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(CNN)   Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says Americans are not better off four years later - and he should know, he's a Democrat   (cnn.com) divider line 122
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2012-09-03 06:37:56 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: Ishkur: Bush injured America.

Obama has stopped the bleeding.

But the Republicans won't let the wound heal.

You call that stopping the bleeding? If we rub some salt in it, then we'll get some REAL results!



We survived the ER, the operation we are out of intensive care but rehab takes time and is hard.
 
2012-09-03 06:47:27 PM  

Meanniss: Rev. Skarekroe: Ishkur: Bush injured America.

Obama has stopped the bleeding.

But the Republicans won't let the wound heal.

You call that stopping the bleeding? If we rub some salt in it, then we'll get some REAL results!


We survived the ER, the operation we are out of intensive care but rehab takes time and is hard.


It's especially hard when you elect not to get a transplant and start over fresh. The cancerous banks still remain, they're just in remission temporarily. Yea, therapy helps, but ain't gonna be like new again.
 
2012-09-03 06:58:44 PM  
It's going to be more difficult to pass a contemporary comprehensive public healthcare system now that Obama shored up the insurance based scheme. Reps wanted fix old no new and that's what they got; complete with poison pills and the public option conceded. He also effectively staked a claim on the insurance healthcare fiasco so that Dems will have to own it when it fails catastrophically.
But at least there is no longer any "We elected Bush twice!?" shame while abroad.
 
2012-09-03 07:04:04 PM  
Four years ago this fall about 1/2 of everybody I know was either getting laid off or lucky to survive huge rounds of lay-offs.

Four years ago this fall, most people I know saw their 401K's get wiped out.

Four years ago this fall, friends and family of mine were liquidating their assets to horde gold, guns and ammo getting ready for the end of western civilization.

Nobody I know has gone through that in a few years so yeah, I'd say everybody is a lot better off than the free-fall we were in 4 years ago.
 
2012-09-03 07:09:25 PM  

acefox1: Four years ago this fall about 1/2 of everybody I know was either getting laid off or lucky to survive huge rounds of lay-offs.

Four years ago this fall, most people I know saw their 401K's get wiped out.

Four years ago this fall, friends and family of mine were liquidating their assets to horde gold, guns and ammo getting ready for the end of western civilization.

Nobody I know has gone through that in a few years so yeah, I'd say everybody is a lot better off than the free-fall we were in 4 years ago.


Four years ago, President Fart McFartstain was promising change.

Four years ago, Lindsay Lohan was snorting blow in the back of her Porsche.

Four years ago, Mitt Romney was campaigning for President.

Four years ago, Michael Bay was banging starlets in his production office as an audition for his next big budget piece of shiat.

You know what's changed? NOTHING! OUTRAGE!
 
2012-09-03 07:50:41 PM  
I'm surprised anyone would support either political party. How many more decades of these two bankrupting the people, destroying the middle class and retiring rich are we gonna put up with?
 
2012-09-03 07:53:09 PM  
but later after he got his ass chewed by Obama, he said we were better off. So I guess it's settled then.
 
2012-09-03 08:15:50 PM  

Brick-House: but later after he got his ass chewed by Obama, he said we were better off. So I guess it's settled then.


Read article, didn't see that. WHAR evidence WHAR?
 
2012-09-03 08:24:23 PM  
Four years ago there was only one air headed lying narcissist on the Republican ticket. So there's that.
 
2012-09-03 09:13:59 PM  
He was an OK mayor in Baltimore, but at the state level as governor, he's beyond awful. He's going to use his last two years in office as a springboard to try and get the Democratic nomination in 2016, instead of trying to fix some of the problems he's created in Maryland. Problem is he has no chance at getting it; the guy has more skeletons in his closet than Nixon and Agnew combined. I despise FOX News, but they're going to have a field day with him in a few years.
 
2012-09-03 09:30:02 PM  

The Great EZE: That graph should be all Obama needs to win reelection--if the public ever gets a chance to see it. I wonder if there's anything in the debate rules to prevent him from blowing it up and hanging a copy from his lectern for the whole 90 minutes.


...unfortunately, 40% of the country is already cognizant of this, 40% of the country will look at that and scream "NUH UH LIBERAL LAMESTREAM MEDIA SOCIALISM FARTBAMA" and flip the channel back to FNC ASAP, and 20% of the country is sniffing their own farts wondering if Honey Boo Boo on that thar teevee box ain't makin' the room stank.
 
2012-09-03 09:46:15 PM  

gamempire: He was an OK mayor in Baltimore, but at the state level as governor, he's beyond awful. He's going to use his last two years in office as a springboard to try and get the Democratic nomination in 2016, instead of trying to fix some of the problems he's created in Maryland. Problem is he has no chance at getting it; the guy has more skeletons in his closet than Nixon and Agnew combined. I despise FOX News, but they're going to have a field day with him in a few years.


Really, this is what you're going with? You despise Fox news because they're flatly dishonest, but you're a neutral booster for "positive reform"? Except that you withdraw that support the instant some outlying twink supplies you with "incontrovertible evidence of O'Malley malfeasance"? An actual party operative uses actual cognitive ability before considering such a brassy move.
 
2012-09-03 10:11:37 PM  
Dear my fellow Farkers... Having lived with him as mayor and gov, I feel the need to inform you all that he is nothing but a douchebag hack of a politician... Oh, and he's evil too.
 
2012-09-03 10:30:10 PM  
Yes, I am better off. I was hired shortly after the stimulus, and while my company would certainly have hired many people anyway, the stimulus bill was a huge boon for my industry, so we've had several record years of hiring because of it. Some people in my company, possibly myself, would likely not have been hired without that.

And even those who would still have been employed benefited - our bonuses are tied to both individual and company performance, so a rising tide lifts all boats.
 
2012-09-03 10:34:21 PM  

theknuckler_33: Ryan: "Without a change in leadership, why would the next four years be any different from the last four years?"

One prominent Democrat said the answer to the question was "no."

Since when is a "why" question answered yes/no?

"But that's not the question of this election," Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said on CBS on Sunday. "The question, without a doubt, we are not as well off as we were before George Bush brought us the Bush job losses, the Bush recession, the Bush deficits, the series of desert wars -- charged for the first time to credit cards, the national credit cards."

Oh yea, O'Malley really fileted Obama there.

Republicans pounced on O'Malley's admission, with Ryan issuing a statement saying it was proof that Obama's policies aren't working.

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This is why it's bad that Republicans don't care about science. In their world anything can be proof of anything.

I'm still waiting for Romney or Ryan to explain how America is worse off right now than it was 4 years ago when the entire world economy collapsed. My company almost went under, I lost benefits and we fired a bunch of people. I recently got a raise and we're hiring again and getting new clients.

I know lots of people are still struggling but does anyone honestly think America is not better off than 4 years ago?
 
2012-09-04 12:19:59 AM  
I don't think it matters if we were better off 4 years ago. Just like any other change in presidents, some policies last a long time after someone leaves office, and you can't blame everything on the new guy. Bush wasn't responsible for the collapse of the dotcom bubble. Obama isn't responsible for the wars and recession.

However, we are absolutely much MUCH better off than we were 80 years ago. MUCH better. And the Repubs are trying to undo everything that was done in that time to support a growing middle class. A Democrat congress could vacation for 4 years and do a better job, because they wouldn't be trying to fark us 24/7.
 
2012-09-04 01:10:11 AM  

Codenamechaz: SlothB77: O'Malley and Maryland democrats were against casinos and slots in maryland while Ehrlich (R) was Governor and wanted to legalize them in the state. They blocked casinos and slots the entire Ehrlich tenure. Then when O'Malley was elected, Maryland dems approved casinos and slots and now they are taking all the credit for legalizing gambling in Maryland.

/table games now allowed in maryland.

Actually, the only reason they legalized casino gambling in Maryland was because of the Referendum that passed in 08.


O'Malley was a very vocal proponent for casinos in '08. 1.3 million Marylanders voted for it.
 
2012-09-04 02:43:29 AM  
And I bet he blamed it on Bush.

/Did he?
//didn't read the article.
 
2012-09-04 05:22:04 AM  

Bob16: The Banksters are better off

Wall Street is better off

The health insurance companies have a captive customer base now so they sure are better off.

Obama went to bat for all of them and made sure they were better off.

But the O-bots want you to stop blaming Obama because Joe six pack isn't better off. Their ass-kissing analysis boils down to "you joe six packs have an unrealistic expectation of what Obama can do for you".

They are just like the Bush ass kissers.



Who pushed for more Wall Street reform? Who tried to get a public option? And who worked tirelessly to put up every possible roadblock they could to keep any of that from happening?

You are an idiot. I can't say anything else about you. Words fail me. The desire to even be civil to you filth anymore is more than I can stand.

You are an idiot.
 
2012-09-04 08:25:57 AM  
The question is, do you think the GOP would have dragged us over a cliff?

No doubt in my mind they would have.
 
2012-09-04 09:17:19 AM  

Tumunga: And I bet he blamed it on Bush.

/Did he?
//didn't read the article.


No, he didn't. I thought I had you on ignore. Ok, well now I do. *click*
 
2012-09-04 10:03:47 PM  
Martin O'Malley is addressing the DNC as I write this.
 
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