Tag Archives: John Boehner

It just doesn’t matter…

23 Jun

I happen to think the President has it right. Unfortunately, those on the left will say he’s not cutting enough troops and those on the right will say he’s cutting too many. He truly can not win. – wordkitty, 5:17 pm, 6/22/2011

I made that comment roughly five hours before President Obama addressed the nation. I’m not saying I’m the next Nostradamus or anything, but as soon as he announced his troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, it was on.

Obama is Hitler. Obama is a traitor. Obama is worse than Jimmy Carter. Obama is worse than Bush. Obama should listen to his military advisors and not speed up the withdrawal. Obama should listen to the American people and bring all our troops home now. While Obama focuses on domestic issues, he’s failing abroad. While Obama focuses on problems abroad, he’s failing domestically.

Nothing I can write here will change anyone’s mind. If you think he’s wrong and should withdraw faster, the fact that that would place our troops in greater harm and leave the region worse than when we started ten years ago won’t matter. If you think he’s wrong and should stay till the job’s done, the fact that we had no end-game strategy when we started ten years ago won’t matter.

It just doesn’t matter…

Hope?

19 Jun

We’re starting to see some cracks in the Grover Norquist-controlled Republican Party. It started with ethanol subsidies, and now there are rumblings that the majority party in the House will consider – finally – putting revenues on the table in the debt ceiling/budget negotiations.

A victory for the Obama Administration, a victory for the country I cherish so deeply.

All you need do is look at Greece for what not to do during a global financial crisis. I call it austerity stupidity. Anyone who knows anything about business knows you have to look at both sides of the ledger; money in/money out. You can cut the FDA if you don’t care about what you and your loved ones put in their mouth. You can cut FEMA if you don’t care what happens in the wake of the next hurricane. You can cut Medicare if you don’t care what happens to you or your loved ones when they enter their golden years.

Or you can put everything on the table, make logical spending cuts as well as logical revenue increases. By the way, this is what the Republican Party used to stand for. It’s called “fiscal responsibility”.