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  •  None of them took Republican positions, (1+ / 0-)
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    in fact, Republican lies, as their starting point. That's the difference.

    There'd be no harping on the President if he had loosed the Justice Department on the Bankers instead of taking their key people on as his Cabinet and Top Advisors on Economy.

    There'd be no harping on the President if he had said "Don't touch the Safety Net, period" instead of offering the Republicans their wet dream.

    There'd be no harping on the President if he had not based his conversation on the Republican/1% lie that deficits are the priority and instead insisted, based on reality, that Federal Job Stimulus is what the people need, and the deficits for such a purpose can rise without severe damage for a number of years.

    There'd be no harping on the President if, when knowing that a $1.5T stimulus was objectively needed, he asked for $2T or $2.5T, instead of pre-compromising himself down to $800B, which everyone knew would not only fail to turn things around, but would disable the "More Stimulus" position.

    There'd be no harping on the President if he was hyping a fictional recovery when the jobless increases every day.

    There'd be no harping on the President if, after being elected and massively popular, he had chosen actual Democratic advisors and officers instead of Republican and Clinton/DLC holdovers, all of whom work against the people.

    etc etc.

    He uses Republican assumptions, and not Democratic ones, from which to wage his battles with Republicans.

    That's the complaint. Look at his picks; his policies; what he offers to give away; his choices on Economy and Foreign Policy; the Surveillance State... all Republican-flavored.

    Without dealing with that reality, there's no way to grasp the discontent with him. Now if you like Republican agendas and personnel as long as they are presented by a Democrat, well, that's a different thing.


    Actual Democrats is the surest, quickest. route to More Democrats

    by Jim P on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 02:00:57 PM PDT

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