Obama: Stare Down These Creeps
One of the main stated reasons for the Tea Party has been the concern for the large deficits in the first years of the Obama administration. My question is, where was this concern before?
Bush Jr., with the Republican Congress, accumulated over 5 trillion dollars in debt. He did this when there was no need or excuse for it, after Clinton got rid of the deficit. Where was this concern for the deficit and the debt under Bush Jr.?
Obama had an excuse for doing what he did. He had to save the economy from going into a depression. Bush however had no excuse for his bankrupting policies. When he was in power, the baby boomers were not yet starting to retire. They are retiring now, which will mean more demand on the budget. Once again, where was the concern for deficit at the time?
Obviously it was nowhere. There was a fundamentalist president in power, and the churches were all telling their parishioners to support him. Then someone who's not a fundamentalist gets into power, and suddenly oh the horror. But it was Bush, not Obama, that busted the budget, without any excuse for it and before there was a need for significant spending. And Obama had to fix the ruin of the Bush years, while operating at the time when there was a need for significant spending by the government.
The Tea Party is ignorant, hypocritical and deceptive. It was one of their own that has created the crisis whose devastating consequences we've all had to face. And now they are going even further down the scumbag scale to complete recklessness and irresponsibility, wanting America to default on its debt and trigger a global economic cataclysm. The problem is not Obama, it is not "Communism" and it is not "New World Order." The problem is the Tea Party and its ignorant, hypocritical, deceptive, reckless and irresponsible policies.
America does not need to be saved from Obama, and it does not need to be saved from the Left. America must be saved from the people who would do to it what Bush Jr. has done and what Boehner and Cruz are attempting to do now. First they bankrupt the country; then they shut down the government; then they seek to bankrupt the world. If you are looking for people who are trying to destroy America, don't look to the Left. Look to the Tea Party.
The people who howl "Communism" or "tyranny" about Obama are crying wolf. The real danger comes from Boehner and Cruz and others behind them. They want to cause a horrible crisis in this administration. They count that people would be stupid enough to think that the problem is Democrats or Obama, so that the Republicans can then ride in claiming to be saviors of America.
The right-wing outlets can be expected to do what they always have done and keep lying to the people. But people do not have to buy into their lies. One benefit of the Internet is that anyone can communicate what they have to say; and the more people tell the truth, on the Internet, on radio, in the office, in the store, in the church, anywhere, the more people have the knowledge that they need to see through the lies.
The people who are reckless and irresponsible enough to shut down the government and threaten a debt default do not deserve to be anywhere near Congress. America is better than that; American people are better than that. That only 5% of Americans approve of Congress show how utterly deluded the Tea Party people are to think that they speak for America. Even the conservative Americans would not approve of a debt default and a vast crisis that such would trigger.
America deserves better, and American people deserve better.
President Obama: Stand strong and stare down these creeps.