Ummm, excuse me, who ran up 13 trillion dollars in deficit? Who gave the big banks the first bailout with no strings attached that ended up being given out as bonuses? Who started two wars we couldn't afford? Who decided to try and fix the recession by just sending everyone in the country a check? Who wants to make abortion illegal, even if the woman is raped? Who tried to pass such legislation several times? Who did pass legislation which forces a woman to have an invasive ultra sound and listen to religious slanted bullshit before getting an abortion? Who promised to repeal 'Obamacare' right away, but ended up too busy legislating womens' reproductive rights and cutting social welfare to the bone, screwing over all the people who lost their jobs even more? Who held the entire government hostage over Bush tax cuts for the wealthy? Who is trying to trample all over religion freedom for those of us who are not Christian?
The answer to all of these questions is not just political viewpoint. It is fact. It is what really happened. President Bush signed off on the first bailout. President Bush started the Iraq clusterfuck that spread our military way too thin. President Bush came into office with a $200k surplus, and left with a $13.7 trillion deficit. President Bush flushed billions down the hole by mailing everyone a stimulus check that didn't do a damn bit of good.
Most Republican candidates from 2010 promised to repeal 'Obamacare' the very first thing if they were elected. What did they do instead? Well, first, the ensured the Bush tax cuts for the top 1% were safe. Then they started attacking reproductive rights under the guise of religious freedom. I'm sorry, but I'm Pagan, and if I want to use birth control, and I need my insurance to cover it, I don't give two shits how my employer feels about it. If it is against my employer's beliefs to use birth control, then he or she is free to exercise that belief on his/her own body. My employer has no fucking right to tell me what I can or cannot do because of his/her beliefs. All that should matter when it comes to my personal life and my body are MY beliefs.
Small rant aside, two states passed laws where any woman seeking an abortion must have an ultrasound, and must look at it. That is called 'slut shaming', and if you ask me, it's not a very Christian thing to do. It was originally supposed to be a transvaginal ultrasound with the logic that if you consented to be penetrated with a man's penis to get yourself knocked up, you have no right to object to being penetrated with a little plastic wand. Fortunately, that part was struck down at least.
The government almost got shut down over the Bush tax cuts. President Obama and the Democrats only wanted to keep it for people making less than $200k a year. Seriously, if that isn't considered being wealthy, how the hell am I not getting more welfare? If $200k a year is poor, oh god, the poverty line is a pipe dream for me. We'd need to come up with something lower than poverty for me. Anyway... the budget didn't get passed until the Democrats caved and renewed all the Bush tax cuts for everyone, and they passed it last minute. Conservatives wanted the government shut down, having no fucking clue what a disaster that would've been. Teachers, police and fireman, postman, garbage men... all out of work, with the people responsible still getting paid. Oh, yeah, that's fair...