Where Has He Been?
Harvey Thibodeau's comparison of Obama's election to history's luckiest hole-in-one is laughable. Obama's presidential run will be studied by political science majors forever. The Republican Party is doing it right now. Luck?
Did Harvey not hear a single speech? Did he not see the man exude coolness when the sub-prime bubble burst ("I can do more than two things at once"), as opposed to John McCain's Chicken Little act?
Thibodeau compares the 60-plus days of Obama's term to a golfer on the 19th hole after scoring a hole-in-one: " the enthusiastic response was immediate and boisterous as greedy fans quickly shouted out their orders. Some of the more popular were interest-free mortgages, free rent, free food, free utilities, higher and longer unemployment benefits, lower taxes and free health care, while others asked for a wild assortment of perks such as earmarks and bailouts."
Harvey must not have been following the news because everything that Obama promised or accomplished since his inauguration, he has talked about for two years. And where in the paperwork do you see the word "free"?
For some reason, the timeline on the bailouts has been lost on people like Harvey. I now realize why, when everyone was asking Obama to step up on the economy between his election and inauguration, he opted out with a simple, "We have one president at a time." As it is, Harvey's crowd is bent on blaming him for everything since September 2008.
You don't have to have a party affiliation to realize that from 2000 to 2006, President Bush and his Republican majority turned a huge surplus into a trillion-dollar deficit, and I can't remember one letter in The Pilot from Harvey Thibodeau about that.
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