...On. A. Roll!!
"I love how Sullivan, who 10 years ago I admired and supported, goes
on about Obama’s “admirable record” and how he represents “reality-based
Look at this chart and tell me again about “reality.”
What planet is he from?
How can any one, any one, look at the record of the past four years
and say “this guy has done well”? You can scream about “Bush’s Two
Unfunded Wars” as the cause of our budget mess; fair enough but then you
need to look at the numbers: during the height of these wars our budget
deficits averaged a couple of hundred billion dollars per year. Damn
scary and unsustainable numbers I fully agree. So to correct this in a
“reality based” way Obama has created deficits averaging 1.2 trillion,
and the projections are for these types of numbers for the next few
years at least. Furthermore his policies have destroyed US savings
income, completely and totally. His economic team has forced everyone to
invest fully in the Stock market. Remind me again who’s the Party of
Wall Street? The economic security of seniors under his administration
has been decimated, plain and simple, by their policy of suppressed
interest rates. How anyone living on a fixed income could support this
record astounds me.
Another complaint against Bush was the erosion of civil liberties
engendered by the rise of Homeland Security, TSA and cries of an
“Imperial Presidency.” Valid points all. Homeland Security and TSA
should be eliminated. After four years of Hope and Change can anyone say
with a straight face that Homeland Security, TSA or the Patriot Act in
any way, shape or form have been in any way reined in? Not only have
these agencies actually expanded their (over)reach in the past four
years but we now also have a government agency that has directly caused
the murders of hundreds of Mexican citizens and at least one US citizen
via its Fast and Furious gunrunning operation. We have a government that
wants to control information flow on the internet and have a kill
switch on it. Speaking of Kill Switches and Imperial Presidents, we have
a President who has asserted his prerogative to summarily order the
execution of US citizens overseas. We have a President who is lauded by
the press for his end-runs around Congress to appoint
extra-Constitutional “Czars” to implement his policies, a President who
refuses to meet with Congressional leaders of the other party then
decries “gridlock and intransigence” and does what he wants via
Executive Order. An Administration that has through its naive
incompetence created the conditions that allowed an Ambassador and three
other US citizens to be brutally murdered and then has obfuscated and
seemingly disseminated a series of knowingly false stories to cover-up
its involvement and actions.
Again, look at the record and tell me how this man, this Administration, this philosophy deserve another four years."
I have nothing to add.