Obama Should Withdraw From Race
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by pam, Charleston Gardens,
on Mar 23, 2008
obama cannot win florida or ohio or pennsylvania against mccain. so, why is he still in the race? why doesn't he do the decent thing? i also think that mccain stands a 50-50% chance in california. what are the democrats thinking? i sure would not wan to be one of the superdelegates who has to deliver the bad news to barack. given the realities of his base - youth and upper middle class types, how does he even come close to mcacain, who is likable and a moderate?
Posted by Yes, I AM better off than 4-8 years ago
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 24, 2008 at 6:49 am
7 years and 8 months ago we were in a REAL recession, not a "feared" recession, like now. Gore, the dems and the media were lying to the people about how great the economy was, when anyone with any stock ( most of America) was watching their stocks drop and unemployment go up.
Yet, because most people believe what they read or hear in the MSM, there was a belief that we were "fine". Even those who were laid off, and I knew a few, didn't believe we were in a REAL recession, insisting that their lay-off, their company, was a "fluke".
Then, in January,2001, when the recession was officially declared (taking a full 6 mmonths to determine for some reason), suddenly it was Bush's fault, though it was declared 10 days before he was sworn in.
We were already down 30% in our stock worth.
Then 9/11 hit, which results brought our net worth down to 10% of just a year earlier.
Because of the economic policies..tax cuts etc, we barely missed bancruptcy, and have come back to stronger than ever before, along with our entire economy, which came back to stronger than in the late 90s when it was so "great". All this in spite of the effects of 9/11 and the uncertainty and fears, and the constant harping by the media and democrats about a "fear of" a poor economy.
Doesn't anyone realize that our unemployment, our GDP, our real earnings, our debt as a percent of GDP, our percent of home ownership ( a mark of wealth..by the way 69% of those living "under the poverty line" own their own homes, because the "pverty line" standard was based only on income, not net worth, in deciding poverty extimates in this country back in the 60s) our percent of MINORITY home ownership, ALL have gone up in real dollars in the last 7 years, in spite of 9/11 and fighting a war in 2 countries?
Stop being fooled, people.
The current "fear" of recession is still that, and has been that for 7 years..a "fear". As anyone who has studied any amount of economics, or even history, knows, the FEAR of an economic downturn can CAUSE an economic downturn, and the dems and media have been trying very, very hard for 7 years to wish it into being, because, frankly, they simply want power, not what is best for the country.