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  •  One would almost think (3+ / 0-)
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    TomP, Eric Nelson, joe from Lowell

    that that is the GOP's objective-- to slow growth, so they can run against the "Obama Economy".  

    One would think that, IF one presumed that these guys (and, let's face it, the vast majority of them ARE middle-aged white guys) actually are thinking that far ahead.  Those that are thinking ahead, realize what a train wreck shutdown/debt ceiling debacle) is.  But, they ain't in the locomotive.  

    With the Decision Points Theater, the George W. Bush Presidential Library becomes the very first Presidential Library to feature a Fiction Section.

    by Its the Supreme Court Stupid on Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 07:51:53 AM PDT

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    •  And the hope of a re-dux of 2010 RWNJ wave (2+ / 0-)
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      Meteor Blades, alice kleeman

      So Yes, Slow growth to run against the economy plus spite/hatred of the President.

      But there is another thing happening, that is either delusion, inside the bubble misinformation or something else or all of the above

      Just the other day the question was asked of a republican:

       "Don't you realize that the republicans will be blamed for a govt. shutdown?"  

      I worked through his bullshit and his answer was basically;  there is "value" in resentment that it will gin up support from the radical teabagger faction in the party.

      That's it. That was the plan and prediction of result

      Moreover this same RWNJ re-wrote 1994 as a win for the republicans; that the Gingrich govt. shutdown was a win by the right(?)

      Many republicans in gerrymandered safety have abandoned the old ways of supporting their party. The more radical right the better for themselves personally.


      The four Five year effort of slashing of public sector workers to keep unemployment as high as the level of resentment garnered

      Paul Krugman (last year):

      "If public employment had grown the way it did under Bush, we’d have 1.3 million more government workers, and probably an unemployment rate of 7 percent or less."

      It's become a sick kind of choice being made by the right to cause injury and then chase the resentment/cynicism/contemptous vote.


      So we're still stuck in second gear:

      it would take until May of 2028 to return to the unemployment levels when the recession began in December 2007.
      ..the republivan plan to take power. To Injure for gain.

      It has worked and many are hurt but there has been some good reportin (like this post) and people are realizing it's the GOP that's causing the hurt.

      Thx MB

      rant over


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