Jindal and Thompson wish for failure.

Bobby Jindal and Fred Thompson both have come out today saying that they wish Obama would fail.

This country has lost sight of the idea that you are only as strong as your weakest citizen.  People are losing their jobs, their homes, and their retirement funds.  Yet, the other side continues to play partisan, turning a blind eye to what really matters.  These games look petty to the American people that are being affected by this.  The top five percent have had a good ride these past few years and with money and power comes the greed for more money and power.  We have let the poorest fall down while we have been the ones carrying the carrot stick.  The difference in ideology is that democrats want to help them up, just get them back on their feet again and let them follow whatever carrot stick they would like.  Republicans think that they are doing just fine lying on the ground, if they fell it was their fault and we have no business helping them up.


No matter how hard we try, we will never erase poverty or the difference in classes.  What we cannot do, however, is offer them a glimpse, maybe a touch of what they have been working so hard for, all the while knowing that they really cannot afford it.  Those in the lowest class are lucky to die debt free, let alone in their own home.  But we have been selling the fact that if they work hard enough, if they are good Christian people, they will someday have that white house with the picket fence and the 2.3 kids.  Then we dangle mortgages in front of them, while not explaining that right now they may be able to pay for it, but down the line they will probably lose the home.   Our government allowed this and the deregulation on the stock market.  How government took from the poor to only give to the rich.  If Thompson, Limbaugh and Jindal want Obama to fail, does that mean they want these policies to continue?  How far can we let our own people fall before enough is enough?

Tags: housing, Jindal, stock market, Thompson (all tags)

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6 Comments

This doesn't make sense

Thompson says this;

"If he takes us down the road of tripling our national debt in ten years and making us vulnerable to higher interest rates and higher inflation, and things of that nature, I want all those policies not to succeed,"

So basically what he's saying is "Because I believe these policies will fail, I want them to fail"

Either you think they'll fail or you don't. You can't want something to fail unless you think there's a chance it won't.

by DTOzone 2009-03-25 11:32AM | 0 recs
Re: This doesn't make sense

i was thinking the same thing, that they must be getting antsy thinking it might not fail.

by selfevident 2009-03-25 11:48AM | 0 recs
Re: Jindal and Thompson wish for failure.

Yeah, they think they're on solid ground here with the "it's the policies I want to fail, not the president" but imagine if we had said that suring the Bush years. all they did was demonize the left as anti-American and now they give Republicans a pass for hoping the American president's policies fail. such cognitive dissonance is not surprising, of course, it's their life blood.

by Todd Beeton 2009-03-25 11:50AM | 0 recs
Well, neither of them have to wish too hard

they are already failures.

by WashStateBlue 2009-03-25 12:50PM | 0 recs
Re: Jindal and Thompson wish for failure.

by WashStateBlue 2009-03-25 12:50PM | 0 recs
Re: Jindal

I love Jindal.   Please run him in '12.  He is the Republican version of Mike Dukakis.   He just looks like a geek and a loser.  

by RichardFlatts 2009-03-26 05:40AM | 0 recs

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