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  •  Harry Truman wasn't whining when he took on (5+ / 0-)

    his do-nothing GOP congress was he?

    "We don't need someone who can think. We need someone with enough digits to hold a pen." ~ Grover Norquist

    by Lefty Coaster on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 04:09:45 PM PDT

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    •  You are right. He wasn't (5+ / 0-)

      He was giving them hell.  And that is exactly what is needed.  The other thing that needs to be done, urgently needs to be done is that the President, should he be re-elected needs to begin to educate the electorate, that despite the constant claims of the GOP the late financial crisis was NOT caused by public debt.  It was caused by PRIVATE debt.  And the ironic fact is that public debt is the solution to the employment crisis and it is not the least bit counter intuitive when you realize that the GOP has been intentionally misleading people for the past four years over the distinction between public and private debt and the cause of the financial crisis.

    •  IF (1+ / 0-)
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      PBO had done well in the first debate, by now he could be running against Republicans in Congress all over the country, lengthening his coattails, exciting people to give him a Congress that will work with him for all of us. But ...

      Okay, the Government says you MUST abort your child. NOW do you get it?

      by Catskill Julie on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 05:55:02 PM PDT

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