Published: Wednesday, Dec. 7 2011 12:00 a.m. MST
Bring on Gingrich! It's no wonder that "Obama remains buoyant"! the
Republicans consistently demonstrate that they won't nominate any rational
candidate, especially if he is LDS. So they turn finally to a thoroughly
discredited political loose canon. Watching the Republican presidential
nomination circus transpire this year has given tremendous aid and comfort to
Obama in particular and the Democrats in general.But the notion that
Mr. Obama has a "poor record" is a right wing sponsored label pasted
upon him by Republican partisans that wanted him to fail from even before he
took office. These right wing reactionaries have done everything they possible
to limit or discredit his accomplishments.I suggest that the author
reconsider this President's real record. Start with a review of his foreign
policy and his record on national security. The oft told sophistry that Obama
has a "poor record" is a poster child for the "big lie" that
once repeated loud and long enough, fools many. This editorial is just one more
ditto-head voice pushing that right wing biased political agenda.
Republican claims against Obama are baseless. He has lowered your taxes and is
about as socialist as Regan. The republican core will never believe but the
republican core is probably 50 million people out of 300 million people in the
The thing is, Obama doesn't have a poor record. When the Republicans have been
unable to stop him, there have been some awesome accomplishments on a wide
variety of initiatives. And even with the Republicans fighting him every step
of the way, even willing to destroy the nation to get their way, he has made
progress in cleaning up the disasterous mess made by the Republicans.
The people don't like Obama or Democrats... but they like Republicans even less.
In 2010 Republians could avoid much scrutiny because they were the minority
party. Now that they have the House they get more blame for things not going
right and overall people seem to like what the Senate is doing more than the
Obama's record:#1: A $15 trillion national debt and growing at the rate of
about $4 billion/ day with no end in sight.#2: Wasted nearly a trillion
taxpayer dollars on the greatest financial debacle in the history of the
world-"stimulus package." Which caused unemployment to increase, not
decrease as he promised.#3: 44 million Americans on food stamps, the most
in the history, with no end in sight.#4: For the first time in our
history, America's credit rating was downgraded.#5: Consumer confidence at
the lowest level since the 1920's.#6: Another unfunding and expensive war
in Libya.#7: Passed Obamacare in the dead of night and behind closed doors
and rammed it down the throats of America. Over half the states have filed
lawsuits against Obamacare, so far.#8: The value of your home continues to
decrease with no end is sight.#9: The value of the US dollar has lost
nearly 30% of its purchasing power during Obama's watch.#10: Double digit
inflation of food and energy prices with no end in sight. Time for Obama to go
before he and the Democrats completely destroy this country!
So just why aren't Huckebee, Daniels, and Christie, running. Public reasons
aside, if the President were really this vulnerable one of them would surely
swoop in and rush to the white house. Maybe they know something the right
aplogists aren't willing to acknowledge..Obamas record isn't really as weak as
you pretend, and this isn't a cake walk.
To "Esquire | 7:48 a.m." if Obama doesn't have a poor record, how do
you explain the fact that despite the fact that most news agencies only write
positive stories about Obama, his approval rating is down to Jimmy Carter
levels.You also forget that the Republicans were only cleaning up
the mess left by Clinton. You know, the terrorist organizations that were
allowed to run around freely, and the recession that began in 2000, before Bush
was in office.We need government to stop trying to "fix"
anything. They usually cause more damage trying to fix something than would
have occured without the fix.
@redshirt1701"and the recession that began in 2000, before Bush was
in office."So Obama is only cleaning up the mess left by Bush.
After all, Obama inherited a -700k jobs/month rate, within a year was back to
growth and now has 22 straight months of gains.@mountainman1.
He's offered 3-4 trillion dollar deficit reduction deals.2. The month the
stimulus passed we lost 600k jobs. Obviously we were going to still be losing
jobs even if the stimulus created 100k each of the next 20 months. I think
what's noticable is that within a year of the stimulus passing we went from
-600k jobs/month being lost to job gains.3. Where's Boehner's jobs bill to
help address that?4. Due to lack of spending cuts (maybe Dems fault though
they offered trillions), lack of tax increases (Republicans fault), and
brinksmanship (Bachmann et al.) 5. No surprise; republicans oppose every
jobs bill.6. Cost minimal compared to the other wars.7. Debated for
almost a year is not a ramming.8. Romney wants it to fall more.9-10.
Overall inflation is low. You literally are blaming Obama for houses costing
less and food costing more.
To Mountanman:Here I will also help you out. Obama's record
continued:#11: The value of my car consistently decreases each year
as it gets older.#12: My cat penelope died and I've seen other cats in the
neighborhood have passed away on Obama's watch.#13: I was denied credit
for the first time in the history of my life, thanks a lot Obama.#14: My
lawnmower is still broken, what's going on Obama?#15: Gay marriage? Get
on it Obama.#16: The internet keeps giving my computer viruses. Keep
those computer immigrants out! Thanks for everything Obama.Hope
Redshirt1701, the media writes mostly positive things about Obama? What planet
are you living on? A visceral hatred for the President can't cover up the
fiction being spouted.
Ah yes our dear leader has his head in the clouds because he's in over his head.
You see, his only qualification for his job was as a community organizer, along
the lines of Saul Alinsky. We definately paid for what we got with this
'But in light of objective conditions, Obama should be more vulnerable. Health
care reform, his signature presidential achievement, is durably unpopular.
Economic growth under Obama has only slightly exceeded the average of the 1930s.
Chronic unemployment and housing market declines are at their worst levels since
the Great Depression. The number of people in poverty has increased at a record
rate. Federal spending and debt are at their highest share of the economy since
World War II. America's credit rating has been downgraded for the first time in
our history.' - Article Selective. And Propaganda. Promise:*'Obama HRC Speech: "I Will End Don't Ask, Don't
Tell," Says President Obama' - By CHRISTINE SIMMONS - Huffington Post -
10/10/09Delivery:*'Obama signs 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal'
- By Pauline Jelinek - AP - Published by DSnews - 12/22/10Promise:*'Obama to pull combat troops from Iraq by August 2010' - CNN -
02/26/09Delivery:*'Last U.S. combat brigade leaves Iraq' - By
Rebecca Santana - AP - Published by DSNews - 08/19/10 And: *'Osama bin Laden Killed: 'Justice Is Done,' President Says' - By DEAN
SCHABNER - ABC News - 05/01/2011 *'We have been waiting for this
moment': Libya confirms Gadhafi is dead' - MSNBC - 10/11
Stimulus alone: 1.0-2.9 million Fulltime jobs: 1-4 million. Source?
Congressional Budget Office (CBO) - 09/08/2011 Other benifits of
Obama: Ordered the Pentagon to cover expenses of families of fallen
soldiers if they wish to be on site when the body arrives back in the US
(2009) Ended the Bush-era blackout imposed on media coverage of the
return of fallen US soldiers (2009) Ordered better body armor to
be procured for US troops (2009) Funding new Mine Resistant Ambush
Vehicles (2009 Working to increase pay and benefits for military
personnel (2009) Improving housing for military personnel (2009) Initiating a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses
(2009) Authorized construction of additional health centers to care
for veterans (2009) New GI Bill for returning veterans from Iraq
and Afghanistan (2009) Eliminated co-payments for veterans who are
catastrophically disabled (2010) Instituted enforcements for equal
pay for women (Lilly Ledbetter Bill) (2009) Appointed Sonia
Sotomayor, the first Latina, to the Supreme Court (2009) Signed the
first major piece of federal gay rights legislation that includes acts of
violence against gays under the list of federal hate crimes (2009)
Reversed the Bush-era practice of politicizing Justice Department
investigations and prosecutions against political opponents (2009)
Signed an extension of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Bill to provide federal
research and support for treating the disease (2009) Provided
increased school projects for Indian lands and increased funds for the Indian
Health Service (2009) Increased funding for Historically Black
Colleges and Universities (2010) Signed Executive Order to promote
the federal government as a model employer when it comes to hiring the disabled
(2010) Elena Kagen appointed to Supreme Court (2010)
Authorized construction funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access in K-12
public schools (2009) Launched Educate to Innovate, a
public/private partnership making $236 million available for science,
mathematics, and technology education programs (2009) Demonstrated
an immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other
natural disasters (2009) Ordered that funds be released and red
tape be streamlined for the ongoing Hurricane Katrina recovery effort in the
Gulf Coast (2009) - Established an emergency Haiti Task Force in the
State Department - Dispatched the US Navy floating hospital (USNS
Comfort) and, within 5 days
Response from Republicans? 139 Senate filibusters. Almost DOUBLE
from when Democrats were in power. *'Republicans bail on budget
talks, blame Democrats' - By David Espo - AP - Published by DSNews - 06/23/11 Result? *'S&P warns it may downgrade U.S. credit
rating' - By Martin Crutsinger - AP - Published by DSNews - 07/15/11
Credit downgrade. And: *'Dow average plunges 513, worst
drop since 2008' - By David K. Randall - AP - Published by DSNews - 08/04/11 Continuing obstruction: *Senate Republicans likely to kill
Obama jobs bill By Andrew Taylor AP Published by DSNews 10/11/11
Republicans on Foreign affairs? 9/11 and... "The
Iraqi regime . . . possesses and produces chemical and biological weapons. It is
seeking nuclear weapons.' - George W. Bush - Ohio Speech 10/7/2002
*'US gives up search for Iraq WMD' - BBC News - 01/12/05 Result? *'U.S. Military deaths in Iraq war at 4,485 - AP - Published by the
DSNews - 11/22/2011 Whereas with Obama: *'Obama
announces total Iraq troop withdrawal' - By Ben Feller - AP - Published by
DSNews - 10/21/2011 Total troop withdrawl, from Iraq. I
know where my support goes. And it's NOT to the Republican party.
Middle-class Americans believe their country is on the wrong track, exceeds
those who think it on the right track, all caused by Wall Street, K Street and
the Koch Brother's Crony capitalism that is the dark side of American politics
and economics. The level of corruption in Washington is staggering, growing,
and rife in both parties. Congress dispense billions of dollars of favors to
political supporters like a non-stop vending machine. Congressional insider
trading and stimulus corruption, the phrase "crony capitalism" is
getting noticed. If you are a member of Congress and you sit on the defense
committee, you are free to trade defense stock as much as you want to. If
you're on the Senate banking committee you can trade bank stock as much as you
want, and that regularly goes on in all these committees. Right Sen. Hatch?.
No shortages of Tea-Party-opinions on the topic and no one correct answer, the
GOP don't tend to lean toward full disclosure of conflicts, caused by
relationships between politicians and on-air reporters, just lies, sound bites
and half truth's, to-cover-up the fact's and real truth, that their Party is
crooked as a $3-bill.
You would too considering that Newt Gingrich is the Jerry Sandusky of the
Republican Party today. He can't even , and she wasn't talking about his
cheating on two wives in service to his country. Just think, if he were to
become president, wife three would have to make space for Affair #3.As for Mitt Romney, it appears that no one likes him. He can't even get over
25% acceptability within his own Party.
Please ignore my previous post, somehow I lost a section of the text through
quirky word processing behavior.The text was to continue, " . .
. Jerry Sandusky and not cheating on two of his wives during his political
career, particulary wife #2 during the years he was hounding Bill Clinton for
his marital infidelity. Even Michelle Bachmann says that he is "corrupt
and despicable" which is even worse than she says about Barack Obama . . .
Mountanman: Most of the "Obama" failures you suggest were actually
created during the Bush years and before. Like most right wing ditto-heads you
are a master of blame transference. Get away from Fox news for awhile and think
Obama's bouyancy is in the same nature as whistling pass the graveyard
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