Letter: Criticize Obama? Acknowledge mess his predecessor left him

Linda Moore, Port St. Lucie

Letter: Criticize Obama? Acknowledge mess his predecessor left him

Regarding Mary Stowell's March 21 letter blaming Barack Obama for the nation's credit problems: Shame on her.

Obama is our president. Respect that. From the moment he stepped into office he had to deal with a major mess left by George W. Bush. By contrast, Bush stepped into office and found a pot of gold. Thank you, Mr. (Bill) Clinton.

This so-called tea party is so wrong. There was only one tea party, and that's the Boston Tea Party.

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cjptat123 writes:

Nothing is Obama's fault. Don't believe it just listen to him. It is always someone else fault. Yes he is the president but thank the Lord above in November that will change. Just hope the country can recover from damage he and the Congress have done. He has not a clue of how to fix anything and the results show it. It will take a lot more to undo the bigger mess he will leave this country in than the mess he got.

BR writes:

Obama takes credit for everything that is good yet accepts no responsibility for anything that is bad. There is a name for that.......it's called being a liberal.

Obama campaign was nothing but empty promises. Giving Obama the benefit of the doubt I don't know if he lied during his campaign or if he actually had no idea what he was talking about. Remember his promise to close Gitmo?

Florida_kes writes:

in response to BR:

Obama takes credit for everything that is good yet accepts no responsibility for anything that is bad. There is a name for that.......it's called being a liberal.

Obama campaign was nothing but empty promises. Giving Obama the benefit of the doubt I don't know if he lied during his campaign or if he actually had no idea what he was talking about. Remember his promise to close Gitmo?

What do you call someone who blames Obama for the mess that the GOP created between 2001 and 2007 while ignoring just how much effort the GOP has put forth in stopping Obama from fixing that mess in the years since then? Come on, your great at parroting bumper sticker slogans...I'm sure you can come up with something!

Conservative_Voice writes:

in response to Florida_kes:

What do you call someone who blames Obama for the mess that the GOP created between 2001 and 2007 while ignoring just how much effort the GOP has put forth in stopping Obama from fixing that mess in the years since then? Come on, your great at parroting bumper sticker slogans...I'm sure you can come up with something!

How about we acknowledge that both sides are responsible for creating the mess and that there are opposing views on how to correct it? One involves government expansion and higher taxes, the other requires smaller government and lower taxes.

Oh-Really (Inactive) writes:

America was once a melting pot of individuals from other lands looking for freedom. Life, liberty, and the persuit of happiness.
Today, America is a boiling pot of lost hopes and changes that have divided the nation, politically, racially, religiously, and financially.
What's left? Not much except the part where it all boils over and chaos erupts among the people who occupy a deliberately ruined nation, made more equal with other countries. Stay tuned for Equal Justice in the new global society.

redbird writes:

"Obama is our president. Respect that. From the moment he stepped into office he had to deal with a major mess left by George W. Bush."
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Let's see, Obama is president RESPECT THAT, then the very next sentence displays something less than respect for the previous President. Does anyone see the slightest contradiction here? Sad.

Conservative_Voice writes:

in response to redbird:

"Obama is our president. Respect that. From the moment he stepped into office he had to deal with a major mess left by George W. Bush."
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Let's see, Obama is president RESPECT THAT, then the very next sentence displays something less than respect for the previous President. Does anyone see the slightest contradiction here? Sad.

I started to highlight that earlier but figured it was pointless.

ssalis64#327735 writes:

President Obama did inherit a mess - no question. However, the letter writer seems to have a selective memory of the financial condition of the economy in 2000. Economic indicators were trending down toward recession, which then Candidate Bush had predicted. The quick tax reductions and initial spending cuts stopped that downward motion. Then 9/11 and the inexplicable increase in social spending started. By 2007 the deficits were climbing but still at a historically "managable" level as compared to GDP - in the short term. The 2006 Congressional elections turned the checkbook over to the Democrats and President Bush did not stand up for fiscal restraint - deficits excelerated. Then the 2008 elections and President Obama takes over in 2009. Yes, we were in a fiscal mess. Since that time, our debt has skyrocketed without any relief in sight. We have long surpassed any reasonable debt management compared with GDP. We are heading over the falls and President Obama seems to want to paddle full force ahead. Yes - both parties have screwed this up. It is time to hold both of them accountable for fixing it.

MyTake writes:

The most ignored word ever is RESIDUAL.The reason for this is we have become such an instant gratification society.

redbird writes:

in response to Conservative_Voice:

I started to highlight that earlier but figured it was pointless.

So much is both pointless and hopeless here.

Conservative_Voice writes:

in response to redbird:

So much is both pointless and hopeless here.

Why are you banging your head against the wall?

Because it feels so good when I stop.

thelmaLou writes:

Yawn.. Gee what a surprise another letter from a spellbound Obamanite blaming Bush and asking for 'respect' for our crybaby president. Not from me.

More hypocritical liberal double stanards.
Give it a rest Linda

thelmaLou writes:

in response to redbird:

"Obama is our president. Respect that. From the moment he stepped into office he had to deal with a major mess left by George W. Bush."
..
Let's see, Obama is president RESPECT THAT, then the very next sentence displays something less than respect for the previous President. Does anyone see the slightest contradiction here? Sad.

They never see it in themselfs but boy they are sure quick to point fingers the other way.

Unbelievable double stanards.

beaches writes:

Who would ever guess that "HOPE AND CHANGE" would become "DIVIDE THE NATION"

"NOBAMA 012"

Conservative_Voice writes:

in response to dante_mephistopheles:

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Blah blah blah Eisenhower taxes blah blah blah Clinton taxes blah blah blah Glass Steagall blah blah blah Civil Rights blah blah blah government government government blah blah blah etc.

Tiz writes:

I respect all people until given reason not to. I respect my neighbors, I respect strangers, and I respect the people that post here. Do I feel any of the above mentioned are qualified to be president? Not a chance. The same goes for our current president. I can have respect for a person and not be a blind follower of what they espouse. Try it some time, it can be liberating.

Conservative_Voice writes:

in response to ColeDBiers:

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And what form of idiocy is it to keep injecting the same material into every response regardless of original content?

My major network news sources are CBS and ABC. Swallow that factoid.

jacko writes:

Ms Moore,

So Your Savior Obama inherited a MESS from George Bush, CONGRATULATIONS Linda and all you other Obama accolytes & automons. Your hero has turned a MESS in to DISASTER. unemployment WORSE, Budget deficet WORSE, national debt, WORSE, Inflation WORSE, price of gasoline, WORSE, home foreclosures WORSE, under water mortgages WORSE. I'm not sure how Obama supporters define success, turn the U.S. in to a socialist or communist state? Completely destroy the U.S. economy? It's been three years now, Obama supporters man up, admit you goofed and voted for an incompetant buffoon.

redbird writes:

in response to Maricohen:

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You take the extreme point of view and apply it to the entire conservative philosophy. Nonsense, no person I know who views the current administration with caution advocates doing away with every social program known to man. Even Obamacare has many good points, but many bad as well. In your zeal to condemn the right you virtually throw the baby out with the bath water. We continue to lose jobs, the economy moves at a snails pace, consumer spending is up but consumer debt surpasses it by some multiple, unemployment only improves as more people drop from the market or accept low paying jobs. How can you defend this? Blame the prior administration? Keep in mind that Carter signed financial deregulation, Clinton signed financial deregulation. How can you have such blind trust in an institution that has done this? Your response is to insult and call names?

Conservative_Voice writes:

You take the extreme point of view and apply it to the entire conservative philosophy.
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They make an erroneous conclusion that because we are against something at the federal level we are also against it at state level.

See 9th and 10th amendments.

Conservative_Voice writes:

How would you describe two unfunded wars, one for profit and a no bid contract for Cheney's Halliburton Bail Out
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As pure fiction. But as long as you're happy believing it, drive on! Self delusion can be helpful at times.

redbird writes:

in response to Maricohen:

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"Two rounds of Tax Cuts at a time of war depriving the US Treasury of the means to pay for those wars, Medicare Part D also unfunded, a failed foreign policy along with breaches in National Security that made it possible for America to be attacked by foreign terrorists multiple times."
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Check out tax revenues during the Bush Administration. Revenue was not the problem, spending was and it continues, except now we do not have the revenue.
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Seem to remember the WTC being attacked during the Clinton Admisistration too.
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"Would it be disrespectful to point out that Bush and Cheney are wanted world wide for War Crimes while President Obama isn't?"
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Nonsense.

SeniorSadie_68 (Inactive) writes:

The problems left to Obama were created by 30+ years of GOP domination of the political process. The policies of the Republicans essentially allowed all industries to regulate themselves.

The meat industry decided it could take contaminated entrails, spray them with ammonia, and voila; fit for human consumption!

The oil industry decided it could do away with nasty old safety regulations, and decide what is safe. We got refinery explosions and well blow-outs galore. The taxpayer got stuck with the check!

The finance industry said they were constrained by depression era regulation, so they deregulated the industry. And we got a financial disaster that cost 55 trillion dollars in lost wealth. Mostly extracted from the middle class by rich, unscrupulous banksters! They couldn't even produce the signed mortgages for the homes the were foreclosing on!

Then there was Dub'ya!

You have to admit that GW was not the brightest bulb in the box! In fact, he was dumb as a sack of hammers. But he was still able to maneuver us into two unfunded wars and a giant giveaway to big pharma in his medicare prescription drug bill.

redbird writes:

in response to SeniorSadie_68:

The problems left to Obama were created by 30+ years of GOP domination of the political process. The policies of the Republicans essentially allowed all industries to regulate themselves.

The meat industry decided it could take contaminated entrails, spray them with ammonia, and voila; fit for human consumption!

The oil industry decided it could do away with nasty old safety regulations, and decide what is safe. We got refinery explosions and well blow-outs galore. The taxpayer got stuck with the check!

The finance industry said they were constrained by depression era regulation, so they deregulated the industry. And we got a financial disaster that cost 55 trillion dollars in lost wealth. Mostly extracted from the middle class by rich, unscrupulous banksters! They couldn't even produce the signed mortgages for the homes the were foreclosing on!

Then there was Dub'ya!

You have to admit that GW was not the brightest bulb in the box! In fact, he was dumb as a sack of hammers. But he was still able to maneuver us into two unfunded wars and a giant giveaway to big pharma in his medicare prescription drug bill.

So sad!

redbird writes:

in response to Newton:

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how about some specifics to support your condemnation. by the way, it stands about the same chance that the president's budget does,

RangerPete writes:

in response to Conservative_Voice:

How about we acknowledge that both sides are responsible for creating the mess and that there are opposing views on how to correct it? One involves government expansion and higher taxes, the other requires smaller government and lower taxes.

And what is YOUR idea of smaller government in a nation of 330 million people? Giving tax breaks to people who only pay 15% of their income in taxes while the rest of us pay 27 to 35%? Or putting those who are 65 or older into abject poverty? How about eliminating government financial aid to those in college? Or maybe basically eliminating health care for anyone who cannot afford to pay $1000 a month for a family of four? Sound good? It's all in Ryan's budget which Rumnuts thinks is "just marvelous" - his words yesterday in WI.

DorseyBeach writes:

PssssT: G Dubya Bush $ Cronies Record and References

• At least two conviction for drunk driving and one for coke in Maine (Texas driving record has been erased and is not available)

• AWOL from National Guard and deserted the military during a time of war.

• Refuse to take drug test or even answer any questions about drug use.

• All records of my tenure as governor of Texas have been spirited away to my father's library, sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view.

• All records of any SEC investigations into my insider trading or bankrupt companies are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view.

• All minutes of meetings for any public corporation I served on the board are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view.

• Any records or minutes from meetings I (or my VP) attended regarding public energy policy are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public review.

• For personal references please speak to my daddy or uncle James Baker (they can be reached at their offices of the Carlyle Group for war-profiteering.)

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh: The Truth Might Get Out!

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