And you're just flat out wrong to say that the calls for a balanced budget started at the end of GHWB. In the 5 years BEFORE Reagan took office, there were more than 30 petitions to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment submitted to Congress by various states. Your argument would be more credible if it didn't use so many fictions.
Another fiction. During most of the bush* admin, it was the republicans who controlled both houses AND the white house, and increased the national debt faster than anyone before them.The dems had majorities from then until 2010 in both houses and did nothing.
No, they lost the presidency, and suddenly they remembered they were for balanced budgets.The repubs got the majority in 2010 and it becomes a priority.
Umm, the negotiations going on now are not over a budget; they're over raising the debt ceiling. The budget being pushed by the republicans in congress are not balanced. Obama has submitted a budget. Now, it's the Houses' responsibility, as the Constitution specifies.SOMEBODY listened to the screaming. Whether they would have done it on their own doesn't really matter. I'd be just as happy about the efforts being made by Dems (even if I disagree with their methods) if they were making any. But they're not. They're screaming for compromise and haven't put forth a completed proposal since this debate began. You can't compromise if there's only one proposal, no amendments, no plans, no ideas. Put something on the table, or stop sticking your fingers in your ears and screaming, "nananana can't hear you". They want to call out the GOP as the party of "No", but they're doing a damned good job of imitating them.
So make all the personal attacks you want, but they wont obscure the many fictions you have just told.
Your personal opinions and your personal attacks do not change the factsI really don't like any of the fiscal policies of the left, and though I'm pretty socially liberal, I think where fiscal issues intersect social issues we're going to see problems if we progress with liberal ideas. That said, I'm not so fixed on hating the left that I can't recognize that efforts made are efforts made. I'm not naive enough to think that either party has the interests of anybody but themselves in mind when they do what they do. None of them in a grander sense have any desire to create success amongst the voting populace. But when their hand is forced and they do it anyway I'll acknowledge it.
Maybe that's the difference. You don't care about the result, only the intent. I don't expect the intent to be honest and pure, so the result is more important to me.