Monday, May 14, 2012
Deepak Chopra on why he will vote for President Obama
In a recent article for The Huffington Post, Deepak Chopra (with whom I have some serious religious differences) explains his belief that while Mitt Romney has "emerged from the contentious primary season in a damaged state," he may benefit from the trap in which President Obama finds himself.
The trap has to do with the lies of the Republicans who will say and do anything to bring Obama down. Chopra spells out the situation this way:
"Acting as the only adult in the room should have gradually shaken some sense into his critics. Obama doesn't name call of falsify the facts. He exhibits tremendous intelligence, flexibility and a cool head in a crisis. Most economists would say that his policies saved the economy from a meltdown, and at this point, even with a sluggish growth rate of 2.2% (still three times higher than the growth projected for Germany), the country has done better under Obama than it could possibly have under John McCain."
Chopra then lays out some major Republican lies which tend to resonate with frustrated and angry voters... such as -
* Obama's economic policies failed. Not so. The party of "no" effectively blocked almost all of his initiatives.
* TARP was a failure. Not so. Most of the TARP money has been paid back, and Detroit was brought back from the grave, etc.
* Obamacare is no good. Not so. What has already begun under Obamacare has been a huge blessing for millions of people and is very popular.
There's much more. It's good stuff. Read it all here.