"HE doesn't THINK he's destroying the country. He said he was going to fundamentally TRANSFORM the country"
That's not the same as DESTROY.
"and has set about transforming the U.S. into a semi-socialist nanny state."
So you say. And yet his actions show that he's a Wall St guy too. Confusing, isn't it? Maybe you should take this up with a far left liberal, actual socialist, and/or a true Obama partisan. I am none of those things.
"Now we have a failing economy that is affected by a myriad of choking regulations, highest corporate tax in the world, a permanent dependent class, and excessive spending."
Some of those things were true before. And you say choking; I say necessary (well, for some; I don't know all the regulations; do you?). Excessive spending? Oh, like two unnecessary wars?
"The size of the government is expanding, spending is increasing...."
And has been for decades.
"well, I could go on but to no avail. You've never read and WON'T read "Dreams FROM My Father" or "The Audicity of Hope" so it won't make sense to you that he's accomlishing just what he said, in accordance with those dreams FROM his father."
You're right: I won't read them. I don't have time to engage in such reading, especially when I don't care. As far as accomplishing, you said DESTROY. Your words, not his. He wants to TRANSFORM. Well, that's his right to want that. And if the American people don't like his policies and goals, they have the right to vote him out. It seems that didn't work out. Btw, I was serious about the explication of the Rules. I don't see it as so much more amazing than any politician or administration before.
"I think Carter was an honorable man, just in over his head."
Agree. How do you feel about Bush? : ) (Not deflecting. Partly joking and partly curious. I think Bush did stupid [...] that hurt our country, but I don't think he was evil, merely possessed of a vision for this country that I think was wrong and damaging. Sort of how you feel about Obama, but you go much, much farther than I.)
"I don't think Obama is religious at all other than for expediency sake AND he's an outright liar."
Think shmink. If that's true of him, it's probably true of the majority of politicians who go to church.
"He's spending a lot of time right now trying to convince the country that this sequestration wasn't HIS idea."
As you know, I avoid discussions of the economy. I lurk. I'm smart enough to know when I don't know enough about a topic, and wise enough to act on that recognition.
"Look up the signs of narcissism and see how many traits fit. OH...you probably don't have the time and aren't interested. You probably think I'm being "absurd" too."
I do think you're being generally absurd on this topic, at least in so far as DESTROY goes, and, at least so far, in regard to your stance on the Rules.
I know about narcissism, and I know you critics love to throw that label around. Again, make your explication and we can argue it. It's never as simple as "SEE!" I don't interpret his actions and statements the way y'all do. You're as guilty of interpretation in your criticism of this president as many far lefties are in theirs of the last guy.
And and btw, if you're gonna get all bothered by my saying you're being absurd, then you oughtta rethink the way you talk to me. I just laugh at you now when you do that (worldview worldview; to quote Doc, jeep jeep jeep). It's healthy; try it.
So ... what do you think of John Thune? : )