Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree
A conservative might challenge my assertion by saying, "You admit to being a progressive. Isn't that an ideology in itself?" In response to such a challenge, I would assert that it is not. To be a progressive is to be cognizant of the fact that this country needs change, as oppose to "conserving" the dysfunction of the past, or the status quo. So to be a progressive is not an ideology; it's a simple recognition of reality.
But, of course, there are many ideologues who are going to scoff at that assertion, because they’ve been blinded by the fog of their own ideology. For the same reason, there are many people in this country who are DETERMINED that you NEVER find out the truth about Barack Obama - which again, is, he is one of our GREATEST presidents - in fact, possibly among the top three. But he won’t get the recognition that he deserves until he passes in to history and his administration can be assessed objectively, and free of politics, self-service, and emotion.
As a result, Obama’s critics are trying to keep America focused on their criticisms whether than the President’s accomplishments, which are numerous. A small example of which are listed directly below (with a more extensive list as an attachment at the end of this discussion) - any one of which, alone, would have insured any president a favored place in history:
1). He averted a second global Great Depression with his stimulus initiative.
2). He Brought America back from the Bush Disaster.
3). He saved the American auto industry.
4). He brought Osama Bin Laden to justice.
5). He punished Wall Street and got the American Taxpayer reimbursed for the Wall St. Crash.
6). He’s brought affordable health care to millions of Americans.
7). He’s lower the national deficit to its lowest point in 60 years.
8). He averted a war with Syria and got them to destroy their chemical weapons.
9). He’s got Iran to allow nuclear weapons inspectors broader access to their nuclear facilities.
10). He’s accomplished all of this with the Republican Party fighting him tooth-n-nail every step of the way.
If George W. Bush and the Republicans had been as competent in handling 9/11 and the Iraqi war, it would have saved over a trillion dollars, a million Iraqi lives, and the lives of thousands of American troops who were either killed or wounded in the Iraqi atrocity.
Just imagine what Obama could have done - and still do - with a RESPONSIBLE Republican Party. Naturally, Obama haters are going to vehemently disagree with this assessment of President Obama, but when they do, simply ask them who was a greater president, and why? Then watch ‘em squirm.
Eric L. Wattree http://wattree.blogspot.com/
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