[QUOTE=UTR;2542717]First order of business is to stop the Democrats from destroying the country. This means throwing them out of office en mass and out of control of Congress in November. The second order of business is to elect people like Rand Paul, Joe Smith, Marco Rubio etc. and start replacing the Republicans that are no better than the Democrats. That is happening this election (although I REALLY wanted McCain to get the boot too). Third order of business is to pay attention to “who does what” in Congress. If they want the old status quo, then they will see challengers in their primary elections in 2012 and/or 2014. Fourth is to remove Obama from office. The guy is lazy, incompetent, can’t make a decent common sense decision and he is completely out of step with the vast majority of the American people. He is doing more harm to this country than any person in our history. Bush pales in comparison to Obama in this regard.
If your goal is to see the USA become a shadow of its former self then Obama is your man. Even his Democrat cronies see he is political poison. They are running from him like rats from a sinking ship.
This “mess” we are in was started by Clinton in the late 1990s and perpetuated by Democrats in Congress since then. Also, guess who has been in charge of both houses of Congress since 2007? It has been Democrats. Tell me what they did to stop the mortgage meltdown? I’ll answer for you. They did NOTHING, NADA, ZIP. In the summer of 2008, Barney Frank told us Freddie and Fannie was just fine and perfectly stable. WTH was he thinking?!?! The Democrats controlling the House and Senate spent the last two years of Bush’s second term in hearings instead of minding the country’s business. Congress writes the laws, not the president. Why didn’t the Democrats write some laws to prevent the fall of 2008 meltdown or at least bring it to Bush’s attention that there was a problem. It is Congress that controls Freddie and Fannie anyway, not the president. The Republicans tried to reform Freddie and Fannie around 2003-2005 but people like Barney Frank and Chris Dodd blocked them from doing it. In fact, Bush’s administration was warning of a potential collapse of these quasi government agencies in his first term (want to see proof?). Democrats got too much campaign cash from Freddie and Fannie employees to mess with the goose that was laying golden eggs for them.
If you need further proof of what I just said I can link to several YouTube videos and you can watch the actual words come out of the mouths of the people involved. What I stated in the above paragraph is beyond refute.[/QUOTE]
I just love how knee-jerk “conservatives” apply revisionist history to blame all our ills on others but themselves. It is their policies and philosophies i.e. deregulation that caused our financial meltdown, that is a fact. Rand Paul is a lunatic extremist that would destroy this country completely if he ever became president as would Sarah Palin.