I frequent a convenience store not far from my home. I go there because I am currently boycotting 7-Elevens because they use Citgo (Venezuelan) gasoline. Further, this local store is owned and operated by a very nice couple from
. They are polite, appreciate my business, and I prefer my money go to hardworking local small business owners. I also have breakfast in the little diner run by immigrants from India that sits across from the International House of Pancakes for the same reason. Greece
The Indian couple has had a rough road for the last four years and we commiserate often about the business downturn. This visit I was able to report a bit of an up-tick in my own business. It wasn’t big and it was offset by some vandalism and theft, but it was a bit of progress. The lady and her husband looked happy for me. I told them that I expected that once a Republican victory in 2012 becomes increasingly likely, business will pick up at an increasing pace. My Indian lady-friend responded that all the Republicans were doing was fighting.
I asked her “Isn’t it remarkable that when Obama could do anything he wanted to do, our economy deepened its dive and got steadily worse? But now that the Republicans are blocking Obama from implementing more outrages on our economy, we are starting to see it recover as bit.” I think she got it.
The fact that six successive years of George W. Bush were pretty damned good until Nancy Pelosi grabbed the Speaker’s gavel is at least prima facie evidence that government by adults is much better than the alternative. A sick economy under Bush became an economy in serious decline under Barack Hussein Obama. For two full years Barack had it his way all the time and ran roughshod over the will of the American people. Well that changed in 2010. John Boehner may not be Ronald Freaking Reagan, but he’s starting us on the long road back.
We need to get John some help in 2012.