Saturday, August 20, 2011

The 'Progressive' Fantasy World of FreeRider

I have often said that so-called “Progressives” live in a fantasy world where facts, data, evidence and reason have no role.

Click here and witness the “Progressive” fantasy world inhabited by the SP&T commenter known as “FreeRider”.

Now, a dose of reality:

1) FreeRider says:
“Bush ran up the deficit over 5 trillion on 2 illegal wars by telling us lies of WMD'S”

A) FreeRider clearly does not understand the difference between “deficit” and debt. But, few “Progressives” do.

B) Congress (not the President) has constitutional responsibility for deficit spending. But, we expect “Progressives” to be ignorant of such matters.

C) Under Bush, the debt rose from $5.7 trillion to $10.6 trillion. So, yes, under Bush the debt rose by just under $5 trillion. Note that the “Bush” deficit spending skyrocketed after the Dims took control of Congress in 2007.

D) Neither war was illegal.

Unlike Obama’s war in Libya, both the Iraq war and the Afghanistan war were authorized by Congress. The Iraq war was authorized by the United Nations.

E) Bush did not lie about WMDs. Furthermore, WMDs were far from the sole reason cited by the Congressional authorization to invade Iraq.

2) FreeRider says:
“Obama has run it [the national debt] up about 2 trillion”

Under Obama, the debt has (in 2.5 years) risen from $10.6 trillion to $14.3 trillion. If Obama maintained that rate of debt expansion for eight years, he would grow the debt by $12 trillion (more than TWICE the debt expansion under 8 years of Bush).

But, again, Congress is responsible for deficit spending, NOT the President! The President proposes, the CONGRESS disposes!

3) FreeRider then embarrassingly digresses into the usual silly race based political nonsense we expect from “Progressives”.

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