For the record, Roosevelt didn't start World War II, he simply entered us after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor.
And to say a Democrat entered us into Vietnam may or may not be true... Presidents going all the way back to Eisenhower increased our presence in Vietnam, and since war was never declared, deciding when "Vietnam started" is just a matter of degrees. I'd say that was a team effort.
Let me clarify my original post. I am sick of the Republican fear mongering. I have no issue with people that oppose Obama and the Democratic agenda. That's the great thing about this country -- everyone is entitled to an opinion and is allowed to exercise that opinion every two years on Election Day.
Where Republicans piss me off is with all the hate speech, calling Obama a socialist or saying Obama is anti-America and Obama hates America and Obama is out to destroy America. Lets get real here... Obama is doing what he feels is right. You may disagree with it, but the guy does not hate America.
Despite the left's hate for Bush, I don't remember any logical Democrat saying Bush hated America or was anti-America. Most just thought the guy was an idiot. I'm a Democrat, and I know Bush isn't dumb. You don't become President and serve eight years as president if you're dumb. But his reputation as "not smart" was perpetuated by his own quotes.
Just a few thoughts on this Election Day.
Some misleading stuff there. For the record, Roosevelt began swapping munitions and weaponry with Great Britain to gain naval bases and had tense relations with Japan prior to the war. It didn't just fall on to his lap, he participated in actions that drove Japan and Germany to declare war on us. Not saying he was wrong as they were embracing aggressive territorial acquisition, but he didn't exactly follow his preaching of neutrality.
John F. Kennedy escalated the conflict in Vietnam. Lyndon Johnson took it to full blown military activity. And Harry Truman, a democrat, was president for the Korean war. WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam...all under democratic administrations. Spanish American War, Desert Storm, Afghanistan, and Iraq under Republican. No gray area, just documented truth. And if you want to use the stretch/team effort approach then I guess you start with the first progressive, liberal democrat Woodrow Wilson who encouraged western European powers to begin staking claims in the Middle East and expanding American interest there. He also argued for American interest in global policing actions.
So are Democrats saying Republicans are facist, cold hearted, racist, homophobic...every other ism, saying they want to steal social security, stuff the pockets of wall street fat cats, "punish your enemies" comment from Obama, overturn Roe v Wade, send all jobs overseas, etc. not practicing non-factual hate speech? Works both ways and Democrats are notorious for character assassination as a campaigning tactic. Republicans have told you what they will do. It just happens to include undoing the socialist-like actions of Obama. Less government, lower taxes, tougher immigration laws, reduced business regulation. It just gets lost in mainstream media resorting to "oh the Republicans are just Obama bashing again."