I only ask why anyone in their right mind would be dissatisfied with gridlock?
If the wheels came off, the realistic optimists couldn't be happier. it
means that the there must be something good in the works, something lasting,
something noble! One would have to be naive, ignorant, and without hope to
trust a politician to do something good for the country. Come on people, study
When it's all said and done, twenty years from now Obama will be remembered
as the president who accomplished NOTHING.
Obama had time to go to a Texas barbecue but not to the southern border 300
miles away to see the Immigration crisis first-hand. He said he doesn't do
photo-ops. See photo in this article.He is very happy as a
campaigner and loves to be out on the road. I think he needs to stay home and
get some serious work done by negotiating with law-makers on both sides of the
aisle on critical issues.God bless America!
". . . and a fast-moving Islamic insurgency that's threatening to
upend U.S. military progress in Iraq"Really? We made
"Progress" in Iraq?How? . . . By attacking a nation that
didn't attack us first? . . . By killing over 100,000 Iraqis and over 4,000
of our own troops? . . . by creating tens of thousands of wannabe martyrs
dedicated to our extinction? . . . By destabilizing the Middle East for decades
to come?That fast-moving Islamic insurgency is not threatening
"progress." That fast-moving Islamic insurgency is
threatening a status quo we created that is vastly inferior to the status quo we
tampered with and eliminated to our own detriment when GW attacked Iraq.That fast-moving Islamic insurgency is not threatening
"progress." It is threatening the horrendous mess we made, thanks to GW
and company . . . A mess we made that may or may not be worse than the mess
that could result if we just stood back and let them fight it out.Whatever "roadshow" Obama might be presenting is clearly more
desirable than the GW's Bush's show of awful leadership.Thank God for Obama and the Democrats.
He is exposing the gridlock and hypocrisy. The conservative congress just
increased the deficit with the new tax break for special interests.
He never had to work for a living to earn money. His first problem was to get a
Peace PRIZE for doing nothing as President. The integrity of the Nobel people
and those who submitted his name put integrity at the bottom. This President,
then tried to convince all of Congress to vote and then read the ACA was a
violation of their and his oath of office. They took the Congress to new lows
of trust. His process is to divide and conquer and not build trust and
confidence in a nation that was founded on religious principles and a desire for
freedom, true freedom from despots. I remember in recent history a man who took
a country to war with the world over his quest for power. He raised
nationalism to thwart peace. This country has a Constitution of, for and by the
people for a reason, to keep leaders on their own subverting the law. Thank
goodness we live in a country that has a balance of power. Our nation
didn't want Kings and I am glad General and President Washington
For those who think Obama has done nothing.1. Passed Health Care
Reform:2. Passed the Stimulus: 3. Passed Wall Street Reform: 4. Ended the War in Iraq: 5. Began Drawdown of War in Afghanistan: 6. Eliminated Osama bin laden: 7. Turned Around U.S. Auto Industry: 8. Recapitalized Banks: 9. Repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t
Tell”: 10. Toppled Moammar Gaddafi: 11. Told Mubarak to Go:
12. Reversed Bush Torture Policies: 13. Improved America’s
Image Abroad:14. Kicked Banks Out of Federal Student Loan Program,
Expanded Pell Grant Spending:15. Created Race to the Top: reward states
for education reform.16. Boosted Fuel Efficiency Standards: 17.
Coordinated International Response to Financial Crisis:18. Passed Mini
Stimuli: 19. Began Asia “Pivot”:20. Increased Support
for Veterans: 21. Tightened Sanctions on Iran: 22. Created
Conditions to Begin Closing Dirtiest Power Plants:23. Passed Credit Card
Reforms: 24. Eliminated Catch-22 in Pay Equality Laws:(Fair pay for
women)25. Protected Two Liberal Seats on the U.S. Supreme Court:
Allow me to continue;26. Improved Food Safety System: 27. Achieved
New START Treaty:28. Expanded National Service: Signed Serve America Act
in 2009, which authorized a tripling of the size of AmeriCorps.29.
Expanded Wilderness and Watershed Protection: 30. Gave the FDA Power to
Regulate Tobacco: 31. Pushed Federal Agencies to Be Green Leaders:32. Passed Fair Sentencing Act: 33. Trimmed and Reoriented Missile Defense:
Cut the Reagan-era “Star Wars” missile defense budget, 34.
Began Post-Post-9/11 Military Builddown.35. Let Space Shuttle Die and
Killed Planned Moon Mission: 36. Invested Heavily in Renewable Technology:
37. Crafting Next-Generation School Tests: 38. Cracked Down on Bad
For-Profit Colleges: 39. Improved School Nutrition: In coordination with
Michelle Obama, 40. Expanded Hate Crimes Protections: Signed Hate Crimes
Prevention Act (2009),
and finally........41. Avoided Scandal: 42. Brokered Agreement for
Speedy Compensation to Victims of Gulf Oil Spill: 43. Created
Recovery.gov: board of inspectors general looking for fraud and abuse in
government spending, 44. Pushed Broadband Coverage: 45. Expanded Health
Coverage for Children: 46. Recognized the Dangers of Carbon Dioxide:47.
Expanded Stem Cell Research: In 2009,48. Provided Payment to Wronged
Minority Farmers: 49. Helped South Sudan Declare Independence:50. Killed
the F-22: which cost $358 million apiece.
@ One vote. Please give us one (1) item on Obama's agenda that congress has
blocked! Just one! Please be honest and don't make up things that never
happened! Obama has never been blocked on anything, period! Obmacare (including
all the 29 illegal changes), the so called bailout, shovel ready jobs, raised
taxes, opened the borders, destroyed the DOMA, Solynda debacle, never came clean
on fast and furious, IRS abuses, Benghazi lies, VA abuses, Syria, on and on it
goes. When Obama's agendas fails, Obama throws a childish temper tantrum
and blames congress? He tries to pass that off as leadership?
Gridlock? Obama has "a pen and a telephone". He does not need congress,
as he has so often demonstrated. What this is all really about is Obama's
approval numbers are plummeting and rather than admit that his policies have
failed our country, he once again blames congress! Even his fellow Democrats up
for re-election in November are running away from him in droves! Obama is simply
trying to pass HIS failures off as Congress' failures, but honest people
are not buying it anymore! Who Obama is REALLY mad at is the SCOTUS! Drat the
SCOTUS anyway, drat it for reigning Obama's lawlessness! But he can rail
against the court so its "congress' fault..lol.
Oh Boy that List. Let's go through a couple.#1 Passed or
socialized health care reform? Either way he lied about keeping our plan,
doctor, etc while making it more expensive for most of us. #4 should
say "prematurely ended any success in Iraq" pulling out too fast for
political reasons and now the region is chaos. #6 Bin Laden's
whereabouts obtained from captured terrorists at Guantanamo Bay. Obama vowed and
failed to shut Guantanamo down, lucky him. One of the Seal members openly
despises Obama for taking credit for Bin Laden's capture. Why? Because he
did NOTHING.#13 I'm going to try not to laugh, because the rest
of the world is laughing while guys like Putin make a fool out of Obama. On a
more serious note, negotiating with terrorists doesn't help image
abroad.#41 Really? Oh yeah Benghazi, IRS targeting conservatives,
phone tapping, Fast and Furious, he probably just found out from the news... No
scandals here. A few more Obama successes. Doubled Americans on food
stamps. Increased part time jobs while decreasing full time jobs. Doubled
National debt. Didn't reform immigration, just opened borders to children
now alone and homeless. WELL DONE.
@Tyler RayUnder Obamacare if you get cancer you will not lose everything
you have ever worked for. Don't think it will never happen to you. I had
cancer before Obamacare and I lived a very healthy life style. At the time of my
cancer surgeries I have very good health insurance. By the time I was cancer
free I had spent my retirement, my investment properties and fought to keep my
home. You will never know this kind of financial devastation because Obamacare
will protect you and the insurance companies will have to do what they are
designed to do, PAY! Once a cancer survivor I could not buy private health
insurance. Prior to my new employment my wife and I was paying less then $500 a
month for coverage.Complain and hate Obama all you want but YOU have
no idea how lucky you are!
Obama needs to stop campaigning and start leading and telling the truth.
LOU, I cringe at that list. Most of the things are there are not good, and the
rest are misleading or false.
Pace once again leaves out the entire quote our President made regarding no
Texas border visit..."I'm not interested in photo-ops. I'm
interested in solving the problem". Wow! What a tremendous difference it
makes when one hears the entire statement. Journalistic integrity anyone?