Tell us all williary about the second unfunded war started by Bush that Obama
ended, other than Iraq, and please tell us all about even one unfunded war he
ended earlier than the time frame established by Bush. Yes, we all
know that money spent by Democrats is good, but money spent by Republicans is
bad. Tell us all how Obama changed from castigating Bush for the immorality of
increasing the debt limit to praising its virtues once he needed to do it.
However you try to justify the amount of Obama's debt increase, and no
realistic budget proposal, really requires more than basic gullibility. Despite
the obvious disasters of Greece and other European nations, I suppose the blind
Obama followers really can't comprehend the path that clearly lies ahead.
@TatorsI agree, Pure Hypocrisy. One President took a yearly
surplus, turned it into the largest ever debt at that time. And that money went
3 places, Unfunded Prescription Drug Plan, 2 Unfunded Wars, and Tax Cuts. While
America was speeding down the path to Depression.The other President took
office in the middle of a Depression, inherited a budget already containing the
aforementioned unfunded elements, and added huge amounts to the deficit; All
money spent on trying to get America out of the Depression his predecessor
started. He also finally ended both unfunded wars, and the billions being spent
there every month.And lets not forget the FACT that the Tax Cuts W handed
out with the surplus Clinton left him, added more to the Federal Deficit than
Obama’s Stimulus Plan. FACT.
@George:When a writer uses polling results with hard numbers, including
descriptive percentages, it's more than just an opinion piece. Besides,
wherever an article is doesn't change it's content or meaning. The
basic facts brought out in this article are that there are substantial numbers
of cross-voters who are purposely trying to cause harm to the other party. It
also indicates Santorum's support is less than the numbers initially
indicate, even among his supposed hard-core support base. @Williary:If you don't like Romney or Republicans, just say so
without rambling on in so many different ways. Your point was made. But one
thing you did forget... Obama created bigger deficits in his first 2 years of
office than Bush did in his 8 years, and much more than any other president in
our nation's history. And all this after loudly criticizing Bush for adding
to the deficit with much smaller numbers than his. Pure hypocrasy! There is no
question we will yet suffer the substantial negative economic consequences of
Obama ignoring economic laws that he just simply doesn't understand, and/or
even worse, just doesn't care enough.
@utiethe difference is the NY times knows that a piece like this
belongs in the opinion section not the news section.
@A1994“Is 8% unemployment and $4/gallon gasoline what you would
consider 'good times'???Compared to the economy that Obama took
over, absolutely. Here again is the Republican argument that Obama
hasn’t fixed the Depression their party started quick enough!The
unemployment rate is now 8.3%, the exact same it was in February 2009 when Obama
took over. In the middle of a DEPRESSION, the unemployment rate has recovered
to exactly where it was. No need to mention how the rate DOUBLED in W’s
term while he took over in very strong economic times compared to Obama.I
believe it’s now 22 straight months of private sector job growth. The
last 7 all being over 100,000 jobs added per month. So yes, when you look
at the real facts that Fox News forgets, these are much better economic times
then the day Obama took office. Not even debatable.
georgieopinion piece. how about your local rag, New York Times? You might
want to read it.
@willary"His only hope is another economic downturn."Another? We never had an economic UPTURN! Is 8% unemployment and
$4/gallon gasoline what you would consider 'good times'??? Barack
Obama has no record of achievement to run on. His 'masterpiece' is
about to be struck down by the Supreme Court. Can you or ANY Obama supporter
give me a reason why we should be optimistic about another 4 years of Obama?
Excellent and interesting analysis. Thanks!
The problem is not with Democrats voting in a Republican primary, the problem is
with Mr. Santorum refusing to bow out for the sake of the party. At this point
he would have to garner 74% of the remaining delegates to win the nomination
which ain't going to happen. There isn't going to be an open
convention, Romney will get the 1,144 delegates by the end of May, so what
exactly is Santorum trying to accomplish? All he's doing at this point is
causing damage by diverting time and resources.Rick, if Obama wins
in November you will be partly to blame. If you run 4 years from now, we will
George:Bronx NY. Your point is taken, but not neccessarily true. One word
counters your arguement: CHICAGO! 1960 and many elections since. It would take a
book to list all the voter fraud and intimidation that has gone on all over the
United States over the last number of years!
Romney's running to be first guy in second place.
Just good business. The longer Mitt has to endure someone like Santorum and
Gingrich, who have been murdered by the Republican party for simply calling out
Mitt on his record, the longer Independents get to know the real Mitt Romney.
The guy who stands for nothing. The guy who so desperately wants to fit in with
Conservatives, that he reinvents himself frequently, sometimes even in the same
interview. The guy who is willing to sale his soul, and even his own
accomplishments as Governor, to become President. The guy who wants to be an
average Joe, yet is paid for and bought by the 1%. Had Romney been handed
the Republican nomination after Iowa and New Hampshire, he’d have a real
shot to beat President Obama. At that time, he was himself. A moderate
Republican, who was a moderate Governor of a liberal state. Someone
Independents could vote for. All this time later, and that just
isn’t true anymore. His chance of winning has dwindled significantly.
His only hope is another economic downturn.
Thanks for a great summary - seems very accurate.
@liberated ted you stated "With voter fraud so prevalent..."
do you have any actual numbers to back up this claim? We have all seen and
heard the over sensationalized antidotal stories on this issue but the actual
numbers I have seen show that the actual rate of fraud is very small and has had
no effect on any election even at a local level. We should go after those that
commit fraud but lets not pretend it is actually worse then it really is just to
try to score points.
I love Schulzke's work and I enjoy his detective skills here. I especially
enjoyed his comparison of Newt Gingrich to Animal and the accompanying video at
With voter fraud so prevalent. We need a system to identify and authenticate
that the person going to the poll is the person who's name they are using
to vote, and that they are not voting in multiple locations or for deceased
people. In addition the Republicans need to do a better job of keeping the left
wing out of the selection process for Republican candidates. That just goes to
show what low lives the left really is.Anyone caught commiting voter
fraud should be charged with a felony and $100,000 fine, a prison sentence and
barred from voting for 40 years. That should eliminate any incentive to commit
fraud. If your dumb enough at this point to commit fraud then you deserve every
bit of the sentence.The constitution needs a balance budget
ammendment and an ammendment giving people the option of opting out of programs
the government deems necessary for you. This will allow you to choose not to
accept the tax increase and go without the benefit. But when the system
collapses then you're not penalized for it either or taxed for it.We all know obamacare is not sustainable.
I don't blame the Democrats. As a Republican, I've voted in Democrat
primaries in order to wreak havoc. BUT, the Republicans should put a stop to it
by not allowing open primaries. Just sayin'.
re: xscribeA. With you on this...let those at least willing to
nominally affiliate with a party choose the representative for their party to
the general electionB. Uh...how exactly do you do that? What stops
me from registering as a Republican, voting in the primary, and the next day
A, if democrats, and I am one for the most part, are voting in these primaries,
then they should be ashamed. Let the republicans pick who they want; democrats
shouldn't have a hand in it.B, states that allow democrats to
vote in repulican primaries should fix their statutes so that they can't!
So how many erroneous assumptions do you think an author of an article should be
allowed to make before it becomes purely an opinion piece?