It Failed Because it was PASSED
The President and his minions have been running around blaming Republicans for everything. This isn’t shocking; both sides do it. The Democrats have essentially been saying, “Republicans and Democrats weren’t unified. We couldn’t get together. He didn’t get to finish all the things he wanted to do, etc, etc, bluh, Bluh, BLUH.” On September 14, 2012, future Vice President Paul Ryan was speaking at the “Values Voter Summit” in Washington and, I feel, he nailed it with the following line:
RYAN: It is true that President Obama, he had a lot of problems not of his own making. But he also came in with one-party rule and the chance to do everything of his own choosing. The Obama economic agenda failed not because it was stopped, but because it was passed.
AUDIENCE: (applause and cheers)
RYAN: That’s a key distinction.
(I didn’t take the time to figure out how to shorten the clip, and just show the part I wanted, so here is a link to the entire speech.)
“WHOA, WHOA, WHOA,” my liberal friends scream, “look what Obama inherited.”
Well, look what Mitt Romney will inherit.
Seriously, look at those numbers. Ask yourself: Are you really better off than you were four years ago?
Giving credit where credit is due, Obama isn’t all bad. I think trying the soft hand approach when it comes to the Islamic countries, after Bush and Cheney, was the right thing to do. At first. It obviously didn’t work, yet he continues the policies. I like the fact that the President is killing terrorists like it is his job. I REALLY like the fact that he is using drones to do it. Kudos to the President. But at the number one issue–the economy–he is HORRIBLE. Again, look at the numbers.
Do you wanna know the main difference between Clinton and Obama, from my little brain? During the first two years of the Clinton administration, he pushed a hard leftist social agenda. It was rejected by the American people in the 1994 midterm elections when the Republicans took over the house for the first time in 40 years. Almost the exact same thing happened with Obama. What did Clinton do? He worked with Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. He went from a hard left President to a moderate. Together they reached agreements on welfare reform, a capital gains tax cut, and a budget deal that led to four straight balanced budgets. Under Obama’s leadership (or lack thereof) the senate hasn’t HAD a budget for almost four years!!
Obama ran as being a unifier. He has been a divider. He is an ideologue; it is his way or the highway. Come November, let’s send him packing.
It’s time for someone else to take the wheel.
“If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.”
– President Barack Obama, February 2, 2009
LIFEZILLA: Seriously, I make crippling depression look good…