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  •  No answer? (1+ / 0-)
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    freakofsociety

    This is the freaking problem.  Get a grip everyone.  Why does the "rational" quote go un-observed? (yes, you can cite me on that beauty)

    •  Obama's problem is (1+ / 0-)
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      RFK Lives

      that he is ideologically driven to maintain the status-quo of neoliberalism.  

      Fascism is capitalism in decay. -- Vladimir Lenin

      by GiveNoQuarter on Sun Mar 29, 2009 at 06:15:07 PM PDT

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      •  Obama wants to reform the existing system (2+ / 0-)
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        Freiheit, FrankenPC

        but he doesn't want to fundamentally transform it.  The existing system, unfortunately, is well beyond the point of reform now.

        This approach would've been great in 2001, and it would've been acceptable in 2005.  It appears to be insufficient now.

        Some men see things as they are and ask why. I see things that never were and ask why not?

        by RFK Lives on Sun Mar 29, 2009 at 06:22:05 PM PDT

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      •  Obama's reasoning here (1+ / 0-)
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        FrankenPC

        has the structure of the fetishist disavowal: "I know very well that the worldwide economic crisis was the result of neoliberal policies, but I nonetheless treat neoliberalism as sacrosant because it carries with it the imprimatur of institutional consensus--a consensus so powerful that it has reified as the "Natural Laws of Economics."  

        Fascism is capitalism in decay. -- Vladimir Lenin

        by GiveNoQuarter on Sun Mar 29, 2009 at 06:28:03 PM PDT

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