If Republicans dare to go after it, they will slowly tear the party down to nothing. The public - despite low approval ratings for Obama - will NEVER put up with yet another bogus impeachment attempt. If you'd like to assure yet another schizophrenic swing in the voting populous - just try it. The one thing you'd do is assure a very long-term Democratic majority.
The country is falling apart - NOT because of the current government - but because of the hangover of the most poorly run decade in American history (I'm talking about the first eight years) in which our nation was attacked (with a Republican in office), one necessary (you can argue this) war started in Afghanistan in response (and never finished), one completely unnecessary war started (still not finished, but getting closer) in Iraq, both wars unfunded as the nation its self was not asked to do a thing of sacrifice as that burden was placed solely on the soldiers families while the wealthy got massive tax breaks, and THEN the economy collapsed in unprecedented fashion beginning in December, 2007. All of this happened with Republicans largely in control and definitely in control of the White House.
Now, like an abused woman who screams, "But I love him" as she goes back for more abuse, we're going back to them because we dislike the social worker trying to help us escape the abuse.
Nation attacked under Bush's watch and Republican Congress' watch.
Two unfunded and unfinished wars started and never finished under Bush & Republican Congress' watch.
Utter economic collapse and basically ZERO jobs created over the course of eight years with Republicans in control of the White House and Congress for most of that time.
So, Bush doesn't deserve respect at all - this is his legacy.
Now, if you argue that this is all Obama's fault. Then the horrible economy of Reagan's early term must have all been his fault, too - right? Or was Reagan to blame for that? Because you can't blame Obama for the economic collapse that occurred before he was even selected as his party's nominee unless you're willing to blame Reagan for the problems that occurred under Carter.
In fact, in Reagan's first term he inherited a jobless rate of 7.6%. By midway through his first term, unemployment was at 9.7% (ironically, the same number as it is now - and not to mention that's an increase rate a good amount higher than Obama's, which at the comparable time period, increased from 8.2% to 9.7% - Reagan saw unemployment increase 27%, Obama has seen it increase 15% - oh, and by the way, Bush saw it increase 95%).
You can hate the policies, but this is pretty simple - we were worse off thirty years ago under Reagan than we are right now under Obama. Not to mention, that we still had Glass-Steagall under Reagan - so the banks were more regulated then than they are likely to be even after Wall Street reform.
You and Glenn Beck can decry the "death of the Republic" all you like - but you do realize that if the Job Creation numbers (Gallup's Job Creation Index Hits 20-Month High) continue, 2010 alone, Obama's economy will create more jobs than Bush did in eight years. If the numbers land where they are expected to in 2011, then by the 2012 election, we'll have gotten back every job lost since this recession began under a Republican.
So, how did giving the rich tax cuts in 2005 create jobs? Considering since then, we've lost a ton of jobs, I fail to see how the tax cuts worked. And considering that the highest rate we're looking at on taxes are the Clinton rates, under which we had a pretty fine economy even with the tech bubble - I fail to see how returning to those rates will destroy the economy.
By the way, you've seen what Conservatives are doing in the UK, right? Cutting spending AND raising taxes, right? It's what HAS to be done to reduce the deficit. To think otherwise at this point is mere foolishness.
You have a very bad case of Bush Derangement Syndrome
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