Wanting Obama To Fail
Republicans want Obama to fail more than they want America to succeed.
Define: Obama does better when America does better, so Republican politicians have been sabotaging our recovery since day one.
Use analogy: That's like setting fire to the house, keeping your foot on the water hose, and telling everyone the firefighters did it.
Values: It's the worst kind of politicians who keep voting against their own constituents' interests -- so their constituents will vote against the President.
On President Obama's inauguration day in 2009, Republican leaders -- including Romney's VP pick Congressman Ryan -- met to plot how they could sabotage and undermine the economy in order to make the President fail.
Republican leaders said they want the President to fail:
- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell: "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."
- Rush Limbaugh: "I hope he fails."
- Tea Party favorite Rep. Michele Bachmann: "we're hoping that President Obama's policies don't succeed."
Last year alone, Washington Republicans tried to kill over 7 million jobs.
When asked about the potential for more job losses, Speaker John Boehner said, "so be it."
They threatened to shut down our government, which would have cost our economy billions.
They didn't even want the Federal Reserve to consider intervening to help our struggling economy.
If Republican politicians hadn't pushed so hard to lay off our teachers, cops, and firefighters and block efforts to put Americans back to work fixing our roads and bridges, the unemployment rate could be down to 6% already.
And now, Republicans have nominated Mitt Romney for president, even though economic experts say that implementing all of his economic ideas would "push us deeper into recession and make the recovery slower."
Even Romney admits that massive spending cuts will "throw us into recession or depression" -- but he supports them anyway.
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