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  •  predictions have been wrong all year (2+ / 0-)
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    BruinKid, xsonogall

    I think we will be seeing recovery by summer 2010.  

    Remember: most of the stimulus was set to start going out in 2010 and that there is about to be a new jobs push with the remainder of what was left of TARP (300 Billion - with a B).

    That much money going into the economy will have an effect.

    Heck, this time last year, my husband and I were seriously considering removing every dime we had from the bank and buying gold. I never imagined that things would be so much more stable so soon.  People seem to have forgotten about the near panic we all felt a year ago as we daily watched the stock market plummet and foreign counties markets react and GW sitting on the sidelines as if to say "what can i do?" and Obama saying "I'm cant! Only one president at a time".


    Predictions have been wrong all year. About Obama, about the economy.  I think this is just another prediction that won't be accurate.  And teh GOP is the one with the handicap: they voted against every single measure designed to help americans through this tough time. 10.2% of people who will get extended unemployment - because of democrats. 10.2% of americans who had cobra extended. Or the change to redo their mortgage. Or additional food assistance. Or free child health care.  Or who were teachers or policemen who were able to keep a job. And the GOP had NOTHING to do with any of that.

    No. I reject the notion that the Dems are the underdogs.  The GOP has some explaining to do. That's why the polls are going UP right now for Dems and Obama.  Most folks aren't super wonky and from that perspective it really looks like the Dems are getting things done.  Its the GOP that has to explain itself.

    •  I agree, just don't want to get my hopes up... (0+ / 0-)

      ...about the state of our nation in 2010.

      That said, it really still seems like Rubio is the rising star of the GOP.  Like Barack Obama was in Illinois a while back.  Or Sarah Palin was for the GOP when she was first introduced in 2008.  Or Beau Biden is for Delaware (I think?  seems people were excited for him to run when the idea came up; which is why I'm wondering why he's still not running).  Just someone who will be formidable in a general election regardless of the circumstances.

      I hate to use the whole "Cuban-American" issue here as well, but do you see many Cubans voting against this guy?  If not, then we'll need Meek to get more of the non-Cuban American vote that Obama got from McCain last year.  Seems like a tough task.

      Anyway, not trying to be a downer here (even though I sure I'm being one).  Just really concerned about not only losing a seat, but giving rise to the GOP's next Palin.

      "If these Republicans can't stand up to Rush, how can they stand up to the Iranians?" - Redmond Barry

      by xsonogall on Tue Dec 22, 2009 at 11:34:01 AM PST

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