Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Could be a check mate, but the game was already over

This weekend President Obama unveiled his newest FDResque ideas to stimulate the economy. There are the investment in infrastructure and small business tax cuts ideas. Both will most likely never pass this year due to campaigning for the fall. The White House has made clear that Obama will not compromise on extending the Bush tax cuts to the wealthy. Will these ideas call out the Republicans for their obstructionism? The Republicans are stomping the Democrats in the polls because they are fighting like wet cats by hammering the idea that the Democrats have lost touch. Odd, how just a couple years ago the Democrats used this mantra. The big argument you hear the Republicans use is cuts vs. spending. Although they'll have a field day bashing the infrastructure investment, what can they do with the tax cut ideas? If they refuse to compromise on extending the Bush tax cuts to the middle class, they will be called out for looking out for the wealthy.If they refuse to pass the small business tax cuts, it will prove the Democratic assertion that they are the party of 'no'. Obama may have check mated them, but it's too LATE! The game was already over. Why wasn't this done long ago?

The Republicans have spent all year turning the tide, why didn't Democratic leaders lay the smack down and call them out for not passing anything worthwhile? Why aren't they speaking to every news outlet and calling out the some of the lies and setting the record straight? It's ridiculous! The answer is Democrats are notorious cowards. They only rally to elect Presidents, not Congress. What good does it do to get a Democratic President in office if the Republicans have control of Congress? Why do Americans consistently CAUSE this to happen? The Republicans taking over the House and Senate is nothing new. Every time a new party wins the presidency, two years later, just about the time the President is getting the hang of his new digs, the American people vote in his opponents. Why? It's like we have a sick obsession with banging our heads into a brick wall and then whine and complain that its all the politicians fault for our problems.

Is it, is it really? No, it's our cultural problem with patience. We want things to change instantly and when the elected don't deliver, out they go. We fail to see beyond our own noses. Why are so many Americans placing all the blame on the Democrats for this mess? Both parties voted for the stimulus after all. Republicans that did oppose it are handing out big, fake checks in their states and attempting to take credit for the money their state got for a  project, when in fact it was part of the stimulus dollars they opposed and tout their opposition!! Do Americans turn a blind eye to this kind of posturing and bullshit or are we just completely ignorant to using common sense or researching some of the claims both side of the fence make? Why aren't opposing Democrats using those photo ops to hammer away the fact that these people are full of crap? Tonight I was called to take part in a political survey. One of the questions was if I approved or disapproved of Obama's job performance. Tough call. I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt and am smart enough to realize it could take years to get out of this economic mess. The Great Depression lasted for 6 long years. I also believe he has accomplished quite a lot in the past 18 months for having so many issues to deal with and working with a legislative body that was more interested in proving Obama couldn't pass anything than to actually work for the benefit of the American people. I believe he's doing okay considering, but I am very unhappy with his leadership.

He is not the inspiring man of the campaign.I actually did not like Obama until I was forced to pick between him or Palin. McCain of yesteryear wasn't too bad in my eyes, but Palin pretty much ended that. So I was left with Obama who beat out my choice, Clinton. He has lost his spark and his willingness to fight back. He has lost his ability to rally his wimpy Senators and Representatives. He and his party have come undone, which truly is sad to me. People have forgotten the entire cause of the economic crisis and are completely willing to go back to failed ideology. This election year will be a very sad day indeed. It will prove that, no we can't change.

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