Hawt Sommer wrote:Top Five US issues vs action by the US government:
1) Energy - FAIL
What fail? The USA is producing more energy now than it was 4 years ago, I read in various places. Price of gasoline is up? Or was up, or was down, up again, going down, up, down, but up overall? Maybe that is because some folks in India and China started to use a lot of the stuff too. Even Ron Paul on Stereiods could not have done anything about that.
2) Economy - FAIL
I thought that all indicators are that it is in a slow but reasonably sure recovery at the moment? Better than at the end of the previous guy's term, surely. Maybe it isn't what you had hoped, but then again, you were the one telling us you bought into the hype.
3) Foreign Policy - Partial Success (Peaceful Governments like us more/ War nations hate us more)
Which 'War nation'? Israel? I am fairly sure that there is exactly NO evidence to support that claim.
4) Poverty - FAIL
You mean... he didn't 'solve' poverty? As far as I have read, in spite of the poor economy (which, need I remind you, wasn't exactly the current administration's making), I read that income disposable income for the poor (always the first to 'feel' the effects of a bad economy) hasn't suffered too much, overal.
5) Crime - Success (However Crime has been on a reducing trend the last twenty years)
According to the author of Freakenomics, you have Rove vs. Wade to thank for that.
The Above results are good enough to get Obama re-elected because of the propaganda that was spewed (Republicans give your wife cancer); the whole thing completely sickened me and showed me how much this country is filled with mindless zombie lemmings.
I am sure that your feelings were rather like the feelings of people who didn't like W. much but saw him get reelected anyway, thanks to a powerful propadanda machine and a nicely organized smear-campaign. But that would be the machine that pulls YOUR zombie-strings, I guess. Easier to see the ropes on the other puppets.