Mistakes Obama Made, According to Republicans
Not all of these are from Republican nominees, but still silly statements.
Here’s just a few quotes I came across that looked interesting enough. That’s not to say that they’re valid or the least bit true; they’re mostly just for entertainment.
All of these quotes are not from Republican presidential candidates. I tried to keep my mouth shut and not say anything after the quotes but for some of them…I couldn’t help it. Enjoy.
"It is turning into something dangerous," he said. "The way 'socialism' is used is totally out of place and wrong. Now in Europe, you see a decline of the welfare state and increased privatization, so it is factually wrong."
"He wants to turn America into a European-style entitlement society," he said in his victory speech after winning the New Hampshire primary. "We want to ensure that we remain a free and prosperous land of opportunity. This president takes his inspiration from the capitals of Europe; we look to the cities and small towns of America."
This is a good idea for Romney because nobody likes a socialist company. Well, at least that’s the strategy he’s using. The negative sentiment that many Americans have towards socialism may help Romney seem like he’s on President Obama’s level (even if he may not be). My next post will probably whether anyone actually thinks he can beat Obama, because I don’t.
“President Obama is the most effective food stamp president in American history. No president has put more people on food stamps than Obama. This is not an attack, it’s a statement. We are currently on the road towards a European style secular bureaucratic socialist model that is profoundly wrong.”
Mr. Romney said something similar at the New Hampshire debate on Sunday. "I'd cut programs, a whole series of programs ... return to states a whole series of programs, food stamps, housing vouchers, Medicaid and then set how much goes to them."
This is what they fail to realize. Cutting programs will NOT reduce the need for the aid. And going back to welfare reform model that was used in the mid 90s won’t work either. Today’s poverty is much more different and deeper than it was in the 90s. Both of these men are dancing around the issue, but I guess what they’re saying is that Obama has allocated too much in these programs. My question has always been this though: Do right-wingers only want the programs to keep low-income families low-income? This is a genuine inquiry.
Michele Bachman at an event put on by the College Board. "I believe it is abuse of power from the executive to impose via an executive order a wholesale change in the student loan. There is a morality in keeping our financial promises, and I don't think we should push that off onto the taxpayer. The individual needs to repay and be responsible for repaying their student loan debt."
This is in reference to Obama’s executive order to cap required payments for college loan borrowers and to forgive payments after 20 years. They wouldn’t apply to everyone but I actually appreciate this since I have loans. I wonder if Michele Bachman has loans she’s paying off or is she chopping that up some loan forgiveness perk she receives? Just a question, not a statement.