Thursday, July 1, 2010

NYT: Obama and Democrats Wasted Once In a Lifetime Opportunity

Subject: txt 2010 mny econ libs -
Add New York Times columnist Bob Herbert to the growing list of liberal media members realizing that Barack Obama's campaign slogan "Hope and Change" was nothing but a great sales pitch.

"Mr. Obama and the Democrats have wasted the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity handed to them in the 2008 election," wrote Herbert Tuesday.

"They did not focus on jobs, jobs, jobs as their primary mission."

No, they sure didn't. Instead, they worked on a stimulus package that has done nothing but add to the debt, a healthcare bill that WILL do nothing but add to the debt, and a cap and trade bill that if ever passed will cost jobs in virtually every industry.

As Herbert continued, he surprisingly noted how disappointed Americans are in the failure of this administration to do what the country needed most... [snip]

Conservatives across the fruited plain tried to convince folks before the wedding that they were being sold a magic elixir by an astonishingly unqualified person that had never created a job for another human being in his entire life and didn't have the slightest idea how.

But love is blind, so much so that Herbert and his ilk assisted this man in selling the dream to others.

Now that the fantasy has turned into a nightmare, we can only hope that folks like Herbert who are beginning to realize they were taken will be more concerned for their nation and their fellow citizens than the Party they support.

After all, the Democrats have controlled Congress for three and half years, and the White House for seventeen months. Is the country better off today than it was in January 2007? Or January 2009? Are we any closer to a path that leads us to both answers being "Yes?"

If not, and folks like Herbert are starting to realize it albeit kicking and screaming, then maybe they should consider a divorce...

[Fair points when looked at from a patriotic perspective, but not that of the modern day Democrat party. None of Obama's moves have had anything to do with their stated purpose, and their real goals have been consistently realized: the increased size of power of government, in every area he's touched...]



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