This from the previous post has pissed a lot of people off:
If historians were honest, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama would be listed as the best moderate Republican Presidents of the last 100 years.
When I said that, I may not be saying it well enough to demonstrate exactly what I am thinking. I don’t mean it as an attack on Obama or Clinton or Democrats, I mean to mock Republicans. Obama and Clinton have done basically all the things that Republicans for decades have claimed they want from government. They’ve balanced budgets, turned the economy around (twice), reduced, re-written, and updated regulations and the regulatory environment, advanced free trade, cut public sector jobs, not proposed any radical legislation, etc., ad nauseum. They’ve done all the things that Republicans CLAIM fall under the good government GOP manual.
If I honestly believed that Republicans believed in doing that stuff, I might still be one. But they don’t. The GOP is currently a radical group of self-promoting nihilists who use instability to advance their day to day shifting goals. And this is all of them- look what they have done every where they have their way, whether it is Kansas or Louisiana or the US under Bush, and compare it to what the Dems have done. Look at the mess the Republicans created in California, and look at it now after a few years of Jerry Brown.
You can watch it unfold in WV and Kentucky the next few years. Neither has been a role model for what a state should be, but in WV under Tomblin and Manchin before him, our bills were paid, we were not investing as much as we should in some eras and had a lot of problems, but our credit rating was stable and we were in the black and storing money in rainy day funds. Kentucky under Bashear was similar.
Now, WV has a bunch of ignoramus Republicans running the show, and basically our state has gone from a moderate livery service to an uber driver with 6 dui convictions, a meth habit, a gun fetish, and a god complex.
That’s what I meant in the previous post. It’s amazing how dysfunctional our country has come when a competent person like Obama just doing his job is viewed as a Jedi Knight playing 12 dimensional chess.