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  •  I do think Obama wanted to do good (1+ / 0-)
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    and still does.

    But the team he chose--they had their eyes set on preserving the wealth of the One Percent above all else. Geithner in bailing out the banks and defending their right to award billions in bonuses to themselves while wallowing in TARP money, and Summers for watering down and encouraging Obama to "pre-compromise" on the stimulus, shifting way too much of it from public works--which would have worked--to invisible tax cuts, which clearly didn't. (And because they made the tax cuts invisible, the teabaggers could tell the lie that Obama actually raised taxes and get away with it.)

    And God said, "Let there be light"; and with a Big Bang, there was light. And God said "Ow! Ow My eyes!" and in a flash God separated light from darkness. "Whew! Now that's better. Now where was I. Oh yea . . ."

    by Pale Jenova on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 08:27:27 PM PDT

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    •  Sure, in fact I think they all want to do "good". (0+ / 0-)

      I think Obama wants to do good, as does Summers, Geithner, et al. They have their frames of reference as to what is good, what can and will be the price, at what cost, what methods are in or out of bounds, what's on the table, who's call to answer.   They have their parameters for duty and honor, their frames, and they have their time frames for when "good" can be achieved and at what cost. Their results are measures of their character plus their competency.  

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