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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
a reply to: seeker1963
We only hear about those outrageous examples, 99.9% of the time nothing silly like that happens on any given day in America. When you focus on those "Taco Day" type events that happen .1% of the time, of course you're going to whip yourself up into some kind of frenzy.
Fear is an amazing tool. Fear of loosing the status quo and what we have.
The truth is that all of these media stories about "loosing the country" are statistically insignificant and blown up by the media to scare people into voting for politicians that want to retain their seats of power. The media keeps the people scared, and the politicians promise to deliver them from these threats.
originally posted by: damwel
Republicans refusing to allow Obama to do anything does not make him an unsuccessful president. The republicans are a pitiful bunch
originally posted by: Thorneblood
a reply to: burdman30ott6
You tell me.
During his first two years in office, Obama signed into law economic stimulus legislation in response to the Great Recession in the form of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. Other major domestic initiatives in his first term included the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often referred to as "Obamacare"; the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act; and the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010. In foreign policy, Obama ended U.S. military involvement in the Iraq War, increased U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan, signed the New START arms control treaty with Russia, ordered U.S. military involvement in Libya in opposition to Muammar Gaddafi, and ordered the military operation that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden.
originally posted by: Willtell
a reply to: Metallicus
Did Bush also deliberately destroy the country as well?
He left a fine mess
_________ is successful in that our country is on the decline thanks to his failed leadership and suspect policies and agendas. This is what he WANTS. He wants a weak and declining America and boy has he been successful in making sure that happens under his Presidency.