Originally Posted by john galt
Of course I did. Bush campaigned on limited government, then implemented an unprecedented expansion of it. You're obviously not familiar with my many previous posts on the subject and I have no desire to reiterate them.
I hope you can accept my apologies. I am not all that familiar with your more dated postings.
It's been said the one thing every President wants is a second term. Well, Obama once claimed he'd rather be a "really good one-term President" than serve two terms with mediocrity. So where is the boldness? What is his vision? The guy is an inspirational milquetoast and an intellectual midget.
I too am familiar with Obama claiming he would rather make for a good one term president than being concerned with the second term. This is where I agree with YOU that he is kind of sucking as president. He by the looks of this latest budget appears not to give a damn about the future of this country by my estimation.
Again, I reject the "trapped" mentality. A leader inspires. He motivates. If Obama truly believes he's "trapped" then this simply demonstrates he's unworthy of the office. I learned enough about him before the election to realize this, unfortunately, millions of others were guilty of judging him solely on good looks, a winning smile, and a belief that he couldn't possibly be any worse than GWB. May we not be fooled again.
For all of the distasteful criticism he's piled on the previous administration, Obama has done nothing to right its wrongs, and even compounded those errors with more of his own. He defended Obamacare with pathetic displays of white-coated doctors and ridiculous anecdotes of people dropping dead for lack of proper insurance papers, while he allowed Congress to run amok with our economic future. He's a disgrace.
Enough with Bush. It's grown tiresome. I'm still waiting for your defense of Obama's alleged superior intellect.
Enough with all of our recent leadership. They all have failed us. I said I thought Obama was one of the smartest people in DC. I can't prove this. It is an assessment. But being politically "street smart" does not always equate to my respecting their leadership. This was true with Bush for me and it is also turning out to be quite true with Obama as well with me.
I would always opt for "whoever" is going to actually solve problems rather than just continue with making things worse and / or kicking the can down the road.
So what are your solutions? Who do you think can turn things around and lead?