“America has not become great because the Republican controlled Congress has blocked Obama for the whole 8 years of his presidency.”
If a sixteen year old said this their ignorance would be understandable. But when someone over sixty years old says this who has been voting Democrat for the last 10 years it is classic dysfunctional liberal thinking at its finest.
Here’s a quick history lesson in Civics 101:
2000 – George W. Bush is elected president with Republican House and Democrat Senate. America is attacked on 9-11 by jihadis.
2002 – Republicans are elected to control both houses of Congress as America goes to war in Afghanistan against the regime that harbored Al-Qaeda, and Iraq against the regime that was defeated in Kuwait but continues shooting at American planes and attempted to assassinate an American president. Republicans initiate deficit spending to pay for the war.
2004 – Republicans extend control as the Democrat media launches into full propaganda character assassination mode. The Bush White House fails to defend. Republicans reduce the deficit as the insurgency in Iraq continues.
2006 – Democrats are elected to control both houses of Congress. They immediately tripled the deficit despite the Iraq war winding down.
2008 – Democrats drive up gas prices through massive stock market manipulation of the oil market. Bush crashes that by lifting the presidential ban on drilling and opening strategic reserves. Congressional Democrats stop the bleeding by refusing to lift their ban. As McCain leads in the polls Democrats nuke the economy by crashing the mortgage banks they control and blame Bush and capitalism. Community Agitator Barack Obama is elected president and Democrats extend their control of Congress to a supermajority that cannot be overridden by filibuster. Obama signs the 2008 federal budget that Bush refused because Democrats included a $1.5 trillion deficit. For the next two years Democrats have unfettered control of government and unleash new taxes and regulations on businesses, and initiate the new massive tax increase of ObamaCare, and raid senior citizen’s Medicare to help pay for it. He announces we cannot “drill our way to lower gas prices,” but even Democrats balk at shutting down all private oil drilling, fracking, and coal mining.
2010 – Due to all the economic damage wrought by Obama’s policies the TEA Party movement arises elects Republicans to control the House once again, but Obama ally John Boehner seizes the Speakership and stifles the TEA Party demands for controlling government spending. Obama and the Democrat Senate continue spending trillion dollar deficits without a budget by using Continuing Resolutions from the Senate for the 2010-2015 fiscal years.
2012 – Obama is reelected and retains control the Senate. Democrats continue to run up $1 trillion deficits without a budget.
2014 – Republicans are elected to control the Senate. The deficit spending is reduced to below $1 trillion and Obama brags that he halved the deficits of George Bush. Republicans finally passed the first budget after six years without, but still include over $800 billion in deficits at Obama’s bidding to continue subsidizing Wall Street as Quantitative Easing. Obama begins shutting down coal mining on which American electric power plants depend, thus making America dependent on Chinese coal. He keeps oil drilling stifled to help OPEC, but despite their efforts to drive down prices and put American fracking out of business, America oil continues to flow and prices drop at the pumps for financially beleaguered Americans. As Obama finances jihadis he continues to berate Republicans as “starting wars that were not paid for” just as his economic recovery was not paid for but left our grandchildren in debt slavery to the government to the tune of $20,000,000,000,000.
2016 – Americans are given a choice between Hillary Clinton who will continue Obama’s policies of high taxes taking the profits of companies, and high spending on social programs to import illegals and Moslem refugees to make them citizens, or Donald Trump who vows to close the border to illegals, keep out dangerous Islamists, cut taxes, cut spending, remove the Democrat boot from the necks of businesses to enable American companies to grow, and rebuild the American military that Obama and Hillary have gutted to fight the Jihad that they unleashed on the world.
As those with functioning brains that are not drug addled can see, Obama and the Democrats have been in control of government taxation and spending for the last 10 years with Republicans not only offering no opposition, but joining with them. This is why Republican voters have elected outsider billionaire businessman Donald Trump to head their ticket against Hillary Clinton.
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