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  •  The thing is, remember 2008 vs 2010; (5+ / 0-)
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    chloris creator, Aspe4, wader, Odysseus, bear83

    If Obama and the Dems in Congress continue to obsess about the deficit rather than jobs, about drone strikes in Yemen rather than a living wage, and about approving the Keystone XL toxic sludge pipeline rather than renewables, that enthusiasm is going to melt like snowflakes on the griddle.

    Unless real-live working class people see some real world changes in their downward economic trajectory, this could change overnight.

    •  Also, Obama Will Never Be On Any Election Ballot (2+ / 0-)
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      chloris creator, bear83

      ever again so Dems can't rely on his coat tails. The only deficit Dems should be trying to reverse right is the trade deficit (more American jobs, in other words), then the budget deficit will shrink.

      "The problem with posting quotes off the Internet is you never know if they're genuine."--Gen. George Washington at the Battle of Gettysburg, February 30, 1908

      by Aspe4 on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 06:13:23 AM PDT

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      •  Yep. Impossible to exaggerate how stupid and.. (3+ / 0-)

        self-defeating it is for Democrats to sign on to the deficit snark hunt. Every dollar cut from Federal spending and handed to billionaires as another tax break merely accelerates the economic decline of the middle class.

        •  They're Doing What They THINK Will Get (0+ / 0-)

          them re-elected. The conventional wisdom is the public really cares about the deficit.

          "The problem with posting quotes off the Internet is you never know if they're genuine."--Gen. George Washington at the Battle of Gettysburg, February 30, 1908

          by Aspe4 on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 06:48:59 AM PDT

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          •  Only if conventional wisdom=Cokie Roberts (2+ / 0-)
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            Aspe4, brae70

            That's the problem with all this; 'conventional wisdom' has been defined as what the millionaire talking heads on Meet the Press are thinking between workouts with their fitness coach and Botox injections.

            Back here on planet earth, the lack of job opportunities and the absence of a living wage matter a hell of a lot more than Teh Deficit™

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