President Obama Part Deux

President Obama Part Deux…

There are times lately when I wish - if only to prove a point - that President Obama would get a second term as Commander-In-Chief, because I am certain that his cult-like following would still find a way to excuse the utter failure of his economic policies. Take a panoramic look at what is happening in our country, and, yet, President Obama still has the support that he does. The political disconnect is that there are visible templates to see where we are heading with President Obama’s economic policies; one only has to look at Greece, Italy, Spain or the state of California to know where we are heading economically. Now, the Germans, the healthiest of the European countries, have mostly embraced Republican-like fiscal policies, yet our President is still pushing here the economic policies that have us hurting - no wonder that President Obama has given his support to those who are marching down at Wall Street and elsewhere, which might result in the chaos we are witnessing in Italy, Greece, and to a lesser extent, here.

Permit me to digress a little, but this vein of thinking is consonant to the theme of the blog. When Congress-woman Giffords was shot in Arizona, the pundits in the media were salivating… wishing that the perpetrator had Republican ties… some even jumped the gun and went right away to blame the Right Wing. Are these same media pundits now placing the onus on President Obama, in light of his expressed support for the occupiers protesting, for the sporadic violence we have seen in Oakland, California or the rapes of young women taking place down at Wall Street? It is a given objectively that we cannot and should not blame the collective for the deeds of a few, but I wished that those sentiments were employed for those in the Tea Party, who incidentally, did not engage in the behaviors that are being displayed by some in the so called “Occupy Movement.”

What is it that the Germans have done economically to foster economic health: they cut back on entitlements, reduced taxes to enable businesses to hire, and now the Germans have all of Europe looking at them as their economic savior – who among us could have imagine this scenario? It is only a matter of time before California and other states that are economic-fiscal-basket-cases, like Greece and Spain, will need to be bailed out by the Federal government. Can you imagine these ‘sick states’ going to Washington for fiscal help… it is akin to those who are sick with typhoid (states) mating with Typhoid Mary (the Feds under President Obama).

Look at the Greek people today… burning down their country because they do not want the austerity measures, which were conditional for the receipt of German succor - does this sounds familiar to anything we have going here in America? President Obama has doubled down with his economic policies, while still using President Bush as the boogie-man. Mark my prose that if President Obama were to be elected to a second term and we are still treading water economically, President Obama supporters with straight faces will still be blaming President Bush – by then those same Obama supporters might be petitioning to change our Constitution to enable a third term… so that President Obama, the secular messiah, could do what was supposed to be done economically in the first three years of his administration.

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feenix 5 years ago

Hello, Verily Prime,

First, I am very pleased to have made your acquaintance.

Second, this is a useful, awesome and interesting post. You hit all of the nails squarely on their heads and told the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

I really do like your style.


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Verily Prime 5 years ago from New York Author

Ok Feenix - thanks for the support.. and I am just trying to write the truth.


AKA Winston 5 years ago

I am apolitical, but it is trying to see the same misinformation spread so consistently with such mindless attempts at verification.

Have you really looked at the history of Republican spending?


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Verily Prime 5 years ago from New York Author

Tell me what misinformation? Which President has spent more mammon than all the Presidents before him? If you had read my profile, you would have known that my only loyalty is to my Traditional Christian faith...


AKA Winston 5 years ago

Verily Prime,

I understand when you have a narrative that coincides with your belief system that it really sucks to be bothered with data, so hold onto your socks. This data is through 2008.

(Since 1938 the Democrats have held the White house for 35 years, the Republicans for 36. Over that time the national debt has increased at an average annual rate of 8.5%. In years Democrats were in the White House there was an average increase of 8.3%. In years the Republicans ran the White House the debt increased an average 9.2% per year. Those averages aren’t that far apart, but they do show a bias toward more borrowing by Republicans than Democrats even including World War II.

If you look at the 60+ year record of debt since the end of WWII, starting with Truman’s term, the difference between the two parties’ contributions to our national debt level change considerably. Since 1946, Democratic presidents increased the national debt an average of only 3.2% per year. The Republican presidents stay at an average increase of 9.2% per year. Republican Presidents out borrowed and spent Democratic presidents by a three to one ratio. Putting that in very real terms; for every dollar a Democratic president has raised the national debt in the past 63 years Republican presidents have raised the debt by $2.84[5].

Prior to the Neo-Conservative takeover of the Republican Party there was not much difference between the two parties’ debt philosophy. They both worked together to minimize it. However the debt has been on a steady incline ever since the Reagan presidency. The only exception to the steep increase over the last 30 years was during the Clinton presidency, when he brought spending under control and the debt growth down to almost zero.)

The killer has been the growth in spending on wars and warring capability - the unwarranted influence of the Military Industrial Complex that Republican Eisenhower warned us about.


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Verily Prime 5 years ago from New York Author

This is where I am different because if you are right, you are right, but if the spending is borne nostly out of our defending our ideals -so be it. The Millitary Industrial Complex is in full bloom under President Obama's prosecution of terrorism, incidentally virtually keeping every aspect of tthe Bush/Cheney war footing policy. you keep intimitating that I am a Republican - know this I support anyone who is adamantly against the killing of babies. Case in point, Bloomberg and Rudy are 'Pro-Choice' and both parrot the Republican fiscal way of doing things, yet I could never vote for those men because of their 'Pro-Choice' position on abortion!


AKA Winston 5 years ago

Verily Prime,

I give President Obama no slack on his militarism or human rights violations. The problem is not one of "Rebulican/Democrat" - the problem is simpler, haves and have nots. The U.S. is an oligarchy.


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feenix 5 years ago

AKA Winston,

You said, "I am apolitical, but it is trying to see the same misinformation spread so consistently with such mindless attempts at verification."

You're apolitical? Wow, if you were political, you would be a real handful.

In other words, your comments clearly demonstrate that you are quite political and quite far to the left.

And why didn't you mention that for the past 100 years or so, Democrats have held the majorities in Congress most of the time?


AKA Winston 5 years ago

(you are quite political and quite far to the left.)

Amazing - anyone who doesn't buy the narrative hook, line, and smelly bait is a liberal.


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Verily Prime 5 years ago from New York Author

Thanks for the Assist Feenix - well said about the Dems having the country's purse for so long....


AKA Winston 5 years ago

Accurate data works better than unwarranted claims. Here are the details about the last 100 years of Congress, beginning with the 61st Congress.

Senate Majority: Democrats 31 times, Republicans 19 times (some Senates were split 50/50)

House Majority: Democrats 34 times, Republicans 17 times

Hardly the massive influx of Democratic Congresses that the right wing narrative would have us believe. Also, the roles of the parties have changed over time so the name of the party in control in the more distant past is not as significant as more recent times.


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Verily Prime 5 years ago from New York Author

Didn't President Reagan had to ramp up our Military spending, which eventually brought down the Soviet Union... so Clinton gets all the props but not Reagan because, apparently, you wilfully do not take into consideration the expenses borne out of fighting the Cold War or the important variables in play during the younger Bush Presidency - namely, the two wars prosecuted in Iraq and Afghanistan.


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feenix 5 years ago

AKA Wilson,

You are a liberal. And why is that those of you who are liberal always deny that is what you are?

And I must say that I despise the Democrat Party and the reason why is I am black -- and over the years, that party has inflicted more damage on blacks than the whites who enslaved their forebears ever did.

The foregoing is true because ever since the 1960's, the Democrats have been carrying out a vast campaign to brainwash blacks to regard themselves as inferior and to be hopelessly dependent on government handouts and the goodwill of whites. And that party's agenda has served to encourage a huge number of black males and females to abandon their children, have babies out of wedlock and become career criminals.

And worst of all, the Democrat Party has caused millions of blacks to be murdered before they were even born.


AKA Winston 5 years ago

Feenix,

Once you say "I despise the Democratic Party", anything else you say must be an example and is simply biased narrative unworthy of comment.


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feenix 5 years ago

AKA Winston,

If someone like you ever thought that what I write is "worthy of comment," I would change my style immediately. I do not want you and your comrades to "like" me.

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