Okay so now, as demonstrated by the main "troll" on this sight, but elsewhere in the media like FOX etc., and from some Rightwing Senators and Representatives comes this idea that because Obama hasn't totally solved the economic mess and the 2 wars he inherited, he's a failure.
Interestingly, when the previous administration came in and the economy tanked for a while, the same rightwing mouthpieces and their dittoheads blamed it on Clinton, whose administration presided over the most prosperous and peaceful period in our history.
But the same rightwing propagandists tried to get people to believe that Clinton's success was merely the result of what Reagan and Bush Sr. created!
So they want it both ways.
The fact that the previous administration created the worst economic catastrophe WORLDWIDE, not just here, since The Great Depression, which was also caused by a Republican administration refusing to regulate the banks and corporations and other aspects of the financial system and Obama stopped that from going over the cliff, is ignored. (And by the way every economist I read or heard speak predictred, as did Obama, that the unemployment rate would go up because that's what it does after an economic catastrophe, it lags behind the other economic indicators, which it is doing, so thus far, it's true to historic financial crises, including those overseen and/or created by Republicans (which means most of them for that matter).
And those who refute most economists who say this is the worst financial crisis since The Great Depression, cannot refute that statistically its the worst at least since the one that occurred on Reagan's watch, another Republican administration!
They use the same double standard for everything. When Rush Limbaugh calls Chelsea Clinton "the White House dog" when she was a child and her father was president, and the entire rightwing propaganda arm accuses Chelsea's parents of murdering their best friend (Vince Foster) etc. That's okay. But when Sarah Palin tries to submit her lifestyle as better than those of us who don't believe abstinence is the only answer to teen pregnancy and then her teen gets pregnant, and the media give that attention, then poor Sarah is the victim of the media and has to quit being governor because....whatever.
It's all so desperate and confined to such a small minority now that it shouldn't even distract the rest of us from what needs to be done, but unfortunately they garner an inordinate amount of attention in the media (just look at their objection to Obama's Supreme Court pick, who unlike Roberts and Alito, the last administration's choices, has a record as a judge who has sometimes sided with corporations and the government versus citizens and consumers and sometimes vice versa, as opposed to Roberts and Alito who have almost one hundred percent sided with the government against citizens and with corporations against consumers, etc.).
And the rancor and vitriol they spout (look at this blog's "troll"—that's an internet term not mine—now accusing Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg of supporting eugenics and in fact saying most "liberals" and Democrats do, and that it was a "liberal" idea! Oh, I forgot what a "Liberal" Hitler was. Now I get it. NOT!).
The history of the rightwing is to support power over the vulnerable, economic greed over the needy, aggression over diplomacy, shouting and repeated lies over reasoned discussion and logic.
But like a husband who's a batterer, Democrats and many citizens are so traumatized by their brutal tactics (if you don't support their perspective you're a traitor or want to commit genocide or etc. and you can be thrown in jail or at least wiretapped etc.) they either continue to submit to them and give in, or they want to run and hide and avoid the whole issue.
No can do. Time to stand up and put them in their place. That's what the majority voted for. And even if they didn't, basic decency demands it.
[check this out for support of aspects of my argument, thanks to Alameda Tom for the link at his BIRTH OF THE COOL blog]