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Conservative Finally Admits That, Yes, The GOP Is Rooting Against Economic Recovery

Foxy Warrior Guru 2012/06/18 08:03:54
Anyone with even half a brain had to have at least suspected this.


Conservative Finally Admits That, Yes, The GOP Is Rooting Against Economic Recovery
June 16, 2012 By

Crossposted from ProudToBeAFilthyLiberalScum.com

Since the night of President Obama’s inauguration, there’s been a concerted effort by the GOP to stall or reverse any economic recovery. They have blocked every jobs bill, refused any increase in revenue and invented non-scandal after non-scandal for the sole purpose of making the president a one-termer. Because, you know, they’re patriots or something. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/25/robert-draper-anti-o...

We here at Addictinginfo have been ringing the alarm about this since we first went online in late 2010 and liberal commentators did so before we even existed. The “liberal” mainstream media, on the other hand, was too busy patting itself on the back for being as “fair and balanced” as Fox by blaming the instant gridlock on everyone except the GOP. http://www.addictinginfo.org/2011/01/03/bills-republicans-hav...

But we knew better and we’ve been waiting for the rest of the media and the Democratic Party to catch up. Slowly but surely, they have. The question is out there now: Is the GOP deliberately stalling the recovery and are they rooting for America to fail? The answer is an unequivocal, “YES!” and even some conservatives are hinting that it’s the undeniable truth. Rob Gray, a former a senior adviser to Mitt Romney during his 2003 campaign and current media strategist had this to say in an interview:

“I am buying that they’re rooting against the economy somewhat because they think that, you know, the short-term pain of, you know, the next four months is much better than having additional four years of pain under Obama. they believe that government should spend less and that they have better economic ideas then the president does. So, you know, if we have to suffer between now and November to get a better president for four years, they’re all for it.

Well, that’s nice. Except it hasn’t been just four months, it’s been almost four years and their “rooting” has caused untold millions of Americans to suffer. Why? So the GOP has a better shot at the White House. Never mind that actual people are losing their homes, their jobs, their health and their lives; that’s not important. The little people never are. Party before country or, as Mitch McConnell said and absolutely meant, “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”

What a patriot!

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  • Q 2012/06/18 18:01:00
    Q
    +32
    Funny how the party that stands to gain politically from a weak economy come 2012 is obstructing any and all efforts by this administration to help promote job growth while protecting hedge fund managers low tax rates and corporate welfare.

    Patriots my @ss!
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  • MorbidCynic 2012/06/27 08:14:32
    MorbidCynic
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    This thread
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  • abycinnamon BN-1 2012/06/27 06:25:39
  • Pat 2012/06/23 19:03:54
    Pat
    +6
    They've been rooting against Obama since the day he took office. The current bunch of Republican punks are the worst I've ever seen and I go back to Eisenhower, who by the way, was a very good President! I can't think of any Republican from the past who can match the anger, extreme views and downright nastiness of today's GOP. And that includes Barry Goldwater! This group verges on evil in my book. The must be defeated.
  • findthelight2000 2012/06/23 03:30:45
  • MorbidC... findthe... 2012/06/27 18:55:10 (edited)
    MorbidCynic
    The economy got worse under obama, do your damn research and stop believing everythng liberal politicians say.
  • findthe... MorbidC... 2012/06/27 21:26:03
    findthelight2000
    +3
    The economy got worse under President Obama because of the Republican economic policies that are still in place due to Republican obstruction. As far as the percentage of spending directly due to President Obama, he has shown far less of an increase in spending than any President in nearly 60 years.

    President Obama spending graph
  • Stan 2012/06/20 21:40:13
    Stan
    +10
    The most prosperous period our country has ever had was right after World War II from 1947 to 1975. The last three Republican Presidents (Reagan, Bush 1, and George W. Bush) Collectively created $12 Trillion in national debt combined with an economic abyss exceeded only by the Great Depression in size and scope. Bill Clinton was the only President during that period who had a robust economy and actually had surpluses in the last four years of his administration.

    DEBT BY PRESIDENT
    http://www.zfacts.com/book/ex...
    http://www.zfacts.com/book/ex...
    hyyp://zfacts.com/p/318.html
    http://www.en.wikipedia.org/w...
    http://www.zfacts.com/p/57.ht...
    http://www.reaganbushdebt.org...
    hyyp://www.thinkprogress.org/...

    If this is what they are referring to as a better President than Obama, then what is worse than another Great Depression to the Grand OBSTRUCTION Party? Why are they so Obsessed with destroying this country? The GOP's plan is to convert America into a Corporate Fascism or an Oligarchy/Plutocracy.

    The Republicans and especially the radical Conservatives were so pissed that this Black African American President is sitting in their Pristine WHITE HOUSE, that they have started their OBSTRUCTION the day Obama became President. They created a Near-Depression and from day ONE have done ev...














































    The most prosperous period our country has ever had was right after World War II from 1947 to 1975. The last three Republican Presidents (Reagan, Bush 1, and George W. Bush) Collectively created $12 Trillion in national debt combined with an economic abyss exceeded only by the Great Depression in size and scope. Bill Clinton was the only President during that period who had a robust economy and actually had surpluses in the last four years of his administration.

    DEBT BY PRESIDENT
    http://www.zfacts.com/book/ex...
    http://www.zfacts.com/book/ex...
    hyyp://zfacts.com/p/318.html
    http://www.en.wikipedia.org/w...
    http://www.zfacts.com/p/57.ht...
    http://www.reaganbushdebt.org...
    hyyp://www.thinkprogress.org/...

    If this is what they are referring to as a better President than Obama, then what is worse than another Great Depression to the Grand OBSTRUCTION Party? Why are they so Obsessed with destroying this country? The GOP's plan is to convert America into a Corporate Fascism or an Oligarchy/Plutocracy.

    The Republicans and especially the radical Conservatives were so pissed that this Black African American President is sitting in their Pristine WHITE HOUSE, that they have started their OBSTRUCTION the day Obama became President. They created a Near-Depression and from day ONE have done everything in their power to collapse the economy. What has the GOP done to help America or the American people to help fix the economic abyss they created? The Republican party is a party of destruction and chaos.

    This is not a war against Obama, this is a war against America and the American people and they want us to vote and join them to destroy our country and US. They want this country to become for the Filthy Rich and the Corporations they head Oligarchy/Plutocracy. Their best days for raping America was the period before the entire economy collapsed. The top 10% now make 50% of the nations income, and own 72% to 80% of all the nations wealth. Look at who they are attacking.

    THE REPUBLICANS WAR ON AMERICA
    http://www.theprogressiveprof...
    http://www.brotherpeacemaker....
    http://www.consortiumnewthejc...

    Trying to make Obama look bad isn't working. Try explaining when Obama became President, the entire Grand OBSTRUCTION PARTY decided to practice OBSTRUCTION, HOLDING THE COUNTRY HOSTAGE TWICE, FILIBUSTERING AND BLOCKING ALL JOB CREATION, "SOCIAL ENGINEERING", SOCIAL DARWINISM, A WAR AGAINST AMERICA, WOMEN, THE MIDDLE AND POOR CLASSES, EDUCATION, UNIONS AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING, VOTER DISENFRANCHISEMENT, VOTER SUPPRESSION, DESTROYING THE POST OFFICE AND OVER 100,000 POSTAL JOBS,,SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE, MEDICAID, MORE DEBT PRODUCING TAX CUTS FOR YOUR FILTHY RICH ARISTOCRATIC MASTER, AND JUST PLAIN OLD DOMESTIC TERRORISM.

    Look at who they are running for the President of our country!

    MITT ROMNEY'S HILARIOUS RELIGIOUS BELIEFS!
    http://www.landoverbaptist.or...
    http://www.artipot.com/articl...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?...

    MITT ROMNEY'S FLIP FLOPS
    http://www.politifact.com/tru...
    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/...
    http://www.mittromneysflipflo...

    We are in the fight for our very lives, and if we don't win we may very well be another third world country, and take a real good look of what they have in store for us.

    PAUL RYAN'S NEW BUDGET PROPOSAL
    http://www.swampland.time.com...
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com...
    http://www.opposingviews.com/...
    http://www.tnr.com/blog/jonat...
    http://www.dailyinformant.net...
    http://www.ucimc.org/content/...
    http://www.economist.com/node...
    http://www.washingtonpost.com...
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-5...
    http://www.doubledippolitics....
    http://www.factcheck.org/2012...
    http://www.usatoday.com/news/...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?...
    http://www.donaanademocrats.c...
    http://www.americanprogress.o...

    The trouble with radicals is that they only read radical literature, and the trouble with conservatives is that they don't read anything.

    Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

    The conservative world economic order constitutes a system of plundering and exploitation like no other in history.
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  • Cognito22 Stan 2012/06/20 22:29:59 (edited)
    Cognito22
    Clinton also tried to pass ObamaCare but was shut down by Congress. That and the Republican Congress contributed to our nations period of prosperity.
    I don't think we have to worry about Corporate Fascism as much as we do about transforming our nation into a Socialistic Democracy.
    Show me a nation that collapsed under Corporate Fascism and I'll show you several European countries collapsing under Socialistic Democracy.
    I think your fear is unjustified and just the dying echoes of last centuries failed Marxist ideologies.
  • Stan Cognito22 2012/06/25 05:59:34
    Stan
    +4
    When they can't talk about the subject at hand the Conservative tactic is to change the subject. So what is the significant of your Clinton comment? What specifically has the Republicans done to contribute to the country's prosperity, because this is the place where facts really help when you make such a bold and obtuse assertion. Before the current economic abyss and the Obama administration, it was the last three Republican Presidents (Reagan, Bust I, and George Bush) that caused $12 Trillion in national debt, the destruction of REGULATIONS, Reaganomics, reducing the Federal tax rates for the Filthy Rich by 25%, DEBT PRODUCING TAX CUTS FOR YOUR FILTHY RICH ARISTOCRATIC MASTERS, wealth inequality, two wars of which one was created on lies, and an economic abyss exceeded only by the Great Depression. So tell me about the Republican Congress that participated in our nations period of prosperity?

    Oh I am positive that your not worried about Corporate Fascism or the nation becoming an Oligarchy/Plutocracy because it is minions and parrots like you that have been. subliminally brainwashed with all the lies, conspiracy theories, and distortions of the truth.
    How else can we explain why people of the middle and poor classes will vote against their own self-interests?

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    When they can't talk about the subject at hand the Conservative tactic is to change the subject. So what is the significant of your Clinton comment? What specifically has the Republicans done to contribute to the country's prosperity, because this is the place where facts really help when you make such a bold and obtuse assertion. Before the current economic abyss and the Obama administration, it was the last three Republican Presidents (Reagan, Bust I, and George Bush) that caused $12 Trillion in national debt, the destruction of REGULATIONS, Reaganomics, reducing the Federal tax rates for the Filthy Rich by 25%, DEBT PRODUCING TAX CUTS FOR YOUR FILTHY RICH ARISTOCRATIC MASTERS, wealth inequality, two wars of which one was created on lies, and an economic abyss exceeded only by the Great Depression. So tell me about the Republican Congress that participated in our nations period of prosperity?

    Oh I am positive that your not worried about Corporate Fascism or the nation becoming an Oligarchy/Plutocracy because it is minions and parrots like you that have been. subliminally brainwashed with all the lies, conspiracy theories, and distortions of the truth.
    How else can we explain why people of the middle and poor classes will vote against their own self-interests?

    I love it when you parrot the Grand OBSTRUCTION Party's conspiracy theories. So tell me half-wit, expand on the concept of a Socialist Democracy. Give me specifics of what that means as we have social programs that we all enjoy and pay for with our taxes. Are you saying that you don't like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, or national highways and bridges, education, boarder control, etc, etc, etc.? You do realize those social programs are at both the federal and state levels? So tell us what Socialistic Democracy looks like because the sinister Socialism (Marxism/Leninism) your referring to is an oxymoron to the Democracy your linking it to?

    So you want Corporate Fascism for this country? What is in it for you? Does that also include an Oligarchy/Plutocracy because China and North Korea seems to be your cup of tea. Even Syria and the murder of its citizens seems to be you preferable form of government? The only thing you can show me is European countries that were impacted by the same near-depression your group of maggots created in this country. They never learned from 1937 during the Great Depression what making severe spending cuts in a very weak economy does to the economy. They didn't learn the lessons from the past, and are now suffering from their experiment of using austerity during a weak economy.

    EFFECTS OF BIG SPENDING CUTS IN A WEAK ECONOMY
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/0...
    http://www.wbir.com/news/arti...
    http://www.usnews.com/mobile/...
    http://globalpublicsquare.blo...
    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b43...
    http://billemmott.com/arthttp...
    http://www.poughkeepsiejourna...
    http://conservativesarecommun...
    http://answers.yahoo.com/ques...
    http://www.cbpp.org/cms/?fa=v...

    And Paul Ryan's new proposals give a clear indication of what is going to happen to this country under a Republican dominating government. There is no guessing here to know and understanding of what will happen under a Republican run administration. You don't listen to what the say, you just observe what they do. Therein ls the truth.

    PAUL RYAN'S NEW BUDGET PROPOSAL
    http://www.swampland.time.com...
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com...
    http://www.opposingviews.com/...
    http://www.tnr.com/blog/jonat...
    http://www.dailyinformant.net...
    http://www.ucimc.org/content/...
    http://www.economist.com/node...
    http://www.washingtonpost.com...
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-5...
    http://www.doubledippolitics....
    http://www.factcheck.org/2012...
    http://www.usatoday.com/news/...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?...
    http://www.donaanademocrats.c...
    http://www.americanprogress.o...

    THE REPUBLICANS WAR ON AMERICA
    http://www.theprogressiveprof...
    http://www.brotherpeacemaker....
    http://www.consortiumnewthejc...

    Trying to make Obama look bad isn't working. Try explaining when Obama became President, the entire Grand OBSTRUCTION PARTY decided to practice OBSTRUCTION, HOLDING THE COUNTRY HOSTAGE TWICE, FILIBUSTERING AND BLOCKING ALL JOB CREATION, "SOCIAL ENGINEERING", SOCIAL DARWINISM, A WAR AGAINST AMERICA, WOMEN, THE MIDDLE AND POOR CLASSES, EDUCATION, UNIONS AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING, VOTER DISENFRANCHISEMENT, VOTER SUPPRESSION, DESTROYING THE POST OFFICE AND OVER 100,000 POSTAL JOBS,,SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE, MEDICAID, MORE DEBT PRODUCING TAX CUTS FOR YOUR FILTHY RICH ARISTOCRATIC MASTER, AND JUST PLAIN OLD DOMESTIC TERRORISM.

    THE REPUBLICANS WAR ON AMERICA
    http://www.theprogressiveprof...
    http://www.brotherpeacemaker....
    http://www.consortiumnewthejc...

    When all of your lies conspiracy theories and distortions of the truth are exposed, your only choice is to resort to Socialism, Communism, and Marxism/Leninism charges. Is this your ultimate insult?

    What is more frightening than any particular policy or ideology is the Conservative widespread habit of disregarding facts.

    Conservative politics, n: Poly "many" + tics "blood-sucking parasites.

    Conservatives who think this way cannot even conceptualize truth.

    Conservative politics... have always been the systematic organization of hatreds.

    THE TED "INCOME INEQUALITY" TALK!
    http://www.commondreams.org/h...
    http://www.berto-meister.blog...
    http://www.michaelsautter.new...
    http://www.addictinginfo.org/...
    http://www.joeydevilla.com/20...
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  • Cognito22 Stan 2012/06/25 06:07:21
    Cognito22
    You know, I would read what you wrote, but I couldn't get past the first sentence which accused me of changing the subject.
    So before I read anymore, I'll ask, What did I say that changed the subject?
    If it was a reference to Clinton, it was because you referenced him.

    So, if that is the case, I'm not going to bother reading anymore since you've shown your inability to even know what you yourself are talking about.
  • mach Cognito22 2012/06/25 15:34:12
    mach
    +2
    Cheesiest cop out I've ever seen.
  • Cognito22 mach 2012/06/25 15:37:14
    Cognito22
    Actually, having read what he wrote, I feel I need to take a shower to rid myself of his vileness. But I suppose you're used to that filth.
    To each his own.
    But now that you mention it, I do think I'll block him.
    Thanks for the idea.
  • JULIE Cognito22 2012/07/04 15:51:38
    JULIE
    Seems u feel the need to think of something intelligent to say.
    STILL WAITING. LOL
  • Cognito22 JULIE 2012/07/04 17:19:30
    Cognito22
    Well, you guessed wrong.
    I'm not feeling the need.
    Besides, wouldn't know if I did.
    LOL
  • mach Stan 2012/06/21 04:08:49
    mach
    +6
    Excellent!!
    applause
  • Stan mach 2012/06/25 06:00:04
    Stan
    +2
    Where specifically is the excellent part?
  • mach Stan 2012/06/25 15:34:49
    mach
    +1
    The whole boatload of truth.
  • findthe... Stan 2012/06/23 20:06:32
    findthelight2000
    +3
    Outstanding!

    thumbs up smiley face
  • rightside 2012/06/20 19:44:38
    rightside
    Oh come on! The guy made a general statement that had no facts to back it up. Silly!
  • Stan rightside 2012/06/20 21:46:21
    Stan
    +6
    We don't have to listen to what the Grand OBSTRUCTION Party promises. All we have to do is look at what they do. Therein is the truth!

    AMERICA'S MIDDLE CLASS CRISES
    http://www.swampbubbles.com/b...
    http://www.ireport.cnn.com/do...
    http://www.forums.catholic.co...
    http://www.finance.yahoo.com/...
    http://www.teamstermagazine.c...
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-2...
    http://www.moneymatters101.co...
    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...
    http://www.businessmasteryclu...
    http://www.theeconomiccollaps...
    http://www.democraticundergro...
    http://www.frrl.wordpress.com...
    http://www.thinkprogress.org/...

    You are all fundamentalists with a top dressing of chaos and destruction. That is why you are the stupidest of Conservatives, T-Boogers, and reactionary in politics and the most bigoted of obstructionists and domestic terrorists. When it comes to getting your hate on you are all of the same opinion: stop it, lie about it, distort it, obstruct it, flog it, dynamite it, and stamp the truth right out of it.
    We don't have to listen to what the Grand OBSTRUCTION Party promises. All we have to do is look at what they do. Therein is the truth!

    AMERICA'S MIDDLE CLASS CRISES
    http://www.swampbubbles.com/b...
    http://www.ireport.cnn.com/do...
    http://www.forums.catholic.co...
    http://www.finance.yahoo.com/...
    http://www.teamstermagazine.c...
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-2...
    http://www.moneymatters101.co...
    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...
    http://www.businessmasteryclu...
    http://www.theeconomiccollaps...
    http://www.democraticundergro...
    http://www.frrl.wordpress.com...
    http://www.thinkprogress.org/...

    You are all fundamentalists with a top dressing of chaos and destruction. That is why you are the stupidest of Conservatives, T-Boogers, and reactionary in politics and the most bigoted of obstructionists and domestic terrorists. When it comes to getting your hate on you are all of the same opinion: stop it, lie about it, distort it, obstruct it, flog it, dynamite it, and stamp the truth right out of it.
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  • rightside Stan 2012/06/20 21:54:31
    rightside
    Oh stan, you are just plain silly. when you look in the mirror, do you laugh?
  • Stan rightside 2012/06/25 06:04:30
    Stan
    +2
    I know Bubba, all of my adversaries with no answers finally result to this kind of response. Yes I laugh at the ridiculousness of the GOP and am sad for the American citizens who have to suffer and endure the economic abyss the GOP created.
  • rightside Stan 2012/06/25 16:18:50
    rightside
    Okeedoekee
  • Stan rightside 2012/06/26 23:43:17
    Stan
    +3
    Just as I thought. Your just as vacant as your last retort.

    Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.

    Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it.

    What is more frightening than any particular policy or ideology is the widespread habit of conservatives disregarding facts.

    Okeedoekee half-wit?
  • rightside Stan 2012/06/27 02:35:38
    rightside
    And you listen to bama declare that you go without wedding presents and birthday presents and give the money to his campaign instead.
    No, I'm no a half wit, and I know when people hide their insecurities behind profanity. Tiny
  • Stan rightside 2012/07/02 12:28:52
    Stan
    +1
    OH, that was really a intellectually vacant reply half-wit. You really shouldn't let your brain wander because it's much to small to be let out on it's own. I suspect your the very first in your family born without a tail!
  • rightside Stan 2012/07/02 16:01:01
    rightside
    What? Can't explain what I just said so you start throwing insults? Very tiny.
  • Stan rightside 2012/07/03 00:15:32
    Stan
    +1
    What did you want me to answer -- dribble? I'm sorry, I just answer nonsensical dribble with a little humor at your expense. Ask me something with substance in it and I will give you something with substance back half-wit.

    Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it.
  • I am th... Stan 2012/06/29 17:13:19
    I am the Don Dada
    +3
    Stan my complements to you for providing references for everything you've discussed on this thread. Well done sir. It is hard to dispute fact over fallacy.
  • Stan I am th... 2012/07/02 12:30:59
    Stan
    +1
    Thank you, and most conservatives and T-Boogers don't have the skills to open them. You can lead a pig to water but you can't make them drink!
  • Gracie - Proud Conservative 2012/06/20 19:39:53
    Gracie - Proud Conservative
    +2
    No one has to root against him, he's a one man economy wrecking crew all by himself. Keynesian economics has been debunked decades ago and no it didn't work then and it doesn't work today. Doing the same thing and doubling down doesn't help the economy. It's your policies that SUCK!
  • ladypamela 2012/06/20 17:15:54
    ladypamela
    +8
    Well said! I'm still reeling from the eight yrs of the Bush Adm.....he almost brought down the greatest nation in the world....and some actually want more of the same....a Republican President would finish America off! No republican
  • nothing... ladypamela 2012/06/22 06:45:52
    nothingbutthetruth
    +6
    Well said!
  • AdLib 2012/06/20 14:05:25
    AdLib
    +7
    ....and we can see just how effective the Republican "Austerity" policies worked in Europe. In our upcoming election, we still have a choice to decide whether our society is to be governed by the people, for the people or by the market, for the market.

    European Austerity:
    "Cutting minimum government jobs and services, reducing pension payments and minimum wages, transferring the tax burden from the rich to the middle and poor."

    Thank you, France, for kicking out your "Austerity" president!
  • Gracie ... AdLib 2012/06/20 19:41:05
    Gracie - Proud Conservative
    +2
    It's not the austerity that hurt Europe, it was their lack of it for the past fifty years. Wait, and see how that socialist works out for France! God, are people stupid or what!
  • Sissy 2012/06/20 13:32:00
    Sissy
    +11
    That has been made perfectly clear from the day this President was innaugurated. Make him fail and we don't give a fig if the whole country fails with him. No big surprise here from anyone who has paid even a modem of attention the last four years.
  • BlueStone Sissy 2012/06/20 14:11:27 (edited)
    BlueStone
    +3
    What you say is true. In his NY Times column this morning Thomas Friedman says: "But the people who keep pointing that out don't have an answer for the ... next question: Why have they gotten away with it?"

    Friedman goes on to say: "It's because too many Americans in the center-left/center-right do not feel in their guts that Obama is leading - is offering an economic plan at the scale of the problem.... Our situation is different than four years ago; people want to know the president has a plan for getting out of this mess." In essence, Obama hasn't lead well enough to get people out of their chairs to do battle.

    Yes, Obama is still better than Romney. but this is indeed a low form of faint praise.
  • findthe... BlueStone 2012/06/23 20:25:07
    findthelight2000
    +5
    What you people don't realize when you say that "Obama isn't leading", is that in order for a President to be able to get his agenda going is support from the Congress and Senate. The Right would like you to believe that President Obama is too far to the left and a Socialist, but most of his obstructed proposals have been programs that Republicans have written. Practically everything that President Obama has been able to get passed and put into action has been a rousing success - and you should be praising him for it! However, you can't place the blame entirely on the President when the Congress and Senate are filled with obstructionists with an agenda to ruin this President no matter what it costs this Country. You want action from Obama, OK, get to work supporting your Democratic nominees for Congress and Senate!
  • BlueStone findthe... 2012/06/24 00:06:07
    BlueStone
    +1
    What you say is true enough. Friedman's point is that Obama's leadership may not attract sufficient center-left/center-right voters. This is about winning the election, rather about what Obama can get through Congress. Obama's leadership has in some repects let Republicans get away with being obstructionists. To avoid letting them get away with it Obama doesn't need to get his proposals passed, but he does need to get voters, particluarly the center-left and center-right, behind what he wants to do. Friedman suggests that Obama may not be doing a good job of getting the backing of these voters. I tend to think that Friedman has a good point. I'm voting for Obama, but with less enthusiasim than the first time and my sense is that many in the center-left and center-right may be less inclined to vote for Obama this time around.
  • findthe... BlueStone 2012/06/24 02:51:31 (edited)
    findthelight2000
    +5
    Only because of the negativity surrounding him, and the right-wing media getting away with telling everyone he is a communist. Truth is, Obama is more to the center than Clinton was, it is only that the right has moved so far right that even Reagan would be considered a Liberal Democrat now!
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