Why Obama Lost


Confronted with devastating losses in last week’s midterm elections, President Obama has resorted to a familiar Clinton-era theme to explain his party’s recent trouncing: It’s the economy, stupid.

In an interview with “60 Minutes” this weekend, Obama insisted that last week’s historic loss of at least 60 House seats was a “referendum on the economy” rather than a vote of no-confidence on the agenda set by his administration and the Democratic Party. That is a convenient explanation for the administration and Congressional Democrats, avoiding as it does any sustained reckoning with the public’s rejection of their policy agenda. It’s also demonstrably false.

There can be little doubt that last week’s mass eviction of House Democratic incumbents was punishment for the policies of the past two years. Indeed, the voters themselves said so. According to exit polls, 37 percent of voters said that they were casting voting in opposition to the Obama administration’s policies. The backlash was especially forceful against three issues that have defined the past two years of Democratic rule – the growth and increasing activism of the federal government; the ballooning deficit; and the health care overhaul. On each one, the public overwhelmingly rejected the Democrats’ approach.

While the economy has continued to lag, the Obama era has been a boon for Big Government. Federal non-defense spending under Obama has hit record levels, surging by 21.4 percent in the past two years. The Congressional Budget Office reported that as of September, the U.S. government has spent $3.45 trillion, a spectacular sum second only to the $3.52 trillion that the government spent in 2009. Unremarkably, voters have viewed this government expansion with alarm. In exit polls, 56 percent said that that the government is doing too may things that should be left to private business and individuals.

The predictable consequence of Big Government – a massive deficit – highlights another sharp disconnect between the Democrats and the voting public. On the back of big-spending measures like the $859 billion stimulus program, Obama in his two years in office has swelled the deficit to $ 2.7 trillion. Given their chance to render a verdict on the wisdom of Democrats’ deficit spending, the public voted for a new way forward. Exit polls showed that 39 percent of voters considered reducing the budget deficit as their top priority in the election.

Then there is ObamaCare. Already unpopular at the state level – some 21 states are suing the federal government over the legislation – it proved a loser nationally. According to national exit polls, 48 percent of voters surveyed wanted Congress to repeal the legislation.

It is true, of course, that concerns about the economy played a role in the election. With unemployment stuck at 9.6 percent and growth below expectations, the slow pace of economic recovery undeniably was a factor in the Democrats’ defeat. But to suggest, as President Obama has, that the election was solely a verdict on the economy is to miss the large extent to which the very policies that voters rejected last week contributed to the poor economic climate.

For instance, under the guise of the economic stimulus package, the Obama administration handed out $145 billion in aid to state and local governments – in effect, a taxpayer subsidy for the unsustainable pension benefits of public sector employees and precisely the kind of Big Government bailout that voters opposed. And despite Democrats’ arguments that deficits were necessary to achieve economic growth, the public remains unconvinced. If voters have rallied against the administration’s spending spree, it’s because they see that what was sold to them as essential to jumpstart the economy has not only not done so but it may have delayed the promised recovery.

For a specific example, one can look at Obamacare. Economists have repeatedly pointed out that the legislation is a drag on the economy. With its employer mandates and heavy compliance costs, it imposes onerous burdens on small businesses that deter hiring. President Obama may wish to pretend that voters’ economic discontent is unrelated to his agenda, but the evidence suggests that it is very much one and the same.

And therein lies the major problem with Obama’s post-election spin. If he refuses to recognize that his policies have contributed to the Democrats’ electoral disaster, there is no way for his administration to correct course. With GOP control of the House, at least there is a check on his legislative ambitions. What there does not seem to be is any awareness on the president’s part about the role that his policy agenda played in the facilitating that outcome. To put it another way, it’s the policies, stupid.

  • Ret. Marine

    Just a little reminder that the unemployment numbers are not correct in this article, the actual number is hoovering around 17.2-7, depending upon the region of the country and their individual numbers. Secondly, there is a sentiment that the "won's" popularity is good, nonsense, there is a very good possibility that those who answered this question are afraid to really tell the pollsters the trust least they be deemed a "racist". It is not the color of his skin, but the lack of a character outside of a truly a red soldier of a bygone era. This is a direct insult towards the one with this vote of "no confidence" tagged on his regime. Its that simple, many of us already knew the day he stepped into the shoes as the leader of the free world, he was neither qualified or an experienced leader. B-sheeter, yes, leader, no way no how, and its never going to happen outside of his mind. He just like any other wannabe dictator behind him. He lost, We the People won.

  • Theo Prinse

    First this narcist Keyensian Kenyan threw with Churchills bust western history out of the White House, bowed deeply for the Wahabits, prepares with trillions of dollars Weimar quantitative easing, overkilled health plan, allows 20 % (hidden) unemplyment, initiated purposeless a trillion stimulus etc. the total fascist meltdown of the worlds economy and consequent third world mineral war.
    He copied with his world tour in islamic countries apologizing for the 'Bush wars' in Iraq and Afghanistan the appeasement of Neville Chamberlain, was already rejected in Indonesia were he was indoctrinated on a (M)adrasa, [(M) = to avoid censor in the Wall Street Journal etc) and India will – after the Kenyan forced European loss of IMF chairs – rethink over this SC chair for it is political flight and childish seeking recognition behavior

    • ze-ev ben jehudah

      Thanks. I would have written what you wrote.
      Martin Gilbert wrote a book about Churchill. "Churchill and the Jews".
      That might be the reason why Mr Barack Hussein Obama did'nt want
      his bust in the oval office,because Obama loves Muslims more than he
      loves Jews.And for that matter his fellow Americans.

  • Theo Prinse

    From the Dutch battlezone we had the successful challenging of the judges mr. Jan Moors, miss Lommel van Alphen and mr. van der Nat in the Geert Wilders process. Than the influencing of key witness Hans Jansen by judge Tom Schalken (4 years prison), then the ant-Wilders comments by President of the Dutch High Court Geert Corstens – who writes poems on the anti Wilders site Nexus Institute from theologist Rob Riemen – and yesterday we had anti Wilders High Court judge Diederik Aben who was asked by Moors for an opinion on his removal saying he disagrees with the decision to remove Moors et all by judge Gerrit Marcus. Holland is on course for a total breakdown of the corrupt judicial system !

  • Robert

    It is always someone elses fault. They, the president and the democratic party, are not to blame, they are the victim of Bush era policies, the victim of misunderstanding, the victime of thier own greed. Hey Democrats, stand up and take responsibility like any mature individual would do. You did it, it is your fault, got that BHO?

    • SHmuelHaLevi

      I must add to your comment that the equivalent of that element there is the so called "labor" party and its collateral party called "meretz" here.
      Some of the people part of the later party migrated or cloned to the US such as Emmanuel Rham and paired with the US brand to the same end.
      Here they intentionally caused terrible economic harm and imported thousands of illegals, in the case here islamics and "foreign workers" equivalent to the Mexican sequel. They armed the islamic monsters with Arafat and and allocated to them facilities. Soetoro Obama did the same in the US. Precisely the same.
      AND it will not change at all, they will just camouflage a bit at best.
      They must be utterly set aside or they will destroy the USA as much as their equals here intend to destroy Israel.

      • ze-ev ben jehudah

        During the 2nd Wold War my parents hid me with farmers in the country,
        in the Netherlands, and so I survived,if you can call it that.
        Antisemitism just after the war was even greater than just before.
        What I see hear and feel today,not only in Europe but worldwide is much
        more severe than ever before. Even in Israel there are those who would
        like to destroy the state of Israel. Here in the Netherlands there is a group
        of antisemites with Jewish names and call themselves "a different Jewish
        voice" they go side by side with notorious Dutch Jew haters under them,
        like in America,a former president. The next Holocuast is on the threshold of
        breaking out and I think it is unstoppable.

        • hijinx60

          I pray that there is never another Holocaust in any nation. I just wish that the jew knew that Christianity is the jews best friend. I want to screem "STOP" each time that the POTUS decides to have a 'peace talk' with the arabs. To them, a peace talk is for the jew to give a piece here and give a piece there until there are no more pieces!! May the Almighty JHVH grant peace to the sons of Judah.

  • davarino

    They dont understand that the people got no specifics before they elected O. If they knew what most of us knew before the election they probably wouldnt have elected him. But now that he is being rejected they are totally befuddled why there was such a 180 degree turn on the admin.
    I knew people that voted for him, who were conservative minded, all because he spoke well and gave them a sense of hope. Well now you know, specifics matter.

    • Sprinklerman

      I wholeheartedly agree. If one wanted to really look at Obama, they could have found out about him.

      Examples:
      Fundamentally transforming America, five days before the election http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvJJP9AYgqU
      Fundamental flaw in the Constitution and this Country; October 28, 2008 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11OhmY1obS4&fe
      And this is the worst. Obama making fun of a citizen! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sqis9mRcWl4&fe

      Now he's President? What's wrong with plumbers, nothing except that Joe made him say what he didn't want to say. That he was and still is all for taking money from you and I and giving it to someone else. That's illegal, it's immoral and it's a sin!

      • Wesley69

        They did get specifics. They were out there. Reverend Wright and his Liberation Theology, Obama's statements to Joe the Plumber, His wife's statements about now being proud of her country, questions about his eligibility, His books and what they said about his upbringing – Communists who were father-figures, Obama's friendship with Bill Ayers, What he did as a Community Organizer.

        None, except Fox and Talk Radio, dug into his background or asked these questions.

        He was a hand-picked candidate by King George Soros, who had supported Hillary Clinton. Soros figured he had a good looking, well spoken black man with a cloudy past. It was a win-win. With his money controlling the media, many of these questions would never be answered. Any questions about Obama, and the charge of "racism" could be used very effectively.

        When Americans voted, the financial crisis hit right before the election. Time to punish Bush & the Republicans. It was an historic vote with many white voters felling that a black man deserved a shot. Some satisfied their white guilt. Some, like Chris Matthews, felt a tingle up their leg. Many picked up on the slogan – Hope & Change – not knowing what it meant. Minorities voted because Obama was a minority, as would be expected.

    • Glenn

      Couldn’t have agreed with you more. Wish I could express myself like that.

    • Fiddler

      Great summary of BHO's con. Add to that all the sealed documents from college and medical records. This was a man who did not want to be known. I still can't figure out how he got away with this. Well, yes, playing on race, so that people instantly would be attacked for being "objective". No place for objectivity when you are already labeled a racist for not complying.

      Is it possible to hae these documents released; or would it inevitably cause a constitutional crisis? If not, why are they sealed???

  • richard

    he will never change course. he has an agenda. once diametrically opposed to the basic tenets of america. he is a socialist. he cares more for islam than the american people. he should not be in office. the entire administration should be ousted.

  • richard

    i'm amazed he did not cry 'racism'!!!

    • http://apcnational.wordpress.com/ Mike in VA

      Not to worry, richard, the Obamessiah still has his starry-eyed worshippers to do that for him. Some of them are even screaming "sexism", too (LOL).

  • richard

    now they are making absurd comparisons pelosi to churchill.

    pelosi has in common only. two things w/churchill; age, and they are both in political office.

    • USMCSniper

      Pelosi is a double bagger who is too stupid to even suspect she is stupid.

    • intrcptr

      You forget; he's drunk, and she's ugly/stupid/evil. But he'll be sober in the morning.

    • Fiddler

      Watching the Diane Sawyer interview with her highness was enough to make you gag.

  • Bob

    I think Obama actually believes that it was the economy – which brings me to a more important question. How can someone who is so out of touch with reality be trusted in the highest office in our land?

    He needs to be evaluated to see how far from reality he has slipped if he is going to continue to run our country.

  • Chezwick_Mac

    Denial is not just a river in Egypt.

  • jim

    IT'S NOT EVEN MAINLY THE ECONOMY.

    Bill Clinton said "It's the economy, stupid" back in the '90's and the Dems have been using that as an excuse ever since. Of course, the media follows their lead and plays up the economy as the main problem causing voter disenchantment.

    But the REAL REASON FOR VOTER DISENCHANTMENT is rejection and repudiation of Obama's socialist agenda, an agenda which includes big, bigger, and the biggest government he can grow, high, higher, and highest taxes, government control over every detail of your life including what you eat, what you drive, what light bulb you use, etc, Obama's blind eye on the War on Terror (War, what war?), and last but certainly not least, his acceptance of the proliferation of nuclear weapons (Iran, N.Korea, Venezuela, etc).

    IT AIN'T THE ECONOMY STUPID!

  • Brad

    The issue is not the machinations of sovereign internal politics but the emergence of something akin to a global oligarchy; think animal farm on steriods. Obama is too much of a narcissist to perceive that in this scenario he is the sacrificial goat not the messiah.

  • pbeaird

    Simple. Americans are smarter than the Progressive-LIberal-Leftist elite. We recognize socialism, no matter how they "package" it. We don't want socialized medicine in America. See "How to Recognize a Pro-freedom Candidate" at the Discussions tab of almost any Tea Party site on Facebook.

    • bubba4

      Well it's a good thing we don't have socialized medicine then isn't it?

      • coyote3

        Well, depends on what you mean by socialized medicine. If you mean a totally government run system, then no. However, socialist systems don't always actually "run" thing like medical care, but regulate them, and pay for them with tax dollars. In that sense we do have a socialized system, at least in part.

  • http://apcnational.wordpress.com/ Mike in VA

    Obama and his ideological co-travelers on the Left are whistling past the graveyard, and this should be music to conservative ears. As the article pointed out, the prevailing absence of an honest self-appraisal on the part of the Left will prevent them from correcting course as the Clinton Administration did after the 1994 elections. Compound this with the calls on the part of the neo-Marxist Alinskyite fringe to move further to the Left and you have the recipe for another GOP landslide in 2012 that will add the Senate and the White House to the gains conservatives made in this year's mid-term elections. :)

  • Wesley69

    Obama and Democrats are in denial. We, the voters, are stupid. We don't understand what should be good for us!!

    It is they that are too inflexible to change course. Being an Ideologue removes all possibility of compromise. Obama and his crew are Alinsky Radicals. They see that distant dream of a Socialist Utopia and they will do anything to get there.

    This election temporarily stopped them, but the battle is just beginning. The puppet master, King George Soros is ready with the funds to take his kingdom. If Americans value their freedom, the Soros-Obama transformation must be reversed and its radical foot soldiers exposed.

    All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
    Thomas Jefferson

  • Wesley69

    Obama and Democrats are in denial. We, the voters, are stupid. We don't understand what should be good for us!!

    It is they that are too inflexible to change course. Being an Ideologue removes all possibility of compromise. Obama and his crew are Alinsky Radicals. They see that distant dream of a Worker’s Utopia and they will do anything to get there.

  • Wesley69

    This election temporarily stopped them, but the battle is just beginning. The puppet master, King George Soros is ready with the funds to take his kingdom. If Americans value their freedom, the Soros-Obama transformation must be reversed and its radical foot soldiers exposed.

    If there is a revolution to come, it will not be from the Right, but from the Radical Left. It is not Conservatives who wish that everyone should adhere to their values, rather the elites of the Radical Left wish to make a new society based upon social justice. As the 60's and 70's illustrated, violence is one of their tools.

    All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
    Thomas Jefferson

  • http://apcnational.wordpress.com/ Mike in VA

    Well said, Wesley69.

    This country was founded on the principle that for Man to be free, rights and responsibilities must emanate from the Individual. What Obama and his ideological co-travelers are trying to accomplish when they speak of "transforming" America is to create a society where rights and responsibilities emanate from the State/Collective, not the Individual. They quite literally are trying to destroy the Founding Principle that our great republic and very freedom are based upon. The enactment of the individual mandate in the Democrats' government-mandated healthcare protection racket is nothing more than an attempt to institutionalize the socialist notion that rights and responsibilities emanate from the State/Collective. If Americans wish to prevent the United States from being turned into a dictatorial socialist state, they must reject the internalization and institutionalization of that notion on both a psychological and practical level.

    • bubba4

      If Obama was half of the things you guys want to make him, you would already be on a fema train car bound for reeducation. Instead of having to stand there as our first black President and being told "you lie" during his State of the Union address…he would have stood up and read off a list and Republican members of Congress would have been lead out to the front lawn of the capital and been shot.

      Face facts you hyperdramatic ninnies…we elected Obama president and he has tried to do what he campaigned on which was reform of health care and wall street and prevent the country from going into a depression. Maybe that's all just too boring for you…

      • Wesley69

        First of all bubba4, I do not like my President and Obama is my President going to other countries and apologizing for our past evil behavior???? (Black Liberation Theology) His treatment of allies and appeasement of enemies, his refusal to deal with the Iranian nuclear threat, his surge in Afghanistan and timetable for withdrawal, all these lead friends and enemies alike to question his resolve. This opens us up to attack. When the President talks about absorbing a nuclear strike, no preemptive strikes or finds an exit strategy because he will lose his Democrat base, sure I have a problem with him.

        I have a BIG problem with all the Czars he has appointed, Czars with radical leanings and far left wing ideas. What are their jobs? Where is this in the Constitution? His Stimulus, that didn’t stimulate, ObamaCare, which should be ruled unconstitutional, Financial Reform Act, creating more agencies to create costly regulations – bills that numbered in the 1000+ pages originated in King George Soros's numerous radical organizations like the Apollo Alliance. Such important changes to the US were pushed through with no Republican input and parliamentary tricks.

        Obama has said he thinks the Constitution is out of date. But, that has not stopped his Justice Department from suing Arizona because it was trying to do the job that Obama had sworn to do, but refuses to do. He is to protect Arizona from domestic violence and invasion. He and Bush did not fulfill this duty under the Constitution.

        I could go on and on, but Obama has an agenda for this country. It is an agenda that King George Soros wants him to follow at the expense of our liberty.

        All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
        Thomas Jefferson

        • bubba4

          "I could go on and on,"

          Yes you could and you would be mostly wrong. Your assertions and characterizations of things are just that…and as a long time reader of FPM I recognize them all.

          You watch too much Glen Beck man…turn it off.

          • coyote3

            You left yourself a lot of wiggle room, but what specifically can be proved wrong about what he said, at least in the basic premise of what he said

      • http://apcnational.wordpress.com/ Mike in VA

        LMAO – Is that what you consider a substantive rebuttal?

        Give it another whack, bubba4.

        • bubba4

          rebuttal to what? You're hysteria about the collective/state philosophy that threatens your precious bodily fluids?

          • http://apcnational.wordpress.com/ Mike in VA

            Evidently, you are incapable of forming a substantive rebuttal.

      • Fiddler

        Face facts you hyperdramatic ninnies…we
        >FELL FOR A MAN WHO PRESENTED HIMSELF AS A UNIFIER AND WAS NOT
        >WATCHED AS CONGRESS RAIL-ROADED A 2000+ HEALTH CARE BILL THAT NOBODY READ (REMEMBER JOHN CONYERS' RANT).
        >LOOKED THE OTHER WAY WHILE JEREMIAH WRIGHT GAVE US A GLIMPSE INTO OBAMA'S FEELINGS ABOUT AMERICA
        >STOOD DUMFOUNDED AS HE NAMED CZARS WHICH ARE NOT ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE
        >IGNORED THE ALARM OF SEALED DOCUMENTS WHICH SHOULD BE A RED FLAG FOR ANY CANDIDATE RUNNING FOR THE HIGHEST OFFICE IN THE LAND
        >IN SHORT WERE TAKEN IN AND NOW ARE JUST MAKING OUR VOICE HEARD

        elected Obama president and he has tried to do what he campaigned on
        > EVEN IF THE PEOPLE DID NOT WANT IT (E.G. HEALTHCARE (2000+PAGES))
        which was reform of health care and wall street and prevent the country from going into a depression
        >USING UNPRECEDENTED SPENDING TO "STIMULATE THE ECONOMY" AS A CLOAK TO WEAKEN THE NATION HE HOLDS IN CONTEMPT.

  • rtk_51

    Obummer has his agenda and is going to try to force us to live the way he wants us to, his ego will not allow him to even think he might have made a mistake.

    • http://logistory.blogspot.com/ noway2no

      There are many people who voted for him with the same issues.

      • rtk_51

        There may be, but the majority of the voters rejected his agenda, and his arrogance and ego are not letting him admit this fact, he thinks we are so dumb we don't understand what he is trying to do.

  • http://logistory.blogspot.com/ noway2no

    While we are still on the precipice of destruction it is heartening that so many Americans are waking up to the threat(s) both within our borders and without.

  • tanstaafl

    But the emperor has no clothes!

    • jim

      Sure he does, but he keeps the turban and robe in a closet most of the time. (betcha they're with him in Indonesia as we speak!)

  • ajag23

    It's much more than the economy,stupid. It is the realization that America had its own October Revolution on November 4, 2008. Fortunately it will not take 70 years to revert from this nightmare ideology that promised to fundamentally transform America. Most didn't know what was to come, but observers of the American left knew well what has been brewing for more than 40 years at our universities: the establishment of an egalitarian global society with the United States brought down to the same level as the rest of the 190 countries, and the workers of the world united into a union like Andy Stern's SEIU. This would be the fulfillment of the age old Marxist, socialist and communist dream of the utopian final revolution. "It's the revolution, stupid" that America has rejected.

  • bubba4

    "According to exit polls, 37 percent of voters said that they were casting voting in opposition to the Obama administration’s policies. "

    According to which exit polls? Oh yeah…this is just a blog…I'm still thinking of journalism…sorry.

    "Federal non-defense spending under Obama has hit record levels, surging by 21.4 percent in the past two years."

    Yes, non-defense spending…like the stimulus bill. If you poll FPM readers, everyone will want to repeal the healthcare reform bill. But this is a dark hold of misinformation. When lie to people about death panels and so forth, you can't act surprised when the people you influence are against it.

    "Obama in his two years in office has swelled the deficit to $ 2.7 trillion."

    Well this is patently unfair. If Obama hadn't spent anything, the budget would have been 1.3 trillion anyway…as set in motion by Bush. Obama brought the war spending back onto the books and spent and passed the stimulus bill. So this "blog post" is anonymous spin.

    • Jim C.

      Well, Obama is magic. Somehow, Obama magically made the economy bad even before he was inaugurated. Since then, he's been rubbing his Kenyan paws together pretending to kowtow to Republicans and enacting ultra moderate, often monetarist policies, in order to one day hatch the Secret Socialist Plan these dimwits keep predicting.

      I wonder how many of these doffuses went and bought guns and ammunition right after the 2008 election? Obama come after those guns yet, bozos?

      • coyote3

        No maricon, Obama did not "make" the economy bad. Neither did George Bush. However, like Bush, he is a liberal. His policies/legislation, however, are extreme to nth power.

      • coyote3

        Actually, Obama, hasn't changed a thing, the government illegally restricts civil rights every day, especially with respect to firearms. He just continued it. That doesn't mean it is any less illegal.

      • Radegunda

        Yes, he did contribute to the economic downturn before he got into the White House:

        1. He represented Acorn in their lawsuits to shake down banks and force them to make loans to people who couldn't pay them back.

        2. He joined a filibuster in the Senate to prevent a cleanup of the ballooning mess at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

        3. He put fear into the hearts of businesses across the country with his anti-business, redistributionist ideology, so many employers were retrenching and guarding their resources in 2008, in anticipation of having a leftist ideologue in the White House.

        4. Much of what happens in the stock market is anticipatory. There was a big drop that began on the day it became clear that Obama would be the Democrat nominee, and another drop as soon as he won the election.

        Indeed, Obama did quite a bit to make the economy go south before he was inaugurated, and a lot more to make it worse afterward.

    • USMCSniper

      Because the media concealed lies like this is why Obama is President instead of the shunned liar he really is: Remember this video on veterans day, this was from Obama who wanted to be commander-in-chief.
      http://www.youtube.com:80/watch?v=Fv4jnlkxOaw

      Barack Hussein Obama Sr. (Obama's father)
      Born 4/4/36
      Died 11/24/82 at the age of 46
      He was 5 years old when
      WW 2 started, and less than 9.5 years old when it ended.
      Lolo Soetoro (Obama's step father)
      Born 1935
      Died 3/2/87 at the age of
      52
      He was 6 years old when
      WW 2 started, and 10 years old when it ended.
      One of these guys must have
      been the youngest Veteran in the war.

      • Wesley69

        The Liar-in-Chief. This is just one of many instances. I sat in Reverend Wright's church during his sermons and did not pick up on his Black Liberation Theology. Right, Barry!

  • TonyM

    the Repubs might have won, but BO has installed a left wing infrastructure that goes far beyond him. These folks ( Sustein, Berwick, Browner, et.al.) will continue to torture us with non-sensical wealth re-distributing regulations until BO and his merry band of Czars is ridden out of DC on a rail. It is going to be very difficult for the Repubs to stop this tide in any meaningful way, in my opinion. BO is an ideologue backed by Soros and his various far left wing organizations. If you want to get really scared, check out Glen Beck's documentary on Soros and his octopus-like organization that has infiltrated everything, probably even the White House.

  • CynthiaAnderson

    Actually I am THRILLED that they have taken this stance, just as I was thrilled to see the results of the last election BECAUSE unfortunately, time has shown that the status quo was not waking people up! NOW they understand the actual danger because it is SO bad, even the most blind, and the most ignorate understands (even if they wont admit it) that the Democrate position will not work, because it hasnt)! It will result in their complete undoing in two years. In the mean time, they will be fought to a standstill by those now taking office who have heard the message loud and clear from this election. Also make no mistake and look beyond the desparate retoric of a deluded, isolated polititian just as the rats deserted the sinking ship this time, look for experienced and reality aware polititians desparate to keep their jobs a few more years to escalate deserting their ship staring in January 2011!

    • CynthiaAnderson

      Snort, there are EIGHTY MILLION babyboomers retiring now, the original protestors of the Vietnam war and war against authority. Seriously Republican polititians, if you think this generation is going to lie down while you raid the social security and medicare, there will be a complete housecleaning (so to speak) and for the first time, independants as a collective will be given their chance to make real change! So PLEASE, continue to "make our day"!!!

  • Gil Solnin

    It is unfortunate that the President is unable to admit to the reality of this past election and then seek to find common ground with the new Congress. While he correct that it was a result of people's frustration over the economy, he is wrong to believe that his policies did not cause the magnitude of the economic problems we have right now.

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  • JD Tn

    This guy is going to bankrupt the country. He will do anything to get elected and that was proven it with this new budget. 4 more years will Kill us.
    Randy Speegle

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