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Published: Sunday, Nov. 11 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

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The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

Because... The economic conditions in fall of 2008 when Bush was President were so much better?

What a strange letter!

Emajor
Ogden, UT

Oh, joy! Amongst a group of well-thought out letters today, we get this little hit-and-run gem from someone chewing their sour sour grapes.

Look, Mr. Petersen, I'm guessing that like myself you couldn't articulate in detail the true cause of the economic collapse, the various economic theories on how to climb out of it, or the merits of each of these approaches. And I know for certain that you cannot tell me whether the economy is worse off or better because of Obama's policies. Not even fully-educated PhD-endowed economists can agree on that one. And whether Romney's experience as a financial speculator (not a true business owner) would be of any use in dealing with the national economy is highly debatable. As Reagan's former budget director put it:

"Mitt Romney was not a businessman; he was a master financial speculator...that experience doesn’t translate into answers on the great public issues before the nation"

Salsa Libre
Provo, UT

Those who predicted the ruin of American in 2008 have been proven wrong. Those predicting the ruin of America in 2012 are just as wrong as they were in 2008.

Of course, there will be those who remain angry and petulant having lost this election, and they will continue working against the president and against America. They will remain unhappy and seek solace in their anger, mad at the world and everyone who does not think like them.

It is times like these, one might suspect, where the disaffected ultra-conservatives would prefer a dictatorship (with themselves in charge, certainly) rather than a democracy where the people select their leaders. The central point is that they expect everyone to honor and respect their candidate, but they reserve the right not to honor and respect the other person's candidate.

Fox News lied to them. The Romney campaign lied to them. The Republican Party lied to them. They thought they had the White House in the bag. And then they lost! And it wasn't even a close race. They had been promised a Romney landslide. And Florida didn't even make a difference.

Shaun
Sandy, UT

People give presidents to much credit for the economy. Blame congress.

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

Sorry, Gary Peterson, the President didn't create the current conditions. He inherited an incredible mess and, despite the unceasing efforts of the opposing party, has done a lot to improve what he was given. Had he been able to work with an opposing party that wanted to do its best for the people of the United States instead of just trying to make the president a one term president (they failed in their efforts) we would have been a lot better off. Put the blame where it belongs -- on the president tht caused the problem (GWBush) and the people who wouldn't work to make things better (the far right wing

Roland Kayser
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Our current economic conditions were caused by thirty years of banking deregulation. No one could have reversed that overnight. The U.S. economy is doing better than most other developed world economies. Even conservative sources such as The Economist magazine said the Obama has kept the U.S. economy from much deeper depression.

KJB1
Eugene, OR

I love the smell of conservative whining in the morning. Smells like...victory.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

The re election of the President was a positive event. We chose reality over ideology, a steady recovery at a modest rate over get rich quick schemes.

Eric Samuelsen
Provo, UT

Your guy lost. Get over it.

spring street
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

why does the DN see fit to publish such childish rhetoric?

one old man
Ogden, UT

Spring, DN publishes this kind of stuff because it's important for the rest of us to be able to recognize delusional thinking when we see it.

Only then can we fight against it.

spring street
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

good point one old man, I had not considered that.

Thinkin\' Man
Rexburg, ID

Well said. Irrefutable.

RanchHand
Huntsville, UT

The economic conditions HE created?

Good one.

RedShirt
USS Enterprise, UT

To "The Real Maverick" funny that you say that. The fall of 2008 was better for job seekers than it is now. Back then we were at 6.8% unemployment with a over 65.5% labor participation rate. Now we are at 7.2% unemployment with about 63.75% labor participation rate.

So, the facts show that even under the worst of the Bush years, it was still better than the "best" of the Obama years.

Noodlekaboodle
Millcreek, UT

@RedShirt
How about you actually look at the unemployment rate when Bush left office, instead of months beforehand, it was 7.8%. The unemployment rate is also currently 7.8%. We did lose tons more jobs in the first 6 months of the Obama administration, and the unemployment jumped to 10%. Since that time the economy has steadily gained jobs in the private sector, while loosing government jobs, or the unemployment rate would be even lower. Get some facts and come back and see me.

VIDAR
Murray, UT

Reality check:

Ex-presidents get retirement for the rest of their lives: 250k+ a year along with lifetime secret service protection.
They also make alot of money giving speaches: 50k+
People at the top are rarely unemployed by choice.
He is a millionaire, he does not need to work.
He still has a job, most americans voted for him.
majority rules!

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

This is opinion? Sounds like brief sour grapes trash talk. The hyper trash talk of the right created the "most important election for America's future". Watch what you are joke and flaunt about unless prepared to face the consequences of a loss increased in magnitude by expectations of a slam dunk.

SLC gal
Salt Lake City, UT

WOW! Some people need to get a sense of humor. The funny thing about comedy is - its TRUE!

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