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  •  Didn't know Jimmy Carter created so many jobs (8+ / 0-)

    The Bushes were wortheless.  Let's remind Jeb if he runs.  And Reagan got away in the end but in the beginning he was bad.

    If the Repugs had not sabotaged the economy by causing public sector layoffs at the federal and state level, Obama would beat Reagan.

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    by Shockwave on Fri Apr 04, 2014 at 05:45:43 PM PDT

    •  that's how I saw it to (3+ / 0-)
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      "The oppressors most powerful weapon is the mind of the oppressed." - Stephen Biko

      by gjohnsit on Fri Apr 04, 2014 at 05:59:39 PM PDT

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    •  2nd Oil Shock and Voelcker Inflation Battle (3+ / 0-)
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      Had Carter won re-election, he would have confronted the job losses which stemmed from Paul Voelcker's aggressive anti-inflation policy, so those job creation problems were not caused solely by Reagan policies.  In truth, Carter was damaged by the second oil shock (which put an after-burner on inflation) and those Fed interest rate rises which led to the touting of the infamous "misery index" during Carter's last year in office.  The sad part is that the Fed rate hikes were crafted to fight inflation deliberately rather than retroactively as had been done during Nixon's and Ford's administrations, with Carter's approval.  He basically participated in helping to lose re-election, with a little help from old man Bush's "October surprise" aided by negotiating surreptitiously with the Iranians about the hostage release.  Republicans appear only able to win when they cheat.

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      by PrahaPartizan on Fri Apr 04, 2014 at 07:11:34 PM PDT

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      •  OT-ish: let's not forget LBJ on tape about Nixon's (2+ / 0-)
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        telling the North Vietnamese 'don't sign a peace treaty with LBJ, I'll give you a better deal.' So we'll have to edit your comment at bit

        Republicans appear only able to win when they cheat commit high treason.


        Real fixes, outside the coffin fixes, ain't ever pragmatic says DC Bubble Conventional Wisdoom.

        by Jim P on Fri Apr 04, 2014 at 08:41:52 PM PDT

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