Monday, October 17, 2011

You Want Me to Apologize???

A conservative acquaintance of mine posted on Facebook that, in his opinion, everyone who voted for President Barack Obama owed this nation an apology. Because I'm in an accommodating mood, I have decided to go ahead and honor his request.

I apologize for voting for President Barack Obama in 2008.

I apologize in advance for my intention to do such a thing again in 2012.

I'm sorry that the War in Iraq is coming to an honorable end.

I'm sorry that Obama bin Laden and several other key terrorist leaders are dead.

I'm sorry that an economy, which was losing 750,000 jobs per month when President Obama took office, has now had 19 consecutive months of private sector job growth.

I'm sorry that DADA has been repealed and that our troops won't have to betray their integrity in order to defend this great nation.

I'm sorry that President Obama actually responded to natural disasters and oil spills instead of just saying what a "heckuva job" his staff is doing.

I'm sorry that President Obama has negotiated new trade deals that will open foreign markets to American products.

I'm sorry that the United States of America has a stronger standing overseas.

I'm sorry that we're doing more today for our returning heroes from the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan than was ever done under the previous Administration.

I'm sorry that the Weapons System Acquisition Reform Act is now law, reigning in fraud and wasteful spending in the defense procurement and acquisition system.

I'm sorry that we are no longer torturing prisoners and instead gaining useful information from them.

I'm sorry that we now have a Credit Cardholders Bill of Rights to prevent banks from imposing arbitrary rate increases on their customers.

I'm sorry that insurance companies can no longer deny someone coverage because of a pre-existing condition.

I'm sorry that college students can remain on their parents health insurance policy, even when they're in graduate school.

I'm sorry that 3.5 million small businesses got a tax cut to help them provide health insurance for their employees.

I'm sorry that insurance companies now have to disclose how much of your premium actually goes towards paying for patient care.

I'm sorry that subsidies to middlemen have been eliminated for student loans.

I'm sorry that funding for our national parks and forests has been increased by 10%.

I'm sorry that the American automobile industry still exists and is profitable and that millions of American manufacturing jobs were saved.

I'm sorry that, for the first time in human history, we have private sector spaceflight programs.

I'm sorry that NASA is pushing ahead with plans for a manned mission to Mars. This has been a goal that was endorsed by Democrats and Republicans alike. However, more progress has been made towards in the past 2 years than in the 20 years prior.

I'm sorry that lenders now have to suffer the indignity of verifying a borrowers credit history, income, and employment status, which helps to reign in fraudulent loans instead of allowing banks to pass the cost of those loans onto everyone else.

I'm sorry that prescription drug costs for Medicare recipients have been cut by 50%.

I'm sorry that more private sector jobs were created in 2010 than during all of President George W. Bush's 8 years in office.

I'm sorry that President Obama discloses the names and affiliation of every lobbyist he meets with, the first President in history to do so.

Most of all, I'm sorry that all of this just isn't good enough for a certain group of haters.

1 comment:

cheryl said...

Well done!!! You, too, get my vote!