Romney and the republicans seem to forget who started two unfunded wars and
passed an unfunded prescription drug bill. Does anyone think that Obama if at
fault for almost 8 years of unfunded wars before he was elected president?How much of the national debt occurred when George W was the president?
It seems to me that the republicans have not told "the rest of
I think it is good for the republicans to have their convention. They can feel
good about blasting Obama, but I feel it will only last for a short time. All
the noise and strong talk against Obama will not last long when the voters take
a close look at the policies toward future seniors, women, & minorities the
voters will turn in mass toward Obama. My opinion.
@Well ReadEver heard of a guy named Harry Truman? The reason Obama
isn't going to be re-elected is because he is nothing but excuses. His
policies don't work. They never have worked anywhere they've been
tried. He has no plan and no record to run on. Time for him to move out of the
way and let Romney turn this mess around. By the way, if we DO want
play the blame game, one could argue that Bill Clinton didn't do enough to
stop terrorists in the 1990s and that is what led to 9/11 and the wars. Clinton
also warned of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq along with several other
Democrats. (go youtube it.) So George W. Bush would have been much more
successful if he didn't have to clean up Bill Clinton's foreign policy
mess. See how this works?
@ Well read. GWB did the same thing that FDR did in his day. Neither started a
war but both responded to being attacked by an enemy! FDR took us to war because
of the Pearl Harbor attack where thousands of innocent Americans lost their
lives and GWB because of 9/11 where more innocent people lost their lives than
at Pearl Harbor. Had Slick Willy done anything about the attacks that occurred
on his watch, perhaps GWB would not have been forced to defend our country! Ever
heard of Al Qaida and the Taliban? You know, those guys who want to kill you?
I wish I could celebrate this. But My GOP has gone off track:Foreign
Policy-1992. GOP opposed a Palestinian state, went silent on the issue for
eight years, but now has endorsed the idea in its past two platforms.-Today. Mitt declares the cultural and moral superiority of Israel over
Palestine are the cause of Israel's economic superiority.Women's Issues/Abortion-1976. "[abortion] is undoubtedly a
moral and personal issue on which Republicans disagree."-Before
1980. vigorous support for an equal rights amendment to protect women's
rights, including the right to choose "abortion on demand"-1980. seeks a constitutional amendment protecting "the right to life for
unborn children."-1992. call to appoint judges who oppose abortion.-Today. talk of outlawing abortions under any circumstances, including rape,
incest, etc.Social Security, Medicare, etc.-1968 to 2004.
expand Social Security by lowering the age for universal coverage from 72 to
65-2004. the party endorses Bush's proposal to shift to
personal retirement accounts-Today. vouchers, privatization, and who
knows what else Ryan may come up with, but talk of dramatic cuts to all
I've heard of Al Queda and the Taliban. Iraq had nothing to do with them.
Our country is going to have a prosperous 8 years Under Romney's
imlds2good luck with obama. you can't be serious. he is terrible so
go ahead and vote for him.
@ Hutterite. Surely you know that America’s enemies, Al Qaida and the
Taliban are not countries but ideologies from many countries! My son fought in
Iraq with the 5th Marines and he fought Al Qaida there! Osama Bin Laden was in
Pakistan. Some others are in Syria, more are in Iran! No charge for this lesson
in current events!
certainly a landmark of time in the history of the USA
Mountanman,Taliban: They are only found in Afghanistan and formed
the unrecognized government of that country following the USSR withdrawal in the
late 1980's. Neighboring governments in Iran and Pakistan did not support
the Taliban then or now.Iraq: Before 2003 was considered by Osama
Bin Laden, by his own admission, to be an enemy of the aims of Al Qaida.
Following 2004, due to the instability caused by the war and the sectarian
violence that followed, Al Qaida terrorists took advantage of the situation.Syria: Just like in Libya, there is no confirmation that Al Qaida
elements are in operation in the country, only rumor. All terrorists are not Al
Qaida...the KKK comes to mind.Iran: Again, Osama Bin Laden has
stated on multiple occasions that Iran does not support the aims of Al Qaida.
Iranians in fact have been victims multiple times of Al Qaida attacks. As a
side note, seeing as Syria and Iran have been tied at the hip for decades, it is
further evidence that Al Qaida elements are unlikely to be involved in the
Syrian government's war against its own citizens.That, sir, is
history. Factual, verified history.
@Mountanman: There could be home-grown Al Qaida and Taliban ideology right here
in the USA. Maybe we better go to war with ourselves! That's the
ridiculousness of your ideology. Do you really believe we should bomb every
country that might have Al Qaida and Taliban ideology in them? Could end with a
snide remark like you did, but I'll pass.
@HutteriteDon't act like both sides weren't hyping the
threat in Iraq. If you must, go youtube Bill Clinton talking about the threat
Saddam Hussein posed in 1998. Both sides preached it. The point is that Bush
could have blamed his predecessor for all the foreign policy problems he faced
in his presidency but he didn't. He could have blasted Bill Clinton for
not doing anything about Bin Laden when he had the chance in Sudan, but he
didn't. This President blames the economic problems on
everything from Bush to the Tsunami in Japan. You'll have to forgive me
for not being impressed. It shows a lack of experience in leadership. Obama
had ZERO previous experience in leading and now that the going has gotten rough,
he looks for anyone or anything to pin it on. It's getting old.
I don't remember Democrats talking of the greatness of America, like the
Republicans did tonight. The blessings of hard work with the building of this
country.It was great not hearing of racism, gay marriage, and how
successful people are greedy.It's like water to a thirsty man.
Let's hope Romney doesn't embark on an apology tour, and has a wife
who has always been proud of her country.
Xscribe. You are absolutely right, there is Al Qaida and Taliban ideology right
here in America. Ever hear of the shoe bomber, the Muslin psychiatrist who
murdered 13 soldiers in Texas, or the fact that since 1972 there have been 66
attacks inside America! GWB was just the first president that did anything about
it! And for that, liberals hate him!
Yes, let's count the number of times the democrats use phrases like
"American exceptionalism" or "individual liberty".
Mountanman: Yes, GWB did something about Al Qaida and Taliban ideology but
don't forget that Iraq did NOT attack the United States. The war
against Iraq did not stop the shoe bomber, the murder of 13 by a Muslim
psychiatrist at Ft. Hood Texas, or the other attacks inside the United
States...but the cost of 2 unfunded wars in connection with the tax cut
contributed significantly to the deficit spending since that time.
That's not why Liberal hate him!