President Obama says Republican debates just cheap talk
By Roger Caldwell
The Republicans have somehow gotten through four debates, and it appears that America is getting ready to explode into the twilight zone, because President Obama has done nothing right. Based on the Republican debates, the Republican presidential candidates see only gloom and doom, and they must repeal everything the president has done, and start all over.
Somehow, the Republican presidential candidates have created a separate reality, where they can never give the president and the Democrats any credit. To them everything is terrible, but at some point in this campaign the Republicans will be forced to examine President Obama’s record, and the truth will be exposed.
The unemployment rate now is at 5 percent and when President Obama took office, the unemployment rate was in double digits. The economy was in a deep recession and every industry was close to bankruptcy, but the Republicans forget these small details. Instead of telling the truth, the Republicans will not examine the facts, because the economy is growing under President Obama.
“In the echo chamber that is presidential politics, everything is dark and everything is terrible. They don’t seem to offer many solutions to the disasters they perceive, but they’re quick to tell you who to blame. There’s nothing particularly patriotic or American about talking down America, especially when we stand as one of the few sources of economic strength in the world,” says President Obama.
It is always easy to find something wrong and the Republican presidential candidates have made this their full time job. When the Republican front runner thinks it is a brilliant idea to knock on 12 million immigrants’ doors and sent them back to their homeland is irrational and dumb. But when there are 16 Republicans running for the president’s office, they are willing to try and say anything to get traction in the race.
Last week President Obama said, “Trump is not realistic and that is not who we are as a nation.” If America is a leader in the world rounding up 12 million immigrants would make our country the leading country for discrimination and bigotry. There is no way we can call our country a place of freedom and we send immigrants who have lived here 10 to 20 years back to their homeland.
In many political circles the Republican Party is being called a “Safe House of Bigotry.” The presidential candidates are being forced to move to the extreme right, because the Tea Party is doing all the loud talking. The president seems to be saying that the radical right is talking loud, but saying nothing.
Facts and the Republicans don’t seem to go together, and Senator Cruz wants to eliminate 5 federal departments starting with the IRS first. Even most of the Republicans don’t understand what was on his mind when he said this, but again ideas do not have to make sense from a Republican candidate’s viewpoint. At this point, the Republican candidates will say crazy stuff to stand out from the crowd and get more press.
But eventually the Republican leadership will be forced to eliminate half of the candidates running for office. This should be done sooner than later, because everyone thinks the Republican debate is good entertainment with no substance or innovative solutions to the problems facing the country. The Republicans candidates are on a shrinking island, and they are out there by themselves.
President Obama says to the Republican candidates, “they shouldn’t be talking down the country all the time just because it serves their purpose. We know that America’s greatness doesn’t come from building walls, it comes from building opportunity.”