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  •  I have days (2+ / 0-)
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    buckhorn okie, missliberties

    ...when I think the D's wanted to give the House away...for the same reason that the R's wanted Obama to be President:  so the whole house of cards' collapse could be blamed on the Democrats.

    Now the Republicans will share the blame.  But I'd rather the whole world didn't come crashing down for political advantage.

    America, we can do better than this...

    by Randomfactor on Mon Nov 15, 2010 at 09:21:24 AM PST

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    •  He definitely had that working against him (1+ / 0-)
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      GN1927

      People forget that FDR had the advantage of the '29 crash and Great Depression being wholly owned by Hoover -- we weren't as lucky this time around.  The bottom fell out just before the election, and Obama was inevitably going to get stuck with the trough of an economic down cycle.

      Unemployment, foreclosures, and other sundry mallus of an economic debacle would continue rising through most of FDR's first term -- but FDR had the advantage of 3 years of 'Hoover's hole'...  

      I'm continually impressed that the administration's communication efforts have succeeded in painting the current economic quagmire as "Bush's" as well as they have -- a plurality still does (as they should).

      Given a flux capacitor, I think I'd have probably advised Reid, Pelosi, and Obama to go for broke in 2009-2010 because they were going to get thumped in '10 regardless.  Even a more muscular stimulus wasn't going to turn the economic environment on a dime -- it didn't in the 30s.

      I guess everyone's got their own blog now.

      by zonk on Mon Nov 15, 2010 at 09:28:49 AM PST

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    •  Rumors out of the White House said they thought (0+ / 0-)

      a Republican Congress would make it easier for the President to get what he wanted.  Do they think the Republicans will feel sorry for him?  Something is seriously wrong in the White House, I mean seriously wrong!

    •  So let me get this straight... (0+ / 0-)

      You are saying that the democrats sold us down a river so they wouldn't have to take the heat alone while they were a majority in all three branches of government? Is that what you are saying? If so , wow! And how would  we  vote for them from a moral standpoint? That sounds as immoral as the republicans who publicly want to see us go down, or maybe even more so since at least they are upfront about their intentions.

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