Still Clinging

Discussion in 'Political/Religious Topics' started by Ten Man, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. Ten Man

    Ten Man G&G Evangelist

    In Obama's infamous slur against American Patriots, he referenced American Cirizens that were "clinging to guns and religion" as though it were a despicable act.

    Well, I'm still clinging!:usa2:

    And for those of you who are still clinging to the illusion that voting will change anything our government does, here is a bit of info to remember in November:

    1977: Jimmy Carter (D) signs the Community Reinvestment Act, guaranteeing home loans to low-income families.

    1999: Bill Clinton (D) puts the CRA on steroids by pushing Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac to increase the number of sub-prime loans.

    Sept. 1999: New York Times publishes an article "Fannie Mae Eases Credit To Aid Mortgage Lending" which warned of the coming crisis due to lax lending policies of the Clinton (D) administration.

    2003: White House calls Fannie and Freddie a 'systemic risk." Bush (R) administration pushes Congress to enact new regulations.

    2003: Barney Frank (D-CN) says F&F are 'not in a crisis" and bashes Republicans for crying wolf and calls F&F "Financially Sound" Dems block Republican sponsored regulation legislation.

    2005: Fed Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan voices warning over F&F accounting "We are placing the total financial system of the future at a substantial risk."

    2005: Sen Charles Schumer (D-NY) says "I think F & F over the years have done an incredibly good job & are an intrinsic part of making America the best-housed people in the world."

    2006 Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) again calls for reform of the regulatory structure that governs F&F.

    2006: Dems again block reform legislation.

    2008: Housing market collapses: Democrats blame the Republicans!

    Soap Box - TV (Propaganda) Box - Ballot Box - Ammo Box

    Think outside the Box, people!
  2. Thankyou for this thread Ten Man, If I also remember, we had 911 which was a huge blow to our economy which was going into a recession when GW came into office, the Dems were trumpeting about Saddam and WMD and very much encouraging GW to go into Iraq, the Dems think there liberal media successfully covered all this up, well it did not.We had some good years of growth even after 911 and despite the Dems, but when they took the both houses of congress 4 years amazingly the economy went downhill real fast and the liberal media thinks they have hid this but guess what all you libtards,,,,,,,, its not going to work!!!!LOL!!!!

  3. DWFan

    DWFan Handgunner Forum Contributor

    I think a large part of this is that while the liberals pretty much control "mainstream media", they don't control the internet and so the truth can't be buried. Yes, lies and distortions come from the far right as well as the far left but, with a little research, the truth is easily found.
    Like they say: "once something is put on the internet, it's there forever.".
  4. chesterwin

    chesterwin G&G Evangelist

    Nice timeline on why the economy is currently wrecked. Real estate here started the slide downward in August of 05 and is worse than anyone here can ever remember.

    I'm going to cling to hopes for results in the November elections that flip the control of congress. Looks like from the original post, the progressive (D) party needs to admit why we are in an economic bottomless pit right now.
  5. Russ Hatch

    Russ Hatch G&G Newbie

    You forgot

    2010 while in the middle of a recession and with high unemployment the Democrat controlled Congress gave unlimited credit to F&F.
  6. Cyrano

    Cyrano Resident Curmudgeon Forum Contributor

    New York
    Tell me something. Do any of the Republican hopefuls in the gubenatorial ranks have experience as business people? Have any of them ever run a successful business?

    I ask because it occurs to me that if the GOP and come up with someone like that with experience in both arenas, they ought to be able to beat the Democrats in general and the Obamination in particular like a rug. As Charlie Daniels observed (from another thread), governing is like a bunch of jazz musicians jamming. They take a theme and improvise around it to make music. The current administration, according to Daniels, is like the classically conservatory-trained musicians of a major symphony orchestra. They can make great music - as long as they have a conductor who knows what he is doing and the conductor does not depart from the printed score. But if you take their sheet music away, they are lost and will bumble around like a blind woodcutter in the forest, striking out blindly in hopes they'll hit a tree. They can't jam.

    We need an administration that knows how to jam, not one tied to printed scores and teleprompters.
  7. DWFan

    DWFan Handgunner Forum Contributor

    The problem with the socialization of America is that the goal doesn't allow much improvisation and it's become a "do it now or never" deal because the longer it takes, the more likely the American people are to find out the truth. Lying requires even more lies to cover the first ones and it escalates quickly. Improvisation can mean having an end result that wasn't what you intended and that doesn't work for the "fundamental reformers" who have a specific goal in mind. Obama is current catching flack from the extreme radicals of his own party as they see him as not doing enough to convert America to a Socialist Democracy.
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2010
  8. woody1981

    woody1981 Love Your Firearms! Forum Contributor

    Good post, nice chronology of the problem.
  9. grizcty

    grizcty God, Guns, Glory Forum Contributor

    Ten man,
    Great post!

    I am NOT "clinging to guns and religion".

    I am CLEANING guns, and have 100% faith in my Beliefs!!
  10. Rave

    Rave G&G Evangelist

    I could make a stupid comment like "Were in bad shape." But what would be the point? Guess I'll just keep clinging also.:boggled:
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2010