Canadian Writes Epic Letter Absolutely Shredding Americans Who Hate President Obama

obama-thumbs-upIt was short, it was sweet and it was factual. I’m talking about an open letter penned by a Canadian named Richard Brunt published in the Detroit Free Press that nearly made me stand up at my desk and give this man a standing ovation.


While I’ve vented my own frustrations with Americans who seem irrationally hostile toward President Obama, I always really enjoy seeing people from other countries give their opinion of him because they’re removed from the American political circus.

Well, Mr. Brunt wrote what the Democratic Party should be saying every single day. Here are a few excerpts:

Consider, right now in America, corporate profits are at record highs, the country’s adding 200,000 jobs per month, unemployment is below 6%, U.S. gross national product growth is the best of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries

The stock market is near record highs, gasoline prices are falling, there’s no inflation, interest rates are the lowest in 30 years, U.S. oil imports are declining, U.S. oil production is rapidly increasing, the deficit is rapidly declining, and the wealthy are still making astonishing amounts of money.

So, Americans vote for the party that got you into the mess that Obama just dug you out of? This defies reason.

Exactly! 

It absolutely does defy reason.

I can understand simple political disagreements. For a conservative to vote against Obama because he supports same-sex marriage, that’s fine. I can understand that kind of ignorant opposition to him. But what I absolutely do not get is why so many of his once upon a time supporters are ashamed of his record.


Every single thing Mr. Brunt wrote is true. And it’s like I’ve said before, if President Obama were a Republican the GOP would be hoisting him up as a conservative legend, naming high schools after him while probably pushing for a national holiday in his honor.

It’s astonishing to me that Democrats were such cowards that they ran from Obama’s record. It’s no wonder Republicans wiped the floor with them this election. The moment Democrats decided that they didn’t have the courage to stand behind a president who’s accomplished all that Obama has, while he’s dealt with possibly the most obstructive Congress in United States history, they proved that they deserved to lose.

But perhaps nothing sums up this letter more eloquently than how Mr. Brunt finished it by writing, “When you are done with Obama, could you send him our way?”

Because, sadly, it seems far too many Americans have taken for granted just how successful President Obama has actually been.



Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • CobrayRPB

    It took him 6 years to break even and he wants a hug? That unemployment number is misleading because it includes part time jobs and excludes people no longer looking for work. Means tested assistance is up, the national debt is at 17 trillion, stimulus plan after stimulus plan failed and cost billions, our credit rating went down. I could go on but it is too depressing. With all the new regulations on the horizon, energy prices would necessarily skyrocket as Dear Leader was quoted. The rosy picture painted in that overly simplistic letter is false. It sounds like something posted on a website comments section by a progressive cheerleader who doesn’t think outside the party line. The problem isn’t just Obama, it is the left wing and it’s hurtful policies that inhibit economic growth while hysterically crying racism, global warming, war on women, 1% and so forth. Jimmy Carter left this country in shambles and the GOP recovery was meteoric compared the anemic recovery we are witnessing now.

    • BadKitty

      Wow, someone sure has been brainwashed by the right.
      President Obama actually got things done, even with your do-nothing congress, the worst since Truman. The right wing has hurt this country more than you will ever comprehend, but you just go right ahead and bury your head in the sand and blame the president.

      • CobrayRPB

        What did he get done? Harry Reid obstructed how many House passed bills? I don’t mean to sound condescending but you are the brainwashed one because you refuse to think for yourself. You go along with Jon Stewart and the media manipulation common to the dying networks of CNN and MSNBC. I imagine you are a young idealist and it isn’t your fault. You have been indoctrinated since a young age by public schools and aging 60s warriors who make you think you are smart because you recite the litany of slogans like an automoton. When you get older, pay more and more taxes and raise children you might see the error of your ways.

      • JSB3

        Why shouldn’t Harry Reid obstruct House bills??? Every single thing Republicans offered was nothing but more CRAP!!! Nothing they wanted was good for the country. Only good for corporate interests that pay for them. It sure is a good cop out to blame “idealism” on Jon Stewart? Really? And public schools? Seriously, our schools are run by conservatives so I don’t know what ridiculousness you speak of! My family pays 25% of what we make in taxes, while assholes like Mitt Romney pay less than 13%! The only errors I see are come consistently from conservative think tanks and Republican policies!!! They run my state!! And my state is falling apart because of it, meanwhile the Republican governor has become RICH by using his position in office, you know, the office he is supposed to use for serving the public not his own god damned greed along with his family and friends!!! So you can stick your sanctimonious garbage back into your mouth!! The only one brain washed is YOU! As the country falls apart because fascism takes over because people like you are so freakin BLIND towards some conservative fantasy land! Time for you to wake up!

      • Marilyn Olsen Scheffler

        AMEN!!

      • Jillz

        Just a friendly reminder that viewers of the Daily Show were found to be among the most informed. On the other end of the spectrum, those who watch FOX News were found to be less informed than if they watched no news at all.

      • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

        “Just a friendly reminder that viewers of the Daily Show were found to be among the most informed.”
        Yeah. And you got your Phd. from Facebook University.

      • Jillz

        LOL Hey, I didn’t make up the poll that information came from! You’re a FOX News fan, I presume?

      • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

        Most disqus users see my handle [ xpat ] and infer I do not reside in Uh-murkuh. So this may come as a shock to a Canuck as provincial as yourself but the dreaded, much-hyperventilated-about Fox News has not displaced Voice of America and is not, as far as I know, available beyond US shores.

        I left the States before the rise of cable news. I chuckle though at how often young Canadians I meet, with the default leftism your gummint schools and the media inculcate in them, accuse me ( a small L libertarian) of getting my views solely from Fox News.

        The same young prog saplings will often proudly declare all they need to know about US politics they can get from Jon Stewart, who is, like, the smartest AND funniest guy on TV! And OMG!!!!! Jon totally destroys the Wingerz, I mean, like every night.

      • Jillz

        FOX News is available here but you have to pay extra for it. Our (sort of) equivalent is Sun News. I wasn’t accusing you of getting your news from FOX, I was responding to a different poster. Thanks for the “young” compliment though haha

        As for Jon Stewart, he is definitely smart and very funny and he certainly has a good understanding of American politics. It’s great he can joke about it through his frustration. I didn’t create the poll about which cable news program viewers were better informed, but I remembered it when a poster above mentioned Jon Stewart and then brainwashing in the same point.

        BTW Jon Stewart “shreds” Democrats and occasionally makes fun of liberal stupidity too 😉

      • Stephen Barlow

        Reid trashedthe TAX CUT BILLS becasue TAX VUTS got America ithe Ditch. Want Proof? Kansas under Brownbeck. The total Redpubican package and $300 million goes down thetoilet and takes $700 million in LOANS with it. Kansas was sucking at the Federal teat with a Surplus, taking $1.12 in subsidy for every $1 it paid in. HOW much WELFARE should we GIVE a Republican State.

        Liberals SPEND! But out of their own pocket. NY, NJ. DE and RI even all pay more than they take because REDS are BAD managers and the fact that more RED states are TAKING MORE than they put in by (8 out of top 10 WELFARE STATES) kinda proves you DEAD WRONG about policies.

      • Marilyn Olsen Scheffler

        Well I AM NOT a young idealist and I agree completely with BadKitty!! I am 75 years old, a retired history teacher and an avid reader of many kinds of material. I find it interesting that YOU are saying that liberals are brainwashed! When I think of the number of “friends” I have that quote the Fox news network verbatim It amazes me that you believe that liberals don’t think for themselves. I don’t know you or anything about you but that goes both ways brother!!

      • CobrayRPB

        You are a dyed in the wool liberal….thats a rare breed because you have seen decades of left wing malfeasance. How is the Great Society working out? 22 trillion spent and there are more poor then ever before. Im sure it’s the 1% or racism or war on women or climate change or white privilege. I majored in history I just don’t buy into the FDR worship and LBJ pandering. I do find LBJ’S quote about getting the black vote for the next 200 years though. Of course the Sage of the South didn’t use the word black….he used a classic Democrat word. The Dems have had a history of using tbat word leading to their founding of the Klan and blocking every Civil Rights Act that came down the pike. Im sure you knew that though

      • Steve Gibson

        You Americans are funny.

      • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

        What are you on aboat?
        Why can’t Canucks elect a Barack Obama ?
        No need to reply.
        It’s the racism up there, eh.

      • Steve Gibson

        Haha you Americans are funny.

      • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

        Say it in Fwench,.

      • Jillz

        No, it’s because he is an American, so unfortunately not eligible to run for election here. 🙁

      • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

        C’mon sweetie, the other Canucks here are counting on you. Why can’t progressive, multi-culti Canada produce a PM or major pol who reflects your vaunted multi-ethnic makeup?

        The Globe and Mail, in 2011:

        “Consider Mississauga, the booming suburb to Toronto’s west, governed for decades by popular Mayor Hazel McCallion. Forty-nine per cent of its residents are visible minorities, but none of the 12 councillors who govern them is. Or look at Brampton, the northwestern-edge city of half a million people, that has absorbed waves of immigrants from South Asia and many other parts of the world. Visible minorities make up 57 per cent of the population, yet just one of the 11 councillors is non-white.

        “The picture is similar in other parts of the country. In Montreal, three of 64 city councillors are visible minorities. In Calgary, where Naheed Nenshi made headlines last year by becoming Canada’s first big-city Muslim mayor, only one of the 14 city aldermen is a visible minority.”

      • Jillz

        *shrugs* Maybe because we haven’t had a great candidate like Obama?

        I know Harper has to go though – I think he would be considered to be a pretty liberal conservative (by current American standards), especially on social issues, but he’s sneaky and he likes deregulating and Canada has lost ground on environmental issues – it’s embarrassing.

      • Shinjo Dun

        The amount of House bills unpassed by the Senate was the second lowest out of the last 20 years.

        The “300 unpassed bills” fails to actually have any real weight behind it. Roughly 30% were irrelevant things, such as renaming bridges, etc. Then there’s another group where they Senate passed different versions of bills. There’s one case where the House passed 10 different spending bills, the Senate passed a different spending bill, but it still looks like the Senate took no action on the 10 House bills.

        The majority of the bills not taken up by the Senate fall into categories like this.

      • CobrayRPB

        Kind of like Bush’s executive orders. They were fairly benign, like establishing the order of succession in the Dept. of Transportation. Then you have Obama. He delayed key aspects of his signature law so he could try to get his party to keep the Senate. A better example would the upcoming amnesty that a majority of the population doesn’t want.

      • Shinjo Dun

        You’re aware the NSA wiretapping was started in 2002 under a Bush executive order, correct (keep in mind, existing laws were modified to lower requirements a couple years after the story originally broke – in 2005)? That’s your definition of benign?

        Or you know, the multiple executive order Bush issued to delay deportations. Or the ones that both G. H. W. Bush and Reagan issued to effectively do the same thing Obama is going to do.

        I think you need to actually look up the executive orders issued in the past before you continue commenting and prove how much of a fool you are.

      • Stephen Barlow

        he doesn’t have a brain and that kind of insipid hate proves whatever its in there had NOT been washed.

    • Vincent Kaje Hennerty

      6 Years to break even from falling off a cliff. Would help if companies paid better wages, more full time work you know what I mean? And some work is definitely better than no work. Debt always increases with the US and much of the recent debt came from the last administration’s economic plan. Also much obviously came from the last two wars, including the money going to the veterans who fought in the war, and not to mention the bail out he “needed” to do, because if he hadn’t we’d probably be in a worse situation. Need I go on? How did the stimulus package fail if our economy is recovering and still is?? What kind of logic is that? Housing crisis wouldn’t have happened either if the previous administration hadn’t gotten rid of the federal watch dog that regulated the banks. This isn’t a black and white picture many people on either side of the board like to see it, but if you are saying that the GOP supports making moves to combat Climate Change, supports women’s rights, don’t support the 1% when making decisions in Congress and don’t have some racists within their party……dude no one should be listening to you. You are either blind or ignorant. Corporations, Greed, Capitalism, all of these need federal regulations to keep them in check from taking advantage of their abilities. Why do you think Unions were originally created? Because we couldn’t trust companies to treat their workers fairly. Now there are new ways to take advantage of the system, so there must be new regulations to impede this abuse of power. I’d rather have a weaker economy if it meant we were making this country’s citizens more equal, pissing off racists, and insuring that there is future on this planet for future generations. But no, you’d rather have less restrictions on companies who couldn’t care less who you are and how much they pay you, regardless of what the environment must suffer as long as profits expand. Oh wait, but our economy isn’t weak…… Damn. Jimmy Carter was one man from decades ago. President Obama is not him, and he has done wonders for this country and this world.

      • CobrayRPB

        I guess you had your head in the sand since last Monday. How many senators that backed The Messiah have been sent packing? On a state level the left got trounced and you see blue skys and happy days. Progressive policies got roundly rejected. 17 trillion in debt…..more than all presidents combined before Barry. Please refute that “dude”. The housing crisis was caused by the government. I guess you think Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are real people. They handed subprime loans to people who had no inkling of the cost of home ownership. You sound like a passionate young man but sometimes that clouds reason. A true intellectual investivates both sides and makes an informed opinion.

      • GreyLadyBast

        Actually, politically left policies, such as raising the minimum wage and legalizing marijuana, passed resoundingly well at the polls. Not by just a little, but by a whole lot. Liberal policies and practices are incredibly popular, once you remove the Democrat name from the proposal. Sadly, conservative identity politics and fear-mongering has also worked very well, and so people voted for their own interests when that fear-mongering wasn’t a factor, and against them when it was.

      • Pipercat

        Was the case with one state wide ballot measure down here in Texas.

      • strayaway

        So why don’t you put more initiatives on state ballots and pass affordable single payer health care plans like Vermont attempted to do? Policies are more important than the label. Besides, doing so is consistent with the 10th Amendment. Policies that are impossible to pass at the federal level are often fairly easy to pass in states where people agree with that policy. Oregon, for instance, passed assisted suicide legislation several years ago. That legislation probably wouldn’t fly in the Bible Belt. Meanwhile, Oregon has the legislation it wants.

      • Marilyn Olsen Scheffler

        Because in Texas no one would ever even GET the chance to vote for anything that made any sense! When you have all republicans running every show in the state it’s difficult to make a dent. And now we’ve just found out that our “esteemed” governor, Rick Perry, is VERY likely to make another run for president! Oh, the embarrassment of it all!!

      • strayaway

        Are you suggesting that resident of Minnesota, Oregon, California, Massachusetts, and other liberal states should put their lives on hold until Texans and Alabamans prevented federal legislation? Some people have the option of leaving Texas or not moving there if their big issue is abortion, same sex marriage, or whatever. Lots of people move from Michigan to Florida because they prefer the weather in Florida. Why not do the same for better education, higher taxes, or whatever else liberals want?

      • Don Sbragia

        As an Oregonian, I can assure you that our lives are not, by even one iota, affected by Texas policies or lack thereof.

      • strayaway

        That was exactly my point.

      • Don Sbragia

        Cool beans, brah…,

      • Don Sbragia

        Not at all an embarrassment. A bit of comic relief during a presidential campaign is a welcome thing.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Not only that, Colorado is making 10 times expectations in REVENUE, which is the ONLY way to PAY the debt!
        And we need some SERIOUS ASSISTED SUICIDE in DC i can tell you.

      • CobrayRPB

        So 15 dollar an hour hamburger flippers high on weed will be the Dems legacy. Bravo

      • GreyLadyBast

        What level of ignorance does it take to come up with the idea that marijuana won’t be regulated and taxed in a manner akin to alcohol, which is not allowed on the job? Seriously.

        Furthermore, better $15 an hour for someone working hard to flip burgers than my tax dollars going to pad McDonald’s bottom line and enrich their already rich CEO because they’re too cheap to pay a living wage and want my tax dollars to make up the difference between what they pay and what it takes to live. ANYONE who works hard, no matter how small the job, should make a living wage doing it. What happened to the vaunted Republican value of hard work?

      • CobrayRPB

        So a burger flipper should make as much as a mechanic? Why bother going to school, you will get taken care of by the government. Sounds like socialism to me. I don’t need to work hard because my necessities will be taken care of by your hard work. Sounds good to me! Through in a few uhhhs and folks and you have Obama’s speeches in a nutshell. McDonalds jobs are for the young to teach a work ethic, not some career. At some point it is time to put on your grown up pants and get a real job. As far as marijuana goes, the ones that howl about just want to get away with smoking it legally. There is no altruistic reason. I haven’t looked too much into it but I bet Colorado is wishing they worded the law a bit differently.

      • GreyLadyBast

        Wow. You truly are hopeless. Does it not occur to you that the mechanic is as underpaid as the burger-flipper, and should just possibly make more money for her skills? Do you not realize that ensuring a living wage paid by corporations gets people OFF the government assistance that McDonald’s and Wal-mart’s greed is now forcing them onto? You can’t have it both ways, either corporations should pay a fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work or we need a strong government safety net, unless you’re one of those assholes who think people who work hard should just starve to death already.

        “If they’d rather die, then they should do it and decrease the surplus population,” said CobrayRPB, I mean Scrooge.

      • CobrayRPB

        Nice straw man…sorry person…..argument m’am. If it were that simple wouldn’t it be implemented by now? With the super majority your party had it would be possible. Between the unions you love choking the free market and your pathological hatred of the wealthy you can’t come up with a feasible plan. Of course if it is a lefty billionaire thats ok. Zuckerberg wants to import foreign workers to make more money but he is on your team so he is aces. Furthermore, McDonalds will automate or raise the price of their goods to compensate for the government regulations your ilk love to force on people. You are a sweetheart and I’m sure you mean well but your party doesn’t care a whit about the rank and file.

      • GreyLadyBast

        You’re jumping to unsupported conclusions and assuming that anyone who doesn’t support the cruel and selfish Republican position must e a Democrat, which I very definitely am not. Democrats, as a rule, are spineless and inclined to take EXACTLY the wrong lessons from their losses, but they’re not actively cruel like conservatives and Republicans are. Democrats at least make a pretense of caring for the 99%, while the Republicans can’t be bothered to do that much. However, I am an independent, always have been and always will be. Bernie Sanders is far and away the best Senator in the government, and the only one worth a damn.

        Thanks for your condescension, but I am no sweetheart, either. You seriously need to look before you go leaping to your conclusions. You truly are hopeless, but then again, you’re a conservative, probably a Republican, so it goes with the territory.

      • Don Sbragia

        No, but there certainly are legitimate medical reasons. I speak from experience, as a disabled vet with serious spinal cord injury pain. Of course, people want to smoke it legally. Sure beats illegally.

      • CobrayRPB

        Medical reasons are fine….i injured myself in air assault school and I got hooked on pain killers. It was tough to break the habit so I agree with you 100 percent

      • Don Sbragia

        Ranger?

      • CobrayRPB

        All the way!

      • Don Sbragia

        Rangers lead the way! 1977 to 1985. 2nd Rangers. Blown up in 85….. Wrong end of an artillary shell….:-) it’ll mess up your day…. :-/

      • CobrayRPB

        3rd Rangers here. I retired last year. Hope you arent too laid up. I screwed up my knee but I still passed the physical for the police dept so now im working on my second retirement.

      • Don Sbragia

        100% p&t for injuries and ptsd but pushing on. 🙂 knees , back and TBI. Aint nothing but a thang. , Still proud of what I did and wish I were still doing it. 😉

      • CobrayRPB

        Same here. Aside from the knee i have some hearing loss but all in all im ok. 10 percent for the eardrums. I only regret not trying out for SF selection. I went to OCS instead. Political disagreements aside its good to meet you. Take care

      • jmaxbrady

        no the mechanic should make a lot more than15.00pr hour

      • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

        Can’t imagine anyone on the Left when I was growing up even admitting to eating the kind of slop served up at fast food restaurants, let alone wasting time, political capital and money on getting wages “raised” for the 2 percent of the work force that earns the min wage. (In reality you are basically arguing for having them replaced with machines…)
        But hey, just means 2016 is yours to lose.

      • GreyLadyBast

        I ask again, what ever happened to the conservative value of working hard? Why is a fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work so anathema to you people? Do you LIKE having folks on government assistance so your tax dollars can go to pay for Alice Walton’s fifth yacht?

        Furthermore, good customer service will never truly be replaced by machines. Companies that value good, personal customer service already have better bottom lines than companies that can’t be bothered, and that will always remain. People enjoy having someone help them find their way around stores and clue them in on the good deals. Some people go shopping for the express purpose of interacting with the customer service personnel, because that is the only adult interaction they can get. Even with the advent of the self-service register, there is still plenty of demand for cashiers. What makes you think that will suddenly change in customer service? But you enjoy your sci-fi dystopia. After all, dystopian fantasies are the hallmark of the conservative mindset.

      • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

        “Why is a fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work so anathema to you people?”

        I started working at the age of ten. Save your sermonizing.

      • GreyLadyBast

        So if you’ve been working for so long, why do you value being underpaid for your work?

      • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

        “So if you’ve been working for so long, why do you value being underpaid for your work?”
        You have me confused with someone else I’m afraid. I am not in the 2 percent of the US population that works at the minimum wage. And if I were I would not be online tapping away at my computer. I would be at my second job or studying, doing whatever it takes to get the experience and skills needed to get ahead.

      • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

        Need more drama, red herrings and straw men in your mindless, silly little broadsides.

      • GreyLadyBast

        “You keep using [those] word[s]. I do not think [they] mean what you think [they] mean.”–The Princess Bride.

        Furthermore, namecalling, misdirection and petty whining are the hallmark of those with nothing to say. Answer the questions or go away. Whatever happened to the conservative value of hard work? Why is a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work so anathema to you? Do you simply LIKE having your tax dollars go to support Walmart’s refusal to pay a living wage so that Alice Walton can have another yacht on your dime?

      • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

        See the “xpat” in my handle? Ask an educated neighbor or friend, if you have one, what it might stand for.

      • Don Sbragia

        That simply won’t work. They’d be eating the burgers they’re flipping.

      • jmaxbrady

        why not you are all for allowing mcd to sell pink slime for meat

      • Jillz

        Democrat “policies” didn’t get rejected – they were voted FOR by a majority of voters, many of which obviously suffer from a clear case of cognitive dissonance since they then voted for GOP candidates.

        The GOP didn’t win on “policy” – they have none. They won because of record low voter turnout after years of telling blatant lies and creating false hysteria in their under informed voter base.

      • Stephen Barlow

        The election has nothing to do with PRINCIPLE.

        Ok, I’m calling you out and calling your BLUFF.

        DETAIL what YOu think a McCain Presidency that would have CONTINUED the policies that imploded the “Greatest wealth generating machine in history” in less than 6 months, (reducing it by 61%) would have done to SAVE the economy and WHAT do you think it might have managed WITHOUT HELP from Congress?

        Tell us ALL how John McCain would have SAVED the economy with RED policies.

        Put up of shut up! The stage is yours Copay.

      • steve barlow

        You product queer.

      • Stephen Barlow

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      • Marilyn Olsen Scheffler

        You are reciting fox news because I heard them say that very thing right after the elections!! So you need to come up with something else. There was a lack of voters out on both sides of the picture and the ones that DID come out voted for what they thought was going to help. Hmmm. We’ll see how that works won’t we!!

      • CobrayRPB

        I dont have cable so I don’t watch fox news. Ill catch red eye online but thats about it.

      • Don Sbragia

        I can refute that with just a few words; restrictive voter ID laws that resulted in over 18000 calls to a voter monitoring group complaining that they were denied the opportunity to vote (And 18 THOUSAND at MOST might represent 10% of people refused the vote); (OK, that wasn’t a few words,but…) 2) Gerrymandering. And to add a few words, it’s downright idiotic to me that the MAIN “progressive issue” that conservatives are boo-hooing over is the Affordable Care Act, which is based on CONSERVATIVE ideas. Plucked straight from Mitt Romney’s plan, who found himself in the fun position of needing to distance himself from HIS OWN plan. People are so comically deluded and ignorant, that, when asked if they preferred ObamaCare or the Affordable Care Act, 95% said the ACA was great, while Obamacare sucked. Too bad they’re both exactly the same thing, huh?

      • Don Sbragia

        And it is now common knowledge that the housing crisis leading to the economic meltdown was instituted and led by JP Morgan, Inc. AKA, Chase Bank. That ain’t the gubmint, “dude”. That’s yer idealistic free market economy at not work. That’s your blessed high level business not giving two craps about the people’s lives they were ruining as long as it made them a few bucks more.

      • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

        You forgot the unicorns.

    • Rob Bailey

      Wow, your TV’s stuck on Faux News… Everything you just wrote is either inaccurate or just made up… 1) Deepest Recession EVAH! 2) Unemployment is measured the same as it has always been (and remember that we have a lot of Boomers that can choose to retire), 3) the National debt is in part owned by the war-mongering of the neo-cons (and if you think it’s bad now, lets not invest in infrastructure and education, and besides, the budget deficits are WAAAYYY less than those caused by Bushie and coming down), 4) The US is now a net exporter of energy, and conservation will make that look even better (and you’ve been sold a bill of goods on Keystone), 5) Dear leader? Seriously, Bush executed nearly twice as Exec Orders as Obama, what’s that make him? 6) Typical con on the rest – Blame Carter. Jeez. I’d go troll on Red State, but it’s not allowed (kicked off after two posts).

      • CobrayRPB

        You are too old to be making childish comments. Show some wisdom and maturity and I’ll gladly debate you

      • GreyLadyBast

        If all you’ve got are name-calling and debunked Fox News talking points, you absolutely should not be calling anyone else’s wisdom or maturity into question. Remove the log from your own eye before going splinter-hunting in someone else’s.

      • Stephen Barlow

        We REALLY NEED to just stop addressing REDBOT clickbait.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Aren’t you glad that the LEFT believes in the Constitution, Freedom as a concept and allows you to spew more than 2 posts? BE grateful and STFU!

      • Stephen Barlow

        Tell us all how McCain would have saved the Economy with mORE of what Prez BUST did to WRECK it?

      • strayaway

        1) It wasn’t the deepest recession ever. President Harding turned around a worse recession in two years.
        2) Record numbers of foreigners have been brought here to work for less than Americans. They are young and offset baby boomer retirees. Also, some boomers are having to work longer to stay afloat.
        3) Federal debts went up $5T under Bush (8 years) and $7.8T under Obama (6.8 years). Obama always voted to fund Bush’s wars, kept them going as long as possible, and added a couple of smaller new wars.
        4) If Al Gore could credit himself with inventing the internet, I suppose its ok to give Obama credit for developing fracking technology.
        5) Quantitatively, Bush issued more executive orders. Qualitatively, Obama is in a different league using executive orders to legislate, declare war on Libya, and overturn acts of Congress. He acts as if Congress issued him an enabling act. Congress acts like it did too.
        6) Blame Bush. Jeez

      • Stephen Barlow

        1) was that BECAUSE of the Teapot Dome?
        2) Not if they are NOT legal immigrants.
        3) How much of obama’s DEBT was SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE of Bush Policies?

        The $787 NECESSITY is a given as a Bush Responsibility

        How much has BUSH’s WAR cost the Obama Administration? $900,000,000,000? $1T including VA costs never addressed by President BUST.

        BECAUSE Bush KILLED 750,000 jobs A MONTH, the unemployment PAID top those workers are REALY a BUSH Liability, NOT on this administration.

        How much EXTRA in food stamps and other assistance had BUSH NOT made 11 million families homeless and 23 millionAmericans JOBLESS!! (your #’s, not mine) But be clear! CREATING jobs for 55 straight months with ZERO Congressional help is SO much of an improvement over LOSING SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND jobs a month for 8 months. So when Obama walking into the UNEMPLOYMENT #’s YOU claim, they are aLL ON BUSH! As should be the bill for that.

        So adjusting the balance sheet ACCORDING to responsibility for the bills being not paid now, it’s closer to the truth to say Bush TRIPLED the Debt and Obama added about $3 Trillion.

        MINUS interest payments on previous amassed debt… Which I won’t dump on President BUST, because he inherited REAGAN’s DEBT. Clinton managed a surplus!!

      • Stephen Barlow

        4 , 5 and 6 aren’t worthy of thought, let alone comment.

      • steve barlow

        Take your poor grammar/ capital letters and stick them up your ass

      • Stephen Barlow

        I am flattered, but wholely unimpressed.

        Bet you even pee through lower case letters.

      • steve barlow

        Hey asshole

      • Stephen Barlow

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      • Stephen Barlow

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    • mukesh cara

      You live in lalaland. If you quit watching fox news, it will help you to see what’s really going on in the real world.

    • strayaway

      There was a similar article titled “A Canadian’s View on our Disrespect of President Obama’s Presidency” posted on “The Fifth Estate”. It was being passed around on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. The theme was the same. It is still up. It too was a list of absurd Democratic talking points. I wrote the author. His response included, “Can you please tell me who keeps posting that column without my permission? It’s six years old and I have become almost totally disillusioned with Obama since I wrote it.” So I did. I wonder if another Canadian was found to update the talking points and impart his presumed blessing on Democrats. Reader’s Digest used to hire professional writers to write articles like, “The Tide has Turned in Vietnam”. Such propaganda articles would then be published in an e.g. obscure veterans magazine. Then Reader’s Digest would publish it as having been found in some such obscure publication. This recurring letter of Canadian disbelief and Democratic talking points reminds me of the Reader’s Digest scam.

      The national debt is up to $17.8T the last I checked. Every trillion dollars equals another $3,184.71 of debt billed to every adult and child in America.

    • Dark Wing

      There’s nothing epic about this Canadian’s notes. It’s just the same boring talking points from an outsider who doesn’t understand the current political climate in the US and why even Dems running for Congress had to distance themselves from this president’s policies.

      Most people feel this country is on the wrong track, and he doesn’t broach that subject because it wouldn’t fit his narrative. Nearly 50 million people are on food stamps. Nearly 50 million in poverty. People are making less real wages. Good jobs are hard to come by. We have the lowest labor participation rate since 1978. Many people can’t benefit much by the rising stock market. And the president who once said George Bush’s debt was ‘irresponsible and
      unpatriotic’ has almost accumulated more debt then every other President before him combined. Also, he lied to the American people about ACA, repeating 36 times that if you liked your health plan and your doctors, you could keep them, period, and that it would save us all money. He screwed up Iraq, ISIS, and on the ebola virus. And he’s been mired in one scandal after another for the past three years, all while his approval ratings are stuck in the low 40’s.

      This Canadian doesn’t know his rear end from his elbow.

      • Jillz

        No understanding of the current political climate in the USA? How’s that – is there some kind of news blackout that prevents us from following the news there? Do we have to live there in order to have an opinion on climate change, women’s rights, gay rights, minimum wage, health care and other social issues and to understand just how terribly regressive your Conservative party is? LOL They’re trying to drag you backward in time instead of moving forward!

        President Obama is held to a ridiculous expectation of perfection in the USA, but those of us who enjoy real news (i.e. reporting instead of opinions) can see the big picture a little more clearly.

        This Canadian would love to see a Prime Minister Obama and would welcome him and his lovely family with open arms.

      • Dark Wing

        Jillz, Allen says that shreds Republicans who hate Obama.

        Do you think that Obama tongue-bath blurb from your Canadian friend shreds us?

      • Jillz

        Nope, it doesn’t ‘shred’ anyone. What it does is present an accurate summary of what people outside the USA are thinking while we watch the GOTP crash and burn what was once a world leading country, and reliable ally.

      • Dark Wing

        It’s not at all accurate, it’s completely one-sided and ignores much of what frustrates people about his leadership, both from inside his party and outside of it.

        It shows that Canadians aren’t serious about learning our political system. That and their liberals are just as close-minded, sanctimonious and and willfully obtuse as many of our country’s liberals are.

      • Jillz

        LMAO Oh you were so hoping I was going to answer “yes” to your question, weren’t you?

        You asked me what I thought – I told you. I’m not trying to pass my opinion off as “news”, but regardless of what you think you know, many Americans are very obviously not very informed about their own politics. The opinion expressed by my “Canadian friend” is shared by every person I know here. It’s also not a stretch to say that it is shared by other people in other countries.

        What your response shows is that YOU are the close-minded, sanctimonious and willfully obtuse one – you can’t see what’s right in front of your eyes (or even worse, you see it and agree with it).

        BTW American History is taught in Canadian schools (or at least it was when I was in school). Canadian children who pay attention in school know more about American politics than some Republican voters.

      • Dark Wing

        You hang out with other libs, so am I supposed to be surprised by that revelation?

        “I don’t know how Nixon won. No one I knew voted for him.”
        -Pauline Kael

      • Jillz

        uh, What revelation?

      • O Dubs

        The revelation that Brunt’s opinion is one also shared by all your friends.

    • It took 8 years for President Bush to destroy it. Which takes longer? Burning down a house or building one? President Obama got unemployment below 6% 2 YEARS before Good Ole Mitt said he could get it done. Deficits have been cut in more than HALF. Energy prices skyrocketing? Have you bought gas recently? Under $3/gallon. Or is that a ‘bad’ thing now? People no longer looking for work? 8 to 10,000 baby boomers are reaching 65 PER DAY and will continue to do so for the next 19 years. Stimulus ‘failed’ because it was TOO SMALL. Inhibit economic growth? RECORD COMPANY PROFITS. RECORD DOW.
      Tell me please: what is the GOP going to do? KEYSTONE! Yeah baby! Destroy the middle of the US with a leaky pipeline built by 2-5,000 workers over two years pumping Canadian Tar Sands down to Texas for refining for shipment out to the highest bidder through our duty free ports.

    • Jillz

      “… our credit rating went down”

      And of course this has nothing to do with the Republican forced government shutdown in 2012, right?

    • Stephen Barlow

      There was only 1 Stimulus to CORRECT what would have been a Depression without it. The credit rating went down solely because Congress threw it under the bus. The new regulations REPLACE the old regulations that DIDN’T WORK to protect us from Republicans. If what you said was true, then WHY are they FALLING?

      We are @ 3.5% GDP. America hasn’t grown like this since CLINTON! Who despite ALL the Republican harassment and a Government shutdown, managed a big a Boom as Bush managed THE BUST.

    • Don Sbragia

      And WHY did our credit rating go down? Oh yes, I remember now. Because the Republicans forced a government shutdown. Nice try at placing the blame on Obama, but the historical facts speak for themselves.

    • Don Sbragia

      And, if you had an understanding of how governmental policies and governmental accounting works, you’d know that 6 years is an awesome time frame. Usually, it takes 10-15 years for the full effects of a policy change to be fully felt, Which is why, even though the economy crashed DURING Obama’s first term, we were actually seeing the results of the PREVIOUS presidential terms. So, rather than letting the natural recovery play out over at least ten to fifteen years, current policies are bringing recovery about in only six. Would you rather have the 15? Probably not.

    • Eugene Berkovich

      Going from 7500 Dow Jones to 17500 is breaking even?
      Going from losing 750,000 jobs the first month in office to gaining 200,000+ jobs in 8 of the last 9 months is breaking even?
      Going from a net importer of oil to being a net exporter of oil is breaking even?
      Going from $1.25T federal deficit in 2008/2009 fiscal year to just $450B in the 2013/2014 fiscal is breaking even?
      A statistic after statistic suggests that Obama’s economy is a success story and is becoming more so month after month and you come back with GOP talking points?

      • CobrayRPB

        How did the Democrats lose so many seats in Congress and so many states at so many levels? It would seem the public doesn’t believe the hope and change coming from the administration. I’d like to hear why the tide turned so dramatically if things are going so well.

      • Eugene Berkovich

        Two words: Low turnout. This 2014 election had the lowest turnout since 1942 and that was a war year. And low turnout equals Republican win. This is why Democrats don’t do so well in mid-terms and do really well in the presidential elections.

        And tide did not turn. 2016 will be a presidential elections and most embattled US Senators will be Republican senators in blue states. In 2014 the battlegrounds were far more different for Democrats.

    • Shinjo Dun

      Net job growth under Obama is 2.4 million more than both Bush’s combined in half the time.

      The labor market peaked before Obama was in the Senate, forget about being president. Its been declining since 2000. The majority of losses since then have been due to retirements, and statistically all of the decline since the beginning of 2012 has been from either retirement or voluntary departures (going back to school, etc).

      Means tested assistance is up because of the recession that started in 2007 – again before Obama became president.

      The deficit under Obama (which drives the debt) is a third of what Bush’s last deficit was. Out of the last 50 years, only three presidents saw their last (or most recent in Obama’s case) deficit be lower than the last from their predecessor – LBJ, Clinton, and Obama.

      The stimulus plans didn’t fail, and keep in mind, the first of the two was passed in 2008.

      Our credit rating downgrade was due to actions of Republicans in the House – the statements from the credit rating agencies at the time confirmed this.

      You could go on and on… but your wrong at every point.

      You claim liberal policies inhibit economic growth, but the economy grows 71% faster under Democratic presidents than Republicans. The economies inherited by Democrats are worse than those inherited by Republicans. Princeton did a nice study into this last year, and even the factors they claim as “luck” can generally be attributed to Republican foreign policy (they cite the 1973 oil crisis as an example, but ignore that it was caused by Nixon’s foreign policy).

      Carter inherited a country with runaway inflation. Near the end of his presidency, inflation was falling, which resulted in the temporary increase in interest rates being scaled back. GDP growth was higher under Carter than Reagan (3.42% to 3.37). Carter also had a higher annual job growth rate than Reagan did (2.54 million jobs per year to 2.01). The only real economic issue that started under Carter was the tightening of the monetary supply, which successfully controlled the inflation that began during Nixon’s presidency – a case of temporary pain to solve a longer term problem.

      • CobrayRPB

        Yet the Dems still lost more seats in more states than at any time since 1920. Maybe Gruber is right and we are all stupid. Maybe the people are fed up with Hope and Change and the numbers you stated are exaggerated or out right fabricated. It is hard to explain such a massive sweep that included a Republican governor in Massachusetts when the country is humming along as amazingly as your figures say.

      • Shinjo Dun

        Please tell me what numbers I exaggerated or fabricated.

        Oh, wait, they are all correct. The labor force participation rate is from the BLS. The data about the causes of workers leaving the workforce is from a paper by Shigeru Fujita (who has a doctorate in economics and has researched the subject). Recession data is from NBER. Budget deficit information is from the budget. Economic growth results are from (as noted) Princeton research. The GDP growth for Carter and Reagan is from Forbes (which has a Republican editor in chief – who ran for president), jobs data for them are also from the BLS.

        Maybe the real problem is people like you who are examples of what Gruber indicated, and whenever you see facts your response is “you’re lying” instead of actually researching the numbers on your own.

      • CobrayRPB

        The BLS stats include part time workers and excludes those who gave up looking for work. You can keep painting rosy pictures but blaming voter turnout is weak. You can rally all the malcontents and misfits to elect an unqualified bufoon twice but you can’t get them to the polls for the midterms.

  • Mrs_oatmeal

    The unemployment numbers have always been calculated the same way by the same agency. The left’s policy’s are only unsuccessful because the GOP says so. Are we better off than we were 8 years ago? The 1% says yes. Wait until the Republicans take away your ” entitlements” of medicare and social security. ( it’s on their agenda). Get rid of all social programs. Kick anyone down on their luck to the curb and hope they ” disappear”. These are hypocrites that have helped themselves to these programs to rise to the places they are now. Looks like a rosy future for most Americans.

  • Pipercat

    More to Canadians than just beer and donuts, eh?

  • LJRhodes

    Unfortunately, for all the positive change President Obama has brought during his time in office, the biggest thing with which Republicans take issue is the one thing he can’t change: his skin color.

    That’s why Republicans hate him, and why they hoodwinked the American people, of whom a majority are ill-informed and easily misled, into voting for them this go-round.

    Our Democratic leaders absolutely cowered and kept their mouths shut, refusing to laud President Obama’s accomplishments while also refusing to condemn Republicans’ rampant racism.

    I’m ashamed of my country and my government. Sadly, I’m a gay man living in the south, so economic opportunities are so scarce that I simply can’t afford to move to Canada, or I’d be out the door.

    • Marilyn Olsen Scheffler

      You are SO RIGHT!! (so to speak!!) LOL!! I agree completely with your statement from beginning to end!!

    • Stephen Barlow

      They don’t hate him because of his skin color. iI’s BECAUSE they can’t stand having Destroyed America with their greed and short sightedness, only to have America RESCUED by a NOT WHITE PRESIDENT.

      i can’t wait for him to sign immigration reform by executive order. FORCE the REDS to legislate and actually put a bill on his desk.

      And let them SUE when he VETOS it!

      • Toni Acock

        It most certainly is racism. The only ones who even take umbrage with this position are people who live in effectively segregated areas…..all across the south. Yes there are people in those locations who give him his due but by and far the rest won’t even hear the truth about what he has done and what he wants to do. I am tired of racists talking like they are the holy grail….look to your history nearly every single american north or south has minority blood in them. Get used to it.

      • Stephen Barlow

        I am WITH YOU!!! All I was saying is that Republicans who think obama should ONLY be their caddy on the links because he’s young AND black, HATE the FACT that the man has ANSWERS to the PROBLEMS THEY CAUSED!!!

      • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

        “It most certainly is racism.”
        I hope partisan Donks stay with that lame angle through 2016. It cost you dearly in the mid-terms.

      • There was just as much vitriol directed at Bill Clinton during his administration–so no, race is not the motivating factor here.

      • jake

        Bill Clinton was not forced to prove he was born here. Bill Clinton never had his loyalty as an American questioned. Bill Clinton did not endure a religious litmus test. Bill Clinton was not accused of “shuckin and jivein.
        Bill Clinton was never called tar baby,or had a Confederate Rag waved at him.
        Bill Clinton did not have his child vilified in conservative press.
        But then again Bill Clinton was white,and had a Congress that was at least WILLING TO COMPROMISE.

      • Children vilified? You’re thinking of the Palin children, who were the butt of sexual jokes by Dems & their entertainment industry funders.

      • Slātlantican

        Is the South still racist? Embarrassingly for our nation, much of it still is.

        But as someone who lived in the Deep South for the entire Clinton 42 Presidency, as well as the first five years of the Obama Presidency, I feel quite confident that I can dismiss your statement that opposition to Obama is racist in nature. Clinton was every bit as hated as Obama, and indeed, Obama was actually given more of a grace period at the beginning of his administration than was Clinton.

        Blaming opposition to Obama on racism is a sign of either laziness or ignorance.

      • Jim Bean

        The Reds might look at it like, if Obama can repeal the duly passed immigrations laws, the Reds can repeal the gay marriage and abortion laws if they acquire the WH – which sooner or later, they will.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Obama most certainly will be working WITHIN the law. it’s the only smart play. SHOVE Executive orders down the throat of Congress like the Sequester and FORCE them to accept it or pass a bill worth signing.

        Only the REDS WANTED the sequester and ENVER were EVER going to keep their word. Obama made a good faith “concession” to KNOWN liars and cheats, the PPACA vote should have CLOSED THE DOOR to even Republican calls.

      • steve barlow

        Hi I am Steve. We have the same name. You are my queer brother, right?

      • Stephen Barlow

        I’m the Straight $1000/hr giggilo one.

      • steve barlow

        You are a fruit loop. Admit it

      • Stephen Barlow

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      • Shinjo Dun

        He’s not repealing anything.

        That being said, every president since Eisenhower has issued executive orders to delay deportations in some way, and both Reagan and G. H. W. Bush issued orders on almost the same scale as the rumored Obama executive order.

      • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

        Your screaming caps will salvage the failed presidency of our first Affirmative action president.
        Props.
        Don’t know why folks on The Intertubez didn’t think of that sooner.

      • Stephen Barlow

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      • jake

        would you rather have the Canadian Carpetbagger Texass Senator,and his blatently racis old man?

      • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

        At least Cruz knew his father. Can’t say that for the man-child in the WH.

    • Michael McCormack

      The word “scholar” obviously will never appear after your name.

      • LJRhodes

        You’re incorrect.

    • Dark Wing

      Are you calling Democratic leaders ‘who cowered and kept their mouths shut, refusing to laud President Obama’s accomplishments’ racists, too?

      If not, why not?

      • LJRhodes

        Dark, actually, I believe racism plays a part in their refusal to praise his accomplishments and leadership. They, too, don’t like having a black boss, but they also know that to demonize him themselves would completely turn off their voter base. So, rather than admit they’re racist and piss off their more progressive constituents while also not supporting our president and pissing off their more conservative constituents (and, let’s face it, there’re plenty of conservative Democrats out there), they just kept their mouths shut and let things happen as they would…and ultimately did.

        The racist Republicans won, helped in no small part by their almost equally (but much less openly) racist counterparts.

      • Dark Wing

        That’s craziness unverified by any kind of verifiable data, ElJay. People liked Obama, including many Republicans, when he first entered office. His diminishing popularity is all of his own accord.

        You guys lost because as he said, his policies were on the ballot. If Dems ran from them, they were screwed, and if they championed them, they were screwed. It wouldn’t have mattered, no matter how much Monday morning quarterbacking you and Allen and everybody else here does. He just had an awful last two years. It happens. You do the party no good by continuing to play the silly race card. It’s boring and ineffectual any more. You used it to your advantage more than once, but it doesn’t last forever.

      • SDmama

        Dark, the letter points to facts and examines the reasons the ballot the way it did. Every one is entitled to their opinion. you yours and we ours. Race is one possibility that he is disliked. It isn’t a freaking card. It is just one potential reason for some, not all, some.

      • Fall_Sapphire

        Prejudice at its worse. Bill Maher points this pit quite ably nearly every show.
        Evidence is clear. His crime is being a halfrican

      • Toni Acock

        I think all politicians are tempted to do the expedient thing that they think will get them reelected. With so much racist vituperation out there they didn’t want to take a chance. Cowards that they are. Sad but true.

    • Fall_Sapphire

      Of course. “Arguments” are hollow. His skin color– that’s the ticket

    • DavidD

      A lot of truth in what you say but in one thing you are wrong..The majority of Americans did not vote for the GOP but stayed home instead.

    • In what way is your sexual orientation holding back your economic prospects?

      • LJRhodes

        I’ve been fired numerous times for being gay. I’ve been denied jobs for being gay. I’ve been denied housing for being gay. I’ve been evicted from housing for being gay.

        My sexual orientation hasn’t held me back. Homophobes have. And, there’re more of them in the south than anywhere else in the country.

        So, economic opportunities for me have indeed been far fewer than for straight people, even those who are far less educated than I.

      • Sorry to hear. Perhaps moving to a big southern city would help things.

      • LJRhodes

        I shouldn’t have to move at all, but even if I wanted to, a lifetime of economic disadvantage has left me unable to afford to. However, if I could afford to move, it would be completely out of this country. It’s too full of bigoted leaders with even more bigoted followers.

    • Still falling for this one?

    • BlackInMass

      LJRhodes
      Just powerful!
      Thank You!!

    • garry lafferty

      GOP like to divide people by color. What ever fits the moment. Obama help Poor old lazy ass black people he don’t like white people. , Reagan like todays GOP Cadillac welfare queens. Race baiting. Reagan could say [email protected]#$% poor blacks and Jesus in same sentence GOP would believe it.

  • Stephen Barlow

    I have NEVER heard it said any plainer than Mr Brunt has. Which means there is a NONPOLITICAL reason for the massive Obamahate.

    The NEWS is all Obama let that happen or Obama didn’t do this. All the old white guys, Brokaw, Scheiffer, Wallace, every Sunday morning.

    They NEVER ask John McCain, “You have a Veteran’s Bill ready solve these problems and your FELLOW Vets NEED it more than Exxon Needs A subsidy. Why does Exxon get the money and for the 4th year in a row, the VA does NOT?” You’ll never hear ANYTHING close to that.

    Other than more tax cuts which Bush and Brownback have BOTH proved DESTROY economies, I haven’t heard a single idea from the OWPP (Olde White People’s Party). Not since Reagan and we are finishing the second decade of SPENDING SURPLUSES and AMASSING DEBT under Reaganomics. Where are the ALTERNATIVE ideas to REPLACE what you work tirelessly @ Repealing. Why is healthcare that WORKS worse than no healthcare @ all?

    I have noticed THREE distinct PROOFs that the Obama hate is PERSONAL and has nothing to do with party lines or policies or governing.

    1) For all the “Bad obama Policies” hype, no one EVER puts forth a BETTER IDEA. So if they have NO BETTER IDEAS, how can Obama’s policies be BAD compared to their NONPOLICIES? Must be another reason other than policy.

    2)The big Elephant in the room. Who in America is holding Boehner and McConnell accountable for historic filibustering and record impotency in Congress? Why is not EVERY committee meeting, debate filibuster and NONVOTE covered in the press?
    Why do the old white guys get a pass on their failures, by the old white guys in the media?
    Must be a SPECIAL REASON for them turning a blind eye to WHY there is a STALEMATE in Congress, which is a game played to the point where there CAN BE no winner.

    This wasn’t an accident, this was deliberately driving The Busload of America over the cliff. Not JUST the Fiscal Cliff, not just to the point of Congressional DECISION to CLOSE the PEOPLE Government WITHOUT their consent AND against their wishes!!!

    Why aren’t the PRESS COPS giving out tickets to Congress and Jailing them for drunk and reckless driving? MUST be the same reason that the Governor of Missouri, a week ahead of the Grand Jury decision in the Wilson murders Brown case, told the people of Ferguson, MO that the State militias, and all the cops in St Louis County AND City are being organized to PUT DOWN ANY OUTRAGE at the G J decision by the citizens of Ferguson. (Kinda sounds like they already know the fix is in for their boy)

    3) Why has no one called Congress to task for VOTING AGAINST the will of their constituency on ANY Obama initiative, even one’s taken STRAIGHT from the Republican Platform?

    So, NO better ideas, Massively Media protection for those RESPONSIBLE FOR GETTING NOTHING DONE in 4 years and Voting AGAINST everything the people want, which align with Obama’s policies…

    I just CAN’T put My finger on a reason for ALL this ORGANIZED Obamahate.

    • Dark Wing

      Al Sharpton talking points repeated, only not as funny as actually listening to him.

      • steve barlow

        I guess you are black, huh?

      • Smoltzfan

        Al looks like a bobble head

  • Francois Bergeron

    What amazes me is that it’s pretty easy to check the numbers and obvious who is responsible, but republicans choose to be blind. WHY??

    • DogmaDestroys

      They are blinded by their depraved hatred, Francois.

  • Jeremy Weaver

    While all these hallmarks of recovery are all fine and dandy, we in Middle-class are not ‘feeling it’. Prices of consumer gods and especially utilities are STILL increasing, and it been a Half DECADE since Minimum Wage had an increase.

    • CobrayRPB

      The anti America types that frequent this chintzy website have no clue about the middle class. They are mostly young people riding their parents coattails or left wing lunatics so heavily indoctrinated they won’t believe anything that doesn’t vet the DNC stamp of approval. All small business are good for is oppressing workers and denying gays cakes. They grew up without any sense of sacrifice or hardship. They are used to having everything handed to them via Mom and Dad or Uncle Sam. I suppose when you waste 4 years getting a gender studies degree you already have one strike against you.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Why are you here if it is beneath you?

        STILL waiting on you expert anal ysis of HOW MUCH BETTER McCain’s EXPANSION of Bush Policy after the 2008 election would have SEVED the world ECONOMY….

        No balls, all sack.

      • CobrayRPB

        Settle down hero. You are such a supporter of the Constitution….it is my right. Do my comments bother you? Does reality hurt just a little bit?

      • Stephen Barlow

        Annoyance does not hurt. Bet you’re the kind of girl who goes to a bar to GET slapped around.

      • Edwin

        More liberal misogyny from butthurt nutcase Stephen Barlow.

      • Stephen Barlow

        YOu have a new name? or are just the shift change replacement buttmonkey?

      • CobrayRPB

        I bet you are a sunken chested, beta male liberal who goes along with this pansy liberal garbage for the CHANCE some equally pasty, sullen, off putting ” female ” might find your hipster moustache, ironic tee shirt/ scarf combo and skinny jeans attractive. Of course, because you majored in gender studies, you are living in mom’s basement while working at Best Buy part time. Your self righteous indignation, fist shaking and keyboard commando nonsense keeps your mom up all night wishing she had a son. Your dad gave up long ago hoping for that because he has seen you try to throw a football and knows that no self respecting woman would ever have children with a wimp like you. In a way im glad for Planned Parenthood and the fervor your ilk has for abortion because any progeny you may spawn would kill this nation just a little bit more. Never fear, men like me will protect you and your half baked ideals.

  • Dark Wing

    Gallup: Dems plunge to record low

    By Lucy McCalmont
    Politico
    11/12/14 6:17 AM EST

    Favorability for the Democrats has hit a record low as things go from
    bad to worse for the party after significant midterm losses, according
    to a new poll.

    Only 36 percent had a favorable view of the Democratic party, a 6-percentage-point drop from before the midterms, the Gallup poll
    released Wednesday found. With the GOP standing with 42 percent
    favorability, it is the first time since 2011 the GOP has had a higher
    rating than the Democrats.The favorability rating for Democrats is the party’s lowest since Gallup began asking the question in 1992.

    GOP Congress more popular than Obama.

    Go read the whole thing……

    • Pipercat

      Indeed, make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get past the home page of where ever you find this. You’ll just have to see the latest video of a fight posted from somebody’s camera, what the Kardashians are up to, Taylor Swift – enough said there and finally a real news item, a handy guide on how to protect your houseplants during winter!

      • Dark Wing

        Gallup polling. Politico.

        Read it and weep, Pipercat.

      • Pipercat

        Weep you say, hah! My tear ducts are already dry from vapidity, arrogance, bandwagoning, apathy, logical fallacies and partisan authoritative flatulence!

    • Stephen Barlow

      THAT is NOT what the poll said. CONGRESS is still in single digits, no matter how you slice it, you just LIED.

      I stand corrected. Congress as a hole is @14%. Funny how DEMS as a party are @ 36%, 4 points BEHIND the President the backstabbed and shinned this election!! HAHAHAHA

  • Dark Wing

    Canadian Richard Brunt should read some of this as he tries to understand the nuances of American politics:

    Obama health care advisor Jonathan Gruber regarding the ACA:

    “This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scores the mandate as taxes the bill dies. So it’s written to do that… If you get a law that says healthy people are going to pay and sick people would get money, it would not have passed.

    Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And, basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really very very critical to get the thing to pass.
    And, you know, it’s the second best argument. I wish Mark was right we
    could make this transparent but I would rather have this law than not.”

    Allen is right. It is a sad day for America.

  • Michael McCormack

    Gee, I guess I should have been listening to all of the “facts” from north of the border to realize just what a total success Obama has been because as we all know the Canadians have always been the barometers of civilization. Sorry guys, Obama has been a complete failure and done nothing but harm to the USA with his narcissistic, ignorant agendas. And I do not care what color he is. And I am an independent.

  • McBobb

    A national debt that is up nearly 8 Trillion dollars in 6 years. More than all other presidents combined? That does not make me a racist … that makes me concerned. Im not calling out Presidents or Parties, but 18 Trillion Dollars is not going any where fast in our life time. That will strap the US for decades to come. And if OPEC decides to allow oil to be trade in something other than dollars this “wonderful economy” mentioned in the letter above will be belly up.

  • CobrayRPB

    By the way, the term epic is being used incorrectly in the title. Also this is a prime example of a straw man argument. No one hates him as a person, just his policies and the Democrat’s blind support of said policies.

    • Edwin

      The letter wasn’t epic, there was no shredding, much less ‘absolute’ shredding, and conservatives don’t hate Obama. Other than those falsehoods, the title was correct in that a Canadian wrote a letter.

  • Billbow

    Hate and Fear trumps all in “this” America.

  • mingkee

    Frankly, whoever Democratic Party member failed to mention Obama’s accomplishments should get the FUCK OUT!!!
    SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!

  • Eric Grapher

    Hard for Obama to get any credit, good or bad, for the economy when he has never signed a budget bill. The Senate has refused to act on any budget bill from the House (the House originates all revenue bills). So, let’s consider the Congress the rightful credit/blame for economic up/down turns.

  • djinn123

    As an outsider, Republicans seem such a bigoted, typical religious hypocrite, fear mongering lot.

    • keen eye

      djinn… Name calling is what libs do best because they don’t know how to give an educated response.

  • Jim Bean

    Richard Brunt obviously wrote that before he saw the Jonathan Gruber tapes and is feeling quite foolish today.

    And tell me this, my liberal friends: not long ago you were swearing that huge increases in deficit spending were the only thing that could possibly save our economy and you were swearing on your mothers grave that any austerity measures were the death knell for it. But austerity (Pub-imposed-sequestration) is the path we took and now YOU are the ones trying to take credit for a shrinking deficit and a growing economy. How do you live with yourself? Have you no dignity whatsoever?

  • Jeff Clauser

    I think it’s funny when conservatives say Obama has stymied economic growth….all the while companies are enjoying record profits. Yeah, really stymied they are. Derp.

    • ThehouseGuestgeorgewashington

      Yeah, the rich are getting richer – hooray. Slow clap.

  • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

    Yes, it is amusing how much Canuck Lefties have invested in the now failed presidency of Barack Hussein Obama.
    As an expat of three decades I can report most of the Canadians I know who follow US politics want us to be more like the weak, humbled and depopulated democracies of W Europe.

    • Jillz

      And as a Canadian citizen, living in Canada for almost five decades, I can report that most of the Canadians I know who follow US politics are disgusted with the GOP (in a shake your head, roll your eyes kind of way). I think the “Canuck Lefties” reaction is based more on the frustrating catch – 22 that conservatives have created for the President: “we will obstruct everything you do, and then blame you when things don’t get done”. It’s exasperating.

      “Failed Presidency”? Right. Failed government I would agree with. Failed Presidency – that’s rich considering what he’s had to deal with in Congress.

      Weak, humbled and depopulated? Seriously? Do you mean in places like say, Kansas, or West Virginia, where GOP policies and deregulating are turning them into third-world-like states? Or do you mean like in Texas, where residents near fracking sites are seeing flames in their tap water? The weak, humbled and depopulated part is going to be when citizens are forced to move when their homes become uninhabitable due to lack of regulation for the environment.

      • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

        Shouldn’t you get your message out in New World Spanish?

        Your concern for an America supposedly being destroyed by “the GOP” ( I loves it when America-obsessed Canucks and Euros use that term in describing their pet hatred in US politics… ) does not extend to the millions of Mexicans and C Americans who have entered our country illegally and are trying to make it their permanent home ?

        Surely the recent wave of “Rethug” victories in the Senate, House and across the nation (there are now 33 Republican governors…) has you up at night fretting for all those poor “brown people” (as you progs call them) unaware of the horrible future that awaits them, no?

        I will ask you what I ask a lot Canadian lefties – – – why can’t your country, as fine as it is, produce a Barack Obama or a Condi Rice or a Thurgood Marshall ?

        Must be the racism up there, eh…

  • Richard Brunt can have the lying bastard, and Obamacare too. Oh, he already has Obamacare. It’s so good that Canadian political elites come to the US for healthcare. Yeah, Richard Brunt can have Obama. He can lick Obama’s balls like the boys at NBC and the New York Times do.

    • Jillz

      “It’s so good that Canadian political elites come to the US for healthcare”

      What’s your point? That somehow because wealthy Canadians sometimes seek specialty treatment in the USA that our healthcare system doesn’t work? If so, you’re wrong – our system, while not perfect (b/c NOTHING in life is perfect) works well enough that in close to 50 years I have never worried about whether or not I can afford to be sick – if I’m unwell, I go to the doctor and it’s paid by the government – from MY tax dollars.

      • The point is Obama is a lying crook, and I wish he would move to Canada, and take all his lovers with him. And if your healthcare system worked, wealthy Canadians would get their “specialty treatment” in Canada. If Obama succeeds in ruining American healthcare, wealthy Americans will probably go to the Caribbean or to Asia for care. I doubt they’ll go to Canada.

      • Jillz

        Our healthcare plan covers every Canadian citizen, but doesn’t cover every medical service. Get real, what type of program like this doesn’t have limitations. It’s designed to ensure all citizens have access to basic, preventive and emergency healthcare as required and while not perfect, it works just fine.

        The wealthy will always have options that the rest of us don’t have.

        My point is: the fact that wealthy Canadians can afford specialty treatments not covered by our national plan doesn’t mean that our healthcare system doesn’t work, and certainly isn’t “proof” that President Obama is a lying crook.

  • Elder Jimmy Biggs

    All of you hate deniers, can say whatever you want. The truth is European Americans, Republicans and Democrats alike isolated President Obama in the same way that they always have abandon the African American for 500 years. Regardless of how great or educated, innovative, or whatever equal accomplishments they achieve. With no other reason to oppose the African American, that which remains is clear. It’s partly not their fault. they were raise this way from 500 years. But Hate! I’ll say this, “if you say that you love God that you have not seen, yet you hate you brother that you have seen? You are a LIE and the truth is not in you.” Jesus Christ.

  • xpatYankeeCurmudgeon

    Oh yeah, Teh Right Wingerz is just ‘shredded’ by this letter. Absolutely. It’s just too easy.

    Like bludgeoning baby seal pups sliding on ice as Canucks like to say…

  • Slātlantican

    Claiming that opposition to President Obama is based in race is a canard designed to avoid discussing the actual issues that conservatives have with his policies. It effectively tars his opponents so that it’s easy to justify not engaging them on the issues.

    Next up: All opposition to President Rodham is based in sexist attitudes of Republicans.

  • Amelia Al

    White America is racist, childlike and just plain evil. Yeah, IT IS!

    • keen eye

      What, there are No black racists.

      • Amelia Al

        Yeah, because Blacks have the power to be racist towards you idiots. The person who came up with race classification, claiming white supremacy is a White man.

  • hijny

    All this back & forth is just cute speculation “Republicans, Democrats”, blah blah. Precisely what they want us to do, argue endlessly about false topics. The same interests rule both “parties” (big energy, big pharma, AIPAC and a few others) and don’t give too big a damn which one “controls” congress. Even Obama is beholden to them, though to his credit he actually tried to institute some real changes and appeal to whatever intelligence/moral courage is left in the American people. Not much, as it turns out. He received almost no support from the Democrats and some even publicly spewed hatred against him (Dov Hikind comes to mind). I wonder how many presidents had to deal with that from their own party. You may score little victories (marijuana, gay marriage, etc.), just enough to calm people down, but real control of the government is not in the hands of the American people and hasn’t been for awhile. I’m sure the President’s race plays a role, but for the most part, it’s just another distraction to keep us busy arguing. What the true entrenched powers really fear is a mostly mythical demographic among conservatives, liberals or anyone else: critical thinkers who can calmly look past the 24/7 propaganda from all sides and not react predictably to jabs at their entrenched beliefs simply intended to provoke a reaction. Unfortunately, they’ve gotten damn good at creating a population who is the opposite of that and keep honing their skills.

  • keen eye

    We would be very happy to send him to Canada. Just wish we didn’t have to wait 2 more years.

  • garry lafferty

    I could not agree more I have said for some time Obama the best president in a generation . Yes better then president Reagan, Clinton. There a record. Who was the last president you know handed a 4 Trillion $ war debt.

  • Stephen Barlow

    WHen was the last President force fed a CONCRETE obstructionist Congress AND a WAR and got tossed on a bottomless tobogganeconomy slide.
    NAME ONE who turned it all around in 90 days.

  • irrefudiate

    There’s no sane reason for the vitriol. Some suggest an underlying racism. There is probably a lot of truth there, considering the banners that the protesters flew. But, there’s more to it than that. Their unmitigated hate speaks of a real fear, a fear instilled by propaganda and an unbending ideology. When empirical evidence is not a mitigating factor, and even science is considered just another opinion, you know that you’re looking at residents of la-la land.

  • Connie

    I can’t believe that people actually believe the bogus, information that unemployment is down…..do you know they only count people on unemployment benifits? What about all the people that have used all their unemployment benefits? People underemployed? People that have lost their homes? Why was this years Christmas retail sales the LOWEST in years. Look around people big chain stores are closing stores Alco and Sears to name a couple. Sales are down, stores closing, less jobs, less money. Small businesses don’t have a chance. I know, my fiance has 15 employees and struggles on a daily basis. Look around when you go to the grocery store…I watch people counting up how much they have in their carts and putting things back because they can’t pay. Look and listen to people, stop believing the propaganda the White House press core feeds us. I used to consider myself a Democrat but now I think all politicians are corrupt. Just because our President is black doesn’t mean that people are prejudice if they don’t like his policies. The people that say ridiculous crap like, he’s black so you are prejudice if you don’t like him, are either brainless or bigots. I really love the latest propaganda about Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman in America and Obama is at his highest popularity rating in years. Do you belive that hooey too? Positive change? Opening the borders? Trying and doing a good job of throwing out our constitution? Cutting military budget? Veterans benifits? Education funds? GIVING fighter jets to our enemys while our military has to wait for care packages from home to get basic need items…..toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, ointments, asprins, deodorant, white socks, my nephews also requested hand and bath wipes while stationed in the dessert. I’m glad he can only serve 2 terms although he has tried to change that law too.

  • ThehouseGuestgeorgewashington

    Yeah, Canada, enjoy ww3 when your hero BHO gets done poking Putin in the eye! Here’s an idea, you like him? Lets make that Canadian boots on the ground! And YOU buy those weapons for the Ukraine. Peace prize my @ss!

  • ThehouseGuestgeorgewashington

    PS, Canada is generally quite religious (Loaded with Catholics). Have you climbed down from the high horse since your hero, the American president told you to while pointing out you are no better than savages who encage a man and burn him to death? You want him? Take him! We are too racist to be told we are no better than people who behave like animals!

  • ThehouseGuestgeorgewashington

    I love Canada and in my experience the Canadian people (most of them) are lovely. But, worry about what goes on in your own country and stop being such a smug asshole eh. . .