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  •   I do not blame President Obama for...unemployment (2+ / 0-)
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    MikePhoenix, Glenn45

    Well I do.
    The greatest mistake this WH made was not going immediately after the Bush Crime Family. Had they gone after the BCF-- with a Democratic House majority-- the Rethugs would have been knocked out of power for ten to fifteen years. The entangled circles of corruption surrounding the Rethug leadership would have resulted in numerous indictments and imprisonments; completely discrediting the Rethug brand, and more importantly, fatally wounding Reaganism.
    This country cannot advance economically until the Rethug Party is completely crippled. And, this WH failed to deliver a crippling blow to the Rethugs when they had the opportunity. "Fixing" the economy had to be secondary to finishing of the Rethug Party and killing Reaganism. It is impossible to "fix" the economy for any group other than the super-rich as long as Rethugs have any power or Reaganism isn't rejected wholesale. Working people, middle class people, aren't part of a Rethug Reaganomics. Employment is irrelevant. Only stock prices matter.

    •  While I, too, wanted some indictments... (5+ / 0-)

      ...asserting that the Republicans would have been knocked out of power and Reaganism fatally wounded by prosecutions is an overly bold claim. We don't know what would have happened. They may have easily beaten those prosecutions, the populace may have rejected this approach entirely and send not just the Democratic majority packing in 2010 but Obama in 2012. I've heard many people in my lifetime say the Republican Party is finished for a generation or two (Nixon debacle) or that the Republican Party was the permanent new majority (after Bush I won in 1988) despite Iran-contra. So I take such speculation with an entire salt shaker in hand.

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 01:23:32 PM PDT

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