quote: You''re leaving out the fact that he put a war on the books that wasn't being accounted for previously.
quote: You're also forgetting that no government official is going to cut off cheap foreign labor... which means the U.S. economy would never have rebounded in four years. This country's economy will rebound when wages in these poor areas normalize. Prices did not decrease when products were moved overseas, the profit margin did. When that profit margin is affected, the screaming chorus has been to cut regulation and taxes. Making a healthy profit is one thing... expecting to make an obscene profit at the expense of the common good is really a bad thing. Excess is detrimental in most things.
quote: You definately are forgetting that the conservative base has consistently refused to work with the current administration. There has never been any compromise on their part. That's a shame, since Republicans used to be for minimal government before they were hijacked by these wack-a-loon religious types. These new religious conservatives have no understanding of government, citizenship or the concept of the common good of this nation. We have nut jobs gutting our education over 'teach the controversy' when none exists and driving qualified people from the teaching profession by killing the pay and benefits. They clamour for the government to 'honor' the bonus contracts of the bankers that led the financial meltdown and yet call for cuts to the negotiated contracts with union workers.
quote: Obama may not have been my choice for President, but I'd be damned if I helped elect someone as ignorant as Palin into any government position. I feel sorry for him, since he's far more intelligent than Bush Junior (being likable isn't the same thing as being an intelligent leader) could ever dream to be and he's had to deal with stone-walling that was meant to harm the economy and make him un-electable in the next cycle. That one guy is not solely responsible for this economy slowly moving along... there are 435 other people involved and the public at large for electing people based on emotion and not education.