Skip to main content

View Diary: Obama on the Economy: 'We Didn't Know How Bad It Was' (300 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  how is it a matter of "siding" with them? (0+ / 0-)

    he needed them to vote one way, which they might not otherwise have done.  Who suffers more from blaming the republicans for passing a stimulus that was too small?  The republicans or the people who benefited from it?  Now imagine had compromise not happened and nothing passed.  the downside to the republicans would be (arguably) political -- it's not like the stimulus is overwhelmingly popular.  Obama's compromise did significantly more good than harm.

    The rest of the comment is a bit of a false dichotomy.  Obama has pushed for additional spending and blamed the GOP for being recalcitrant, so he's really doing both.  The "no one knew" was a very specific point and only partially related to the size of the stimulus, though that's an easier target for progressive angst than multipliers and Q4 GDP data.

    "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

    by Loge on Thu Dec 15, 2011 at 11:11:21 AM PST

    [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (146)
  • Community (70)
  • Memorial Day (29)
  • Elections (27)
  • Environment (26)
  • Culture (26)
  • Civil Rights (26)
  • Media (25)
  • Law (24)
  • Science (24)
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership (23)
  • Labor (22)
  • Rescued (20)
  • Josh Duggar (20)
  • Economy (20)
  • Republicans (18)
  • Marriage Equality (18)
  • Ireland (17)
  • Education (17)
  • Climate Change (17)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site