Opinions Count, But Facts Are a Better Candidate Evaluation Tool
Liberals from both parties are now claiming moderate center ground. That typically means that they are socially liberal, but fiscally conservative, hence in the middle, enjoying the best of both worlds come election time.
In public, however, the moderates pose as statistics-driven management types who have freed themselves from fanatics who cling to religion, values, and tradition. Perhaps the easiest way to assess candidates who claim no ideological “bias” is to look at their voting records and other “facts” that are locked-in and can’t be distorted.
Do facts really matter to those who are emotionally committed to a particular opinion? Sure, statistics can be distorted to almost make black look the white. But in “15 Facts That Even Obama’s Biggest Supporters Should Be Able To Admit Are True,” John Hawkins outlines 15 facts about the current administration that both Republicans and Democrats have already agreed upon:
2) The percentage of unemployed workers who’ve been out of a job for more than a year is over 30%.
3) The country has had the longest streak of +8% unemployment since the Depression under Obama: 39 months and counting
4) In 2011 under Barack Obama, nearly one out of every seven Americans was on food stamps. That’s a 70 percent increase from 2007.
7) Barack Obama ended NASA’s manned space program.
9) Under Barack Obama’s leadership, the last time Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats passed a budget was April 9, 2009.
10) Barack Obama’s budget was defeated 414-0 in the House and 99-0 in the Senate.
11) When he was running for President in 2008, Barack Obama pledged not to raise taxes on families making less than 250,000 dollars per year. He broke that promise with the tanning salon tax and with Obamacare, which raises almost 500 billion dollars in new taxes, a significant portion of which would be paid by people making less than 250,000 dollars per year.
12) When Barack Obama took office, gas was $1.95 per gallon. Today gas is $3.72 per gallon.
13) In February of this year, the federal government had a 229 billion dollar deficit. That was the largest deficit in the history of the United States.