Published: Sunday, Jan. 27 2013 12:00 a.m. MST
Nice exercise in reality denial.
But at 50% Obama's "popularity" is far higher than that of
Congress. And far, far higher than that of the GOP.
Agenda to date:Healthcare for AmericansEnd of the Iraq warExit date for AfghanistanUnemployment down from 10% to 7.6%.(Lower than
when he took office.National debt has not doubled, and has slowed.Taxes the lowest since the 1950'sGhdaffi dead. (Libya)Kim
John Ill dead. (North Korea)GM is aliveOsama Bin Laden is dead.The claim that Obama is doing 'bad' is just that, a claim.
Otherwise he would not have won his 2nd term with more votes than his 1st
term.In my opinion, Conservatism is not offering solutions.As such that 'revival'? Will be a long time in coming.
Conservative "revival?" I thought you folks already had that
a few years back with the Tea Party?How'd that work out for
ya?Is the GOP going to have new "conservative revival" every
few years? Great idea! NOT!A great way to become politically
irrelevant is to continue to retrench yourselves in these "conservative
revivals." You folks lost because you were too conservative and
You just keep talking George that's what you're good at. Don't
bother to look at the actual polls, or just reality. There is a true
conservative argument to be made for all of our pressing problems, one that
could possibly attract voters but it isn't denial. Like I say, you just
keep talking George it's what you're good at.
So far, Obama has gotten away with blaming other people, but this can go on for
only so long. At some point, the pain he is inflicting on our economy will cause
people to recoil. The policies announced in his second inaugural will only make
things worse.So, yeah. History will judge Obama as "worse than
Carter," and the pendulum will swing back.
Regan Tripled the national debtW. bush doubled the national debtIraq
warAfghanistan war 9/11Patriot ActKatrinaTSABank bailoutsx7 raised to the debt ceiling The Current Republican
House has a majority that is Republican. And today, they have passed the least
amount of legislation than any in history.3%.And they
currently enjoy a 10% approval rating while Obama is over 50%, on his 2nd
term. Besides offering speculation, what factually has Conservatism
done for you?And why would I vote Republican?
As of this writing, I'm the 4th person to comment on Mr. Will's post
and the 1st (if I read the meaning of the other comments correctly) who
considers it in a positive light. Actually, a *very* positive light.If only the other three commentators and more of the country had even a
fraction of the common sense that Mr. Will routinely demonstrates with his
always very well articulated articles, our country might stand a chance of
pulling out of what I fear is a tail-spin into some very rough times. Rough
times of the sort that much of Europe (Greece in particular) is now just
beginning to experience.And, it should be noted that the reason for
their rough times and those that we are, seemingly, doomed to share, is the same
lame-brained socialistic policies that Obama is now, in his 2nd term, pressing
for with even more fervor.I just hope that Mr. Will is correct and
I'm wrong, and that the conservative resurgence he's predicting
actually comes to pass. I think that's our only hope of avoiding or even
mitigating the worst effects of Obama's corrosive agenda.
Re: "Nice exercise in reality denial."You mean, of course,
on the part of liberals. Particularly that liberal amen chorus that regularly
prowls these pages, poised to pounce on anyone speaking truth to cynical liberal
power.Desperate denial of reality is the mother's milk of
I have not problem of a conservative revival.... I would love it if we say a
return of Reagan era republicans even. But a revival of the
do-nothing-but-say-no-Tea-Party types..... no one needs that. I welcome
anyone who can help America remain a competitive country in this now global
economy. All good ideas - left or right - are welcome. It is going to take a
hybrid of both tracks of thought to keep America dynamic and vibrant.But this turning to the past, thinking we are an "exceptional"
people.... that isn't going to work. What we had was exceptional
opportunity that people with spin took advantage of - each step of it creating
new ground and rules. Turning backward.... we will be the new England, only
an empire in our minds.North Carolina is in the process of
reinventing itself from an agricultural based economy to not the nations leading
banking center. The US needs to likewise to the same - top to bottom.
Conservative - Liberal - what ever it takes.
Well, if Obama's approval rating is so low after the election that just
means republicans and Romney had an EVEN LOWER approval rating doesn't it?
I think I have a name for what Nate is attempting. Let's call it
"preemptive history". Put it alongside famous quotes like
"We'll be greeted as liberators."
Yeah it did, we called it the tea party, do they still have influence on things
other than sabotaging Republican senate pickups by nominating lunatics? Oh
right, they make things stressful for Boehner.
Another rational, well thought out analysis that will mostly be ignored from the
What I find absurd is are the ignorant attacks of left against the tea party.It was the republican party, and Romney, that didn't stand for
anything that lost the election.Not the conservatives, and certainly
not the tea party.Both who have tried to find a voice in the
republican party, but the republican party will not stand for anything, they
will not fight for anything they will stupidly even kick their own right leaning
voices down.Conservatives have tried to work with the republican
party.The failures of the Republican party is of their own left
leaning, principleless moderate, RINO, doing.So why vote a liberal
republican when you can vote for a real liberal?They have never
given the electorate a real choice, when they have they have won convincingly
like with Reagan or in 1994.even the so-called conservatives voices
now in congress are not willing to take a real stand, but have shown
willingness to compromise with uncompromising left.It is not
conservatism that is losing, is is liberal republicanism that is losing and that
unfortunately is the voice that the GOP Party gives most support.
Very well stated. He sums it up perfectly, reiterating the immense debt we are
passing off to our children, children's children, etc., and also shows just
how clueless our president and those who want to keep raising the debt ceiling
are. "Our possibilities are limitless...wait, what is that? A
credit card bill? For...I don't even know how many zeroes that is...yeah,
uh, just shred that, and ask Congress to raise our debt ceiling a bit more.
I'll let the next president worry about it." The immoral
use of money we certainly do not have to fund entitlement programs so that
increasingly more of us can sit on our duffs and collect a paycheck is reviling,
yet we tolerate it. No, Mr. President, America's possibilities are NOT
limitless; though those in Washington (and elsewhere too, sadly) seem to think
that our credit limit is. We will have to pay the piper sooner or later, folks.
And the sooner we do, the less interest we accrue (which is about $1 billion per
day). Sick to your stomachs yet? I certainly am.
Ronald Regan raised the debt ceiling....x18 times. W. Bush, x7
times. Obama? x3 times. Democrats factually ARE doing
better on the national debt than any Republican in modern history.
Dont' want debt? Why vote Republican?
I'd love to see a conservative revival. You know, the one with good ideas,
leadership and limited government. Instead, we get attempts at a republican
revival, with big spending, and Tea Party/Religious nutjobs.
@Mark B "preemptive history"It's called a prediction,
but it's based on Obama's rigid attachment to policies and principles
that failed in the 70's and will fail again. What makes it worse this time
is the size of the debt, to which Obama has added $6 trillion since he took
office.I'll put my prediction up against "the stimulus will
hold unemployment to 8%" any day."Worse than Carter."
Write it down.
Upset at $6 trillion?Then why didn't Bush end his wars?Not only did the Iraq war cost us over 4,000 brave US troops.It cost us, every American taxper money ya know.
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