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  •  he is completely ready to do the job his sponsors (4+ / 0-)
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    ... donated all of that money for him to do.

    he is not weak, a bad negotiator or any of that stuff.  he just has a plan that was designed in coordination with people who have a different agenda than the average democrat.  he's a neoliberal.  

    i'm part of the 99% - america's largest minority

    by joe shikspack on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 02:02:28 PM PDT

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    •  He has a different agenda as president than he had (0+ / 0-)

      as a candidate.

      Big meeting at the white house today with obama and the masters of the universe, those doing god's work, so they can advise Obama on the economy. Yeah, ask the guys who destroyed it for economic advice.

      "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand?" David Crosby

      by allenjo on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 03:31:38 PM PDT

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    •  I'm not entirely comfortable with calling him (0+ / 0-)

      a neoliberal. You have to genuinely believe in neoliberalism to be one. Rather, I think he's convinced himself that he believes in it, because it's the politically easy and safe thing to do, but doesn't really believe in it. I'm not sure he really believes in anything, but image. Also, since neoliberalism doesn't really work as a sound and fair economic system, I'm not sure that anyone smart enough to understand it really believes in it anymore. The ones who do are fools.

      Sincere or not, though, he certainly has a neoliberal agenda, tweaked to seem and even be progressive. But it's still regressive laisezz-faire at the core.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 03:53:27 PM PDT

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