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  •  That's basically the analysis I'm arriving at (0+ / 0-)

    I had thought that setting up a contrast with the Republicans over what to do with the economy might help. But I am starting to think that Obama has "tried that, didn't work" branded on his forehead.

    Now, the Republicans should have the same, but it seems like they can launder themselves much more readily.

    Ok, so I read the polls.

    by andgarden on Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 12:05:05 PM PDT

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    •  No (0+ / 0-)

      People just blame the incumbent party in bad times. And what Obama is doing certainly can't hurt. But speeches NEVER, EVER pull a 40% approval rating up. If you get a single point up, that's an accomplishment.

      Obama's approval depends on the economy. The American Jobs Act would help, but Republicans have no incentive to help Obama get re-elected, no matter how much he shames them.

      People panic too much on this site.

      by thematt523 on Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 12:08:25 PM PDT

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      •  To me it was obvious (0+ / 0-)

        that the Republicans weren't going to participate in improving the economy.

        I haven't quite given up on the idea that the Republicans will either look worse on the economy or at least share the blame, but I'm thinking that might not be realistic.

        I hate to think that we're screwed, but most roads lead to that for me.

        Ok, so I read the polls.

        by andgarden on Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 12:12:24 PM PDT

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