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A test for my conservative friends

Seriously.  Forget that Obama is President for a minute.  Or pretend there is a Republican in there.

And then look at the economic numbers.

Unemployment is at 6.1%, the lowest it’s been since 2007.

There have been 63 straight months of economic expansion.obama_100906.gi.top

The budget deficit has been reduced tremendously.

The stock market has set records and is at its highest ever.

Consumer confidence is high, home sales are increasing, and we avoided a major depression.

And according to the conservative business magazine Forbes, “This is the best private sector jobs creation performance in American History.”

Forbes finds that in every measure of the economy, Obama’s Presidency has outshone all previous recent Presidents, including Reagan.

If Obama was a Republican, they would be shouting about his accomplishments.  Do you agree?

Now, mind you, this is Forbes making this comparison.  There is one place where the economy has gotten worse, and that is the discrepancy between the rich and poor.  The US looks more and more like pre-revolutionary France every day, where there is no longer a sturdy middle class.  Forbes, of course, doesn’t care about that — many economists seem to only care about how Big Business and the rich are doing.  But that’s also what most Republicans think about, too, so why aren’t they cheering on Obama’s economy?

I know, I know — silly question.

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Comments 1

 
Mark Dodel on Monday, 08 September 2014 13:15

Mitt Romney was just quoted as saying he would be a much better President had he won, but nothing about what he would have done better, just more of the same claptrap about how everything this guy who actually was elected President (twice) is doing wrong. Same for McCain, attacking the President for not just bombing the terrorists in Syria. The very same ones he was sitting down with for a photo=op a few months ago when McCain was demanding we give them weapons. So what is so different about this President that he can accomplish so much yet never quite do what these people want?

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Mitt Romney was just quoted as saying he would be a much better President had he won, but nothing about what he would have done better, just more of the same claptrap about how everything this guy who actually was elected President (twice) is doing wrong. Same for McCain, attacking the President for not just bombing the terrorists in Syria. The very same ones he was sitting down with for a photo=op a few months ago when McCain was demanding we give them weapons. So what is so different about this President that he can accomplish so much yet never quite do what these people want?
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