I was recently cruising through the myriad of posts on my Facebook when a graphic was displayed on the timeline of an acquaintance depicting all the great things that have happened since Obama has been in office, This chart professed that the stock market is up 200+%, the GDP has grown radically, unemployment is only 5.5%, etc., etc You get the point.
What struck me hardest was the comment added by the poster. He added his opinion that he was so glad that he voted Obama in office and in the last six years that things have improved so much. He stated that Obama was a truly great leader, and that everything was so screwed up by G.W . Bush. His local economy was vastly improved that the city was booming, the streets were overcrowded, housing was in short supply and wages were forced low. I almost fell off my chair!!
Where do these folks get their information? Have they been brain dead for six years? Anybody who can read beyond first grade level and has a computer with internet service can figure out that conditions out there in most parts of the country are deplorable at best. Have you not seen the pictures from Detroit?? What is the current National debt number? Whats going on in the Middle East?? Are the folks in Washington doing what we send them there for? Accountability??
It is apparent that these folks have only “broadcast” tv service and soley tune in to CNN thinking that the likes of Piers Morgan and Rachel”Mad Cow” are giving them the really good “down low” on the state of current affairs.
The comments that followed on the post were mostly a breath of fresh air, some folks were supportive, cheering like teens at a football pep rally! HOWEVER the majority took the time to shed some light on the fact that the numbers that were purported to show all the wondrous improvements were skewed. The reality is quite different, for example, QE by the Fed, workers were giving up on looking for jobs, healthcare costs are doubled for most, welfare rolls have skyrocketed, debt has exploded to unrecoverable heights, and it’s all a bunch of smoke and mirrors.
What stuck with me was the reply by the original poster, stating after all that what does he know? He’s just a poor working stiff trying to get by and the mean old Republicans are trying to hold him down.
It’s like having a love affair with a mentally deranged person, all the signs are there that whats going on is detrimental to the long term good of the relationship, but you are so blindly in love that you close your eyes, plug your ears, and continue to say all is well in the world!!