Watching President Barack Obama addressing Congress clearly indicated to me how long it has been since we had a president adequately equipped to handle the office. The current debacle in the U.S. developed over several previous administrations. It did not happen overnight. And with each man addressing the nation, Congress, or a large gathering, I have always been amazed how limited and sometimes outright inadequate have been our presidents.
It was George W. Bush who proposed, and obligingly received from a Republican Congress, a federal government bail-out of banks, financial institutions, etc. It is Barack Obama who is called a Marxist and Socialist when trying to do the same. The big difference: Democrats crossed the aisle to help Bush, the Republicans won't do anything to help Obama. The other BIG difference: it was the Bush administration that caused this financial melt-down. Greed-capitalism has failed us. And Obama has been stuck with the bill; and with Republicans in Congress who show their cooperation and patriotism by voting in unison against whatever Obama proposes. Republican agenda: do not allow President Obama to succeed. Republican agenda item #2: take the easy route and predict failure about everything...and then ensure that happens.
If the federal government helping people in danger of losing their homes is socialism...
In many ways we are still in the era of alchemy and witch hunts. Unless you believe that the Bible is the actual word of God, many so-called Christians will defile you and think you horrid. These people know better than science, better than your strange religious beliefs, better than history, better than logic, better than anything. If you point out that what they are saying is totally against any insightful or intellectual premise, they will tell you, as they are painted into a corner, that they KNOW they are right and take in on "faith." How's that for a glorious cop-out?
Yes, the Republican Party, you know, the one that loves to strut its patriotism and family values, is embarked on a "gotcha" campaign to see that Obama fails, no matter how much it hurts America and Americans. The simplest and most cruel policy now is to stop any attempt at helping people in the U.S. and turning around the economy. Though it was the Republican Party that got us into this mess, they now want to sabotage any try at solving the dumpster economy they created. Solving this monumental problem would be tough enough if both major parties worked together, but it is much, much more difficult when one is hell-bent on practicing economic terrorism simply to make a selfish point. Yuck!