You're mixing apples and oranges. The Democrats have failed (for now) to fulfill certain campaign promises. The Republicans have totally contradicted theirs. They campaigned on jobs, the economy, jobs, the deficit, and jobs. And of course smaller, less intrusive government.
So far, they have voted to repeal the healthcare law (symbolically), which the CBO says will kill jobs and add to the deficit; de-fund NPR, which has nothing to do with job creation and is barely a pimple on the budget; de-fund Planned Parenthood, which will create no jobs, will deny cancer screening, and deny family planning and counseling services resulting in thousands of unwanted pregnancies; and speaking of unwanted pregnancies, they want to make abortion as inaccessible as possible — even in cases of rape and incest (government so small it will creep into the uterus of every woman in this country). That's on top of an agenda to crush unions (because they are a strong fundraising resource for Dems) and to further enrich the rich at the expense of the fading middle class and the poor.
No, John, to not fulfill a promise is disappointing. Very disappointing. But what the Republicans are doing is about as close to fraud as it gets. So the real question should be, So how's that trumped-up mandate thing working out for you Repubs?
Loc: Louisville, KY
I know the republicans didn't hold up to their own, but since when do ANY politician do that?
My point about this thread was how when Obama got elected, it was like the next savior came waltzing in. Oh, how things were going to change, yes we can, and all that.
But what has changed? Nothing. 2 years later, the republicans got voted in. Nothings changed still.
Let me ask you this...with how Obama ran his campaign based on promises and how he can do this and that...what do you think the chances of another democrat getting elected this coming election year? Or do you think Obama will run again? (I know he will)
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