Republican Accomplishments

United States
September 4, 2011 9:09am CST
What, truly, do you think the republicans would have accomplished these last few years, if their number one goal wasn't to make Obama a one-termer? Don't get me wrong, it does take a lot of work to create the perception that Obama was first, a Muslim usurper, evolving into both a socialist and a communist sporting the Hitler stash while entertaining ballers at his hop parties. Then they try to debunk Matt Damon and Warren Buffet for saying they should pay more in taxes, by, wow, also scheming to call them communists. And, I would say it is downright exhausting to convince an entire voting base to vote against their own interests, in some cases subtly appealing to their closeted racism, and in most cases, just banking on their constituents' stupidity or inserting the word "god" in one of their baseless speeches. And, to try to spin the downgrade as Obama's fault instead of the baggers was another great accomplishment. But, seriously, if not out there only to sabotage Obama, what would they have accomplished for our great country? What with a record amount of republicans voting in support of giving tax breaks to corporations shipping jobs overseas, what would their plan for job growth have been? How about for women's right? And environmental protection, etc. They have held the house since the mid-terms, so have at it. Come on, republicans, where are the jobs?
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@trruk1 (1031)
• United States
4 Sep 11
Republicans have finally heard the rumor that jobs are a problem, and they have started to talk about it. Their solution (which is their sole solution to everything) is cutting taxes for the wealthy and for corporations and eliminating regulations. Our so-called "liberal media" have mostly been giving these guys a free ride since the days of Ronald Reagan. The really puzzling and depressing aspect of the nonsense they have been preaching is the high level of support they get from citizens. Americans, many of them, anyway, seem to resemble George W. Bush: they are ignorant and lazy and proud of their ignorance and their laziness. Tax cuts for the very wealthy do not result in new jobs and they never have. We tried their way and it did not work. In fact, it was a miserable failure for all but the very rich. So we should try even more of it? We may well be headed for an economic debacle just like the Great Depression. They have the policies of Herbert Hoover, and we know how well those worked out.
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@tech2d (338)
• United States
4 Sep 11
Don't forget Ronald Regan and the "trickle down economics".For some reason, it didn't make it down here where I and most other people are.
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@tech2d (338)
• United States
4 Sep 11
Also let us not forget those "great republicans" like Sarah Palin, who makes up her own words and Michele Bachmann who does what? I personally, am tired of both parties. They both seem to be more concerned with their own agenda and have forgotten about those who put them in office. I for one, am tired of seeing anyone who runs for any kind of national political office be a millionaire. So they don't have a clue what the common man has to go thru. I would like to see a politician who represents the PEOPLE and not special interests, corporations (because of the massive campaign donations),lobbyist. And yes, I voted for Obama, but quite frankly I don't know if I will again. To me, he does not show backbone. He always breaks down when republicans push him. I truly don't know what is going to happen here and it concerns me greatly. Nothing like making poor, elderly and the vanishing middle class pay for all the problems of the country while the rich sit back and reap AND not pay taxes or get tax breaks.
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
6 Sep 11
As to your last question Republicans want to do everything they can to prevent those jobs just so they can use the horrible unemployment numbers against him. It is kind of sick that one chamber of congress is controlled by a political party that wants to keep the economy sick until 2012 just so their nominee has a shot at winning the Presidency.
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@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
7 Sep 11
You know that's exactly what I thought the democrats were doing while Bush was president. They sure succeeded at destroying the economy. The sad thing is, after Obama got elected and democrats won supermajorities in both houses I came to realize I was wrong. They actually continued to do the same things that destroyed this country, making it even worse while telling people it would somehow make things better.
• United States
4 Sep 11
Don't confuse all Republicans with the riff-raff, Right Wing garbage slingers stuck in our party. A moderate Republican triumverate (House, Senate, and President) would have a jobs Bill by now, more money in the public's hands and a handle on inflation. Obama is not the Devil, or part of any Leftist or Muslim conspiracy, but he has been instrumental in obstructing progress by ignoring legitimate Republican concerns and then blaming the lack of progress on a Republican House in what must be an effort to win back that body for the Democrats next election. The Republican Party is still reeling from lack of decent leadership and Right leaning insanity. We can't even bring forth a candidate without appealing to our extremists, making any Presidential candidate that much less likely to be able to oust a sitting President, let alone be palatable as the figurehead of our Party.
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@bestboy19 (5481)
• United States
6 Sep 11
I thought Obama was going to get the jobs for us. Didn't he say he would?
@sierras236 (2740)
• United States
5 Sep 11
Talk about passing the buck of responsibility. Who is in charge again? Who has the most votes? So yes, where are the jobs from the DEMOCRATS? Ooops! Sorry you got the wrong party. Perhaps, this should be labeled Democrat Accomplishments. In reality, government doesn't create jobs. They can stave off firing some people for a short period of time but they can't make jobs appear out of thin air. Nor is it their business to. PS Raising taxes doesn't create jobs either. You want job creation, then President Obama has to do one very crucial thing. Rebuild the Confidence of people.
@barehugs (8985)
• Canada
4 Sep 11
Canadians used to look at the USA and imagine a Great,and Strong, Country, where everything was bigger and better, almost like in a dream. But the Cowboy tactics of the Bush years, and now the Republican Tea Party has brought the once Great country to its knees. Obama has done his best, what with getting shot down at every turn, and there are no miracle men lining up for the next presidential race. Perhaps Sara P. will pull the country up by its boot straps! Who knows?