs
July 7, 2012

President Obama brought his political bandwagon to Ohio this week and with it a whole tub filled with broken promises, failed employment creation schemes, and a an anemic jobs report from the U. S. Labor Department on Friday, which reported that America's employers created only 80,000 in June, which forecasts that the nation's economy is stalling out.

So here comes President Obama with yet another vague set of undeliverable promises to Ohio voters, in the hope that one of these flawed ideas will not die on the vine, much like the others have over the past several years. Ohio, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has approximately 425,782 residents who are unemployed. This amounts to 7.3 percent of the state's population, still searching for jobs that Obama's political "Hope and Change" anthem has not delivered upon.

In most presidential campaign years these type of failed political deliverables would have left the political pundits free to whack away at the limping presidency of the incumbent, yet, unlike former President Jimmy Carter, anemic ability to articulate a half way credible defense, Obama is a seasoned wordsmith.

As such, Obama has left many Ohioans, and Americans who have sipped the Kool-Aid flavored political drink , hearing only his attacks on the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and not targeting their attention on a sagging economy and his failing attempts to blame all things not accomplished on President Bush.

Well, Ohio and America is not going to keep drinking from the tainted waters of this political well for long. They understand that the summer heat wave which is baking Ohioans is not baking their brains. Nor is the heat diminishing their ability to make a distinction between staged political stopovers in voter rich areas like the Toledo suburb of Maumee, in Sandusky, and Parma, and their own misery resulting from his economic policies.

No matter how many times the Obama blame train makes its way through the well charted union voter territory of Ohio, voters in this state and others across the nation still can count. The hard facts are clear, Retailers in Ohio and America have sliced a total of 5,400 jobs in June, and even the manufacturing sector which has always been a tremendous engine for growth only added a mere 11,000 jobs.

So where does that leave the Obama failed promises political bus tour as it continues to make its way through Pennsylvania and other states? Well, when a train runs out of coal, the only thing left is steam. And unfortunately for Obama's campaign, Ohioans understand that you cannot pay your mortgage or car payment with steam, or "Hope and Change" and "Forward" slogans.

Wait until November, and let's see how Ohioans vote Obama into a new scenario called going "Forward" to the unemployment line, because he has "Changed" his residence due to an election result which was not what he "Hoped" for.

Let me know what you think:

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Kevin Fobbs Media Bio: 05-21-2021

About Kevin Fobbs: Kevin Fobbs, a native Detroiter, is Chairman of the American Christian Civil Rights Movement (ACCRM), President of NAACP2021: National Association for the Advancement of Canceled People, Managing Partner of Ascension Entertainment Productions, and director of RTL Productions. He is a producer of the Holocaust-themed movie drama "Never Again," collaborator on the 2018 police documentary "Bleeding Blue" and producer/director of post-Civil War - World War II historical Christian southern civil rights drama "Johnathan - Living on the Edge of History," and Exec/Director-Producer of the film version of his soon to be released book a modern Christian fairy tale "Bernadine and Winston the Crooked Worm's Four Seasons of Life."

In the 1970's Kevin became a professional journalist and attended Wayne State University Law School. His written work has appeared in the New York Times and he has written for The Detroit News, The Michigan Chronicle, Clash Daily, Renew America, Communities Digital News (CDN) among others.

Kevin is co-writer of "Sandy Hook Massacre: When Seconds Count - Police Are Minutes Away In 2014 Kevin, together with his grandson, co-authored the Christian children's book "Is There a Lion in My Kitchen? " He is co-author of "Shut Yo' Mouth! How the Left Plays the Race Card to Silence Conservatives and How to Stop It.

He is co-host of New Right Network's "American Exceptionalism" and upcoming "American Correct" podcast shows.


For nearly 40 years, Kevin's personal devotion to Christian conservative values and principles has guided his public service in both state and national government, as well as private sector and media leadership roles, including elected and appointed positions. The primary Biblical verse that guides Kevin is: Isaiah 6:8 (NIV) 8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"


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