SCfan, sad about the partisanship. I never much cared for pretzels.
EsquireActually you are correct in some ways. A President many
times has influence way beyond his tenure in office. There are still Federal
Court judges on the bench that Jimmy Carter appointed. And, if the Patriot act
were as long term and firmly established as apparantly Obamacare is, then yes we
would be living under that for a long time too. However, I do believe there is
a sunset clause on the Patriot Act. Only wish there was one for Obamacare.So here is my consistant principled statement. You would be just as opposed
to a conservative Supreme Court as I am a liberal one. No? And the truth is,
right now, Democrats are in fact running away from Obama because they fear the
American public has had enough of him. I agree. And I hope it continues. P.S. If you can find it on the liberal news outlets, watch some on the
"left" agreeing that Obama is overstepping his constitutional authority
with some of his Executive Orders. If you can't find it there, try FOX
News. They will inform you.
@ SCfan, your rationalization makes my laugh out loud! So is Reagan a dictator
in effect because his judicial appointments had a lasting legacy? Is GW Bush a
dictator in effect because he gave us the Patriot Act? YOurs is nothing but a
partisan rant, not a consistent principled statement. If I were to twist and
turn with the various rationalizations to paint the President as a dictator, I
would be in traction for my back for the rest of my life!
EsquireHave you ever considered that if the nation gets stuck with
Obamacare for decades to come, it will be the same as him being a dictator, even
though is won't be in office. Plus if he gets another supreme court
nomination, the balance might turn hard left, again creating a lasting influence
that Americans will suffer with for years to come. In that way, Obama might
very well be having the influence of a dictator. He won't need to be in
office for us to be living under that bad policies he set in motion.
If the GOP wants to win they had better come up with a vision of America.
Running against something is never a good long-term strategy. Reagan won huge
landslides because he had vision and could articulate it. He could criticize the
Carter administration but, more often, painted a vision.Unfortunately, Reagan's vision of America is dead as more and more people
sit and wait for the government to solve all our problems and create a little
Utopia. All at someone else's expense.
I wonder if Mike Richards is going to refuse his Social Security benefits? Just
another entitlement program right Mike? ACA is giving millions
health care they could not get before and even some of the posters here will
have to admit that letting those families go without is at very least
Standard procedure. I remember when John McCain didn't want George
Thid:Republicans in DC are realizing they can't simply repeal
Obamacare, wipe it away and declare victory. The benefactors of Obamacare are
growing in number, and that can't be ignored. It's
looking like 6 million Americans will be enrolled through the ACA website and
associated state insurance exchanges by the end of March, below the 7 million
projected originally, but how do Republicans tell these folks that their
benefits are no longer valid?How do Republicans tell the parents of
children with pre-existing conditions that the coverage they have now was a
mistake? Answer: they can't, and they won't.ACA will need
to be modified, certainly, but Republicans should realize that support for a
single-payer system grows - ironically - the longer and more intensely the
market-based mechanisms in Obamacare are demonized by Republicans.
Even Obama is attempting to run away from Obamacare! Why else would he keep
changing it, delaying it, massaging it, lying about it, trying to coerce young
people to sign up and pay through the nose? He has to resort to illegally going
around congress because its failing horribly and every Democrat in the nation
knows it, hence they too are running away from it. And when (not if) Obamacare
goes down, his legacy goes down with it. He cares more about his legacy than the
millions of American people being harmed. By the way, how are each of you going
to spend your $2500 per year Obama promised his healthcare plan will save the
average American family in insurance premiums? The winning strategy for the GOP
in Nov is to shine the light of truth and hold Democrat accountable for their
lies and false promises about Obamacare!
2 bits:"Obama's approval ratings are lower than any other
President in modern history currently."And sixty seconds of
research proves you wrong. According to today's Real Clear Politics
listing, President Obama's approval rating average comes out to 43%.
Rasmussen Reports (which plenty of conservatives swear by) has it at 49%.Meanwhile, George W. Bush was at 29% by the end of his second term.Thanks for playing, though...
Democrats will run from BO. Republicans will run from Cruz and Lee.
They're politicans and will do whatever they can to stay on the gravy
train. Until we change the system we'll all be stuck with the same old
It's the middle of his second term.He's entering the part of his
"Lame Duck" part of his Presidency.Besides -- I don't
recall George W. Bush being called to endorse, take pictures, or kissing any
babies with his fellow Republicans.Political Pariah, and he
If they think they can run away from Obamacare after voting for it, they've
got another thing coming. They aren't going to fool anyone so they need to
own it like Kentucky's Governor (who didn't even vote for it) and Kay
Hagan (D-NC). If they're going to let Republicans define the narrative,
they're going to lose.
2bits "Hillary Clinton (who is Obama on steroids)" I have
to really disagree with you this time 2bits. Obama is pretty moderate as
Democrats go, and Hillary is way to the right of Obama. Both in foreign policy,
and domestic policy.Hillary is Hawk, pure and simple, and has never
been counted as a friend of labor.
It is absurd that Utah Health Policy Project would tell Americans to demand that
other Americans pay for their personal welfare, but that is exactly what they
are doing. They tell us how many are "subsidized" by other Americans.
Don't they understand that "personal" and "general" are two
different words? Don't they understand that Obama and all who suport him,
want us to think that somebody owes us personal benefits, when God holds us
accountable for ourselves and those for whom we have stewardship? Nothing in
the Constitution makes us accountable for the personal welfare of another
American. NOTHING. Good people have always helped the less fortunate, but
Obama and his liberal friends are telling us that the lazy, the drug addicts,
the women and men who have sex outside of marriage and create babies, have a
RIGHT to demand some "rich guy" pay for their mistakes. Each of us is
accountable to our Creator for our own mistakes. We must pay fully that price
before forgiveness is extended. There is no "get out of jail free" card
in the Creator's plan. He expects us to be adults and to accept
responsibility for our actions.
Where are the cries of racism toward these democrats that don't want to be
seen with Obama?
Political commentary in a Republican newspaper. Not worth a whole lot. HOw about you Republicans? Ready to hitch your wagon to Bush? Hah!Here's a funny one: "lost in DC" says we have Obama until
2017. Yet the Obama haters say he is going to be a dictator and never leave.
The right wing needs to get its stories straight. Fox didn't give you the
lost in DC,Being stuck with Obama till 2017 is nothing compared to the
thought of Hillary Clinton (who is Obama on steroids) running the country till
2025. Sorry... didn't mean to make you loose your lunch.
They are running away from the president for political expediency, but continue
to embrace his policies. They will talk like moderates or even embrace
conservative values for the election, but then pass every socialist agenda item
he presents once they get back in office. Worst yet, they don't defend the
constitution they swore to protect, allowing him to violate it with his
unilateral mandates to ignore the laws he swore to faithfully execute.
Smart politicians run from failed policies (or leaders who are perceived to have
failed).I don't think enough people think Obama failed that
anybody needs to run from him. Most of his faithful will be faithful even IF
he failed. It's more than mere politics to them. It's religion.
You can't loose the faith (that would be heresy).Bennett should
have run from Bush in 2010, but instead he embraced Bush (thinking the party
faithful would reward him for that). But he didn't understand the
sentiment towards Bush and TARP back here in Utah. He only understood the game
in Washington. His party handlers lead him into a failed reelection strategy
of doubling down on Bush era failures. It was too late by the time he came
back to Utah to campaign and found out there were serious problems with
embracing big spending, big bailouts, etc... he was out of touch with his
constituents... and too in touch with Washington palls.Obama's
approval ratings are lower than any President in modern history currently. But
he's still super popular with his base. So it's a hard decision.
Although perusing the details of Congressional races in Florida can be fun,
it's also like reading the box score of a Mets-Yankees baseball game. It
doesn't matter much here in Utah.Here's what does matter in our
state. The insurance marketplace is working in Utah. Since October
we've know that Utah's private insurance premiums on
healthcare-dot-gov are among the lowest in the country. A 30 year-old Salt Lake
resident can get a high-quality Silver plan for $162/month before premium
subsidies. A 50 year-old can get a plan for $248/month before subsidies. And
over 84% of Utahns who shop for private insurance on healthcared-dot-gov are
getting these subsidies.Now is the time to sign up - on
healthcare-dot-gov. The deadline for enrollment is March 31, 2014. If you need
assistance, check out the local certified experts at takecareutah-dot-org, or by
calling United Way's 2-1-1 free information line.
too bad the nation cannot run away from BO - we are stuck with him until 2017.