I was thinking about writing this article about the tea party and how they went to Washington and kept true to their stated positions and didn’t sell out the people who voted for them but why bother that would be greek to democrats and republicans who bend when the wind blows. Instead I will try to figure out what party label to attach to Obama. Thus the question:
Is Obama a Great or the Greatest Moderate Republican President Ever?
Thanks to Stephen Colbert for the question and I’ll put you down as Great because I see you have some concern with the question. I know you’ve heard it said about the GOP that they are not your grandfathers republican party and thats right they are not. President Obama and his team are your grandfathers republican party. We are no longer a two party system, we are now a four party system. The Tea Party, The Right Wing Republican Party and The Moderate Republican Party (formerly a part of the Democratic party) and lastly standing alone the Progressive Democratic Party.
The three variants of the Republican party vote together and the only opposing voice comes from the Progressive Democrats. The last Democratic President, Bill Clinton, has extended himself in an attempt to help Obama find the Democratic part of himself but so far only the letter D following his name is evidence of any Democratic leaning or life. The Tea Party will probably demand that the letter D be removed from the alphabet and Obama will trip all over himself to get the alphabet reduced to 25 letters.
I wish the Tea party would take a position on ending the three wars now eating up all the money China loans us. Obama would be willing to hand strangle grandma to keep the wars going one more day. He just keeps on extending US involvement in a losing effort that is already lost to corruption and poppies. Is it possible to bring the troops home?
Thus the question becomes is it better to have a weak spineless Moderate Republican like Obama in the Presidency than a Tea Party Republican. Under either option the Tea party pulls the strings and Obama dances. This is a tough question but with the use of a powerful microscope we see that Obama wins by a hair and what the heck, Who else do You have to vote for? If Obama had accomplished anything or come out ahead in any negotiations we could spin a great record of accomplishment for him. Over two years into his term and still there are no jobs, unemployeement is pegged at 9.2% with a real value of 14%. The Democrats have not passed a budget in almost 2 years and the Bush Tax cuts for the rich have been extended by Obama and are a trillion dollars of the debt crisis we now face. This is a pure record of failure. Obama is quite proud of what he has been able to do.
Now bore me with your claims about the Obama health care package that is still undefined and changes everyday and lives mainly on the court dockets and makes only small marks in real life. It is ok to be a partisan. It is ok to support a political party. It is dangerous to be a fool.
Look closely at his positions and Obama is a moderate Republican of the early 1990s. The principles of his health care law, his cap-and-trade carbon credits, and his pairing of tax hikes with spending cuts were all Republican proposals before the GOP abandoned many of its best ideas in its effort to oppose Obama.
Obama embraces Republican policy ideas. Unfortunately, that means he loses and looks like a fool. Today’s Republicans have shown they’re ok with destroying the climate, blocking efforts to get health care to uninsured people, and generally ruining the economy — as long as they destroy Obama. Obama seems to have no self preservation instinct and to be completely dumb to the game. After playing the game for 2 and a half years Obama is not one bit smarter than he was at the beginning. His learning curve seems to go downhill.
I’ll put my money on Obama backing down, surrendering, giving in, folding every time and I’ll win every time. I voted for Obama last time and I’ll vote for him next time. He’ll pretend to be a Democrat and we can all pretend he cares about Democratic principles. BUT No more pretending that he’s not the most medicore president ever elected and no more fighting for a man who lays down and won’t fight for himself. Would I trust this man to watch my back? Please!!!
Amherst County Virginia Democratic News
After failing to fight to end the Bush Tax Cuts in 2010, and promising that he’ll fight to end them the next time around, Obama has, predictably, folded on ending the Bush Tax Cuts for the wealthiest Americans, tax cuts that have exploded the deficit.
President Obama is not pushing for the end of the Bush tax rates for the wealthy in negotiations on raising the .3 trillion debt ceiling.
Obama says he still wants to end those tax rates, but with time running out on the debt-ceiling talks, the White House made it clear that it has changed targets in the current negotiations. Obama only has one demand now. Give me a deal that gets thru 2012, past the election. If the Republicans say NO he’ll fold on this too.
Same Old, Same Old as Obama Folds Again. Is there anything, anything, anything that this President will fight for? Now somebody please explain to me why Progressives should support Obama’s reelection? And please save the But The GOP Will Win If We Don’t, because all we are getting is conservative policies and victories with Obama in office, and he hasn’t done anything to fix the economy other than a few half-measures 2+ years ago.
The Conservatives could not get more if they controlled the entire show.
Happy Birthday Mr. President. On August 4th when you close your eyes and make a wish before blowing out the candles on the cake, Wish For A SPINE. A 50 year old man needs one.