Post by wheeles on Oct 10, 2012 10:56:11 GMT -5
Oct 10, 2012 9:38:44 GMT -5 @wolverine said:
"There you go again ...", to quote a famous hollywood elite hero of the right. The truth is, the right wing tries to claim that it is unfair to blame Bush for the recession, then speak of Democrats leaving a mess behind ... with no sense of irony. It's enough to make me giggle, then puke.
Anyway, should the Republicans lie their way into the Presidency again, I hope that the Democrats will abide by the immortal (or is is immoral?) sentiments of Mitch McConnell, that "the single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama [substitute Romney] to be a one-term president." I, and my fellow Democrats, will fight him viciously at every turn, in an entirely fair and balanced tit-for-tat.
My example of the Left overspending comes from the UK (as that is where I am from). In the UK the right wing is far more about free market enterprise and people taking responsibility for their own lives — something far too many people find hard to do.
I made no mention of Bush. His administration was just as free spending as any Democrat one.
I am not a Republican. If anything I am a libertarian. The Tea Party, which started out as a grass roots movement to cut big government has been infiltrated by a bunch of neocons, so I hold up little hope for that.
Clearly the neocons saw the rise of libertarianism as a threat to their imperialistic, interventionist ways and have attempted to don libertarian clothing. However, the two are completely incompatible. Libertarianism is about getting the State out of people's business.
It's easy to see the neocons for what they are as they bring along all the neocon baggage and continue to tell people what they should believe. No doubt they thought calling themselves part of the Tea Party would make them relevant and allow them to cut welfare (but not warfare). However, as soon as they start spouting on about God or abortion, they betray themselves, as no true libertarian would seek to impose those views on another. The Church and State must be separate. An individual's personal beliefs are not the business of the Government.
As for Obama, he has done nothing to address the mess left by Bush in his 4 years. He's just added to it. So even more reason to get your puke bag out.
In the same way that it's not OK for Romney to lie his way to the Presidency, it's not OK for Obama to lie his way to another term either.
I'm sticking up for neither Romney nor Obama, as neither are going to turn the US economy around. As I said in my initial post, both welfare and warfare need to be cut and the conditions put in place to create jobs. I can't see either of these two doing that.