Dana: the only ?denier? in this whole discussion is you?
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Still being ?sillie? I see.
Are you sure you used to be a journalist? Did you graduate from the fifth grade?
The vehemence of conservatives against Obama -- anything he does is bad despite any evidence -- reminds me a lot of what happened to liberals after Nixon was elected.
You?re still not using your head to think.
What the heck has Obama done that has made the country better? In fact, everything he?s done is making the country worse. The ?evidence? is already in and he?s not good for the country. Get your head out of the ground already!
It turned out in that case that the real revolt was on the right, not the left, but all the press wrote about was what the left was doing in 1969.
The left was wholly committed to the destruction of Nixon. But, you?re not seeing the total picture.
The republicans too wanted Nixon to fess up and to be punished. That?s the difference between republicans and democrats. The democrats will stand behind their crappy and corrupt politicians (Clinton, anyone?), while the republicans want to remove the crap from their midst.
But, like always, you get your ?facts? out of the democratic party talking points. Shame on you! You should never call yourself a reporter or journalist again. You are not believable at all. You?re just a rabid partisan hack.
I suspect the same is happening now.
I suspect you?re wrong, like always.
The economy is going to recover next year,
Where is it you live again? Fantasyland?
a lot of signs are going to point upward,
That?s actually a pretty dumb way to present your argument. ?Going to point upward?? I could also say that the ?world will end in 2012? and I would be just as correct as you. In other words, I would be just as clueless as you are in your prediction.
However, none of the signs point to an economic recovery next year or the year after that and not even 5 years after that.
The ?five year plan? from commissar Obama won?t work just like they didn?t work for the old USSR leaders.
Your wishful thinking should never be part of any predictions. You hold no credibility at all, no matter what issue you talk or write about. You need to find a different career. You?re not good at this one.
You are delusional.
All signs point to a worse economy next year and years after that. The people are unhappy and they?re going to undo the damage caused during the congressional elections of 2006 and 2008; and in 2012, Obama is a gonner. In fact, close to 45% of the people, including independents and some liberals, are wishing that they had GW Bush back at the helm. By spring of next year, that figure may climb to over 50%. Obama?s approval rating is now in the mid 40s and dropping; the liberal congress? approval rating is much lower.
Do you even bother to follow the news? It?s apparent you need to make up your own version of the news.
but a lot of liberals are anxious to primary conservative Democrats,
Actually, it?s the complete opposite. The liberals are worried about being ?primaried? by conservative/moderate democrats.
But, it matters little. The liberals and all democrats need to be very worried about their jobs or careers come next year. In fact, the democratic leadership is already preparing to lose both houses of congress to the republicans. That?s why they?re overanxious to pass the healthcare bill this year. They know they won?t be able to do it next year with the looming elections and the dissatisfaction of the electorate with everything that congress and the president have done.
regardless of what Politico thinks,
Politico is a liberal media organization. You need to pay attention when they speak. At least they have a bigger following and they?re not as radical and fanatical as you and some of your fellow bloggers here on ZDNet.
and take their chances with candidates who stand for something rather than officeholders who stand for nothing.
The party of no scruples? You gotta be kidding! They have no principles and they stand for all things that weaken America. They are the most sinister and insidious congress to ever hold office.
You go ahead and continue kidding yourself.
It's a Republican instinct going back 40 years.
Whatever the republicans have done, going back 40 years, or even way back to the beginning of its history, they can?t be accused of working to undermine the constitution and what this country stands for. The democrats believe in the complete opposite of what the founding fathers had in mind for the country.
It's what Republicans are doing now, claiming that mistakes were made by fallible humans, that the movement can't fail but only be failed, and that this time they're going to get it right with "ordinary Americans" who are going to "throw the bums out."
There are indeed a lot of republicans who did forget what the republican and conservative principles are for governing. Those people are being ?primaried? out of our ranks. The tea party movement is trying to cleanse the republican and conservative movements. It is that cleansing which has allowed many democrats into power, including Obama. When republicans are split, the democrats win. Hopefully, the RINOs will eventually become inconsequential and removed from our ranks. It takes time.
However, you fail to notice the big picture about what is really going on. It is not the Republican Party leaders who are leading the ?cleansing? movement. It is the at large members who want the republicans to get back to what republicanism really means. The republican ?leaders? are now following the movement. The movement is led by the people and that?s where government belongs, in the hands of the people.
You can?t say the same thing about democrats. Democrats believe that the people don?t really know what they want and so, the leaders have to dictate without having to listen to the people. That?s why there is a disconnect even now between what the people are saying that?s needed from government and what the democrat leaders say is needed.
Over 54% of the people say that they don?t want nationalized health care and they don?t want cap-n-trade, yet congress is committing itself to passing those bills over any and all objections from the people. The people are saying that the economy is the number one issue that needs to be dealt with, and the congress and president are insisting that what the country really needs is healthcare reform and cap-n-trade. The health care and global warming issues are very low in priorities for the people; neither one of those issues breaks 10% as one the issues that the people care about. That?s a dictatorial form of governing. That?s why the democrats are harmful to the country.
But eventually that kind of movement throws itself off a political cliff.
That statement rings true, but it?s mostly true when applied to the democrats who control congress and the white house right now.
In fact, the current democratic congress can be easily classified as a ?kamikaze congress?. They are willing to lose the congress and their careers to pass legislation that the people don?t want. To them, ?the end justifies the means?. They are willing to sacrifice their careers and the control of government for a goal which they?ve had ever since FDR, and that?s taking control of the national health care system. That kind of government is very dangerous and just as dangerous as government that existed in the old USSR and in Hitler?s Germany. The democrats of today are the fascists that people have always been warned about. Some definitions would have people believe that fascism is an ideology of the far-right, but when the methods for control are considered, fascism is an ideology which best describes socialism and liberalism and progressivism. It is the left-wing ideologies which need complete control over the people in order for its implementation to occur, and for total control over the people to be possible. What Hitler practiced was fascism, with left wing economics in the mix.
Liberals did it, despite the unpopularity of the Vietnam War.
I?ve always found statements like that to be so idiotic.
No war should ever be ?popular?. Nobody should like war to the extent where it becomes ?popular?. It?s totally asinine to refer to any was as ?popular? or ?unpopular?. All wars are bad.
However, when one side gets to decide what is popular or unpopular, people will buy into the mantra. Thus, with the liberals being in control of the media back during the Vietnam war and with people like CBS?s Walter Cronkite leading the charge, the people eventually began to believe the barrage of negativity during that time. The democrats got us into the war and forced us out of the war, even though we were actually ?winning? when we got out (according to an actual North Vietnamese general who wondered why we actually ?gave up? when we were close to winning).
The democrats never met a war that they felt we had to fight or win, even if it was for self-defense. Even during WW2, the democrats didn?t see any reason for our involvement. The democrats are bad for our defense and bad for America.
I think conservatives are doing it now. They've been in power for 40 years, everyone assumes that what conservatism says is right, yet somehow America's problem is we're not conservative enough?
Where did you get that garbage from? You have things completely ass-backwards.
The democrats were in power for the better part of the last half of the century. They controlled congress for more than 40 years straight. The republicans did all they could to remain significant, but most of everything that happened during those 40 years, good or bad, was mostly as a result of democrat control. So, the country ended up with budget- busting programs such as Medicare and Medicaid and Welfare and Food Stamps and a lost war.
All this will be proven, or disproven, in future elections.
Everything you?ve said or written has already been disproven; no need to wait for elections. You make up your own version of the news, and as a very partisan hack you have no objectivity at all.
It doesn't matter, really, what I think.
First true thing you?ve ever written. What you have to say is irrelevant and useless and written as very radical and partisan opinions.
Think about this: if you had been the owner of a newspaper where your ?opinion? was passed as news to your readers, you would?ve gone out of business after a few weeks. People like truthfulness and non-partisan presentation of the news. That?s why liberal newspapers and magazines are suffering with low circulation and readership. You are lucky that you work for an ultra-liberal organization that supports your radical views. Otherwise, you?d be out of a job.
Or what commenters think.
Commentators (notice that it?s not ?commenters?, Mr Journalist) and readers matter at all times. You disregard what they have to say at your and at your parent organization?s peril. Get a clue!
What matters is how people respond politically, next year and in the future.
Yep! That matters.
And the people are already indicating that they made huge mistakes in the 2006 and 2008 congressional elections, and in the 2008 presidential election.
Hope you are ready for the massacre when the democrats are voted out in 2010 and Obama is given his walking papers in 2012. In fact, Obama will become a lame duck after the 2010 elections.
But I'm convinced there's a silent majority that knows the climate is hurting,
You?re still very delusional. Get your head out of the ground. There is no ?silent majority? for such a scam and there never was.
The majority of the people don?t believe in the fraudulent science and it?s gotten even worse with the ?discovery? of the e-mails that exposed the scamming scumbags The polls show that the majority of the people don?t believe in ?global warming?. I do believe in climate change, but then, if climate change is explained as ?the climate is always changing?, who would dare argue with the obvious? Even my cats would be smart enough to recognize that fact.
You are in denial.
You are now the ?denier?. You refuse to accept the reality that the science is garbage and the ?scientists? weren?t really practicing sound science.
The lie has been exposed!!!!!
What part of ?the science is a fraud? don?t you understand?
that knows health reform is necessary,
Health reform is always necessary. That?s not the question.
The question is about whether a government takeover of health care is necessary or warranted. The great majority of the people think the government needs to stay our of their health care decisions. No need to look for a silent majority there. The clearly evident and boisterous majority is saying that they don?t approve of Obama?s or the congress?s plans to take over our health care.
You are in denial there too. But, that?s the typical tactics of the democrats; ignore the people and do unto them. The democrats and you don?t believe that the people know how to run their own lives.
and that knows the stimulus was necessary.
No matter how much money the government throws at a problem, it won?t stimulate anything unless government allows businesses and the people do the spending. Targeting certain companies and certain supporters is not stimulative at all. The democrats are still delusional in believing that government knows better than the people about where the money should be spend and how it should be spent. Even if they had dumped 10 trillion dollars into the ?stimulus? program, the effect would?ve been the same: no growth.
A stimulus is actually necessary. But the best way to stimulate any economy is to cut taxes and to remove constraints that hinder growth, such as regulations; the best stimulus of all is to get government out of way of the free-market system.
Instead of growth, the economy has actually contracted with many more companies closing down, more people losing their homes, and millions of more jobs being lost. What has actually occurred in the last 11 months is actually criminal, and the ?leaders? in congress and the president should be considered for indictments and impeachment. Trillions of dollars have been lost and all we?ve got to show for it is a worsened economy. Yeah, there might?ve been a 2.8 GDP growth last quarter, but that was mostly due to the gimmick of ?cash for clunkers? and government spending. That is not spending that is sustainable. What is sustainable is spending through the free-market system by businesses and consumers. People are afraid to spend whatever they have left because of uncertainty in the economy and from government.
It?s time to throw the bums out!
We don?t have to wait to see. The results are already in and the people have seen enough. And the ?leaders? in congress and in the administration know it. Their jobs are lost. The people are pissed!