Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Letters From The Left To The Right: Dear Richard
The first Presidential debate has been touted by everyone as a "win" for Romney and a "loss" for Obama.
Richard said: I can't stand sore losers! You're candidate was unprepared, just as he's been for every single important issue that has come his way. Just admit that he lost the debate. You talk about lies? Isn't he still campaigning for the almost the same things he promised he'd fix almost four years ago and hasn't? Talk about lies!
I have a slightly different take.
Dear Richard,—I guess you like being lied to—and you even admire the liar who in the space of: 2280 seconds lied to you every 84.4 seconds. That's 27 lies in 38 minutes.
Tell me one thing you learned in that 38 minutes. Tell me about how Romney will make America better. Tell me how he will make a 20% across the board tax cut revenue neutral. The last time a Republican did give a huge tax cut without paying for it the American economy tanked. Tell me how he will voucherize Social Security without forcing seniors onto the private market and into poverty. Tell me how he will cover pre existing conditions. His own campaign said that was not true the very next day. His tax Plan has been scored and it DOES add 5.2 trillion dollars to the deficit over ten years. Tax cuts for millionaires that don't need it. Paid for by YOU and me.
Because everything he said was a lie—you learned nothing about his policies. Are you more informed about how he plans to raise your taxes while he gives tax cuts to millionaires? How he will create generations of poverty stricken seniors? How he will repeal Obama Care and force the poor back into emergency rooms for their primary care. That's part of the system Obama Care fixed! How he wants to start another war i the middle east with Iran. All of his foreign policy advisors are the same neo-cons from the GW Bush administration who got us into Iraq. If you were paying attention to his campaign during the primary—you would have known all those things.
So how did YOU benefit from being lied to? You didn't benefit because no one benefits from being lied to—especially in a Democracy?
What I can tell you about Obama is he said he would end the war in Iraq. He did. He said he would bailout the auto industry and save American jobs. He did. He said he would find and kill Bin Laden. He did. He said he'd bring down unemployment to under eight percent. He did. He said he would pass HealthCare Reform—something many Presidential candidates have talked about doing since Teddy Roosevelt. He did. He said he would end the use of torture. He did. He said he would strengthen anti trust enforcement. He did. He said he would provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented workers. He did.
THE POINT: Romney is a liar. Obama is not. The four years of unkept promises you allude to is also a lie. After four years—I know 5.2 million more Americans are back at work. The stock market has gone from 6,500 to over 13,000. The Housing market is coming back. Osama Bin Laden is dead and GMC is alive. And while the recovery has been slower than anyone would like if it weren't for Obama and his policies we'd still be in a deep recession.
The loser in that "debate wasn't OBAMA—the losers were TRUTH and the American people like you—who believed the lies and even admire the LIAR.
Richard the bottom line is every one of the economic problems America faces was created under the Bush administration and FAILED Republican policies OF unwarranted TAX CUTS and DEREGULATION. So I can see how that you'd like to go back to that time in America where we were losing 850,000 jobs a month, the banks were collapsing and the world economy nearly tanked.