April 11, 2009
-- by Dave Johnson
This is the weekly address from the President of the United States.
It can't hurt to send this to friends and family, and ask them to forward it around. People should know about these addresses, and see them.
Watching this my thought is, as the President talks about overcoming the divisions and getting past race and other divisions, why are the Republicans doing everything they can to undercut the credibility and legitimacy of the leader of the United States?
Go visit Drudge Report or FOX or any other conservative outlet and there is nothing but hate and fear and smears. The criticism isn't based on valid criticism, just on hate. They talk about "socialism" because even though most of us received a tax cut there will be a small tax increase - only on the wealthy. They are very close to advocating violence with their vehement attacks. What are we going to do about this?
Posted by Dave Johnson at April 11, 2009 2:36 PM
why are the Republicans doing everything they can to undercut the credibility and legitimacy of the leader of the United States?
I don't know. Why did your side do everything they could to undercut Bush?
At least my side is civil. No clashing with police or breaking store windows.
Your side is the torches and pitchfork mob.
They are very close to advocating violence with their vehement attacks. What are we going to do about this?
If during the Bush years someone on my side had sad a similar thing about your side's protests you would have screamed "Fascist!!!" and "Dissent is patriotic!!!!" What are we to say about your side's primal fear and hatred over dissent?
Bush had full support after 9/11 and squandered it.
Here is the difference: Bush DID the things he was accused of. The protesting of Bush was in REACTION ot the corruption, the lawbreaking, the authoritarianism.
Actually, the primary reason for the tea parties is Obama's huge deficits. Bush's biggest deficit was in 400 billion '08 and that was for the badly thought out bailouts. Obama's first year in office and he will deficit spend to the tune of 1.8 trillion with deficits projected by the White house to be over one trillion dollars a year for the next decade.
People see this and recognize that it is a recipe for a national disaster. If you went to the tea parties you'd see that there are many Democrats there also angry at Obama (somewhere around 30% of the protestors are Democrats). Heck even a lot of people who voted for the guy are angry at his spending. And we want questions answered and a President who realizes that massive government spending does not lead to prosperity. If it did then Zimbabwe would be the leader of the world.
I mean, does what this graphic is showing make you happy?
The buzzword control tactics used by corporate media to control our minds and lives pisses me off. I was listening to a podcast of The Joan Kenley Show called The Media: What’s True, What’s Not just now that addressed the ways the flailing, frightened right-wing newsmedia are creating false realities that actually do convince a number of Americans (including some of us). I guess throwing the word “socialism” around as if there is no difference between a communist country and one that favors social programs is their best attempt at re-training our political definitions in their favor. To me, it's just ridiculous.
"Bush's biggest deficit was in 400 billion '08"
Actually Bush's biggest deficit is the $957 billion of this fiscal year just wrapping up. The first $700 billion of bailout, for example, was Bush's.
Obama has only been in office ten weeks, and they haven't even passed a budget yet.
That chart you references, the BIG line, 2009, is also Bush's, not Obama's.
It is the cost of Bush you are upset about. The unemployment we have to pay out, the bailouts, etc.
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