Please, folks, make up your minds already
Original post made by poster boy, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Oct 9, 2009
Issue 1. Obama's first act as president was announcing the closing of Guantanamo. Dick Cheney went bonkers and predicted mushroom clouds in every American city. GOPers in congress predicted terrorists running loose in American streets. Shock. Awe. 7 months later, the facilities are still open, the plans to close them have been delayed by the inability to find countries willing to take on the prisoners, the GOP won't let them be transferred to American soil, and after all this Obama is being criticized by the same wingnuts that decried the act for not having closed Gitmo like he promised. Make up your mind.
Issue 2. Obama passed a stimulus package to both stabilize our financial system and stimulate the economy. The wingnuts attack it as a colossal waste of money and Republican governors in Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina, Minnesota, and Alaska threatened to refuse the money. Now Bobby Jindal puts his name on checks that are made up of federal stimulus money and takes credit for the projects they're financing. Texas is complaining to the feds that they're not getting the full money allotted to them. Sarah Palin quit. The governor of South Carolina went on an extended vacation from reality. And besides, only 200 billion of the 800 billion has been spent...that totally shows it didn't work. So please spend that money we don't want spent faster...Please folks, make up your minds. Stimulus bad or good?
Issue 3. Obama isn't pulling the troops out of Iraq fast enough. And if he does, then the country could fall apart and become a terrorist state. So he shouldn't. But let's criticize him for not doing it fast enough anyway, and if he does we can blame him for losing Iraq. Cuz keeping our troops there is bad, only it was good when Bush did it, but now it's bad cuz he isn't pulling them out like he said he would, but he is now, so that's bad, but it'll be good when they're out, unless it's bad. If it makes him more popular, then it's bad. Make up your minds.
Issue 4. Afghanistan is turning into a quagmire and devoting more troops there is only making things worse, so we should do what the generals say and send more troops there so that we can fight an entrenched force that has embedded itself culturally into the population and can't be forced out and will drag this conflict on for several years with no resolution other than a few thousand more dead Americans, but we should at least try and if we don't listen to the generals then we're accepting defeat and we can't do that unless we do. So if he sends troops in there, we'll criticize him for bungling the war, and if he makes the decision right away then we'll criticize him for being rash, but if he takes too long then we'll criticize him for taking too long to make a decision and if troops continue to die we'll blame his rashness/delay and then we'll say, see, he's a secret communist/muslim/fascist who hates america and wants to see our troops die needlessly (as opposed to the great hero of freedom that preceded him).
Issue 5. The government needs to keep its hands off my Medicare. There's nothing wrong with our healthcare system, I have healthcare, I'm fine, so why should I flip the bill for millions of people too lazy to take care of themselves. But it sure would be nice if we had a low-cost option that competes against private healthcare plans to keep their prices low. I love choice. As long as it's not the government I'm choosing. I want the same plan the congress gets, even though I don't want government-run healthcare, like the kind members of congress have. And I refuse to support a plan that will lower the deficit over 10 years. How do you spend 829 billion and lower the deficit...those guys are liars! LIARS! Make up your minds.
Issue 6. Obama is lowering the level of discourse in America. Did you see the way he called out Republicans for supposedly not supporting health insurance reform and called them liars for perpetuating things like death panels and forced abortions? And the way he promotes all these people calling him socialist/fascist/communist. He does nothing to stop it, so it must be true. And besides, he's not an American anyway, and he's a secret muslim trying to turn the country's nuclear arsenal over to Iran. And for that matter, he's not even a real Negro! He's like only 1/4th negro or something...the rest is white and arab...i saw it in a pie chart somewhere. It's true...Make up your minds (fascist, communist, socialist, muslim, noncitizen...please pick one and stick to it...)
Issue 7. The Nobel Peace Prize is a joke. It's all part of a socialist agenda to take over the world and force the one world UN government on us that'll be run by the Anti-Christ Barack Hussein Obama. It's in the Book of Revelation...all there to see. And besides, he's done nothing to earn it. Even though he's not really an American and is in fact the Anti-christ (which Revelation predicted would be a secret Muslim, by the way, even though the book of Revelation was written 700 years before Islam started, but I digress...) And besides, it's not fair that Ronald Reagan or Richard Nixon never won such a prestigious award. I mean, Nixon instigated the Christmas Day bombings of Hanoi, after all, and Reagan sold weapons to the Iranians in exchange for them releasing/taking more hostages. What more can you do for peace? These men should've been honored too with an award that we think is a joke and part of a secret socialist conspiracy to enslave the world. Which is it? Nobel bad or Nobel good?
Issue 8. Obama is arrogant for thinking he could've single-handedly brought the Olympic games to his hometown. It was great to see his ego brought back to earth. And if he hadn't done anything, we'd be attacking his arrogance for not lifting a finger to help the cause of bringing the Olympics to the US. Either way, what's bad for the US is bad for Obama, so let's cheer for the bad for the US part, but not really.
Issue 9. Obama is doing too much too soon. He's trying to push our country into socialism/communism. He's taking over all our industries. He's driving up the deficit and attempting to put us all in the poor house. He's pushing healthcare on us, dumping Gitmo, Gays in the military, GM bailout, bank bailouts, he's doing so much. And the stock market is down almost 1500 points since he became president...that's the obama recession! Only the stock market is now up over 3000 points since its lows, so we'll call that nothing else...<crickets>. And after all that, he hasn't accomplished anything. After all, he's got nothing to show for it. MAKE UP YOUR MINDS! He's either doing too much or he's not accomplishing anything...decide!
Issue 10. It's been almost 9 months! How come he hasn't fixed the world yet??!?!
All I'm asking is for a little consistency...Thanks much.