Note from Dan: My ex-colleague Dan Radmacher, former editorial page editor of The Roanoke Times, weighs in here on occasion, and Thursday was one of those days, on this thread. He responded to “Paddy O’Ryan” who wrote this comment. Good stuff!
“Paddy – All you proved is that you live in an entirely different universe than the real world.
In the real world, the global economy is in far better shape than when Obama took office, leading to an increase in gas prices from the depths of the near-recession when demand for oil was at its nadir.
In the real world, there were more attacks on consulates and embassies under Bush than their have been under Obama, in the Middle East and elsewhere.
In the real world, most of that $16 trillion debt is the result of Republican policies – two wars put on the national credit card, an expensive prescription drug benefit that no one even pretended was paid for, tax cuts for the wealthy that failed to bring the promised economic expansion.
In the real world, health care costs have risen at the lowest rates in decades for the last two years. In the real world, Obama has put crippling sanctions in place against Iran that are decimating its economy – far tougher action than any Republican president took against the regime.
In the real world, housing prices are beginning to rebound after the collapse caused by deregulation of banks favored by Republicans.
Oh, yes, I’m sure you could go on and on and on. It’s easy when all you do is make stuff up.”