At 5/1/12 06:39 PM, Memorize wrote:
Is the Mitt Romney (Republican, Conservative) policy. How is that liberal again?
Also done under the prior Republican President.
Auto Bail out
Bank Bail out
See Stimulus, also why exactly is letting the banks fail and plummeting us into a depression bad? Never quite got that...although I do agree some of the mechanisms (letting big firms get bigger) were very face palm.
Expanding wars in Middle East
Huh? How? He's reducing them actually...we're pulling out of Iraq, Libya wasn't a war, and he campaigned on the idea of being a "one war" (Afghanistan) President.
Increased border bombings in Middle Eastern Countries
Which is liberal how? That's a policy Conservatives cheer when a president they elect do it.
Renewal of the Patriot Act
How is liberal to renew a conservative policy? I think you missed the "liberal" qualifier in asking about bad policies he's held.
Claims and has targeted Americans for assassination (including a 16 yr old)
Again, how is this a liberal policy?
Against gay marriage
NOT liberal in the least.
Continued Support of Drug war
Not Liberal either.
A couple things to note here is that these are ALL big Government positions. And since big Government is something liberals claim to support, then I should consider all of these to be Liberal Positions.
George Bush was very big government, and most liberals I know actually don't support many of the things you mentioned. You clearly don't spend much time around liberals and I think need to research the term a little more instead of listening to what the news tells you a "liberal" is.
The other thing is that all of these positions are almost identical to Bush, which begs the question: Why is Obama considered a "Great Guy" and Bush Horrible?
Well, Bush enacted a lot of these, and there's also a lot of the shadow positions he started. It's funny to me how some people seem to think Obama or any president could have just simply stopped everything Bush put into motion in 4 years...especially a first term president who clearly would like a second.
Let's face it. The only reason you get away with calling Obama a centrist is because you're using an idiot like Bush as an indicator.
He is more to the center then Bush...and he's certainly not the left-wing demon that FOX News and other conservative outlets tried to make him out to be. I don't see him overly leaning too far one way or the other...for the most part he's pretty much steered the country's course in much the same way it was going.