To patriot - "zero opposition" - The timeline you site had
the highest number of filibusters ever recorded in the more-than 200 year
history of the Senate. Your party sacrificed the well-being of our entire
country in order to score political points. They overtly chose party over
country. Downgrade - S&P Global Credit Report states "[w]e
lowered our long-term rating on the U.S. because we believe that the prolonged
controversy over raising the statutory debt ceiling (Bachman et al refused to
raise debt ceiling) and the related fiscal policy debate indicate that further
near-term progress containing the growth in public spending, especially on
entitlements (democrats put entitlements on the table for cuts), or on reaching
an agreement on raising revenues (repubs uniformly refused to consider raising
taxes) is less likely than we previously assumed and will remain a contentious
and fitful process. (Captioned commentary added by me.)" So, of the 3
issues, Tea Partiers/conservatives were the problem in all 3 and dems wanted to
resolve all 3. Budgets - The "People's Budget" blows
Ryan's budget out of the water in every performance category according to
every non-partisan group comparing the two.
re:DanOObama had the House, the Senate and the White House for 2
years. Zero opposition. The man got everything he wanted. So what did the
country get during those 2 years? Unemployment rose to as high as 10.2% and the
US received it's first ever credit downgrade due to our gigantic debt.
Obama's debt. Oh and we also got an unconstitutional health care bill
rammed down our throats that even democrat's had to be "bought off"
to vote for. That same Obamacare bill now has a strangle hold on corporations
who won't expand or spend a dime until that insane bill is repealed. Yes
OBama was so popular after 2 years that the 2010 mid term elections saw the GOP
win nation wide in record numbers all due to people being fed up with
Obama-nomics. Sorry Dan but the problem is not the US house - Paul Ryan
continues to propose budget after budget for solving our debt crisis and during
that time how many budgets has Harry Reid in the senate produced??? ZERO!!!! Who
is the REAL road block Dan????
Give me Romney with a republican house and senate. Then we can compare apples
to apples with Obama. Of course Obama isn't going anywhere
with a republican house, they know his policies aren't going to turn the
economy around. The excitement is over, now we need someone to fix the problem.
re:A1994"He has the media on his side. "Not trueAccording to content analysis by the Pew Research Center President Obama has
gotten the most negative coverage in the press during this year’s primary
so far. re:Redneck Lefty"This is a rightwing blogpost
parading as a news article. Sorry, but the DN is just not a legitimate news
voice any more."AmenDN more and more resembles GOP TV ie
Fox "News", a tabloid masquerading as a newspaper.
Mark Wilson asked:"Where is the economic growth?"Go ask the auto workers in Detroit."Will the United States be
a better country with the new health care law?"Ask the college
students who are now covered by their parents' insurance plans, the
children with preexisting conditions who now cannot be denied coverage, and the
seniors for whom the Medicare donut-hole has been closed.And of
course, ask the GOP, who came up with the idea of the individual mandate in the
More trashy, partisan, non-journalistic "news about the news" from the
Deseret News. Sigh. This is a rightwing blogpost parading as a news article.
Sorry, but the DN is just not a legitimate news voice any more. If this were an
article about the political campaigns, that would be legit, but this is an
article about articles about the political campaigns, and only about certain
rightwing memes in the press.And of course, did anybody notice that
when we had several months where the unemployment rate was declining more
rapidly than it is now, the Republicans were the ones frantically yelling
"Squirrel?" Then, of course, there's the two years when
Republicans could talk about nothing about the "squirrel" of
Obama's birth certificate.And then there's the war the GOP
started chasing after the "squirrel" of WMDs in Iraq...My,
how you've declined, DN. And what short, selective memories you have, GOP.
Where is the economic growth? I understand that a President must work with
Congress to get certain things done... but he is supposed to be a LEADER. How
has he lead America in creating jobs?What about health care? Will
the United States be a better country with the new health care law?Are 4 more years of this kind of leadership what America needs? I think
it's time to elect a new President.
@TruthseekerObama came into office with an almost 70% approval
rating. He is the first black President in history and had the support of the
majority of Americans. He has the media on his side. He had everything going
for him and he squandered it. It's not the GOPs fault, it's his
economic policy. It is old and worn out and he tried to push it on the country
and it hasn't worked. As Bill Clinton and Caroline Kennedy have both said,
Barack Obama is an amateur.
Reading some of the logic here, no wonder America'a in trouble and head
south...If Obama wins, Aamerica loses.
"Reagan wouldn’t identify with this party. There’s a streak of
intolerance in the Republican Party today that scares people. Intolerance is a
very dangerous thing in a society because it always leads to a tragic ending.
Ronald Reagan was never driven by ideology. He was a conservative but he was a
practical conservative. He wanted limited government but he used government and
he used it many times. And he would work with the other party. …Now
the Republican Party is in the hands of the right, I would say the extreme
right, more than ever before. You’ve got a Republican Party that is having
difficulty facing up to the fact that if you look at what happened during the
first 8 years of the century, it was under Republican direction. …The Republican Party is dealing with this schizophrenia. It was the Republican
leadership that got us into this mess. If Nixon or Eisenhower were alive today,
they would be run out of the party."(Chuck Hagel, GOP Senator
representing Nebraska 1997-2009)
His presidency is too familiar: people out of jobs, gas getting more expensive
almost daily (last week it jumped 10 cents a gallon), the prevailing feeling
that America is on the decline. He reminds me too much of Carter. I won't
be voting for him.
Re:A1994As has been pointed out many times, Obama did not have a
filibuster-proof majority for 2 yrs. The reality is he only had a
filibuster-proof majority for a few months, on an intermittent basis, during his
first 2 yrs.
Obama has no viable credit to run on so he has to undrcut Romney any chance he
gets. He talks more about Romney than he does his failing economy and what he
can do to improve it, if anything. Good luck to Mitt Romney and hope no one
falls for the Obama hype again like they did last election. We really need a
change this time, but by someone who knows what he is doing, not Obama.
lValfre: Where's the unbiased media? Certainly not in Chicago.
"Give us a positive slant on Obama. Please!"Challenge
Accepted. Simple. He's not a Republican or a Tea Party suck-up.Ever since Obama was elected, the right has gone in to full-tilt unhinged
mode. Conspiracy theories, outright racism, all sorts of falsehoods, contempt
for the demands of compromise and the general intelligence of their audience. A
total lack of civility and treating their opponents with respect. They've
had a chance to self-correct, but they blew it.Obama has many flaws,
but at least he acts like a Grown-Up who wants to make things work. In contrast,
the right over the past 4 years has basically acted like spoiled, entitled
children who will scream and throw tantrums until they get their way. As an
independent voter I can't help but look at the antics of the GOP side and
think "THESE are the people who think they should be in charge?"Republicans haven't EARNED forgiveness from the Bush years to
deserve the reins of power again. To win my vote, you have to win my respect,
and I still respect Obama more than today's GOP.
Obama had two years with a majority in both houses of congress. That should
have been ample time to get through the bills that were supposed to stimulate
this economy. The original plan was the trillion dollar stimulus that HAD to be
passed so unemployment didn't go over 8%. It has never come back below 8%
since.When the 'shovel-ready' projects didn't set the
economy blazing, the mantra quickly became, "He saved us from going into a
2nd great depression." Now we are just stuck in the same place. This is
the 'new normal' we are told. Does anyone see
unemployment levels dropping back down to where they were during the Bush years?
Seriously. Other than a tax policy obsessed with 'fairness' and
making people 'pay their fair share', what economic plan does Obama
have? There is nothing that his supporters can point to that would lead us to
believe the next four years will be better.
Patriot.... absolutely a silly question. It is like asking would I want my
plumber to do my electrical work. You can be a leader in one and still not very
good at the other. Business run completely different from the government.
Business are all about making maximum profit from you and I. Their sole goal is
to provide the least amount of benefit for the maximum price they can get. And
what they have left over, they split with their share holders and provide
themselves large bonuses. What part of that sounds like a constitutional
government?This is nothing more that a very weakly written piece of
political rhetoric. Of course Obama is going to run on saying there is more to
this election than just the economy. Heck, it if was just the economy, we
should all adopt the Chinese methodology because it is by far the fastest
growing economy in the world. But it isn't just that simple. The
government can afford to wage wars like a Venture Capitalist does by hoping they
win more wars than they loose - bet big or go home theory. The US needs to win
all wars, not just 2/3rds.
mightymite,Give us a positive slant on Obama. Please!
Sitting in a blue city in a very red state, I get great information from both
sides of the political equation. Don't believe the liberals that post
here. If the election were held today the best Obama could hope for is a even
split electorate vote. Obama is failing in most (but not all) swing states.I do hope that he keep using the squirrel campaign approach. Every day
he does he looses more votes.
Given that most of the people complaining about Obama here wouldn't vote
for him if he were to drag their children out of a burning building, I
don't think the President is worrying too much about stories like this.It may be hard to tell out there in Utah, but Henry Drummond is right.
Look at how the individual states are polling and Obama wins easily. I
don't imagining the DN pointing that out anytime soon, though.What's next, guys? A front-page story on how dreamy Mitt is?
To Counter Intelligence - For the record, which specific bills are you referring
to that require people to pay for morning after pills? And, why does society
care what your or anyone's "will" is in relation to a
constitutionally protected right? To ute alumni - No subject
changing here. Re: Taxes - Specifically, when has Obama raised
taxes? And how does that compare to the single largest tax break ever given to
Americans in Obama's stimulus? The fact is, we tried tax breaks to
stimulate the economy and it didn't work - it never works; neither does
austerity (see UK double dipping, Greece, et al). Re: Spending -
Under Obama: $5.1trillionSpending in place before Obama took
office (ie Iraq, tax breaks, etc...): $3.6trillion (71%)New stimulus
spending: $1.1trillion (22%)Non-bailout new spending: $400bil (7%)Under Bush: $4.9trillionSpending in place before Bush took office
(surplus): (0%)New stimulus spending: $800billion (16%)Non-bailout
new spending: $4.1trillion (84%)Bush's discretionary spending
increased the national debt by 74%. Obama's discretionary spending
increased the national debt by 4%. Romney is patently in line w/ Bush on these
policies. Which "CEO's" books look better?
The pro-Romney bias of the Deseret News is beyond embarrassing. Our
president is well regarded around the world and throughout the country, even by
many who will ultimately not vote for him. To read your paper, however, our
president seems to be a sort of evil demon. It is comforting to know the
influence of the DN does not extend beyond the fantasyland of Utah, where the
majority longs for a white president straight out of the 1960s who will make
them feel safe and protected from an imaginary boogeyman. We have watched
as many LDS have migrated back to Utah in search of an Ozzie and Harriet
lifestyle. Hope they are happy in their black and white society where the
powerful and privileged keep everyone else in their place.
Imitation is the highest form of flattery. This is what the Republicans have
been doing. The funny thing is that its working. Obama leads in swing states and
if the election were held today would easily win the electoral college.
DNews this is getting embarassing. The only articles published for Mitt are
positive and for President Obama they have only negative slants. Please oh
please tell me again about the political nuetrality of the church and paper that
Still not voting romney.
The article only quotes conservative pundits. As far as this article is
concerned any moderate, centrist or liberal pundits don't matter and may as
well not exist.Is it any surprise that the article presents a single
viewpoint and has zero balance whatsoever? This is just shamefully subpar
political editorializing. Why is the DN afraid of any semblance of balance?
There is desperation in the air, but it's not coming from the Obama
campaign.It should be no secret to anyone who reads it that Deseret
News is in the tank for Romney. Based on the type of "headlines" that
the DN has been using over the past few days, it seems that the pro-Romney
editorial staff is starting to panic. What else can explain the
laughably slanted headlines and content? The aren't even trying to hide the
bias any more.Come on, DN. Are you a news source or a pro-Romney
Why is the Deseret News running a front page story, labeled as news, that
rehashes the quotes of conservative media figures? That kind of thing is fine as
commentary but if the newspaper is going to run a story about what commentators
are saying about the President's re-election strategy, the story should
quote from columnists who write from different perspectives. This story would be
fine on the opinion page but it does not belong above the digital fold in the
Instereo: I'm pretty sure I don't believe in the same Constitution you
do. I believe in a Constitution where the rights of government are granted by
the people, not the other way around.
When I look at what the GOP has done the past two years in states like Wisconsin
or Ohio, I can see why Pres. Obama is doing what he's doing. How else can
all the damage done in the name of conservatism be fixed. It seems conservative
believe in rights for everyone except gays, women, minorities, union members,
teachers......... When I hear someone putting down Pres. Obama, I think of all
the people he's standing up for and realize the person complaining
doesn't believe in the same constitution I do.
Typical right-wing drivel.
Funny how Obama campaigns are distractions and Romney's are okay. Anything
against Obama and for Romney becomes an article in this paper. Where's the
unbiased media at?
toosmartforyou, Did you do know the individual mandate was the republican's
DanO,If the president can only do so much, and if it is ok for you
to blame Congress for economic failures (for Republicans taking control of the
House 2 years ago), then I would guess that you have no objection when people
say that since the president can only do so much, then it is Congress's
fault for the economic collapse because the Democrats took control of the house
2 years earlier."toosmartforyou, You may want to check your
calendar. The affordable healthcare act passed in 2009."I highly
recommend that YOU check the calendar. The healthcare bill was signed into law
Tuesday March 23rd, 2010 (only 2 days after it passed in the House, less than 48
hours later, despite Obama's campaign promise to post every bill he gets
online and give the public 5 days to read it and tell him what they think before
he signs it: YEAH RIGHT!).Have you noticed that Obama seems to be
turning attention away from his healthcare bill as well as the economy? Two
things he pretended for so long to be his biggest "successes" are really
starting to hurt him.
its funny if you actually read other news sources outside the DN, fox, and
"conservative bloggers" you will see that obama has actually talked
about the economy several times in the last two weeks alone.
The distraction campaign, aided by the media, is the only strategy that will
work. Obama's broken promises of 2008 are not the stuff of re-election. His
sycophants in the press would rather talk abut Romney's high school
activities (not forgiven by the press) rather than Obama's high school
alcohol, weed and cocaine (forgiven by the press). How did Obama get into
college? His transcripts and records are not available. The press seems
strangely silent until they have a chance to find out that Romney messed up
someone's hair in high school. And we brag about freedom of the press.
Flying Finn, please tell us what the President can do on his own without
Congress passing legislation. The President and Congress got a lot done in the
first two years before the loons in the tri-corner hats took over (who
incidentally ran on fixing the economy, yet have been promoting nothing but
social issues since).I know Republicans like to rewrite history, but
I'm amazed you'd go so far as to try and rewrite the present.
yet another childish "compilation" with an even more childish headline
by the DN what happened to actual news stories?
And today I'm reading where Obama conference called several of his trusted
spiritual consultants only hours after making his announcement on supporting gay
marriage.Though I doubt that reverend Wright was among them, go figure.They were leaders of several African American congregations, who
I'm sure he was hoping would support and defend his decision.To their
credit, they did not. Nor have their congregations.The days of
Obama's smoke and mirrors are about to end.The fog is clearing and
sunshine is beginning to pour in.His moon walking just stepped into a bear
trap. The dance is over Obama. Time to turn in your shoes.
@ DanOYes, the reform in congress started in 2010. But what about
the years previous when the Democrats didn't even propose a budget, let
alone pass one? All they could do was sopend us trillions of dollars into debt.
Does that take any kill to spend money you don't have? And now they
hauled out and dusted off their rhetoric that everything wrong with the country
is the fault of the Republicans. Maybe if the Democrats were reallly trying to
accomplish something in a bi-partisan way they'd get some support. How
much supporrt from the opposite party did Obamacare receive? (Compare it with
the Civil Rights legislation of the 1960's if you dare.) And why is it
likely to be found unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court? Why can't
Dem's own their mistakes instead of everything being the fault of
Republicans, Georgw Bush or the Tea Party? What nonsense they spew.
"Squirrel" -- Perfect. Re: Bain, their overall record is
positive job creation. More than the President can boast of (he's still
down over a million from when he started). I don't think the
guys who gave Solyndra the better part of a billion dollars in federal loan
guarantees the year before it went bankrupt and threw 1,100 people out of work,
have much business kvetching about better men's business judgment.
Re: DanO Mission Viejo, CA"The President can only do so much on his
own to create jobs."Bill Clinton's campaign slogan was
"It's the economy stupid". Now it is the Republican's turn to
use it, and excuses just aren't going to cut it with the voters this
November.You can spin it anyway you want but the economy is in
trouble and Obama just isn't up to the task he was hired to do.
toosmartforyou, You may want to check your calendar. The affordable healthcare
act passed in 2009. You seem to have missed there was an election in 2010 where
the "tea party" took the house and took away the super majority in the
senate? The House is republican controlled and the republicans constantly
filibuster anything in the Senate.
Obama is as sharp as a marble.
@ DanOThe Republicans aren't in power. If they were you'd
have never seen Obamacare pass. The Republicans are trying to get their power
back. Now if those in power hadn't spent the country blind for generations
yet unborn, I'd be more ionclined to vote for them. A by-partisan approach
to healthcare was never on Obama's plate, nor was sound economic policy.
For over three years every misstep was "Bush's Fault" and finally
those chickens are going to come home to roost. Ask yourself this: If the
Democrats were so responsible, why haven't they passed a bugdet when they
owned both houses of Congress and the Whitehouse? There is no answer to that,
my friend, only political excuses.
The problem is that Obama's record spending on new programs really clouds
his ability to be taken seriously as one who attempting to help our economy. No
one would love an economic rebound more than Obama, but he wants it for the
wrong reasons. So he can spend more...
Obama is strong on rhetoric and short on public policy that has anything
meaningful to it regarding any class of people except those that expect the
government to care for them from the cradle to the grave.Most voters
will see past this charade come November.
The President can only do so much on his own to create jobs. The failure is the
inaction of Congress, specifically the House who openly said their number one
priority was to keep Obama from being reelected. If you want to blame anyone,
blame the Republicans for holding any real action hostage in the name of staying
Sure Obama's understanding or real-world economics and job creation is
atrocious, but if you look at some of his successes, like for instance the time
he. . . SQUIRREL!!!
Since 2010, conservatives in state legislatures all across the country have
literally passed and/or proposed more than 1,000 bills that curb women's
health rights, the democrats address this issue head on (including Obama), and
the democrats came out on top in terms of public support. High five for us
liberals who secretly plotted to have conservatives pass legislation that we
find repulsive just so we could play a "distraction campaign!"MItt Romney had previously pronounced his open support for an Amendment to the
COTUS (I thought it was a state issue thing, conservatives?) to define marriage
as pertaining only to one man and one woman. The Obama Administration provided
a rebuttal last week to Romney's stance (ironically, Obama conceded he
still thought it was a state issue). The Obama Administration seems to have won
that public battle too. Bwahahah, our liberal plot of "distraction
campaigning" is nearly complete! Wait a sec, did I just read in
the NYTimes today that Obama released a new ad directly addressing Romney's
job creation at Bain? Is that report directly disproving the juvenile points
made in this article? Man, we liberals almost had it. If only we.. squirrel!
here's a question - would you want Obama to run your company? Yes if today
it was announced that Barack OBama would be your new CEO would you stand and
cheer or start updating your resume? Obama has ZERO credibility on the economy
and all his distractions are only going to cement in peoples mind the ugly truth
- this man has no clue and at the end of the day people today care about their
jobs - their homes and the economic future and OBama has nothing but more of the
same to offer.