I'm writing this column because I'm sick of Republicans aiming false invective at Barack Obama. Mitt Romney's candidacy as President is run on the misleading platform of: "Are Americans better off now than four years ago?" The more appropriate question we should be asking is: "How could we have given George W. Bush two terms?"
Oh yeah, remember him? The guy with the Texas twang...
Just what has Obama done in his comparably brief stint as President, you ask? Signed a stimulus bill that probably staved off a depression for starters. Republicans tend to conveniently ignore this when harping on the pitfalls of our economy (an economy by the way that is currently adding jobs and not losing them as erroneously reported daily by such ineffectual blowhards as Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh.) He gave the country health care; something so many other Presidents have tried and failed to do. He got us out of Iraq (a phony war created by a charlatan). He killed Bin Laden and Quadafi because sometimes disposing of evil is a positive. Lest we forget Wall Street reform. Or the fact that he saved the automobile industry and repealed 'Don't ask, Don't tell.'
You see these are not trivial accomplishments by any means. Yet the issues we keep coming back to are the economy and the deficit. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will lead you to believe the solution to these issues, among others, is to increase defense spending (for an unwinnable war) and place the onus of health care in the hands of individual states. This should not be surprising because it's the signature Republican cop out. It's funny how the Republican party (the party of the entrepreneur) is so grounded in the business world yet so bad with numbers.
Well here are some numbers, Republicans, that don't lie.
Your Dubya's 8 only trump our Obama's 4 in terms of inefficacy. Instead of reaping two term benefits, he's stuck glaring at a bipartisan stalemate in every direction. So get back to me in another 4, Republicans. Hate to bring up the past. But then, weren't you privy to that when you conveniently forgot to invite him (Dubya) to your National Convention?