Skip to comments.Romney can get the job done
Posted on 10/28/2012 5:33:36 AM PDT by SmithL
Barack Obama is charismatic and inspiring, but he won office too early in his career and he is a victim of his own success. Sweeping into office with majorities in the Senate and House, Obama quickly passed a Democrats-only stimulus package that didn't deliver as promised. Then he signed a health care package that increased the burden of health care on private employers and failed to attract a single GOP vote.
Obama's Affordable Care Act helped unseat moderate and other Democrats who had voted for the package, handing the House to Republicans. Suddenly Obama had to work across the aisle. He reached out to House Speaker John Boehner in an effort to negotiate a "grand bargain," but his insistence on raising taxes on families earning $250,000 or more sabotaged the effort. Obama could have pushed for tax reform as a means to raise revenue. Instead, he clung to a gimmick that would do next to nothing to dent the $16 trillion national debt - it would fund government for about a week - and was doomed to fail in the House. It's not even clear that Democrats, excluded from his talks, would have supported the Obama tax hike.
As long as Obama insists on this particular tax hike, there can be no deal to stop the country from going over the "fiscal cliff" - a tax increase on 90 percent of households, along with mandated spending cuts - on Jan. 1. The president won't change course, even though the threat of the "fiscal cliff" scares employers who otherwise might hire new workers.
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2012 looks to be a complete reversal of 2008. At that time, Republicans held their nose and voted McCain - if they bothered to vote at all. It would seem that many (not all - of course) Dems may find themselves in this position this time around. They may not like Obama but they will hold their nose and vote for him or stay home (which is our hope). Unbelievably, there are many Dems who actually still find Obama to be “The One” and will vote enthusiastically but, in the meantime, they have lost many of the moderates of the party - which could be just enough to shift this election.
He an get the job done, and he is the only real leader seeking the office of the Presidency.
More like a major correction
Looks like the Liberals are getty loony with the thought of Mitt Romney getting so close to winning November 6th. Here's what former Labor Secretary under Bill Clinton, Robert Reich, tweeted Saturday afternoon at 4:24 PM:
Undaunted, Obama told the Des Moines Register on Tuesday that going over the fiscal cliff "will probably be messy," but it is essential to position Washington so he can get a "grand bargain." Obama wants to take the U.S. economy over the cliff so that he can save it later.
this article was actually published in a gay bay rag?
Barack Obama is charismatic and inspiring, but he won office too early in his career and he is a victim of his own success.”
...kinda hard to read past this point.
Robbert Reich is a typical leftist moron! He’s the idiot who decided that a tire factory in Ohio was not up to snuff on every safety procedure so he “protected” the workers by shutting it down. He was stunned by the outcry from people suddenly thrown out of work by his “caring” for them and quickly reversed the shutdown order.
Robert Reich, Obamas Hand Picked Racist: Jobs Must Not Go To “White Male” Construction
At that time, Republicans held their nose and voted McCain - if they bothered to vote at all.This time, a lot of us are going to hold our noses and vote for Romney.