Obama Accomplishes What the Bush Republicans Could Not

And he did it in less than two years.

Obama has driven Americans to start demanding a reduction in taxes, spending, regulation and government intervention.

Polls show that independents have moved right and are staying there,” she writes. “A recent one, conducted by VA - Laissez Faire LoungeDemocratic pollster Doug Schoen in late August for the conservative Independent Women’s Voice, calls it a “fundamental realignment” as independents now lean to the right by 2 to 1. The survey asked independents what they would like candidates to do. The list of answers is clear: ‘Decrease the size and scope of government, cut spending and taxes, balance the budget, reduce the federal debt, reduce the power of special interests and unions, repeal and replace the health care legislation, and decrease partisanship.’ Most Tea Partyers would agree with just about everything on that list. So would most Republicans. And they’d all agree with independents who said that they’re not getting those things from Washington.

Notice what’s not on that list: climate change, financial regulation, bank bailouts, auto bailouts, troop surges, lawsuits on immigration reform, and repealing ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ (The only reason health care reform made the list is because independents want it scaled back.) Notice too that these are precisely what we have been getting from Washington.

Source with a hat/tip to Mike Hashimoto.

People want neither the leftist agenda of Obama nor the big government compassionate conservatism of George W. Bush.

For the most part, they want life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Who would have thought?


  1. Anonymous says:


    Just think – if Trey had been there with his concealed handgun, he coulda took this guy out before he killed himself.

  2. Most Republicans might “say” they agree with that, but….. did you read their pledge?
    None of them at the top are going to do anything even similar to that.

    It all sounds good, but if they are not putting our DOD and foreign policy on the table, they will soon fall short of making government, debt or taxes smaller.

    But it is nice to hear.