Originally posted by micmerci
reply to post by OutKast Searcher
The U.S. apology tour.
Socialized Health Care.
Lame Jobs Bill.
Just off the top of my head...
Do I need to find those sources too? Or didn't those things happen either?
Sorry, but I couldn't help but to interject my thoughts on this one. Do you honestly believe that we, (the U.S.) has never done anything that would
be worthy of apologizing for? If so, you might want to refresh your recollection of U.S. foreign policy especially when it comes to our past support
of repressive dictatorial regimes around the world.
When it comes to the "bailouts," well if I'm not mistaken, TARP took place prior to Obama's election. I seem to remember John McCain temporarily
suspending his campaign so that he could return to Washington to address the pending TARP legislation. I also seem to remember that it was the first
half of the TARP money, (passed out prior to the 2008 elections during the Bush administration, that no one seems to be able to trace.)
Regarding "socialized health care," well the only part of the health care reform act that has come under attack is the personal mandate to purchase
health care insurance from a private, "for-profit" insurer, something that the GOP insisted upon during the health care reform debate. I seem to
remember that us democrats wanted, but were refused, a "seat at the table" for both, "Medicare For All" and/or "Public Option" representatives.
Now that the GOP screwed up the bill, they want it declared unconstitutional. Furthermore, it's funny how the "personal mandate" was a "Heritage
Foundation" mainstay right up until the moment that Obama supported the idea and then it became unconstitutional. Go figure.
Libya, what about Libya? Seems to be going quite well if you ask me. Unlike the strategy employed by the Bush administration to unseat Saddam
Hussein which cost the U.S. dearly, both in lives lost and national treasure, Obama seems to have accomplished his goal without placing american boots
on the ground and/or driving America into the poor house in the process. On top of that, as it turns out, Libya was a much more worthy, humanitarian
cause. Not a war based on lies about WMDs and/or Iraq's fictional involvement in 911.
Although I agree that the jobs bill is probably not the silver bullet to fix our economy, (I doubt that a silver bullet even exist) I have to say that
at least it's a step in the right direction and it's definitely better than the non-existent jobs bill offered up by the GOP. What has the GOP done
to create jobs?
It would be nice if the GOP had a constructive idea every once in a while, even if it was just to fool us into thinking that they care.