Everyone Knows Obama’s 2013 Was Bad, The Tough Question Is Why

As the saying goes, the buck stops here. However, I’m not too worried about whether or not President Obama has had an off year, it reflects the state of America as we know it. 2013 has been very difficult as was 2012, 2011 and so on. I know that President Obama realizes this, but unfortunately the men that he has picked to surround him with their wisdom hail from the very sector that inflicted the most damage on us, Wall Street. I also dislike the fact that when it comes to the Patriot Act, surveillance and drones, President Obama’s policy choices reflected President Bush’s. That being said I still support him because unfortunately as President Eisenhower warned us, once the military industrial complex is in place, dismantling it is a nightmare undertaking, I hope that he will start with the NSA as he mentioned this week and continue down the road. As far as the economy goes, I believe that the republicans own that one completely, their full on obstructionism has kept us from regaining our economic footing since 2010, since 2009 was taken up by the ACA debates. With the huge list of challenges presented to us and President Obama throughout the year, from the Newtown shootings, long term unemployment, Wall Street fraud, sequester cuts, food stamps cuts, and so on, where to start and how to get there? I think that the blame is really about frustration rather than actual blame.
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  1. I agree that the blame is really about frustration rather than actual blame, as well as “politics” and fear mongering. Hard economic times were inevitable following the 2008 market crash. Obama or McCain, despite different approaches, would’ve been heavily criticized by the opposing party and other groups like the Tea Party. I honestly don’t think this has been a great year for Obama, but certainly not terrible like the far right media will lead you to believe. He got a lot accomplished in 2013 despite the constant conundrum presented by the republican party.

    1. Your comment is spot on, nothing needs to be added. 🙂 I wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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