The idea that voters care and even understand fiscal policy is laughable.
So, fiscally responsible Dems, care to enlighten me as to what areas, aside from Defense, where you'd like to make cuts? Oh, no, merely claiming you'll spend the money "smarter" doesn't count.
Go ahead. Let's hear what you Dems wanna trim.Comment Posted By Whatever On 6.10.2008 @ 15:14
Yeah, the stock market is still hovering around all-time highs. Unemployment is at historically low levels. Home ownership is still at very high levels and guess what? Many of those who own homes will find that in the past 10 years, their homes values have doubled, if not tripled.
Scary, scary, scary stuff.
We've become a nation of whiners. Pure and simple. I see people driving better cars, watching better TVs, having more leisure time to pursue happiness. Yet, we're all miserable?
I don't think so.
>>December 31, 2007
Most Americans “Very Satisfied” With Their Personal Lives
Slim majority also say they are “very happy” at this time....
More than 8 in 10 Americans say they are satisfied with their personal lives at this time, including a solid majority who say they are "very satisfied.">>
It's not that people don't like or disagree with Bush, but it's the drippingly smug and dismissive way in which they do.
In addition to whiners, we've also become a nation of know-it-all petulant little girls. Waah! Bush made mistakes! Waah! Rumself this. Waah! Cheney that! Oh, brother, give me a break.
And, oh, yeah, I don't watch Fox News. (Though I am a little bit bitter, but it has more to do with personal failings rather than immigration issues.)Comment Posted By Whatever On 13.05.2008 @ 21:04
>>It’s the debacle of the Iraq invasion that is the colossal mistake that will harm this country for generations to come.<<
Yeah, having an Iraq that is friendly to the US and the West and an ally in fighting terrorism, that really strikes fear in me.
Anyway, take it up with Clinton and the 98 Congress. They're the ones who declared regime charge the official US position toward Iraq. 73 senators and an overwhelming majority of Americans supported the '03 invasion, too.
In short, if you're gonna blame Bush, blame Clinton, blame Congress and blame the American people and the UN (2 resolutions) too. Oh, yeah, and blame Hussein, too. He could have come clean about his weapons programs, etc.
But because Iraq hasn't turned into New Hampshire in 5 years, all is lost?
Blank check: Hmmmmm. The only real duty of the fed govt is to protect citizens from foreign and domestic invaders. How about all the blank checks in fighting poverty, drugs, retirement woes, etc.? Concerned about that? I am.
Anyway, Barry, you seem like a decent person. We'll just have to agree to disagree. Take care....Comment Posted By Whatever On 2.05.2008 @ 11:48
Give me a break with the Mission Accomplished speech already. For crying out loud. The banner was for the USS Abe Lincoln, which was being retired that day. Did you actually read the text or listen to Bush's speech? Of course you didn't.
Furthermore, the banner had the effect of commemorating that one mission had already been accomplished--the dethroning of the Hussein regime.
I mean, seriously, no plastic turkey reference? Saddams kills Mandela?
"from the no-sacrifice war"
I love it. An anti-war guy complaining that the President didn't ask him to sacrifice something for a cause he doesn't believe in. Bush hasn't called on Americans to brush their teeth every day, either, but I still do. Fancy that.
Oh, wait, Bush did ask every American to sacrifice something. It's called patience over a long protracted war. But I guess you missed it, huh, Bar, since it was spoken in the Mission Accomplished speech.Comment Posted By Whatever On 2.05.2008 @ 03:50
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