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Republican Pledge to America is devil quoting Scripture

House Minority Leader John Boehner speaks about the proposed governing agenda that is called "A Pledge to America"
House Minority Leader John Boehner speaks about the proposed governing agenda that is called "A Pledge to America"
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Public memory is short and Republicans are counting on it. Take a look at the facts. Republicans gained control over the Congress and Senate in 1995 and retained their control through 2006 except for a brief period in 2001 when Senator Jim Jeffords became an Independent. With Republican President George Bush in the White House, and a Republican Congress and Republican Senate, America witnessed some major changes:

  • President George Bush with the help of a Republican Congress and the Senate managed to blow up the small budget surplus of $235 billion left by Clinton and increase the deficit to $700 billion in 2008. Net effect – Republicans overspent $1 trillion dollar before the Obama administration.
  • Outstanding national debt increased from $5.6 trillion in 2000 to $10 trillion in 2008. Net effect – National debt doubled.
  • Unemployment rate jumped from 4%, the lowest since 1980, to 5.8%. Net effect – Unemployment increased by 50%.
  • America has seen biggest US Intelligence failure since Pearl Harbor, when terrorists launched their airplane attacks on 9/11. If anyone wants to put some blame on Clinton for the attacks as the terrorists did indeed start planning way before George Bush became President, then President Clinton should also be given credit for budget surplus, booming economy, and the lowest unemployment in decades. Net effect – First terrorist attack on American soil killing nearly 3,000 people.
  • Instead of bringing the terrorist responsible for 9/11 to justice, George Bush started the war against Iraq based on lies and deceit. Net effect – Bin Laden is still alive. Over 4,400 Americans and 100,000 Iraqi civilians are dead.
  • US Defense Secretary Rumsfeld described Germany and France as problems and old Europe regarding their position about US war against Iraq. Net effect – US insults long time friends and alienates them. The US standing in the world will never be the same.
  • America set a dangerous precedent by starting war against Iraq in violation of UN. Net effect – America loses its moral authority to question anyone who violates UN resolutions.
  • Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest hurricanes in the history of America hit in 2005 killing over 1,800 people. Net effect – Cronyism was at its high during Bush administration. FEMA deputy director, Michael Brown appointed by President Bush was totally unqualified and clueless during relief efforts, which made the US look like a third world country.

President George Bush, with the support of his party, managed to destroy America in a way there is simply no comparison. President Obama stepped into this vehicle going downhill at full speed with no brakes or steering control. Republicans in the Senate failed to help fix the problem and instead are actually trying to cause an “accident” so it will look bad on the “driver.”

This is not patriotism. This is selfishness. Republican pledge to America is a joke. Their idea of reducing the deficit is like the devil quoting Scripture.


  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    You are a typical liberal idiot.
    "America set a dangerous precedent by starting war against Iraq in violation of UN."

    17 UN resolutions buttweed. If you actually did some research (liberals never do, they just parrot one ignorant liberal to the next) you will find the UN actually went against their own resolutions making them wrong and causing thousands more to die by the hands of the Butcher of Baghdad. Saddam broke the treaty and by law we had EVERY right to go in. Even though we had to go around bus loads of liberal morons defending Saddam.

  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    UN resolution never authorized the war. France threatened to veto all resolutions against war. Iraq war was illegal according to UN. It is a fact.

  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    Yes it did authorize it. And The criminal French government, along with the Dutch, Germans and Russians sold Saddam weapons DURING the embargo. Making them traitors and criminals. THAT is why the French kept protecting Saddam, they didn't want US to find out. But of curse we did when we went in. God, idiots, quit parroting ignorant democrats.

  • You are a moron 4 years ago

    You are obviously a moron. UN security council can not pass a resolution when one of the five permanent members veto it. Since France was going to veto, no resolution to authorize war was passed . Also other memerbs such as Syria supported sanction against Iraq but not war.

    If France, Dutch and Germany are enemies, who are our friends? Iran...

  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    Israel broke every UN resolution. Why not America attack Israel? What about Iran?

  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    I didn't fact check 100,000 civilians dead but assuming this figure is accurate. How many do you suppose the "Butcher of Baghdad" killed? They were, after all, his people. Secondly, if he had WMD under what circumstances would he have considered using them? He chose to hide in a hole rather than pull them out and fight - I find that perplexing. - lg

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    Mariappan Jawaharlal 4 years ago

    Hello lg,
    there are many widely varying counts about Iraq war casualties. The death toll varies from 1 million to 100,000 and I used the lowest, which also seem to be very reliable as it gets updated after each incident. President Bush did acknowledge the heavy civilian casualties in his speech. See below the report form various sources.

    Iraq Family Health Survey 151,000 deaths, June 2006
    Lancet survey 601,027 deaths out of 654,965 excess deaths June 2006
    Opinion Research Business survey 1,033,000 deaths as a result of the conflict, August 2007
    Associated Press 110,600 deaths, April 2009
    Iraq Body Count project 95,888 — 104,595 civilian deaths as a result of the conflict, April 2010
    Below is a website link to Iraqi body count:

    Finally, if we have to act as a world policeman and take out Saddam because he killed his own people, then we should have take out many more dictators who did exactly that and even worse in many cases.
    What about Soviet Union, China, North Korea, many African countries? What about Afghanistan before 9/11?
    Iraq war was is simply unjustified. If what you say is true, why Iraqi's didn't welcome the US? Why 4,400 US soldiers are dead?
    BTW, he never had WMD. This argument was made up Bush and Cheney with no proof. You don't start a war without solid proof.

  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    Another commenter used the term "Butcher of Baghdad" - I thought our number of 100,000 was awesomely high for number of civilians for a country who had not attacked us. Secondly, I don't think that Saddam Hussein killed that many of his own people. I didn't support either war. Apparently, I did not do a good job communicating the absurdity of the debates FOR the wars. - lg

  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    Im adding you to favs, I like reading the "TRUTH" thanks so much and pay no attention to these GOP moles who have been infiltrating these sites and posting thier propaganda! NO MORE GOP GREATEST OBSTRUCTIONISMIST PIGGIES

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