What a dilemma! Do we vote for the party that created the disaster or vote for the party that failed to clean up the whole disaster in only four years? Or, put another way — do we vote for the party that outsourced to Afghan warlords the capture of Bin-Ladin, or vote for the party that actually killed Bin-Ladin using Navy Seals? Or — do we vote for the party that pulled troops from Afghanistan (the country that killed Americans) and sent those troops to Iraq to fight Al Qaeda, where there was no Al Qaeda — a country that had harmed no Americans?
That folly drew Al Qaeda into Iraq like flies to honey and allowed the Taliban to reconstitute itself and to become today’s problem. Obama has ended our longest war — one having a cost of $800B. He is now ending the Afghanistan war. Economy is moving forward and optimism is growing. Automobile manufacturing has been saved and jobs are improving overall. The housing market is making good recovery and will steadily bring improvements to the economy. The DJIA and S&P 500 stock indexes have gained more than 60 percent during the Obama administration – 401Ks invested in stocks and mutual funds have done well, reflecting current investor confidence in the economy.
Compare our situation to The Great Depression beginning in 1929 and lasting into 1941 (12 years); recovery made possible only by WW-2 (which began in Europe several years before U.S. entered the war in 1941). WW-2 provided America the opportunity to supply allies with huge amounts of war machinery, thereby giving impetus to U.S. recovery, without which recovery would have been much delayed. The choice is, therefore, clear: With Republican Congress approval rating at 13 percent, and zero evidence Republicans earned your vote: Four more years for Obama!