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  •  hmm, liberals on 'roids? (none)
    First of all he is an unelected non-partisan appointee who was reappointed by Clinton. Saying bad things about Greenspan isnt going to smack anyone in the head.

    If this was like football, we would have just huddled up and decided to beat up the mascot.

    if you have been paying attention, Alan Greenspan's comments made very little impact on the debate over social security and had absolutely NO affect on public opinion.

    An opposition party need only oppose.

    by litero on Fri Mar 04, 2005 at 12:56:03 PM PST

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    •  Beat up the mascot (none)
      I love it
    •  Ah! but that is where you are wrong. (none)
      Americans are apparently very trusting of what Greenspan has to say about Social Security:
    •  Non-partisan my nutsack (none)
      Just because he it's an appointed "non-partisan" position doesn't mean he is neutral on policy matters.  His views are clearly in the conservative GOP camp and he does what he can to effectuate them.  Just because Clinton re-appointed him doesn't mean anything.

      And yes, I have been paying attention - I always find is amusing when someone on a internet BB or the like tells another poster that "they don't understand" or "haven't been paying attention" just because they reached a different conclusion.

      Greenspan has just started with this series of public statements about the Bush plan for SS.  And its been getting a lot of press. Press that always starts with "Fed Chairman Greenspan..." This fight is far from over.

      •  Bring the Head of Alan Greenspan (none)
        well, if you can succeed in discrediting Mr Greenspan,my hats off to you. Then perhaps you can turn your attention to Bush, Rove, Reed, Ailes, Frist, Reverend Moon, and other people with POLITICAL influence

        An opposition party need only oppose.

        by litero on Fri Mar 04, 2005 at 01:14:29 PM PST

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        •  Greenspan HAS political influence (none)
          Certainly as much or more than Moon or Reid or even Ailes.  It was Greenspan who provided the "non-partisan" cover as Fed Chairman to the Bush tax cuts, for example.  That IS political influence.
          •  its possible, i dont buy it (none)
            first of all, all of greenspans arguments for tax cuts are based on spending cuts. second of all, his testimony and speeches to congress are the verbal equivelent of paint drying. I cant believe the average american could pick greenspan out of a line up.

            and last of all, greenspan cant save bush's ss plan.

            All this is a good idea to see what kind of opposition research a blog can do. But there is no need to act like Beowulf entering Grendel's lair.

            An opposition party need only oppose.

            by litero on Fri Mar 04, 2005 at 01:24:57 PM PST

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      •  He's only GOP to a point... (none)
        He's a libertarian.

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