Skip to comments.Obama better choice in critical election
Posted on 10/28/2012 5:51:19 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
As he prepares to face the voters' verdict, President Barack Obama can rightly take credit for leading an economic recovery from the most serious economic collapse since the Great Depression. The $831 billion stimulus bill approved soon after the president took office, the middle-class tax cuts, and the auto industry bailout contributed to that turn-around.
The president has made mistakes, certainly. The stimulus was arguably too small and rolled out too slow. President Obama should have used his political popularity at the time to push for more.
In a second-term the president, free from concerns about re-election and no longer facing a Republican Party intent on stopping his return to office, would be in a better position to make the politically difficult compromises necessary for genuine deficit reduction.
Given the option between a candidate who vacillates and pushes unrealistic policies and an incumbent who fulfilled his major commitments and has governed with a steady hand, the choice is clear. The Day endorses President Barack Obama for re-election.
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CT is a deep Blue State. A GOP presidential candidate hasn’t carried it since Bush I’s day in 1988.
And as you pass through Connecticut, don't stop even if it's for a drink of water .... especially if it's for a drink of water.
There is obviosly something wrong with the water they drink up there.
This paper is either delusional or this is first rate satire.
One commenter stated that the News and Observer in Raleigh is a consevative newspaper.....far from that! I gave up my subscription when my parrot died as I had no further use of that liberal rag.......
Why no barf alert?
It’s like they took every monstrous decision the moron made and called it a victory. The stimulus bankrupted us and produced nothing but more pontifex government spending. The “bailout” of GM gave the company to the UAW and screwed the bondholders and the so-called tax cuts are exactly what he’s still running against.
One quibble, I believe “The Day” is a fishwrapper from New London CT, not New Haven. The New Haven paper is The Register
Truly Obama is the better choice! For corruption, despair, fraud, actively working with people who support the destruction of the US, destroying our currency, dividing Americans, distributing wealth not just in the us but throughout the world, enslaving people to a tyrannical health care system, non-stop environmental regulation that destroys agricultural and business production.
Did I miss any?
With a leader like this, why would we ever have to worry about our country?
Shoud have robbed more from Peter and paid it out to Paul faster. Right. This is why Krugman has his column. To tell people that this is really economically proven. How about giving $10,000 to each and every person. Would that be big enough?
Shouldn’t this be posted closer to the vomitorium?
The reason this is a "critical election" in the 1st place is because this president has performed so miserably. Of course, the only shortcomings this liberal rag can find are because Obama's policies haven't gone far enough.
What rock are these idiots sleeping under?
The mental health of some people worry me
Wow, Sounds good to me..
Of course, with the House of Representatives almost assured of staying in the hands of Republicans, the President will be faced with much the same conditions that he faced in his first term..
The current conditions of the State Of Our Union, is arguably in a more dire situation than the President found upon entering his first term.. The real danger facing our Nation at the time, although ominous, was the danger of fiscal Banking meltdown, and already in position to contain the catastrophe with the passage of the TARP agreement, the Troubled Asset Relief Program, approval having been agreed upon by the Congress and the Bush administration was already in place..
It was what Obama and his stewardship did after taking office that should be the determining factor, disqualifying him from any future position of Presidential leadership..
I’m guessing they don’t practice these economic policies in their own individual homes.
Massive debt, and adding to it?
Buying stuff that fails before it’s out of the box(Solyndra, etc.)?
Romney’s 5 trillion tax cut isn’t paid for, and it is a bad thing, but Obama doesn’t pay for a stimulus, and piles a middle class tax cut on top of it and it is a good thing? Just using their definitions and “logic”.
Insanity runs deep in Connecticut.
When I read this tripe, I think of the scene in Bridge Over River Kwai, when the good doctor proclaims, “Madness, madness”. MSM is insane.
The CDC has an obligation to inform the public whether Krugmanitis is airborne, spread through casual contact, or an STD. We need to be rid of this insidious plague once and for all.