Economic recovery shows Obama on right track

The U.S. recovery is a success or Barack Obama and his Democrats are complete failures?

Editor, The Times:

Let’s see here! According to a small item on the front page of the business section of the Vancouver Sun, the United States economy is now leading the pack again with over three per cent growth.

Of course, this is not going to obscure the million of homes abandoned, the 401Ks massacred or the fact that the gap between the rich and the rest of the citizens of the U.S. is wider than ever!?

However these stats do indicate that the six years of rule by Barack Obama’s Democrats have been a success, despite everything that was against them. Paul Krugman, one of Obama’s severest critics, stated as much in Rolling Stone.

So, one has to ask, why hasn’t this been reflected by the polls. I know that a US media is overloaded with the likes of FOX “fair and balanced” but that doesn’t explain why the American voters staggered to the polls to vote for the very forces that brought their financial ruin and scorn from the rest of the world. (With the exception of that gang of clowns who jumped on George Bush’s ship of fools off to Iraq looking for non-existent weapons of mass destruction.)

Another big question is why does the Canadian media hates Obama so badly. From Rex Murphy to Mathew Fisher, they all dump on Barack Obama unmercifully.

In one of his late Vancouver Sun columns Fisher snidely remarked about Obama’s hand-wringing over northern Iraq and Syria. What he and other right wingers apparently want is for Barack Obama to send in the American army again. This is a perfect example of Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

So, which is it? The U.S. recovery is a success or Barack Obama and his Democrats are complete failures?

You can’t have it both ways.

Dennis Peacock

Clearwater, B.C.