06-19-2013, 06:03 PM
elsewhere), the NSA story comes on the heels of Obama staffers abusing information in other federal agencies, such as the IRS, to harass and suppress opposition. Holder was caught lying about approving warrants against a Fox reporter and the administration's collection of AP phone and email records, and a slew of other abuses. The issue is not simply whether the NSA should be monitoring communications of possible terrorists, but whether the pervasively corrupt Obama administration can be trusted to do the right thing with the data that it collects. That is where this is going to bite Democrats, especially those congressional Democrats who demanded that the IRS attack conservative groups, or who have tried to undermine the investigations into Benghazi, Fast and Furious (and Holder's perjuries) and who have demonstrated a blithe disregard for lawbreaking in their own party.
Employment is not going up. The Unemployment Rate has ticked down a couple of tenths of a point this last year, due mostly to people giving up the job search and dropping out of the market, but the far more reliable indicator, the Labor Participation Rate (the ratio between the labor force and the overall size of the national population), has been declining steadily since Obama took office.
When Bush left office, the LPR was 65.70%. Today, it's 63.40% That is a dismal economic record, especially when you consider that this is the longest sustained drop in the rate since they began plotting it.
As Obamacare gradually begins to make its effects felt, the demand for repeal will only increase. Literally every promise made about it has already proven false, from the claim that people could keep their providers to the assumption that costs would fall, and it's only going to get worse as implementation proceeds. Even the Democrats are starting to see it for the "train wreck" that it is.
The biggest problem facing Republicans nationally is that no matter how incompetent, corrupt or just plain wrong Democrats have proven themselves to be on any and all issues, it is almost impossible to counter their mass propaganda. The corruption of the IRS is just one example of how they will use official government agencies to suppress their opposition, but that suppression was critical. The Obama campaign spent close to a billion dollars in the last election cycle, while Romney spent about half that, partly because conservatives were hamstrung in fundraising by the IRS. Throw in the media bias, and every Republican starts out with a 20-30 point disadvantage against them. If the media reported honestly on Obama's incompetence and corruption, his approval rating would be in the single digits.--Odysseus
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