Skip to comments.This Time Obama Really Should Blame His Predecessor
Posted on 11/07/2012 8:01:20 AM PST by CaroleL
President Barack Obama won a second term last night and must now begin the hard work of cleaning up the mess left by the man who held the office for the last four years.
In his first term, Mr. Obama presided over an unprecedented expansion of the federal government. He and his Congressional accomplices increased our national debt by $5.4 trillion and burdened the country with trillion dollar deficits ever year. President Obama 2.0 will begin his term trying to fight off sequestration; the deep spending cuts and crippling tax increases due in January because he kicked the problem of unsustainable debt down the road until after the election.
Yesterday's exit polls showed that voters overwhelmingly chose the economy as their number one issue and yet, they re-elected a president whose economic policies have left us with not only massive debt but a national unemployment rate hovering near 8% and unsustainable entitlement programs that, without reform, will not be there for those Americans who desperately need them.
But at the same time they were re-electing that big-government, over taxing and over spending president; voters chose to keep the national purse strings and taxing power in the hands of a Republican House majority that was elected (and now re-elected) to lower government spending and not raise taxes. And they also made sure Democrats maintain a small but powerful Senate majority virtually insuring that no significant cost cutting, economy stimulating bills will make it from the House to the President's desk.
Some say this vote for a continued split government after months of complaining about gridlock means that the electorate is demanding compromise from its elected officials. In reality, they are demanding a federal government that provides for their every want and need but gets someone else to pay for it.
Of course there are not enough someone else's to fund our current spending and service the debt which increases by billions every day so no compromise can provide what the electorate is demanding. Only the ability to defy the laws of both economics and physics might.
Good luck on your second term, Mr. President. You sure have inherited a mess.
Hah! Thought of this myself this morning first thing. He has sure inherited a mess. Well, it couldn’t happen to a more deserving person.
In before Obama complains about the mess he inherited!
There is an old rule that applies to people who go camping -don’t pile up crap where you live. Take it off into the woods and bury it.
The crap is piling up around the White Hut, and it shall only get worse.
BLS isn’t going to be able to massage the horrible unemployment numbers much longer. Won’t be long before many voters see they were truly snookered by the “slowly but surely heading in the right direction” bullshit.
Obama will get the FDR treatment. History has been written to blame Hoover and his policies for the Great Depression. Even though FDR was president from 1933-1945, and essentially improved nothing, and Hoover held the presidency for only four years, Hoover still carries the blame in the popular mindset and memory.
Bush will continue to get Hoovered regardless of how blatantly Obama screws the O-conomy. Dems are never to be held accountable.
Maybe it is time to recognize that there is no pulling the US back and that the electorate has become a majority of takers or looters to use a word from Ayn Rand. Perhaps the US needs to go over the fiscal cliff by not raising the debt ceiling and letting the Bush tax cuts expire along with the accompanying sequester. Stop the engine of the world and see what is left later.
How many terms would Obama win without the 22 amendment being in place? I say he’d beat FDR’s four. Possibly as many as six. For that matter, if the chorus for repeal starts getting serious, we’re REALLY in trouble.
I may be somewhat cynical this morning, but I honestly don't see anything at this point that would stop O and the dems from simply ignoring the 22nd Amendment. We crossed the border into Venezuelan territory last night, and will only go deeper in the next four years...
Paraphrasing Ayn Rand is just like quoting her, and as we know Ayn Rand and all she stands for is double-plus-ungood. We'll be letting the proper authorities know about your thoughtcrime...
Obama has been modeling himself after FDR since Day One.
Just like FDR, Obama doesn't WANT the economy to improve.
The longer he can drag out the slow economy, the more he can get Gov't to grow. And it's no accident that Russia, China, Venezuala, etc. are growing by leaps and bounds as their friend Obama makes sure that America slows.
“...Sen. Harry Reid, have introduced legislation to repeal the Twenty-second Amendment, but each resolution died before making it out of its respective committee.”
Yesterday I got an email forwarded by my cousin of a list of 25 reasons to vote for Obama. These were one or two line quotes by various people. Oh, they were so vapid. The really “insightful” one was by Bill Clinton and here it is:
(Yeah, that is it...just the word Arithmetic, which makes me ask, why not Geometry?)
Atlas Shrugged had a happy ending, 1984 not so much...
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