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  •  Republicans tried to do the same thing... (0+ / 0-)

    ...They though that if they let the banks fail, that if they let Lehman Brothers fail, that the system would correct itself, and all would be well.

    In the end, it was a political disaster, they lost the election, and they ended up voting for the bailout anyways.

    We can always say something like "The ensuing calamity would be good for us.", but in my mind, the President would have likely taken the blame as well as the Republicans.

    It's always dangerous to substitute your own thinking for that of the public, and to assume that they wil correspond.  There was no upside to letting the default occur.

    As far as I'm concerned, dwelling on a political defeat like this is foolish.  We need to recognize that this is what comes of giving the keys back to the assholes who ran us into the ditch.

    Simple question: In the years since Republicans successfully urged the disempowering of workers and unions in the Midwest, what has happened to those states economies?

    by Stephen Daugherty on Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 05:14:21 AM PDT

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    •  My mind's been changed. (0+ / 0-)

      I've read some articles about what we got out of the debt compromise and we seem to have done pretty well.  This has changed my view and I'm back in support of Obama.  You also make a good point, however, and I want you 2 know that I don't discard a good point.

      "Put on your high-heeled sneakers/it's Party time" - Steely Dan.

      by rainmanjr on Sat Aug 06, 2011 at 01:35:48 PM PDT

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