“You can write this and publish it on Times Square billboards and it won't matter. Obama has caused such a mess with this country since he took over, and the Dems have ignored the public opinion on almost every major policy initiative (HCR, cap and trade) that they will be voted out just to prove a point.
November is going to be a bloodbath, and crying about how voters don't know the truth about what the GOP *might* do when in power is a waste of your energy.
We saw with the Dem *did* do while they had the reins for 18 months, and the people don't want any more of it.”
Caymus77 on Jul 15, 2010 at 21:49:48
“Where were you when the Republicans had control of the Presidency,the Congress and the Supreme Court(Corporations exempt from Campaign Finance limits)??
Are suffering from amnesia or do you remember that it was BUSH who handed over the results of years(not months) of Republican leadership(declining incomes,record deficits,two unfunded wars,gutting of regulatory agencies,tax cuts for the wealthy) to Obama??”
enderby on Jul 15, 2010 at 20:58:12
“A "bloodbath?" Are you sure? I suspect that even more grown-ups are going to show up at the polls to make sure that we can keep further separated from the idiocy that is the lunatic teabagger fringe. Obama hasn't caused shit, as far as a "mess" is concerned, and thankfully has actually been able to start turning back the corrosive effluent left from the previous occupant. Also, no politician, whether Democrat or Republican or Cheesehead is going to ignore public opinion, no matter how much and how loudly your Fox voices yell. Many people are being saved by the HAMP, and HCR is a big step forward for normal people. My niece would be alive today if this had been passed when Cheney was in charge, so don't mess with me. By the way, the reform bill is so similar to what Republicans cobbled together in '94, and what Mitt Romney constructed that it is mostly a Republican construction, so quit whining and try to get a grip on reality. Plus, and this is a big one, so get ready to Google®-- Cap and Trade was put together during Bush Sr by Republicans.”
kulturkampf on Jul 15, 2010 at 16:31:56
“This comment is a perfect example of why I'm pessimistic about the future.Yes, you can write a cogent essay on the disastrous consequences of a Republican return to power but it's lost on "toughguy" and his ilk.They've already made up their( minds?) that Obama is responsible for all ill's that have befallen this country.They rail against HCR as if it's responsible for job & income loss,the financial meltdown in general. And what the h*ll has cap & trade got to do with anything- it's a minor issue to most people I know- never mind that many Republicans used to support it. Toughguy remarks that he's unconcerned"what the GOP "might" do?" C'mon, if they regain power it's clear where they're headed-they don't even try to hide their agenda these days..And can you imagine how Wall Street banks are drooling over the billions of dollars they can reap from a privatized s.s.system? Do these people have any idea of what will happen to their retirement $ the next time the market collapses?But he's right,they don't get it,they just don't care.Just dumb, ideological driven deer in the headlights of the corporate oligarchy barreling at them @ 100 mph. God help us.”
schnauzergirl on Jul 15, 2010 at 15:26:45
“Becareful how you throw around "the people" the latest polls show only 53% of voters oppose the HCR (45% approve witht he rest answering they don'tknow/care). That just barely a majority, hardly "the People" plus every month since the passage, those opposed lost points. Little by little people are actually reading what the law is doing and how it affects them, not just listening to the talking heads.”
elkabong on Jul 15, 2010 at 15:23:58
“When you say, "the people," you mean the people who watch Fox, don't you? Did you expect the people who watch Fox to feel any differently? Fox told them Bush was great. We saw how well that turned out (when I say,"we," i mean those of us who don't trust Fox). Now Fox is telling them how bad the Democrats are. What a surprise. It's sad that so many Americans would rather live in a fantasy land than to face the realities of their failures.”