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So, what exactly has the GOP done in the past 4 years?

  1. Cody Hodge profile image85
    Cody Hodgeposted 4 years ago

    In case you haven't noticed, another election is almost here. That being said, many articles are being written outlining the various quotes, plans and rhetoric being spewed by both sides.

    My problem could be that I'm actually reading the comment section after most Yahoo articles. However, it seems like most of the comments are pretty predictable. Any article that touts job growth or mentions something good Obama does is immediately labeled as propaganda.

    You would think that anyone who believes in Obama is a socialist who simply wants more welfare money. Apparently it was Obama's fault that the credit rating was cut. Apparently it was Obama's fault that the economy hasn't recovered enough. It's not like he can force companies to hire or for those in Congress to exercise common sense in the face of a crisis.

    I completely agree with the conservative view that people should work for their money and not rely on the government. However, I don't see how the GOP is going to create jobs when all they seem to care about is stopping a man from marrying another man.

    To all those who are voting for Mitt Romney this year....How is he going to do a better job than Obama?

    1. Shadesbreath profile image89
      Shadesbreathposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      He's not. He's another puppet candidate handed to us by the plutocracy that runs the country. Our democracy is a sham, and we lose more and more freedoms every day as this group manages to take that group's freedom on this issue or that. I'll take your right to a wood burning fire, and you'll take my right to drive without a seatbelt. I'll make you wear a bicycle helmet and you'll prevent my gay friend from getting married. You'll make me join some insurance collective I don't want and can't afford, and I'll make you pay absurd and usurious taxes for your favorite vice. We'll all just keep pecking away at each other about our pet peeves, steal each other's liberty, and point fingers while the democracy that we once had evaporates. Our great grand children are going to wake up in a hegemonic global regime that will be so feudalistic it's hard to even fathom.

      But, keep fighting the good fight... whatever your favorite cause is. Not like we can stop it anyway. Might as well screw some a-hole over that doesn't want to microchip his pet or something. F---- that guy. Make him pay a fine or something.

      1. Cody Hodge profile image85
        Cody Hodgeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        This is why we need someone like Ron Paul in office

        1. Shadesbreath profile image89
          Shadesbreathposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Never happen, and even if he did get in, he couldn't do anything. The rest of them are all slaves to the interests that put them there and see to feeding them their illusions of power and enough money to live lives of luxury.

        2. Paul Wingert profile image80
          Paul Wingertposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          But Ron Paul's chances of getting elected to President is next to nothing.

          1. Cody Hodge profile image85
            Cody Hodgeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I don't know about that though. Yes, he didn't do well in many of the primaries. However, that was mostly because the GOP establishment doesn't like him. I suspect he would get more votes in the general election. Also, he has supposedly won a ton of delegates in Maine and Nevada recently as well as in Iowa. Apparently he won those delegates in county delegate elections. I'm not saying he has a realistic shot, but he could surprise people this year.

            1. Paul Wingert profile image80
              Paul Wingertposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Interesting.

      2. EmpressFelicity profile image83
        EmpressFelicityposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        You stole my rant lol

        Seriously, what you just said.

        I can't believe that so many people are so hung up on the false "left versus right" argument, and expend so much energy on arguing about single issues. BOTH parties want to screw you out of your freedoms, because they're simply two different heads on the same animal.

        I actually think that many of you secretly realise this, but you cling to the left versus right thing as a sort of security blanket, because it's too uncomfortable to acknowledge the truth. What, Obama is just as much of a warmonger as Bush ever was? He's chipping away at more of your freedom? Nah - can't be right!

        Here in Britain we have the same gradual loss of freedom occurring via the same mechanism. It's just that on the whole, there's widespread apathy rather than heated debate. But the net result is the same.

        1. Shadesbreath profile image89
          Shadesbreathposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Yup. And nobody is going to stop it because pretty much everyone in the West still has food on their plate, we all have these flashy-light boxes to stare into, be they iPhone, monitor, tablet or TV, and the pleasure receptors in our brains are firing like crazy. Most of us will probably die fat and happy, still bitching about everything while underlying structures of freedom return to what they were only a scant four hundred years ago.

          They'll go to far at some point, they always do (as Marx said), but we're not going to try to stop them so long as we aren't suffering too much. One lost freedom at a time you kind of get used to, kinda like cooking a frog to death, each degree that rises in the pan doesn't seem to register, and eventually he's dead. Throw him into a fire and he'll hop right out.

    2. TomBlalock profile image84
      TomBlalockposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Now, I'm by no means a fan of Obama. I feel that he has done little to promote growth, and that people excuse this by "look at the economy he inherited." FDR worked constantly on the economy, and his work didn't have to be excused, even when it didn't work as intended.

      With that said, i don't feel the current Republican mindset is condusive to creating jobs either. Quite the opposite, I feel they will drive our economy to collapse, especially with Mitt Romney spearheading the Republican party. I am a Republican Moderate, but at current, I'd rather see a democratic candidate in office, just not Obama.

      1. Cody Hodge profile image85
        Cody Hodgeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Unfortunately, there don't seem to be a lot of moderates from the Republican party. Or at least they tend to be bullied into taking fringe positions.

        1. TomBlalock profile image84
          TomBlalockposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah, I've noticed that. I guess I'm just too obstinate?

          1. Cody Hodge profile image85
            Cody Hodgeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Hopefully. Its time that the 70 percent of the country who want civilized debate stand up for that belief. It's time we start controlling the politicians instead of the other way around.

            1. Shadesbreath profile image89
              Shadesbreathposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              That requires people read. Not going to happen. YouTube is just too darn much fun.

  2. innersmiff profile image79
    innersmiffposted 4 years ago

    Ron Paul has officially won the required 5 states to be considered for nomination on the GOP ticket. BETCHA DIDN'T KNOW THAT.

    http://thereal2012delegatecount.com/

    I still don't think he's going to win the election but for the purpose of spreading the fundamentals of liberty I think it's important to support him. I am also dying to see him in a one-on-one debate with Barack Obama - it's going to be embarrassing for the President.

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    logic,commonsenseposted 4 years ago

    Let's see.....the Dems had a majority in the Senate and in the House when obama was elected.  So they controlled everything but the Supreme Court.  What did they do?  Pass a health care law that will be found to be unconstitutional.  What a waste of time and taxpayer money.  They did not solve any issues with the economy or anything else of note.
    The Republicans have had a majority in the House for less than 2 years.  How does anyone with a lick of brain think they could get anything past the Senate and/or the president?
    It's not that Romney will necessarily do anything better than obama, he'll just cause less pain.

    1. Cody Hodge profile image85
      Cody Hodgeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      OK, and the GOP made huge gains in 2010. What have they done since then? What has the Tea Party done to make the country a better place?

      This is what I love about people who say Obama has done nothing for the country. Republicans claim he has done nothing for the country, yet they cannot name one example of anything constructive the GOP has done. All they do is make excuses.

      1. innersmiff profile image79
        innersmiffposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Obama has done nothing, the GOP has done nothing, so how about we all decide to vote for Ron Paul, who is educated enough to understand exactly how and why Obama and the GOP have done nothing, or not at all?

        1. John Holden profile image59
          John Holdenposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          "we all" So when did you become American then?
          Or have they opened up their elections to everyone affected?

          1. innersmiff profile image79
            innersmiffposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            *vote for or support

            1. John Holden profile image59
              John Holdenposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              You said "vote for"!

              1. innersmiff profile image79
                innersmiffposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                And I just amended it, jeez!

  4. lovemychris profile image79
    lovemychrisposted 4 years ago

    What'd they do for 4 years?

    No No no no no no no no no no no....breathe....No no no no nono no no no ...breathe.....No no no no no no no no no

    Cut medical care
    Cut womens rights
    Cut programs for poor
    Cut programs for disabled
    Cut programs for elderly
    Cut jobs programs

    No no no no no no no no no no no no no no ...breathe.....No no no no no no no no no no no

    Filibuster judicial appointments so as to stall the whole system
    Leave accused languishing in jail
    Privitize jails for profit
    Cut taxes for uber rich
    Blame Obama for the past 40 years

    No no no no no no no no no no ....breathe.....No no no n no no no no no

    Vacation
    Vacation
    Vacation.....41 days worked since Jan.

    No no no no no no no no no no no ....breathe.....No no no no no no no no no no

    2013 yet??

 
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