Originally posted by The Sword
reply to post by ThirdEyeofHorus
Oh it's not?
Didn't things start going downhill before Obama took office?
I don't expect you to acknowledge that.
I'll start by saying that Obama isn't "great and wonderful", but, at the same time, he's not "that bad" either. He's no comparison to Clinton,
who actually gave us the best economy and growth we have ever seen, but he's also no comparison to bush, whose mess we are still cleaning up. The
angry people who originally supported bush are angry that there wasn't an immediate change, but it takes time to clean up major messes.
In my opinion, George W Bush is the absolute worst thing that has happened to this country in the past 200 years. I'm not alone in this, he had the
lowest approval rating of any president in history. I believe it was 22%, it may have been lower, but that's the number that's sticking in my head
at the moment. That means that only about 1 in 5 Americans actually approved of the job he was doing. They counter with "oh, but he also had the
highest" , sorry, but that only makes it worse. Of course that occured right after 9/11, the worst tragedy to ever hit our soil and people were
wrapped up in emotion.
IF we hadn't been in the horrendous shape we were in, Obama's success would be much more clear. He's not great, wonderful and perfect, not by any
means, but he's above average and in fact, has done a great deal of cleanup. Job growth didn't turn on its heels overnight and those who hate him
either due to politics or prejudice are going to use that to try to make it seem as horrible as possible. However, if we look at facts, there has been
job growth, job growth in proportion to the job loss that occured under Bush.
There are tons of statistics out there and of course, with any statistic, they are twisted and distorted by both sides. However, there are basics that
are clearly seen regardless of any twisting and turning. This is short, sweet and to the point:
You can't get much more symmetric than that. Just as the problem didn't happen overnight, it can't be fixed overnight, but it is improving and we
are on the upswing, regardless of what political shills from either side want to say.
Obama is not the great and powerful Oz, or even the great and powerful Clinton, but he is doing his job and he's improving at the same rate that Bush