Domestic Enemy: The Republicans' Government Shutdown Vs. Obama's Accomplishments
John Boehner, House Speaker, won't let Congress vote on Continuing Resolution to fund government
[Beneath The Spin]
A Republican recently told me that President Obama is the worst president in history.
It’s ridiculous statements like that, that make people completely ignore most conservatives. Under George W. Bush the nation was hemorrhaging 850,000 jobs a month. And who was the last Republican president who didn't drag America under a bus?
History is going to record that President Obama saved this nation from going into another Great Depression singlehandedly, without any help from the Republican Party whatsoever -- in fact, with Republicans trying to obstruct him at every turn.
In addition, if George Bush had pulled off in Iraq what Obama just did in Syria it would have saved the nation over a trillion dollars, and saved over a million lives.
And further, if Bush would have brought Osama Bin Laden to justice as did Obama, Republicans would be trying to chisel his face on Mt. Rushmore as we speak.
Bush spent seven years, and all of the resources that the nation had at its disposal, allegedly, trying to capture Osama Bin Laden, while Obama did the job with three helicopters and a handful of America’s finest. Yet, now Republicans are trying to say Obama is the worst president in history?
Didn’t the Republican Party literally have to hide George Bush during the last two elections? Didn't he endorse Mitt Romney as the elevator door was closing? So people who say Obama is the worst POTUS are completely out of their deeply delusional conservative minds.
But what's ironic is that the total irresponsibility of the Republican Party is going to ensure that President Obama goes down in history as one of our greatest presidents, while they're going to go down in history as the most irresponsible group of citizens that this country has known since the Civil War, because they’ve, literally, become the domestic enemy of the United States, as the government shutdown clearly demonstrates.
So this blatant assault on the facts can't go unchallenged.
Forbes Magazine: Economically, Could Obama Be America’s Best President? Forbes magazine breaks it down.
"Firstly, let’s review just how bad things were in 2009. In 2000 America was completing the longest bull market in history. But by the end of President Bush’s tenure the country had witnessed 2 stock market crashes, and the DJIA had fallen 58%. This was the second worst market decline in history (exceeded only by the Great Depression,) and hence the term 'Great Recession' was born.
"In 2000, at the end of Clinton’s administration, the Consumer Confidence Index was at a record high 140. By January, 2009 this index had fallen to an historic low of 25.3. Comparatively, when Reagan took office at the end of the economically weak Carter years the Confidence Index was still at 74.4! Today this measure of how people feel about the country is still nowhere near 2000 levels, but it is almost 3 times better than 4 years ago.
"Significantly, in 2000 America had a budget surplus. By 2009 surpluses were long gone and the country was racking up historic deficits as taxes were cut while simultaneously outlays for defense skyrocketed to cover costs of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Additionally, banks were on the edge of failing due to unregulated real estate speculation and massive derivative losses.
"Today the Congressional Budget Office is reporting a $200 billion decrease in the deficit almost entirely due to increased revenue from a growing economy and higher taxes on the wealthiest Americans. The deficit is now only 4% of the GDP, down from over 10% at the end of Bush’s administration – and projections are for it to be only 2% by 2015 (before Obama leaves office.) America’s "debt problem" seems largely solved, and almost all due to growth rather than austerity.
"We can largely thank a fairer tax code, improved regulation and consistent SEC enforcement. Also, major strides in health care reform – something no other President has accomplished – has given American’s more faith in their future, and an increased willingness to invest."
Here's a list of Obama's accomplishments