currently running it? Why? Why not?
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Truth be told bad things happen under both parties. Before Obama got into office we had the Great Recession! Record foreclosures, 10% unemployment, Stock Market crash, $4 per gallon gas, (two) trillion dollar wars going with no end in sight.
Yep, more results of liberal policies
You can argue that both parties had a hand in the mess where in and it's true to a certain extent but it's hard to to deny that Obama and Co. Have been anything less than bad for the country.
The Dow is up over 35%. Economy continues to grow 4.6% 2nd quarter and 5% 3rd quarter 2014. Unemployment at 5.8%. National average for gas is $2.04. Bin Laden is gone and troops are being drawn down. Sounds pretty successful to me.
Obama added 7 trillion to the national debt, his policies have caused 11,472,000 workers to leave the workforce, and Americans on food stamps and welfare has hit record highs.
Bin Laden is gone? Yeah, a lot of good that has done - he used that as an excuse to pull out and allow Isis to take over, yemen (obama's show case of success against terrorism)has fallen to rebels now & he won't even meet with Netanyahoo
We had a conservative administration for 8 years before that, and we were attacked on 9/11, we were taken into a phony war that cost over 4000 dead and over a $trillion that was borrowed from China, and we saw our economy collapse.
Umm that was 9/11 of 2001. Bush became president that January. Do u really think terrorists began planning 9/11 9 months before? Nope. It happened because Clinton weakened our defenses. That is just common sense
A phoney war the democrats almost unanimously approved of then tried to force us to lose it by opposing the surge which worked until Obama pulled us out against all his general's advice and now Iraq, which was won is all but lost. Blame Bush?
TSAD--A lot of people, not just me, benefit from Obamacare. For one I am tired of label bashing. Conservatives and liberals had both promoted success and both had seen failures. I could not get insurance before Obamacare--what were my options.
The two party system on a whole has been a unifying force. Greater disunity and divisions can be seen in nations where a dozen or more parties exists with no one party getting anywhere near a majority. ie Italy
The two party system has bottle-necked our country. All of our legislation either follows the conservative republican ideology, or the liberal democrat ideology. If your working idea isn't part of one, it will never see the light of bill.
Could it be that the bottleneck has other causes? Think of the divisions over the slavery debate in the 1900's. There was alot of gridlock there also, but i don't feel a compromise was justified.
"Long ago I realized both parties are different sides of the same coin. You have to look out for yourself!". That's a very cynical view. And no you don't.
I will not disagree with you, but will add that conservative vs. liberal is sometimes an issue of geography, such as slavery in the south, and big business in northeast. To day the south accepts offshore drilling--other areas do not,
There are conservatives all over the country, but the MOST conservative region of the country is the South. It's steeped in tradition and the idea of aristocracy. The concept of Lords and serfs was worth preserving. Racial Subordination, a must.
That was when both parties had BOTH liberals and conservatives among them. That's not the case today. You might find a conservative Democrat someplace, but you'll never find a liberal Republican today.
So am I,we need to get to the principles which established America. We need to progress beyond bipartisanship & ideologies & get to the main issues of socioeconomic & educational improvement. We also need politicians who SERVE THE PEOPLE.
Aren't greed and selfishness everywhere? And aren't politicians usually a reflection of who they represent? Isn't the money in politic's just a symptom of a government whose intruded into the private sector?
My guess is both conservatives and liberals believe they're upholding the "intent" of the founding fathers. Freedom of speech/press, freedom of religion, the right to assemble and so forth. They just disagree on the extent of those freedoms.
I'm sure that's the case but the Devils in the details.
Read Lois Lerner IRS emails&you see a liberal self-righteously determined to silence opponents. Freedom of speech doesn't mean limiting political speech which the liberals (Udall) in congress legislate to do. Freedom is not freedom if limited.
No doubt Tsad, there's little these people would do that would surprise me.
A part of me doesn't even want to know but these things need to see the light of day
Convince me that the founding fathers were conservatives. Conservatives judges have made decisions less than popular, just like liberals. And if Reagan and Coolidge are your best examples of conservatives, it must mean people rather have a liberal.
Good answer, the people should run it! There's real wisdom in that my friend. But Obamacare will ruin the country and put America in government hands, just what you wanted to avoid.
Larry,good for you aca worked for you,screw the rest of the nation who are paying so you can have it.Consider there are better solutions good for you& everyone else all overlooked. http://www.newsmax.com/PrintTemplate.aspx/?nodeid=...
I like to know the better solutions. Before ACA I could not buy insurance. Today, I have a policy, with a subsidy.My share of the premium is $800, about what by share was on my former group policy.. Coverage not as good, but it is still very good.
Well Larry, on behalf of all American taxpayers I'll take that as a thank you for their taxes making your coverage possible.
It is appalling how many of the naysayers...most likely many who claim to be part of the neoconservative right wing Christian movement...do not want Americans to have affordable medical coverage. Hypocrisy is rampant with this group of zealots.
Yeah,they should be strung up by their feet&whip lashed, who cares about the facts punish them for disagreeing.The facts are Obamacare is a ruse,not the best solution,lies from the start7to cover all that up you attack the messengers of the truth
Obamacare is not ruining the country. Low oil prices are a bigger problem. Government loses taxes and royalties. Hoover, Eisenhower, Johnson, Nixon, Carter, George W. Bush, Clinton and Obama have all been accused for ruining the US. We are still here
No. Obamacare will not ruin the country. Furthermore, it's a bit difficult to suggest that when the writer has already described how it saved him. He's now covered. You would take that away from him. Just exactly how is that good for him?
Astute observation, we have 3 separate and equal branches of government so it has never been run solely by liberals or solely by conservatives.Less diverse are state gov'ts where conservative policies fair much better than liberal policies.