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The Nobel Prize-winning economist, once one of the president’s most notable critics, on why Obama is a historic success. By Paul Krugman | October 8, 2014 Rolling Stone Magazine

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 10, 2014 by sheriffali

When it comes to Barack Obama, I’ve always been out of sync. Back in 2008, when many liberals were wildly enthusiastic about his candidacy and his press was strongly favorable, I was skeptical. I worried that he was naive, that his talk about transcending the political divide was a dangerous illusion given the unyielding extremism of the modern American right. Furthermore, it seemed clear to me that, far from being the transformational figure his supporters imagined, he was rather conventional-minded:

 

Even before taking office, he showed signs of paying far too much attention to what some of us would later take to calling Very Serious People, people who regarded cutting budget deficits and a willingness to slash Social Security as the very essence of political virtue.

 
And I wasn’t wrong. Obama was indeed naive: He faced scorched-earth Republican opposition from Day One, and it took him years to start dealing with that opposition realistically. Furthermore, he came perilously close to doing terrible things to the U.S. safety net in pursuit of a budget Grand Bargain; we were saved from significant cuts to Social Security and a rise in the Medicare age only by Republican greed, the GOP’s unwillingness to make even token concessions.

 

But now the shoe is on the other foot: Obama faces trash talk left, right and center – literally – and doesn’t deserve it. Despite bitter opposition, despite having come close to self-inflicted disaster, Obama has emerged as one of the most consequential and, yes, successful presidents in American history. His health reform is imperfect but still a huge step forward – and it’s working better than anyone expected. Financial reform fell far short of what should have happened, but it’s much more effective than you’d think. Economic management has been half-crippled by Republican obstruction, but has nonetheless been much better than in other advanced countries. And environmental policy is starting to look like it could be a major legacy.

 

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Read the Full Rolling Stone Article: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/in-defense-of-obama-20141008

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Why Are Congressional Democrats Distancing Themselves From President Obama When The Economic Record between Obama And Bush Is Crystal Clear?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2014 by sheriffali

Remember Al Gore! He too distanced himself from Bill Clinton’s amazing Economic Record and he lost to George W Bush by 538 Votes. Had Al Gone not run away from one of the most prosperous times in American History, Economically, Florida would not have mattered anyway. Just imagine, Gore couldn’t even win his own home State.

 

We are living in an age where 70% of the Public cannot name the Three Branches of Government or even name one Member of The House of Representatives or Senate in their own State, but the Media and the Pollsters are betting the 2014 Mid Term outcome on Polls taken from these same people.

 

It seems self evident that phantasmagoric rationales and internecine narcissism far outweighs “facts,” at a time when the majority of Americans are uninformed, ignorant, easily brainwashed and yes, down-right stupid.

 

In a consolidation of Polls 72% of Americans agree that the Republican Congress hasn’t done anything to help the Middle Class, Poor, Student or our Veterans, but yet, 75% want Republicans to take control of the Senate and keep control of the House. Just how dumb have we become from the influence of Cable News and Social Media, where lies are trolled as facts; hate blinds reality; and a majority of Americans calls President Obama, dumb and stupid.

 

Imagine, a man that Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard; taught Constitutional Law for twelve years and at 46, was elected President and reelected in 2012. A man that took America from the brink of collapse after eight years of Bush and Cheney meltdown and breathe life into America, yet he is disrespected and kicked around by the right-wing, some on the left and most in the Media.

 

One thing we have proven in America today by fulfilling the old adage; “Man is the only beast that runs faster when he has lost his way.”

 

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