I find it funny how so many are saying that Obama won and we should just “shut up” and not talk about him. Of course that makes zero sense. Seriously, not only did Bush win his reelection, but they are STILL talking about him. Obama didn’t exactly win a landslide either, no matter how they spin it. Three million votes, that’s it, and there are questions hanging over this election, bigger questions than in either of Bush’s campaigns. Considering there is a full effort to radically transform the United States, something that has nothing to do with race, gender, or birth control, coupled with a sour economy that is likely to get worse, don’t expect people to fall in line with the Obama faithful. That’s simply not going to happen. If Romney had won, the liberals would still fight. In fact, that was one advantage I saw in a Romney victory; the media would actually watch him instead of spouting off his talking points. As the federal government moves beyond it’s limits further and takes a one size fits all approach to the states and the people (regardless of who is in the White House or the Congress), trampling our rights in the process, there will be division, and yes, it will get louder.
I recently watched FarenHYPE 911, which although dated was very good. My first time watching it. I didn’t feel the need to watch a movie to tell me Michael Moore is an idiot and a liar, but it was on Netflix so I watched it. It’s sad to reflect back on how we have changed, how facts have little to do with anything anymore. Much like the O.J. Simpson trial, the gap between us is wide and impossible to cross. Since that trial, that division has come to define where we are at today.
The left, which included Obama, attacked Bush on every angle. I’m not looking to say that the attacks were correct or not, but I do find it interesting that the same people who were concerned about wars and Constitutional rights are strangely silent about Obama. In fact, the only scrutiny he seems to get is outside of the mainstream media, and any scrutiny, any statement of concern, is attacked as racism or extremism. If you were concerned then, how could you not be now? Be it war, Constitutional rights and safeguards, the budget or the economy, Obama has dwarfed George W. Bush in a very short time.
Also, someone has to say it, Bush is gone people. Obama had the House and the Senate, and while the House was lost, he still retains the Senate. He had the power few presidents ever get, and yet all he has is blame, attacks, and excuses. Would W have been able to get away with that? In fact would any president at any point in our nation’s history? Strange days indeed.
I’m going to forgo the links on the following, as I’m lazy tonight, but if so inclined, please look for yourself.
We have had the NDAA, and numerous executive orders that can suspend the Constitution, signed by Obama. We are one event away from the death of the Republic. The left would be screaming if Bush or Romney held such powers, especially if they showed Obama’s level of disdain for the rule of law and Constitutional protections. The media would be watching like a hawk, reporting on every detail. They’d even make up lies to rile the people, and justify it as a legitimate concern.
It is a legitimate concern, but no one is watching. The most dangerous politicians are the ones no one watches and/or the ones who are blindly trusted. In Obama’s case we have both. The mainstream media has become an extension of the DNC, and they are neither watching or concerned. You know, Tom and Katy are far more interesting.
9/11 ushered in a change in our rule of law and our liberties. That has been expanded under Obama. Given the current situation, imagine a major attack against something like the London Olympics, one which made 9/11 look small. A worse case scenario could be closer than we think.
Bush actively engaged Islamic terrorists, with our forces fighting them in the Middle East, our people torturing for information and acting on the information they gathered. This led to the death of Bin Ladin. In contrast, Obama has largely disengaged from that pursuit. To look at the Department of Justice, you’d think the Tea Party brought down the World Trade Center. He has empowered the radical muslims in the Middle East while dropping protections on the border. He has suspended deportations.
Exactly how far off do we think a major terrorist event is? Our enemies remain determined to hit us, and we have done everything to aid them. You would think they wanted another 9/11. Our efforts to betray our allies and aid our enemies have not changed the latter’s feelings toward us. It was Clinton’s eight years of ignoring the obvious threat that led to 9/11; how much greater the treat with Obama? Carter left us a terrorist state in Iran, Obama has given Iran allies in Egypt and Libya.
One event, and the Republic is dead.
I’m unsure of who wrote this, but I agree with it. The fact is that the Democrats have controlled the direction of this country since taking over Congress, and Bush is carrying the blame for their failed policies. Even now the Democrats try to blame the Republicans, but they hold the White House and the Senate. The Republicans do not hold the power to give direction, the Democrats do. I am reminded of the line from “Cold Mountain”, “But they made the weather and then they stand in the rain and say ‘Shit, it’s raining!” Please read and share!
The day the democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was actually January 3rd 2007 the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress.
The Democrat Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.
For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is “Bush’s Fault”, think about this:
January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress.
At the time:
The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
The Unemployment rate was 4.6%
George Bush’s Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB GROWTH!!!
The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy?
BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!
Unemployment… to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOES!
Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie – starting in 2001 because it was financially risky for the US economy.
And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac? OBAMA!!!
And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie? OBAMA and the Democrat Congress!!!
So when someone tries to blame Bush..
REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007…. THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!
Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democrat Party.
Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 & 2009 as well as 2010 &2011.
In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.
For 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budgets.
And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete 2009.
If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.
If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself. In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is I inherited a deficit that I voted for and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th.