Monday, September 03, 2012

Are We Better Off Today?

Martin O'Malley - Governor of Maryland without his foot in his mouth

Reince "Ratatouille" Priebus

The quick answer?  Absolutely!  However, that isn't what Martin O'Malley, governor of Maryland said yesterday on "Face the Nation."  Oh Martin, what were you thinking?  Handing Reince "Rat" Priebus a talking point on a silver platter.  

Bob Schieffer asked O'Malley:  “Can you honestly say that people are better off today than they were four years ago?”

Responded O’Malley: “No, but that's not the question of this election. The question, without a doubt, we are not as well off as we were before George Bush brought us the Bush job losses, the Bush recession, the Bush deficits, the series of desert wars -- charged for the first time to credit cards, the national credit card.”
Quipped Schieffer: “George Bush is not on the ballots.”  
O'Malley has been touted as one of the bright shining stars of the Democratic Party for 2016.  I think Governor O'Malley just did some serious damage to his brand with his incorrect response to Bob Schieffer's questions yesterday on "Face the Nation." When I heard O'Malley give his answer I immediately winced.  My first thought was he gave that rat faced Reince Priebus something to get his rat teeth into.  

Here are twenty-five ways we're better off today than we were four years ago:

1.    Saved the banks
2.    Brought the stock market from 6,500K to 13,000K
3.    Saved GM
4.    Repealed DADT
5.    Ordered a Mini Dream Act
6.    Created 4.3 million jobs
7.    27- straight months of private-sector job growth
8.    Passed Healthcare
9.    Ended the war in Iraq
10.    Drawing down from Afghanistan
11.    Doubled the Number of  Border Security Agents
12.    Appointed First Hispanic Justice
13.    Restored America’s Standing in the world
14.    Dealt effectively with the BP Oil Spill
15.    Dealt effectively with the Pirate Crisis
16.    Dealt effectively with H1N1
17.    Kept America Safe
18.    Passed Financial Reform
19.    Passed a Credit-Card Bill of Rights
20.    Passed Equal Pay for Women
21.    Nearly Wiped out Al Qaeda
22.    Killed OBL
23.    Added Eight-yeas of solvency to Medicare
24.    Quit smoking
25.    And got a dog
Reince "Ratatoullie" Priebus with unfortunate photo crop from RNC last week (virgin?  Really?)


Cubby said...

I for one am waaaay better off today.

anne marie in philly said...

yep, it's a virgin rat all right!

Ur-spo said...

I wonder if I am better off than four years ago - I haven't processed this. My intuition says I am doing OK, so that may be sufficient.

Ron said...

Same here Cubby, I am WAAAAY better off today that I was last year.

Ron said...

Anne Marie,

Reince is a real rat face.


Ron said...

Dr. Spo,

Sure, you're better off today. You have Ron as your friend. :)


Ur-spo said...

Indeed !
Now, where are you on Saturdays you are never home????