"has seen the rise of the tea party and occupy wall street." Yes,
Obama had something to do with both. The tea party came about because of the
insane spending of this congress and this administration. The occupy wallstreet
group came about by community organizers and Obama himself. Both groups polar
opposites yet both groups a clear result of this president.
Mr Obama's attempt to portray any interest in bipartisan solutions is a big lie,
as is this disingenous article. He was "the Won" from day 1, and has
never approached bi-partisanship, transparency, or truth in gov't.Every week the employment figures and inflation figures are quietly
re-adjusted mid-week. The press largely ignores the tinkering, and the impact
and consequences.The Census bureau overestimated the numbers of
same-sex households in America by 39%. Hope(ful) on the administration's part -
obvious. Reality? Not in this administration.The amount of fraud
and waste in the, wait, not DoD, but in the entitlements and social justice
arenas have skyrocketed under Obama. Quiet redistribution of wealth? Pigford,
anyone? Reparations to black "farmers" who never farmed more than
daisies in a window box?Not two months after allowing the Bush tax
cuts to be continued for "two more years" Mr. Obama was threatening
them. He cannot be bargained with. He does not negotiate in good faith. There
is no attempt at bi-partisanship from his side. The article itself is a
partisan attempt to smear the other side with equal responsibility for Mr.
Obama's born-to-fail "progressive" socialist ideology.
You know Michael, sometimes the right thing just has to be done despite the
petulent reaction of the foks involved. Another truth worth learning
Michael..reality has a liberal bias.
This article can't be serious. Blaming Obama for polarization is ridiculous.
The minute Obama was elected the Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, announced
publicly that his number one goal was to make Obama a one term president, and
the conservatives have done everything in their power to prevent Democratic, or
bipartisan victories. In fact the biggest complaint against the president has
been a health care plan that is Republican in origin, coming from leading GOP
presidential candidate, Mitt Romney. President, Obama, has also been castigated
for his Tarp program, and stimulus packages which were started by George
Bush!I think the polarization has come from an extreme right
conservative movement that gets its world view from corporate funded
conservative think tanks, and has moved so far from the center that it has lost
touch with all reality.
The president is mired in the mess that is our political reality. It will be
worse for the next president, because it's just going to get worse in general.
KM:You couldn't be more wrong about the Occupy group and Obama.
TARP and the bailout was enacted under Bush. Many Dems are fed up with Obama
because he has allowed Wall Street to profit immensely from the bailouts. The
ratio of CEO pay to that of entry level workers is now 400-to-1.And
if you think things would suddenly become tranquil and prosperity would return
to all under a President Romney, you would be mistaken. Romney would be seen as
an out of touch rich guy who made his fortune by laying people off. That's
exactly what the nation needs, as economic forces push the US rapidly toward
third world levels of income distribution.
"...Congressional Republicans were obstructionists made obstructionism
identical with Republicanism...".Exactly.
George W had No Child Left Behind. that's it? not much of a piece of
legislation you should be trumpeting as a Bush administration success.
10ccThe Deseret News won't let me respond to your response. Let it
suffice that you and I know that Obama and Occupy are on the same team. I wish
I could say more but the DN has decided not to include reasonable debate on this
Would someone please explain why the Republicans are so powerful that they are
able to obstruct a Democrat President and majorities in both branches of
Congress for the first two years of Mr. Obama's presidency? Oh by the way, the
Democrats controlled both branches of Congress for the last two years of Mr.
Bush's term. Not to mention the fact that the Republicans currently only control
the House of Representatives. Sure seems illogical that they are seriously that
they and only they are responsible for the gridlock in Washington.
Pitting Americans against Americans is a disgusting way to get votes, and is
decaying our country. Thou shalt not covet. The rich millionaire Obama needs to
find ways of improving our country.
@care4usaThe filibuster stopped democrats except for the brief period when
they had 60. Those 60 however is in name (or uh...number) only when it included
Nelson, Lincoln, Landrieu, and Liberman... the first three are either
conservative or are from really conservative states. Lieberman... he's a schill
for the insurance industry in Connecticut. Between the four of them, everything
had to be severely watered down in order to pass.