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  •  no - it will be a referndum on POTUS (0+ / 0-)

    when it comes to elections, good or bad, POTUS owns the economy. He can try to blame the party that controls 1/3 of the govt, but it doesn't work. And even the attempt makes him look craven

    The liver is evil - It must be destroyed

    by somewhere in ohio on Mon Aug 01, 2011 at 09:23:39 AM PDT

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    •  But the Pres doesn't create jobs (0+ / 0-)

      That's what the Teabaggers repeat over and over again.  That gov't doesn't create jobs and that the President doesn't create jobs.

      So how do they simultaneously say that Obama can't create jobs, but the lack of jobs is all his fault?  It's impossible.   I guess they could try to hang it on HCR, but that won't even be in full effect by '12, so won't have any job impact.

      No, when jobs aren't being created next year, the teabaggers will have no one left to blame, no excuses to make, and that's the Dem campaign strategy.

      •  because he is POTUS (0+ / 0-)

        I am not saying it is right.. but it is true. People, by and large, assign the praise/blame for the economy to the President.

        To your specific point - the TB response would be - no, he does not create jobs. But his anti-biz policies have inhibited the growth we need in the private sector...full stop

        The liver is evil - It must be destroyed

        by somewhere in ohio on Mon Aug 01, 2011 at 10:41:30 AM PDT

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        •  What anti-biz policies? (0+ / 0-)

          No new taxes, little regulatory oversight and massive spending cuts.  Again, the Teabaggers are getting everything they've asked for.  So if they're going to say that the "evil gov't" is still preventing job creation, then they need to spell those out.

          Unless the GOP congress spends the next year fighting for those, whatever they are, they can't run on needing them.

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