American Voters Bewilder Me

Here are a list of facts:

  • Gas prices are lower than they have been in years, and are still falling.
  • The  U.S. is the second largest oil producer in the world, poised to take the number one slot from Saudi Arabia. Oil imports are declining.
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average is at 17,000, a record. It was at 7,000 when Bush left office, and never higher than 14,000 while he was in office.
  • The dollar is now at its strongest levels in years.
  • There is no inflation.
  • Our interest rates are the lowest in 30 years.
  • Our deficit is rapidly declining.
  • Our unemployment rate is lower than 6%. We have added 200,000 jobs a month, every month, for years. We have added 10.6 million jobs over 56 straight months of job growth.
  • We have almost doubled the wealth of billionaires in the country since Obama. The wealthy make more money than ever today, and their taxes are the lowest in history, and the lowest in the world.
  • America is leading the world once again and is respected internationally, unlike when Bush was in office.
  • Obama brought soldiers home from Iraq and stopped the bleeding and dying of Americans for foreign causes.
  • Obama found and killed Osama bin Laden.

And yet, we just voted the Republicans into both houses of Congress and into many state governorships, decimating the Democrats. I can only see four main initiatives of the Republicans:

  • Undo the Affordable Care Act (which would mean taking away the health insurance of 10 million Americans who finally now were able to get insurance).
  • Do nothing further about our immigration problem and somehow deport 11 million people.
  • Send American soldiers back into Iraq to get killed and maimed for the bizarre delusions of a messed-up religion under the lie of calling it protecting our homeland and freedom.
  • Sue, impeach or otherwise paralyze Obama.

So the American people voted to impair or throw out the president who dug us out of the mess Bush put us in?

I don’t get it. What do people want? Go back to where we were in 2007?



4 thoughts on “American Voters Bewilder Me

  1. barbara

    The GOP doesn’t bewilder me at all — they HATE the uppity n**gger. That’s it.
    As for the Democratic voters — SHAME, but the Citizen’s United and dark money, American politics is for sale. The non-voters just sold it lock-stock-barrel. Add in voter suppression and rigged ballot boxes…you have the New America — A Post-Democratic Idiocracy.
    You are welcome to it — get out while you can. UnlessLiz Warren changes her mind and runs, the voting Democratics will sit the next election out as well. Hillary is not going to win.

  2. barbara

    Most people have not grown up in a So. California county where hate and ignorance are rampant. The mind-set that let the John Birch Society thrive there still reigns. Put an Obama sticker on your car there and risk getting keyed
    Facts are Liberal lies there. And I won’t get started on religion. 😀

  3. Reblogged this on Norbert Haupt and commented:

    In the era where Republican candidates run on slogans like “Make America Great Again” I wonder what they are comparing against. Do they really want to go back to the Bush years? REALLY? SERIOUSLY?

    They call Obama the worst president ever. Let’s remember that Bush turned a $200 billion surplus out of the Clinton years into a $1.4 trillion deficit. Let’s remember that when Bush left the economy was in free fall and the DOW at 7000. And yet, the parade of jokers on the debate stage are making stuff up out of thin air.

    Obama the worst president every? REALLY?

    Here is a post I did about a year ago and it’s as true now as it was then.

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