Thursday, January 19, 2012

Something To Think About

Lifted from a friend's Facebook page:--Thanks Michelle

Hmmmmmmmmmm... YOU MIGHT BE RIGHT!!.........

Now, since Obama's regime, all of a sudden, folks have gotten mad, and want to take America Back...BACK TO WHAT/WHERE is my question?

After The 8 Years Of The Bush/Cheney Disaster, Now You Get Mad?

You didn't get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President.

You didn't get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate Energy policy and push us to invade Iraq.

You didn't get mad when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us.

You didn't get mad when we spent over 800 billion (and counting) on said illegal war.

You didn't get mad when Bush borrowed more money from foreign sources than the previous 42 Presidents combined.

You didn't get mad when over 10 billion dollars in cash just disappeared in Iraq.

You didn't get mad when Bush embraced trade and outsourcing policies that shipped 6 million American jobs out of the country.

You didn't get mad when they didn't catch Bin Laden.

You didn't get mad when Bush rang up 10 trillion dollars in combined budget and current account deficits.

You didn't get mad when you saw the horrible conditions at Walter Reed.

You didn't get mad when we let a major US city, New Orleans, drown.

You didn't get mad when we gave people who had more money than they could spend, the 1%, over a trillion dollars in tax breaks.

You didn't get mad with the worst 8 years of job creations in several decades.

You didn't get mad when over 200,000 US Citizens lost their lives because they had no health insurance.

You didn't get mad when lack of oversight and regulations from the Bush Administration caused US Citizens to lose 12 trillion dollars in investments, retirement, and home values.

You finally got mad when a black man was elected President and decided that people in America deserved the right to see a doctor if they are sick. Yes, illegal wars, lies, corruption, torture, job losses by the millions, stealing your tax dollars to make the rich richer, and the worst economic disaster since 1929 are all okay with you, but helping fellow Americans who are sick... Oh, Hell No!

And one of my own--Bush's NCLB--the beginning of the end of education as we know it.
Obama might not be a bargain, but look at the alternatives.


Sweet Girl Tracie said...

I do not see either the GOP or Obama as viable candidate in my opinion.

Although Obama has been slightly stronger with stepping up to the plate in the last 7 weeks. Too bad he is not doing that with RTTT and firing Arne Duncan.

Anonymous said...


You know most people are not one issue voters and there are WAY more important issues than the effect the Federal Government has on Education.

Get a clue!

Anonymous said...

I understand Tracie's point. We endorsed Obama and some of us, like me, contributed to his campaign. We loved the fact he had Linda Darling-Hammond as his Education adviser only to dump her after the election and bring in Duncan.

It might be a "one issue" to Annon, but to many teachers it's their careers on the line as Duncan pushes for more testing, evaluations based on testing, more charter schools, more TFAs taking jobs away from those who want to teach full time rather than part time. Then there's the issue of Duncan pushing for larger class sizes and a reduction in pensions and other benefits. He is a union buster. We see RTTT funding going to charters, testing companies, TFA, and Rhee-sponsored causes, but not one penny going to the classrooms. We are seeing billionaires and Wall Street take over education as more and more public schools around the country are being closed to make room for charters.

And least we forget, Obama was a major supporter of NCLB.

I never voted for a Republican president, so don't blame Bush/Cheney on us.

Thousands of teachers marched on Washington this July and we were ignored.

He did not stand with teachers in Wisconsin or Ohio. He applauded the firing of teachers in Rhode Island.

He also ignored the political climate that gave rise to the Tea Party. And his health care legislation is not what the writer of that post cracks it up to be. It still gives pharmaceuticals what they want and the health care lobby what they want. Premiums for those not in a union were increased as were the deductibles. I see what my niece is paying, and it's criminal. Under the plan unions will be hit with higher costs as well. I don't mind the higher costs if my benefits for seeing a doctor out of plan were not 1970 rates.

So no I will not cast my vote for any particular candidate this coming election. If however the rumors of Hillary being VP are true, I may reconsider because we will have hope in 4 years. But as a voter I have a right to be upset with Obama and more upset that both major teacher unions are throwing their support to him when he continues to have people like Duncan continue his attack on public school teachers.

You want outrage, then perhaps the teachers in America should show more of it.

Sweet Girl Tracie said...

Obama has also done very little for people in the health care field as well. Educators and administrators are not the only ones reaping the horrible policies from the Obama administration. Third, his foreign relations with Israel are not ini positive light either.
Plus, for 3 1/2 years, he catered and did very little to support the people who elected him in.

To me, its more than 1 issue which is on the table. Since I am also a teacher, and know who will be affected by his horrible educational plan. For these reasons, (and a whole bunch more) I am hesitant for voting this man.

dkuroiwa said...

i truly hope that you post this as a note on facebook because when you do, i will share it. you put into words some of the thoughts i've been tossing about, i'm tired of all the "but look what Obama has done" bush was some freakin' God or something! ugh.
....and i've told my Republican family, if you really want a change, you better come up with some way better options because the guys you got front running are a joke.

Pissed Off said...

It's on my real facebook page. You have access Debbie.