Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
Interesting thoughts, Ron. What I see, Mike, are people who just plain don't like something. No doubt about that, Ron. We don't...and we feel we have justifications for it, like a quadrupling of the national debt, a government takeover of private companies, a stimulus package that wasn't, an attempt to raise taxes for everyone under the guise of cap and trade, and a government takeover of the health system.
Wouldn't it be simpler to admit you aren't prepared to like anything he does? I don't know, Ron. Up to this point he has not done anything I like or I think is beneficial to the country. He is what he is, a man with no experience trying to wing it with little regard for what consequences his actions will have on the American people.
The irony, of course, is that had John McCain been elected in 2008, he almost certainly would have been forced to address the health care issue, too. No doubt he would, as anyone elected to the presidency would have to address. I doubt, though, he would do it in the same way, destroying private health care while claiming he is not out to destroy private health care. I doubt he would have quadrupled the debt, also. Would he have been a good president? Beats me....I was never a strong McCain supporter. I do think, however, he would have caused less damage, which is normally the best we can hope for from a president. since you insist on the necessity of someone else to pay your bills. I have no idea where that comes from.
Same game, different sides. And in the end, no one ever wins.
True enough....and the same people who jumped all over Bush for eight years, who brought ridiculous things into the Alley, who spared no opportunity to bad-mouth him are now the same people who are saying "So what?" or "No big deal" when things come up against Obama. Interesting how that works, no? They screamed about the money spent in Iraq and have nothing to say about the trillions Obama has gone through. I can guarantee you one thing. If t his were a republican president, you would see one amazing transformation here. His spending spree would be raked over the coals, the tears would come out for how we are putting our future generations in insurmountable debt, cynicism over how he pushed through an incredibly expensive stimulus bill, how he has only used 10% of it in 6 months, how his promise of shovel-ready jobs was a lie and how the unemployment rate has climbed ever since. They could complain about the army of czars he has created who report only to him and not congress, who all make between 130,000.00 - 170,000.00 and have staffs, also. There is a wealth of items they could, and would, bring up, instead of saying, "No big deal".
No, of course, no one ever wins. This is the Alley, not congress. We display our views, vent our frustrations, applaud our selections and the world goes on. Since no one ever wins, why have the Alley, if it's purpose is to come up with wins? That's not why you created it, I'm sure.