part of the reason Obama got elected was that the american public didn't want to be in Iraq any more. It was decided by elections in 2006, 2008, and 2010. the nut jobs were just biding their time until the Americans left. Which Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld didn't even consider in 2003 when they started this whole unnecessary clusterf***. And another full scale invasion /occupation will have similar unintended consequences when you consider that the american public'a taste for war last about 5 minutes. You haven't proposed a solution. you are just b****ing and moaning and Obama.
You seem to think republicans have a better plan to defeat ISIS. Nobody does. I am pretty sure republicans want to bomb them back to the stone age and then dust their hands off and be done with it. ISIS isn't the end of the line middle eastern nut jobs. If ISIS were to be eliminated its not like friendly secular capitalists would suddenly take charge of the middle east. More likely is that Iran and other Tribal Shia would waltz in with as an uncontested regional hegemony. They aren't exactly the friendliest nation in the world either. Nobody is saying ISIS should stay around, Americans should not be Syria or Iraq for any reason right now. Just let Iran do the heavy lifting for awhile. They will weaken each other.
I don't think you are in tune with reality. Obama has raised taxes all of two times. One the medical device tax and another marginal tax increase on those making over $400,000. The middle class tax cuts were made permanent. The size of government and the deficit are now smaller than we he took office.
the logic of the republican party is baffling...
we should be tolerant of intolerance
Cutting taxes increases government revenue
more guns=less gun violence
...And the worst part about it is people actually believe this.
You underestimate people's ability to see beyond skin color. The black community supports Dozecal for they same reason they will never vote for Ben Carson. Its NOT ABOUT skin color. It's what you have done/will do for the community.
Where is the entitlement reform? You control both house of congress and you have even touched entitlement reform since Ryan's medicare plan. Obama will veto some of your more outrageous plans but their has got some room for compromise. You might not be able to get everything you but you can still make a marginal difference.
quit living in 2010, the budget deficit was 2.8% of GDP in 2014 according the CBO. The GDP growth rate was well above 2%.
Welfare is such a broad catch-all term. It doesn't mean anything to me at this point. As far as I can tell republicans just use to describe any government spending they don't agree with.
I don't think it takes rocket scientist to balance a budget, either cut spending or raise revenues. Pretty Simple. In Kansas the budget has been cut, and cut, and cut. They cut taxes and the expense of the schools in hopes of stimulating the economy, surprise surprise, it didn't work. Corporations just pocketed the tax windfall instead of reinvesting it into their businesses, and now the republican controlled government is running a huge deficit. Last I heard they wanted to raise the sales tax- a regressive tax, but the republican legislature is too weak to pull the trigger, so they go on diddling themselves to their idealogy instead of solving a simple equation and dealing with the consequences.
The current state of the republican party doesn't seem interested in investing in infrastructure. Obama has been calling for increased infrastructure spending since 2011 or so. Republicans only seem interested in cutting taxes for corporations. They allege that corporations will act in the goodwill of the nation and benelovently employ more people without any demostrable increase for demand. It is still welfare the republicans are advocating, just corporate welfare.
You seem stuck on the degree of deficits. The point of people citing G-dub's deficits is show that republicans despite all their balanced budget rhetoric aren't going to balance anything. So if you are voting for a candidate based on thier claims of fiscal responsibility you're a sucker. Yes Obama's deficits were bigger, there is a different historical context. If you think McCain had been elected in 2008, the deficits would have been any smaller, think again.
You know why I am voting for Hillary? She doesn't have an idealogy, like all the republicans do. She would govern pragmatically like Obama has.
I know the middle east is a a cluster****. What does the US gain from occupying the middle east? Nothing. The only reason for being there is you possess the weak, bleeding heart of a liberal.
Hillary is going to win in a landslide. None of the republican candidates can turn in any blue states red. I am looking forward to listening to you complain for the next 9 years.
The beauty of the free market, is that people are not compelled to use those insurers, they can choose another insurance provider. And let market forces determine the price.
So you think spending trillions of dollars on war in Iraq, that is impossible to win without a multi-generational commitment from the US is best. Because that is the only way to stabilize the region. You get rid of of Saddam, ISIS comes in, You can get rid of ISIS but someone else equally as crazy will rise to power. The secularization of the middle east is what is needed and that is not going to happen over the course of a day, a week, a month, a year, or even a decade. It is just too costly a commitment. Just get out of the region and let it blow itself up.
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The worst part is they glamorize ignorance. As an American you certainly have the right to be stupid but these are role models to people. These republicans make people think that being dumb and ignorant is something to aspire to. And that is what sickens me the most.