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  •  Happy Thursday, all (10+ / 0-)

    I was going to post about this Sequester piece as a comment here, but decided to flesh it out as a diary instead. Recs and comments most welcome

    Obama's Faustian Bargain

    “Corruption isn’t just people profiting from betraying the public interest. It’s also people being punished for upholding the public interest.”  ― MS

    by cosmic debris on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 05:42:36 AM PST

    •  Great job, cosmic (8+ / 0-)

      and it saves me from writing one about that Jeffrey Sachs piece.  I just finished reading it this morning.  It is depressing.  It takes a lot to really depress me these days.  I'm somewhat immune to it and have long since accepted the way things are and are likely to be.  But that Sachs piece really got to me and this whole fiasco with Woodward and now the OFA team is out attacking Woodward and trying to perpetrate the lies further.  

      When the O Team panics, they really f things up beyond recognition.  This was a long term f up, of course, but this last minute spin is too much. They knew that they sold their souls to get reelected.  They knew they held certain things back until after the reelection.  And on one thing, I disagree with Sachs.  He did not have to do these things in order to get elected.  In 2008 the Republican party was in shambles, ashes really.  The Democrat was always going to win.  In 2012, he had a stooge of an opponent and a billion and a half dollars, and all the advantages of the incumbent.  He did not have to do these things to get elected.  I think that part of Sachs' article is a BS excuse.

      He could use his powers of persuasion, his popularity and his skills to tell the people the truth. FDR stood up to the 1%.  Obama is owned by them and he chose to be.

      "Justice is a commodity"

      by joanneleon on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 06:11:17 AM PST

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