Editor,

The Daily Journal has published editorials from the Wall Street Journal. These editorials contain lies, misinformation and left out (well documented) facts. The WSJ is just a mouthpiece for Trump. The WSJ is bashing Biden by (falsely) accusing Biden, as vice president to President Obama, of mishandling the recovery of our nation right after the worse economical disaster in America’s history. The 2007-2008 meltdown of America’s economy was caused by Republican President Bush and the Republicans in Congress. Obama (with Biden) inherited this mess when they took office. But, instead of the Republicans in Congress helping President Obama (and Biden) get our country back on its feet, Mitch McConnell stated openly that he and the Republicans were going to make sure that Obama never passes any important legislation and that he doesn’t get any credit for success while in office. This is clearly one of the worse cases of racism by the Republican members of Congress in history!

The Republican opinion in 2009 was, “yeah we caused the economic disaster, but, the real problem is, why is it taking Obama so long to clean up our mess?” So, not only did the Republicans cause the 2007-2008 economic meltdown in our country, they admitted it, and, then they hinder and prevent Obama (and Biden) from creating a fast economic recovery of our country, and lie abut it! The WSJ failed to mention these well-documented facts and behavior by the Republicans.

Michael Oberg

San Mateo

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Ray Fowler

Terence!

I am not offended... no worries. When it comes to TV personalities (Fox, CNN, etc.), those folks are fair game for criticism and humor.

My apologies. I tried to bring a little levity to the conversation by inserting a quotation from the movie, "Tombstone." It did not work. There, now we can be friends.

Thanks for your kind words. I hope my contributions bring some value to this forum.

Ray Fowler

Hey, Rel

You wrote (in part)... "We don't have to have polls to see what is happening to our country." Agreed. In my view, the divisiveness exhibited by the "hate, anger, and discord at high volume" we see today was not created by Donald Trump. It's been coming for a while. A lot of that negativity is being stirred up by foes who represent neither liberals nor conservatives. No matter who is in the Oval Office, we don't need a perfunctory bipartisan effort to stop the insanity. It has to be multi-partisan.

Ray Fowler

What happened in Compton over the weekend is reason enough for Democrats, Republicans and others to come together to stop the insanity.

Tommy Tee

I agree that WSJ is not Trump's mouthpiece; it's actually Fox News. Trump has confessed that's all he needs to watch. Hannity is on speed dial.

Ray Fowler

Hey, Tommy

Like the WSJ's editorial page, I lean to the right but I don't watch Hannity.

Tommy Tee

You are an intelligent man, Ray!

Terence Y

You mean Fox News personalities like Brat Baier, Dumba Brazile, Raggedy Andy Napolitano, John-Boy Roberts, Chrissie Wallace, Juanita Williams and formerly of Fox, Me-again Kelly and Shepherd Smith who are critical of Trump? Yeah, Fox News is a mouthpiece for Trump. You’re hilarious, Tommy absurdi-Tee. What a nitwit (to use your own words back at you).

Ray Fowler

Terence, what an ugly thing to say. I abhor ugliness... does this mean we're not friends anymore? You know, Terence, if I thought you weren't my friend, I just don't think I could bear it.

Who doesn't like Dana Perino?

Terence Y

Hello Mr. Fowler. I’m unsure as to what you’re offended at, but I’ll defend my previous post. I'm calling out Tommy hostili-Tee’s (who has specifically been called out, so nobody else should mistakenly think I’m describing them) hypocrisy in saying Fox News is a Trump mouthpiece when Fox News has plenty of Trump critics. As for potshots, I take the approach that if someone makes the rules, I’ll play by them. If they have no issues insulting or name-calling Trump or his supporters, then turnabout is fair play. If they stop, I’ll stop. Thus far, Mr. Fowler, your posts have been informative, the dialog is well written, and you’ve remained above the fray. I commend you for that. If others would do the same, I'd happily return the favor. Stay healthy, my friend. And yes, Dana Perino is great on The Five, as are Jesse Watters and Greg Gutfeld.

Ray Fowler

Hello, Michael

I disagree with your claim that the WSJ is a mouthpiece for Donald Trunp, but I do agree that the Journal editorial page leans to the right.

When Barack Obama entered the White House, Democrats enjoyed a 57% majority in the Senate and a 59% majority in the House. Joe Biden was President of the Senate, Robert Byrd (D-WV) was President pro tempore, Harry Reid (D-NV) was Senate Majority Leader, and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was Speaker of the House. With those advantages, it hardly seems likely that Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and other Republicans could thwart Barack Obama's policies as you have suggested. Early in Barack Obama's tenure, Congress passed an $800 billion economic recovery stimulus package. Sure, Congressional Republicans held the line and opposed White House policies along party lines, but can't you say the same for Democrats, today?

Is it possible to oppose a Barack Obama-era policy without being labeled a racist?

Terence Y

So MOberg doesn’t like the WSJ, or probably anyone, when they write anything supportive of his great President Trump, yet he readily accepts the lies, misinformation, and left out (well documented) facts coming from the AP and Amazon Post and the fake news media channels? Mr. Oberg’s hypocrisy is off the charts but what do you expect from someone with TDS?

Dirk van Ulden

Michael conveniently forgets that it was under Clinton's regime that credit policies were relaxed to a point that anyone who could breath could get a mortgage. The subprime loans were bought by large banks but the mortgages themselves defaulted at massive rates causing the big banks to almost go under. Bush got stuck with Clinton's largess and had to take drastic action to remedy the impending financial collapse. Obama then picked up the pieces from the groundwork done by Bush and claimed credit for recovery. The WSJ has been quite critical of Trump as well and is by no means a mouthpiece for Trump. But, stating facts hurts snowflakes like Michael.

Christopher Conway

Michael obviously doesn't like an alternative point of view that doesn't go along with his liberal agenda. Obama was the worst president in the history of our country and I lay all blame for racial tension in this country at his door step. His division politics and socialist redistribution of wealth agenda put us on the course of the worst race relations in our country's history. His face does make a good dartboard though, I will give him that.

Rel

As usual Christopher, your opinion does not align with facts, or even rational opinions. Recently, 200 political historians rated the presidents. Trump was rated the worst, Obama came in at 8th from the top. Racism did not begin nor ended with Obama's reign, but they are not stoked to the hatred and divisiveness of the current occupant.

Ray Fowler

Hello, Rel

Hmmm... polls. I'm not really a fan, but that's just me. What would a poll make of a president who wanted to incarcerate a group of people because of their race or stack federal court appointments to protect his policies or reject immigrants seeking asylum from oppression or cozy up to a Russian dictator? In other words, what should we make of Franklin Delano Roosevelt? You cite a recent ranking by 200 historians that puts Donald Trump in the category of America's worst president. Would it be a fair assessment to say academia leans left and is predisposed to a negative view of the current president?

Back to polls... half way through Barack Obama's second term, a Quinnipiac poll released some interesting findings. 38% of respondents (registered voters) ranked Barack Obama as the worst president since WWII. Only 8% rated him the best. 28% said George W. Bush was the worst president.

Like I said, the results were interesting.

45% of the respondents said the country would have been better off if Mitt Romney had been elected in 2012, but 38% said the country would be in worse shape. Who was rated the best president... in this poll... since WWII? Ronald Reagan with 38%.

You and I may not agree on a lot of issues, but we do agree that Barack Obama was not the worst president since WWII regardless of the results of the Quinnipiac poll. Maybe we should set the polls aside, because the only poll that really counts will be held in 50 days.

Rel

Hello Ray. The nonpartisan yearly ranking of presidents was not considered a poll by me but merely a reference point to illustrate Obama was not close to being considered the worst, but consensus of Trump being so. We don't have to have polls to see what is happening to our country. A pandemic nowhere near being under control here; record deficits; unemployment near Great Depression levels; hate, anger, and discord at high volume; and a person who has no clue and no plan on solving anything of substance.

Terence Y

So not only do we have Obama, a treasonous black guy representing the party of slavery and the KKK, fail to help blacks, but we now have a great President Trump who has done more for blacks than perhaps any other President besides Lincoln and Grant. Democrats happily stoke hatred and divisiveness, witness the idiots in BLM and Antifa, in addition to killing killing voters via pre- and post-abortion. And how can historians rate President Trump when Trump hasn’t finished his 16 years in office? Obviously, TDS-infected historians whose opinions do not align with facts, or even with rational opinion.

Ray Fowler

Yes, Terence... Donald Trump's critics look past his administration providing employment opportunities for black Americans, initiating prison reform, plus unwavering support for school vouchers for black children and a pro-life stance that has profound implications for the black community. Sad.

Christopher Conway

Go away Rel, got nothing for you.

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