Conservatives continually whine that President Obama is destroying America, without ever stopping to think that others envy the conditions under which Americans find themselves in our country. America has enjoyed nine straight months of adding 200,000 jobs to the economy under our President — something that has not happened since Bill Clinton’s presidency. Unemployment is at its lowest point since Bush was President.
If you listen to right-wingers, though, our country is a smoldering wasteland in which gay illegal immigrants forcibly convert pristine, white Christians to Islam while aborted fetuses are used to decorate the streets of our once-great country.
In Canada, however, they wonder why Americans don’t properly appreciate the President. Richard Brunt of Vancouver penned an open letter to naysayers, saying that Americans have no clue exactly how good they have it under President Obama. Is he perfect? No. Is he perhaps the most effective President in history? Some think so.
Many of us Canadians are confused by the U.S. midterm elections. Consider, right now in America, corporate profits are at record highs, the country’s adding 200,000 jobs per month, unemployment is below 6%, U.S. gross national product growth is the best of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries.”
The bewildered Canadian continues:
The dollar is at its strongest levels in years, the stock market is near record highs, gasoline prices are falling, there’s no inflation, interest rates are the lowest in 30 years, U.S. oil imports are declining, U.S. oil production is rapidly increasing, the deficit is rapidly declining, and the wealthy are still making astonishing amounts of money.
Brunt points out:
America is leading the world once again and respected internationally — in sharp contrast to the Bush years. Obama brought soldiers home from Iraq and killed Osama bin Laden. So, Americans vote for the party that got you into the mess that Obama just dug you out of? This defies reason. When you are done with Obama, could you send him our way?
Frankly, it would be wonderful if conservative conspiracy theorists were correct that President Obama will manipulate his way into a third term. We won’t have anyone like him anytime soon.