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  •  I have no idea what your first sentence (0+ / 0-)

    means...so if you'd like to explain it, I'll know if its an insult or not...I don't care what he wants out of people's wages...he can want whatever he wants...I'd be more worried about what the President asks of him if he becomes chief of staff...he can have his own opinions...but he still has to do his job, which is what the President tells him to do.

    •  It means "pollyannish" (1+ / 0-)
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      mos1133

      I thought your post was hopelessly optimistic about this. Not really an insult, just an attempt at humor.

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      by AlphaLiberal on Tue Jan 04, 2011 at 11:50:32 AM PST

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      •  I'm always optimistic...but I also (0+ / 0-)

        believe that if we don't get jobs then the Repubs will get the Oval office back so it doesn't really matter who the CoS is...or what they believe...if this guy can help get jobs back on track then I'm all for it....we'd be better served if we tried to influence appointments and steer them as far left as we can before names like Daley get tossed around.

        •  Optimism can cloud judgment (1+ / 0-)
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          Optimism is a fine thing, to a point, sure. But sometimes it's just not warranted.

          In this case, investment bankers don't care about creating jobs. Their main worry is to be stingy with a dime and more jobs drives up wages.

          For example, Daley will probably be sympathetic to Republicant attempts to remove employment from the Federal Reserve's mission.

          Bankers want lower wages for working people. They destroy jobs as much as "create" them.

          I'm an American Liberal. Blogging in between family, work and activism time.

          by AlphaLiberal on Tue Jan 04, 2011 at 12:06:05 PM PST

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          •  of course optimism can cloud judgement (1+ / 0-)
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            but again, it doesn't matter what Daley wants...or what he wanted as an investment banker...if/when he becomes CoS...then he will have to follow orders...if those orders are to lower worker's wages...or gut financial reform...then that will be a problem....but if those orders are to get us some damn jobs...(without cutting pay)...then that's all that will matter....I think pessimism clouds judgement as much as optimism....if we were to care about who the CoS was going to be...the time to speak up on it was months ago.

            •  CoS has a lot of power and influence (0+ / 0-)

              Why do you think they want the job? They control the people and information that reaches the President. There are 100s of ways for them to influence what issues from the Oval Office, starting with their negotiations to take the job in the first place!

              The Chief of Staff is by no means powerless. Or a clerk!

              I'm an American Liberal. Blogging in between family, work and activism time.

              by AlphaLiberal on Tue Jan 04, 2011 at 02:33:50 PM PST

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