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  •  Bad news for Democrats (8+ / 0-)

    Those maps are looking worse since Obama took office. Even though the causes of the recession date all the way back to Reagan, the party in power can't escape being blamed by voters for long.

    "If we believe absurdities, we shall commit atrocities" -- Voltaire

    by Sagebrush Bob on Tue Aug 10, 2010 at 07:02:28 AM PDT

    •  Well they haven't done all that much (4+ / 0-)

      to fix it, so they deserve some of the blame.

      It's just unfortunate that, in our plebiscite system, the only way to express anger at the ruling party is to put the other party in power, who are much, much, much worse when it comes to job creation and economic justice.

      In the sea, Biscayne, there prinks
      The young emerald evening star,
      Good light for drunkards, poets, widows,
      And ladies soon to be married.

      by looty on Tue Aug 10, 2010 at 07:13:42 AM PDT

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    •  Especially with the lack of seriousness... (3+ / 0-)
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      Lupin, 3goldens, Only Needs a Beat

      ...from his economic team on the jobs issue (they preferred to concentrate on things like inflation!) on the stimulus that should have been larger and the plural stimuli.

      it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses

      by Addison on Tue Aug 10, 2010 at 07:25:42 AM PDT

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      •  how do you know this? in the Oval much? (0+ / 0-)

        I hate when people make these broad statements like "the econ team doesn't care and only about inflation..."
        Please.  You are not in the Oval office and privvy to these things.
        I think anyone would be concerned about the jobs situation and focusing on it.
        You may disagree with their way of addressing it but, it is immature to say they are not trying to deal with the situation

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