I'm really upset with my country, America. I just don't know how else to say it. I watched parts of the DNC (as much as I could stand), I listened to Obama's speech. All of it was the same rehashed dish of lies and slander about Republicans, replete with the usual strawman construction and demolition, of previous Obama engagements. Here he was, lying to all of us about what he did, and pandering to us as to what he will do if given another four years. And (if the polls of late are any measure), you believed him. Really?
Let's be crystal clear about a few things. Bin Laden is dead thanks not only to the heroic actions of our men and women in uniform, but to the War on Terror and the associated policies heralded by Bush. I pretty clearly remember Obama actively running against these very policies in 2008, which means if Obama had had his way back then, it's quite possible Osama would still be alive today. Agreeing, after 16 hours of deliberation mind you, to take down a terrorist who killed 3000 Americans is hardly courageous, unless your name happens to be William Jefferson Clinton. And while I'm glad Obama did give the order, for him to continue to lie about whether Romney would or wouldn't have done the same just goes to show how stupid he really does think you are.
GM is alive thanks only to the largesse of the taxpayer, and at the expense of former GM stock holders (though the unions, predictably, came out ok). And let's be clear, while GM has been "saved," it hasn't been cured. It's still a losing proposition financially and the problems that existed before the bailout still exist now, and if anything, are worse; not to mention the fact that the choice here wasn't between what Obama did, and the end of the US automobile industry. But seemingly, Obama can make such statements, and you lap it up like a kitty to warm milk. Awww, there, there, little kitty
And, while stock market indexes are doing fine, that's hardly meaningful in terms of whether we are enjoying a healthy economy. This is an argument akin to saying that when the price of orange juice goes up, it's proof that people who drink orange juice can afford the higher prices. The small sampling of stock prices which make up our major indexes may be doing better because they've factored in this new and terrible reality we all face, they've adjusted to working in this quasi-nationalized Obama economy, or they've moved operations overseas.