Saturday, January 23, 2010

Keep Talking, America!

“I expect to be held responsible, but I don’t want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don’t mind cleaning up after them, but don’t do a lot of talking.”

President Obama took office a year ago, with a formidable Democrat majority in Congress that has virtually rubber stamped his every whim. What has he done?

*He's virtually nationalized the auto industry as well as a large part of the financial industry.

*He's more than quadrupled the budget deficit in just one year.

*He's decided to try the architect of 9/11, in New York, as no more than a common criminal; affording him the same rights as a citizen.

*Were it not for quick thinking on the part of a passenger, we would have suffered the first terrorist attack since 9/11 and, again, the perpetrator will be tried as a civilian, rather than the enemy combatant that he clearly is.

*After spending nearly $800 billion in a misbegotten "stimulus" effort, unemployment is over 10%; higher than the 7.6% when he took office.

*He has attempted (and thankfully failed) to nationalize our health care system.

The fact is that, despite his rubber stamp Congress (or, likely because of it), he has turned a manageable recession into economic chaos, attacked capitalism at home and disparaged his own country abroad. He's alienated our friends and coddled our enemies and has developed an incomprehensible foreign policy.

All of this has been brought to you by Democrats. He, and his ilk, have "cleaned up" nothing; they've made everything infinitely worse.

He's had his year, and the opposition leaders didn't "do a lot of talking", but the PEOPLE have been talking for months. In the most unlikely state in our union, Massachusetts, no less, that talking has borne fruit.

Keep talking, America.

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