wait - I thought more government is the answer. So we certainly have more
government now so obviously we are much safer now ...right??? I mean the Federal
govt is so darn smart they would never allow anything bad to happen here
...right? We have no need to worry folks - big brother has your back.
They should have asked their political affiliation, and news sources as this
would have revealed the source of their fear.
Hey "A guy with a brain" Your list is completely
inaccurate.-Nothing on your list is "broke."Do
you know what is broken? . . . The ability of Right Wingers to think
Social Security? Broke.Medicare? Broke.Medicaid? Broke.FannieMae? Broke.FreddieMac? Broke.U.S. Post Office? Broke.AmTrak? Broke.U.S. military? Broke.Department of Education?
Broke.Department of Energy? Broke.'Affordable' Health
Care/Obamacare? Broke.Now, I ask you....in light of these rousing
successes, I ask my fellow Americans, do you REALLY believe the Federal
Government can help you?
bc1050 writes "We were never concerned/worried until Obama became
president." Quite right. Dubya Bush, the Alfred E.
Newman of Presidents, was so totally unworried that he ignored all the stuff the
CIA had piled up on Bin Laden under Clinton. He was "never
concerned/worried" until September 11 somehow caught his attention.
Under President Obama, by contrast, the security folks are so concerned
and worried that Bin Laden, well, he's not so much of a problem any
Hey TOPDOG1 -“AT LEAST help the rest of us resist.”NOPE.I am not about to help federal-government-hating,
self-described “patriots,” who want to bring this nation down.Timmy McVeigh wannabes are a dime a dozen in this nation, but that
doesn’t mean they have values to be admired or even respected in any
way.And some of these whackos certainly do prefer to “go down
fighting,” don’t they? . . . Like the Cliven-Bundy-supporting Right
Wing Nuts who killed those cops in Las Vegas and then defiled their bodies with
a Republican Tea Party Flag and a Swastika banner.People like that
are a threat to the nation and should not expect sane Americans to support them
in their extremism.
Safe ? If that is what you call being subjugated working stock to support a
massive corporate police state. As for myself, I would prefer going down
fighting. There are many you just can not subjugate. Benjamin Franklin
quoted."Those who would give up Essential Libertyto purchase a little
Temporary Safety,deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" Because you surrendered
so easily to subjugation the rest of us must suffer the resistance. AT LEAST
help the rest of us resist.
Hey Max - "Have we EVER had a president who was so taken by surprise by
virtually everything happening around him?"Are you saying GW
Bush actually KNEW 911 was going to happen? . . . And GW knew that his
ridiculous policies would create the worst financial distress for this nation
since the Great Depression.If they did not take the Bush
administration by surprise, that means GW engineered them. I disagree.I feel compelled to defend GW Bush in this instance.GW's
reprehensible and disastrous knee jerk decisions that caused such devastation to
this nation were not done out of malice. They were directly the result of the
horrible incompetence and naïveté we should expect from Republican
leadership.BTW Benghazi killed 4 Americans, and you call it a
terrible scandal. But GW's invasion of Iraq killed well over 4 THOUSAND
Americans, killed over a HUNDRED thousand Iraqis for no good reason, further
destabilized the Middle East, and established ISIL. And yet you think Benghazi
was worse than GW's unprovoked war on a Sovereign country.Doesn't that say something about the Republican's distorted sense
of proportion and their inability to prioritize or even think critically?
We were never concerned/worried until Obama became president.
No question that the government has become less effective with ongoing tax cuts,
budget cuts, and a conservative mindset that government needs to be smaller,
less intrusive (meaning, less effective in solving problems)... it is a vicious,
negative cycle: Government oversight gets cut, becomes less effective, and
because it is less effective, it is cut some more as being ineffective, and so
on... I was just reading how our government could have stopped Ebola
virus in its tracks... but alas, people don't want a proactive government,
meddling in people's lives, especially abroad. So, the virus as spread
even into the United States, and so our "smaller, less-intrusive"
government is now playing catch up in trying to stop a wildly-spreading threat.
As least we have lower taxes, so someone is benefitting from all
Have we EVER had a president who was so taken by surprise by virtually
everything happening around him? Benghazi took him by surprise, Russia invading
Ukraine took him by surprise, the disastrous roll out of the health care law
took him by surprise, ebola took him by surprise, AND ISIS (the JV team) took
him by surprise (by no means is this meant to be a comprehensive list). What is
our dear in-over-his-head president's response to all these surprises?
Blame somebody else. The latest is his response to ISIS. He says his
intelligence under estimated ISIS. But those around him who are getting tired of
being thrown under the bus disagree. According to defense secretary Leon
Panetta, everyone but Obama understood the risks of pulling completely out of
Iraq. But Obama was too busy taking credit for ending the war, too busy lying
about health insurance, too busy watching You Tube videos, and too busy golfing
to understand that there much more to being president than perpetually
campaigning. Government does have the power to protect us, but THIS government
seems to be otherwise engaged.
Hey DN Subscriber -"Ask not what your country can do for you.Ask
what you can do for your country. Ask what you can do for your country."And you say "liberals have forgotten President Kennedy's
challenge ?" Perhaps "Conservatives" should take a long look at
themselves first and see how they comply.Kennedy was alluding
specifically to the Peace Corps and Vista. How many "Conservatives"
have ever joined Vista and worked with racial minorities in the ghetto? How many
"Conservatives" have ever joined the Peace Corps and dug water wells in
3rd world countries? . . . Not many I bet.GW Bush even went so far
as to reduce taxes for higher earners at the demand of his
"Conservative" constituents, while Simultaneously starting two wars, to
the great delight of his "Conservative" constituents.No
other President in the history of the United States had EVER been so completely
irresponsible as to reduce taxes during wartime. But GW was happy to pass the
expense down to future generations.Greed-is-good
"Conservatives" talk a lot, but generally they do NOT ask what they can
do for their country. They just skip out on the tab and let their
kids pay the bill.
Frankly, I'm surprised we have not had more public terrorist actions in the
US since 9-11."Knock on wood" - we have been very fortunate
and I thing, so far, the Feds have done a decent job with a few
The headline reads:"Americans worry — can government protect
us?"It seems the liberals have forgotten President
Kennedy's challenge:"Ask not what your country can do for you.
Ask what you can do for your country."Worse, too many Americans
have forgotten how to ask "What can I do for myself without government help
The poll shows what a great success the "Everyone but me is lying to you and
things are only going to get worse." school of commercially oriented panic
mongering is having.For example, you hear a lot about "police
being killed on duty" but you don't hear much about the fact that there
are (at least) thirty major American cities where just living in that place puts
you at a higher risk (based on "incidents per 100,000 of population") of
being murdered than the national average risk for a police officer to be killed
on duty.Of course police departments have large amounts of money to
spend and individuals (generally) don't.