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“We have an obligation to make sure the voter rolls are accurate and we are going to continue forward and do everything that we can legally do to make sure that ineligible voters cannot vote,” said Chris Cate, a spokesman for Detzner. “We are firmly committed to doing the right thing and preventing ineligible voters from being able to cast a ballot. We are not going to give up our efforts to make sure the voter rolls are accurate.”
*given how close races in Florida have been in the past, this makes it pretty clear that it wasn’t quite as close as some may like you to believe. Take out the dead, the criminal, and the illegals and let WE THE PEOPLE decide! Anything else is a conspiracy to subvert our Constitutional Republic and amounts to high treason.
Yes, the left has turned on the false messiah!
Even the left gets it…
ON Friday night, the nation’s capital was under a tornado watch. And that was the best thing that happened to the White House all week.
As the president was being slapped by Mitt Romney for being too weak on national security, he was being rapped by a Times editorial for being too aggressive on national security.
A Times article by Jo Becker and Scott Shane revealed that the liberal law professor who campaigned against torture and the Iraq war now personally makes the final decisions on the “kill list,” targets for drone strikes. “A unilateral campaign of death is untenable,” the editorial asserted.
On Thursday, Bill Clinton once more telegraphed that he considers Obama a lightweight who should not have bested his wife. Bluntly contradicting the Obama campaign theme that Romney is a heartless corporate raider, Clinton told CNN that the Republican’s record at Bain was “sterling.”
Covering a humorous W. at the unveiling of his portrait, the White House press actually seemed nostalgic for the president who bollixed up Afghanistan, Iraq, Katrina and the economy — a sure sign that the Obama magic is flagging.
Want to compare Reagan to Obama, apples to apples? Here it is, and Obama is no Reagan! In fact, let’s look at the whole picture.
President Obama is running an average annual unemployment rate of 9.3% for his first term, during most of which he had a completely Democrat controlled Congress at one time with a filibuster proof Senate, while President Reagan had an average annual unemployment rate of 8.85% in his first term while dealing with a split Congress at times and a Democrat controlled Congress during part of his first term.
President Reagan was forced to negotiate and deal with the opposing political party, especially since he never had a filibuster proof Senate, while President Obama enjoyed a super majority in the House and Senate for at least part of his first term during which time he could have done just about anything he wanted economically – and did.
And remember, President Reagan also had to contend with a collapse in the housing market, a collapse in the oil market and the collapse in the Savings and Loan industry as well as the dire economic situation bequeathed him by President Carter.
However, Presidents Reagan and Obama did have something in common. President Obama has pledged to fundamentally transform America – his words, and President Reagan did fundamentally transform the US economy from Keynesian to Supply-Side economics.
So, can we say that Obama’s persistent unemployment is due to the depth of the recession or his fundamental transformation since President Reagan did show us about how long it takes, at least through unemployment figures, to fundamentally transform an economy the size and scope of the U.S. economy?
But at the end of the day, President Obama is not even on a trajectory to decrease unemployment to manageable levels 2 ½ years into his presidency. In fact, he is most recently on an upward trajectory and our economy is slowing yet again from 3.1% growth in the 4th Quarter of 2010 to an anemic 1.8% in the 1st Quarter of 2011 (US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis) .
1980 was a very dark time. The Iranians held Americans, we had gas lines, and the economy was a train wreak. By 1984 it was Morning in America! Ronald Reagan wasn’t blaming Carter for failing to turn things around. He wasn’t blaming the Democrats in Congress either for his failure. He did what he could and succeeded. Reagan never had the supermajority that Obama enjoyed. He never had the media bending over backwards to make him look good either. With the Presidency and the Senate (under GOP from 1981until 1987) he was able to turn the economy around and restore America’s economy, military, and position in the world.
Makes you wonder how exactly Obama can go from blaming Bush to blaming the GOP House for his failure when Reagan managed to transform America with less. The numbers just don’t add up. As for charges of Republican obstructionism, that’s not obstructionism, it is democracy, it is checks and balances. To expect the GOP to go against their views and the views of those who elected them is pure foolishness. To blame the House for Obama’s failures is only to point out the man is no Ronald Reagan. The one thing he proved, the one thing we see in the failure of the Soviet Union and European Socialism (they were crashing in Britain in the late ’70’s under the weight of failed socialism), the same we see in Obama’s failure, is big government control and socialism do not work. It didn’t even work under FDR, but I’ll give the man far more credit than Obama, at least he did get people to work.
So are we better off now than we were $5,000,000,000.00+ dollars ago? Shall we borrow another $5,000,000,000.00+ for more of the same? After all, it’s not Obama’s fault.