wish I could share your optimism, but its gonna take years and maybe a generation or two to pay off the biggest debt in our history. this insane spending has got to stop. hopefully in 012 it will. democrats solve problems by throwing money at it. and more if needed.
Originally Posted by chief31
the dems have done their best here to vilify and discredit the tea party to keep you know who in office. Im sick a listening to partisan fighting and back biting while this country slides down the tubes. DC stinks like a cat house at low tide. anyone who goes there is instantly corrupt. these behind closed door deals are made without our knowledge. what are they talking about?? ill tell ya. about us. our money, our lives, our families. the constitution says their on our side. today we need someone to watch and account for them.
never thought I would live to see a mess a like this.
my 2 cents
While I don't agree with a whole lot of how Democrats handle situations, A quick review of each party's track record leaves me with a pretty solid lean.
Originally Posted by kcvet
I look at whichever party had two, or all, othese three, Majoriy in The HoR, Majority in The Senate, and Presidency, as being in control of Washington.
Meaning that that is the party who has the most influence on policy-making.
Now, starting with the 1920's, Republicans enjoyed a decade straight of control, resultiing in a wild upswing, (The Roarin' Twenties) and leading directly to The Great Depression.
They continued to have control for four years after the crash of '29, and watched as the situation worsened.
That era was followed by a run of almost fifty years of Democratic control, during which, The USA recovered from The Great Depression, and rose to become the strongest economy on the planet.
After almost fifty years of being the minority in Washington, Republicans started getting back into power in the 1980's.
Since then, they have been in power for the majority of the last thirty years. With twelve straight years of control, from 1995, through 2006.
With an almost identical result to their 1920's run. Where there was a period of wild spending and high profits, leading into, yet another, massive economic collapse.
And now, just like during The Great Depression, the party who's policies brought on the collapse, are screaming for their lives about how the opposing party is handling things. Pointing their fingers, and nothing more.
And that is the track record for the last 100 years.
Republican policies promote massive disparity between the rich, and all others, leading to total economic faliure, and Democrats try to repair the wreckage.
As for The TEA Party, I saw the email askiing all members/supporters to refuse to hire any Americans.
They have effectively villified themselves.
Well, it took twelve years for Republican policy-making to decimate the economy. And that is the easy part.
Originally Posted by TopekaRoy
:11: Wow I took a breath & step back and re-read posts 3yrs ish back on this thread What a wierd read I know no politics at the bar Ted Nugent for President
512 Obama Voters 11/13/08-11/15/08 MOE +/- 4.4 points 97.1% High School Graduate or higher, 55% College Graduates
Originally Posted by kcvet
Results to 12 simple Multiple Choice Questions
57.4% could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing)
71.8% could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing)
82.6% could NOT correctly say that Barack Obama won his first election by getting opponents kicked off the ballot (25% chance by guessing)
88.4% could NOT correctly say that Obama said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket (25% chance by guessing)
56.1% could NOT correctly say Obama started his political career at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground (25% chance by guessing).
Only 13.7% failed to identify Sarah Palin as the person on which their party spent $150,000 in clothes
Only 6.2% failed to identify Palin as the one with a pregnant teenage daughter
And 86.9 % thought that Palin said that she could see Russia from her "house," even though that was Tina Fey who said that!!
Only 2.4% got at least 11 correct.
Only .5% got all of them correct. (And we "gave" one answer that was technically not Palin, but actually Tina Fey)
Wow a aged thread comes back to haunt us. Halloween is over, Thanks have been given! Pray that we are blessed with a gift this Christmas, in a new president in the elections! Kinda like a Head Coach, Obama needs to be fired!
I seem to remember the election very clearly. Alot of the guys on here said they would rather vote for Obama than Mccain. I refuse to say I told you so so I won't.
Originally Posted by tornadospotter
31, I am not a Republican or a Tea Partier and I have a huge beef with the Republicans for running up the debt under their watch and for giving tax breaks to corporations who set up production overseas. I will take umbrage with your analysis, however, because if GW's $1.5 trillion debt caused this, how do you possibly think Obama's(who controlled both sides of Congress, mind you) $7.5 trillion debt never made it worse? I will be voting strictly Republican this year because while the Republicans drove us to the edge of the cliff, the Democrats have floored it and ran us over the cliff.
p.s. And I will vote for ANYONE who will repeal that filthy pig of a health care law.