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  •  Too bad Krugman doesn't understand politics. n/t (0+ / 0-)

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    by Code Monkey on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 08:43:04 AM PDT

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    •  He understands politics better than the Dems did. (2+ / 0-)
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      Krugman called it right on the politics.

      * He warned that if the Dems didn't resoundingly succeed in restoring robust job growth, it would be a political disaster for the Dems. Correct; the 2008 Dem victory was followed by the 2010 electoral disaster, which (like the 1994 electoral disaster) ended the Dems' ability to get anything through Congress.

      * He also warned the Blue Dogs that by watering down the stimulus, they were endangering primarily their own futures. He pointed out that the Pelosis and Franks had safe seats, even if the Dem agenda foundered. It was the Blue Dogs whose electoral futures were riding on Obama's success. Correct; it was the Blue Dogs, not the liberal Dems, who lost their seats to the GOP in 2010.

      "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

      by HeyMikey on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 10:51:47 AM PDT

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