WTF/WTH Wednesdays – The Republican Presidential Debate…

Tonight’s Republican Presidential Debate will include a lot of promises that these candidates will more than likely not be able to keep; you will have Mitt Romney talk about the bills he will pass the 1st day he is in the White House, Michele Bachmann might foolish promise returning the price of gas to $2 (YEAH RIGHT), and Rick Perry will…. Well who knows what he will promise, LOL!

Today Ezra Klein had a great article explaining that candidates promise a lot of policies during debates, but when it comes down to it they barely keep those promises.  For example, President Obama‘s Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare is not what he promised during debates.  Obama never mentioned an individual mandate during his campaign in 2008, but things changes when the reality of what can REALLY be done becomes evident.  So keep that in mind when the candidates say things that sound GREAT; of course what you will NOT hear is how all of this can be done.

Especially Bachmann, if there was a way to bring gas prices back down to $2 a gallon don’t you think it would have already been done!  I mean what’s really holding Bachmann back from releasing the details of how this can be done?  If she was a good American she would share this info not so that we have cheaper gas tomorrow!!

Oh yeah, since this debate is happening at the Ronald Reagan Library you will definitely hear about the Great Ronald Reagan aka Mr Conservative.

You will hear how Reagan…

  • Reduced the size government
  • Cut taxes
  •  The most popular president 

Blah, blah, blah…..

But what you will not hear is what EVERY Conservative seems to forget about the Great Reagan.  Here is a list of what Reagan actually did while he was president, this is a subset of a longer list Think Progress put together; 10 Things Conservatives Don’t Want You To Know About Ronald Reagan 

  1. Reagan raised taxes
  2. Reagan nearly tripled the federal deficit
  3. Unemployment rose after Reagan’s 1981 tax cuts
  4. Reagan grew the size of government
  5. Reagan gave amnesty to 3 million undocumented immigrants
Say what???? Ronald Reagan raised taxes????
Yessir, so while you watch the debate (and you really should watch) just remember it’s never as easy as they say it is and there is always more to the story.  This is a lesson that we should have all learned over the past 3 years as we have witnessed President Obama have problems keeping promises he talked about during debates in 2008.
Also check out PolitiFact to fact-check what the candidates talk about during the debate; http://www.politifact.com/.  They do a great job verifying what both Democrats and Republicans like to spit as so-called facts!
As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

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Author: Bobby Broadway

Born and raised in the Borough of Queens; with the backdrop of Manhattan only a stones throw away. I'm a college educated man with Independent thought, who is not afraid of an debate. It's very simple, you respect me and I will respect you...

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