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John Liming - American Liberal Times

Getting A Couple Of Facts Out There!

As a political blogger I get a lot of commenters who come on asking me to stop “Spinning” what I write and to do a little “Research” and to “Present facts” instead of the “Unsubstantiated Drivel” that I present on the blog. I find that most of these tend to represent the viewpoint of The Right Wing of American Political ideology.

I have never claimed that I do not spin. I am a political blogger and as far as I know all political commentators spin their views. Yes, I spin! I will always spin because I want to present Liberal, Democrat and Progressive views in the best light that I can. That is what politics is about and that is what spin is about.  I hope that revelation is not too much for some of the Reichties who come on with their often superior attitudes and condescending ways attempting to tell me what is what.

O.K., in the spirit of presenting “Facts” which are documented, let me offer the following this morning:

I know that there are a lot of Reichties who dearly detest the fact that President Obama was elected by the greatest outpouring of populist support in a long long time in America.

I get the impression sometimes that a lot of those who detest our President so often openly are really sore losers—and I would like to emphasize “Losers” when I say that because, in my humble opinion, that is what most of the ones I have heard from seem to be. Of course that too is only my opinion. (And probably the opinion of many more who share my views on things.)

The “Fact”—the thoroughly documentable “Fact” that I want to present on the blog this morning is that President Obama was elected and he was elected because the majority of The American People believed in both him and his agenda. But the “Fact” that I think Reichtie would be happy with me for presenting today is that Obama is our legitimate and duly-elected President.

I have often heard some political types on the Right and the far Right say such things as, “America Wants This or America Wants That” and whatever they are talking about is something that is usually in direct opposition to the agenda of our President and our Congress.

Well, here is a “Fact” for those who believe that way—If the American People had wanted anything beside the agenda that our President proposes, he would have never been elected and John McCain would be our President instead.

But—Obama was elected…and by a massive turnout! Obama is the legitimate, duly-elected President and that is a “Fact” for Reichtie this morning!

Now that I have presented a “Fact” for the apparently sore losers on the side of Radical Conservatism, let me offer an opinion:

“If America makes the tragic mistake of giving control of our government back into the hands of the Righties again in 2012 like they did once before seemingly a long time ago now…I am of the opinion that whatever Conservative government takes control will repeat the same old tired, worn-out and utterly failed policies they tried before and the result will either be the same or worse than before. “  That is my opinion.

Here is another opinion:

If what I just said actually happens, then whatever political disasters America suffers as a consequence of such a choice will be well earned.

(Posted by John Liming as part of his continuing Diaries of Political Opinions.)

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John Liming - American Liberal Times

Author: John Liming - American Liberal Times

I am an American Man, 72-years-old, and a Veteran of The U.S. Military. I have served honorably in both The United States Army (National Guard) and The United States Air Force for a total of seven years and three months active duty during what is now known as The Vietnam Era. I am a concerned citizen and refer to myself as "A Crazy Left Wing Liberal Nut Case with occasional Right Wing Conservative tendencies. I am particularly concerned and grieved about the way our beloved America seems to have become so politically divided over the past few years to the point where hardly anyone seems to be able to get along or to work together and where mutual vilification seems to be a spectator sport of some kind. I am particular fearful that we might get to the point, in our internal power struggles where we would be a One Party Nation. That, in my opinion, would be a total disaster and that is what I fear certain members of the element generally known as The "Christian" Conservative Right may have in mind.

3 comments to Getting A Couple Of Facts Out There!

  • One thing for sure, if a Republican does get the top job he can blame any of his potential mistakes on the guy who had the Oval office before him. After all according to Obama the current sad state of the American economy and the $5 Trillion in new federal debt incurred since he took over three years go is still all the responsibility of George W. The only thing that Obama claims personal responsibility for is taking down Bin Laden and apparently based on the spin from his office he practically did it all by himself. Although to be fair he does claim that once re-elected he will get the economy fixed. Wait a minute….. That’s what he claimed he woutld do if elected he first time.

    So I have to ask if Obama claims he is responsible for nothing, what the heck has he been doing (besides vacationing and golfing) for the last 3 plus years.

  • Sorry about that— but there has been no increase in spending since Obama took office– the $5 billion increase is strictly a Repug lie. The fact is that government spending has been absolutely flat for the entire time of our President’s tenure.

  • Earth to Liming…….
    What planet have you finally landed on……lol
    Let me guess you found that news item on MSNBC?
    Funny the only ones that believe that nonsense are the truly delusional or simply naive. So if there has been “no increase in spending” how is it that the federal debt has increased by $5 Trillion in the last 3+ years based on the Obama administrations own figures.

    Did the Obama administration beg for an increase to the debt ceiling just for the sake of doing so?

    I know you prefer to rant rather than actually use facts in your blog, but please….. You will never convince anyone of that fairy tale. Frankly now you just look foolish and desperate I truly feel sorry for you. While I understand someone supporting a particular political party or philosophy there comes a time when common sense must prevail. On the other hand there are those that will strap a bomb on as the ultimate how of their beliefs. Sorry to see you are on of those that are willing to “die on the sword” or a mistaken set of beliefs.

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