Take a look. Obama was handed the great recession mess four years ago. Fast forward: housing is up, we've had 46 straight months of job increases, foreclosures and bankruptcies are down, soldiers are coming home, no new wars have been declared, the first ever healthcare bill was passed saving thousands of lives, regulations on big banks passed, the Equal Pay for Woman act passed, General Motors was saved, the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy is gone, Bin Lauden's death was ordered and accomplished, and Obama offered rational responses to international problems. Imagine what Obama could have accomplished with cooperation from the Republican Senate and House members.
We've grown tired of the disrespect, insulting talkshow hosts, radio hate speech, racism, lying, pandering and the Fox News "fair and balanced" nonsense. The poisonous fruit of self-righteousness and quixotic uncompromising messaging has gone off the rails.
Along comes Romney, chosen from a shallow pool of "would be" Republican presidential candidates. All of whom changed their positions during the R primary depending on the audience or issues, with the exception of Ron Paul. From Romney we hear that Chrysler intends to send Jeep manufacturing to China. Guess what, it is not true. The Republican platform states, no abortions, no exceptions. Vaginal ultra sounds at the women's expense were proposed in Virginia. Hundreds and hundreds of women in Virginia let their state politicians know the proposal was unacceptable.
Republicans have doubled their previous record number of filibusters in Congress. Senator Merkley is taking on this issue by asking for voice filibusters to be returned to the Senate.
We want President Obama to be our president for the next four years. We want his considered, thoughtful, competent, rational, steady leadership to continue to guide our country. We want civility and a bipartisan approach to governing our country and our state. Most of all we want princpled and truthful elected officials.
This time around it ain't Mittens who will lead our country.