Thursday, September 03, 2009

Democrats, You Reap What You Sow

On Wednesday ABC’s Good Morning America correspondent Jake Tapper reported, "Since taking office, President Obama's approval ratings have fallen more steeply than any other newly-elected president in modern history."

There are many reasons for this, not the least of which is that Obama campaigned and ran as a moderate and called for a new civility and bi-partisanship, and then proceeded to govern in a complete opposite fashion from that.

He quadruped the deficit, hit the ground running in expanding the government, and appointed some 50 "Czars," many that are far left extremists, that were never elected nor confirmed or approved by anyone. He rammed through a $787 billion stimulus bill that didn't stimulate anything. He then insists on adding a $1 trillion dollar health care bill to a deficit expected to reach $9 trillion in 10 years. All this with no bi-partisanship in sight.

Many Democrats implore Americans to give Obama more time. They feel that conservatives are constantly trashing the President, and that the Tea Parties are nothing more than a way to bring Obama down.

What do I say to that? I say, Welcome to our world for the last eight years. Those that bemoan the division in our country now defined by the townhalls and tea parties, are the same people who smeared, vilified, and disrespected our President for eight years. NOW you want everything to be "kum ba ya" since your guy is in charge? It just doesn't work that way.

I don't agree with disrespectful signs towards any President, but it's hard to take the Democrats seriously when they cry out against "Nazi" signs that the LaRouch people are carrying around, when they themselves said nothing about the paper mache Hitler/Bush masks at anti war rallies or the term "Bushitler" we endured endlessly. The "Birthers" (those that don't believe that Obama was born here) are ridiculous, but so were the "Truthers" (those that believed 9-11 was an inside job). Both are 2 sides to the same coin. The difference is that Republicans don't name them as Czars.

Personal smears regarding our President, no matter who he or she is, is unacceptable to me, but sometimes people reap what they sow. The left sowed disrespect, smears, and lies about Pres. Bush for eight years and NOW they are upset when some of that is being thrown at Pres. Obama?

Cry me a river.

I hear people say "You guys only want to tear down Obama." Well, what did you guys do for eight years?

If Pres. Bush had governed as far right his first year as Pres. Obama has governed far left his first year, the left and the media would have EXPLODED.

Americans really believed that Obama would be more gracious to Republicans. They believed that he would govern from the middle. Now that it's clear that his is a far left agenda, Americans are rising up against it. It's clearly not just Republicans either.

If I could make my fellow citizens be more respectful of Pres. Obama, I would. But the left can hardly complain about behavior that they themselves mastered for eight years.