Brian Williams’ attempt to discredit the Tea Party movement by defining it by its most extreme element is typical of Democrats. “Birthers” no more define the Tea Party than “Truthers” define the Democrats, or those who seek to exterminate “parasitic humans” define the environmental movement. Here’s one voter’s answer to Mr. Williams’ inquiry as to what I’ll remember come November.
I’ll remember which party’s foreign policy is one part apology and one part cult of personality. I’ll remember which party’s domestic policy is to “not let a good crisis go to waste.” Democrats protected — and still protect — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from reform, though they contributed to the housing bubble and burst that led to the financial crisis. Democrats quadrupled the debt in 18 months, spending more on pet pork projects than the previous administration spent in eight years trying to protect this nation’s security. (History will judge whether the war in Iraq was worth the blood and money, and even President Obama calls Afghanistan a war of necessity.)
Democrats rammed through a health care takeover they hadn’t read, didn’t understand and knew was flawed because they were more interested in passing a bad bill than in bringing down the costs of health care. Unemployment averaged 5.5 percent under President Bush, while it’s 9.6 percent now.
We’re poised for the largest tax increase in history.
Come November 2012, I’ll remember a president who whines, complains and blames instead of seeking solutions to our nation’s problems.