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Dateline February 7th, 2012, Washington DC. Today President Obama and Secretary of the Treasury Jon Corzine unveiled a 1.3 trillion dollar stimulus bill. "Americans have spoken, they've told us they want jobs. Today I am sending a 5 year stimulus bill to Congress that will directly create over 10 million jobs" the President said.

Dateline February 8th, 2012, Washington DC. John Boehner declared his caucus will stand together to protect America from economic ruin.

Dateline February 16th, 2012, Washington DC, Secratary Corzine responded to critics  

To restore the public’s confidence, the government needs to address a host of issues, including the extension of unemployment benefits, and job creation, he said.

Headlines for March 21st, 2012:

Obama asks for up or down vote on stimulus.
Michele Bachman stricken by migraine.
Tiger Woods drops out of Doral Open.

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Meet the Press transcript March 28th, 2012, Washington DC.

Gregory: Mr Secretary, as ambitious as the stimulus plan was the odds were quite slim that it was going to pass the House, the Republicans were just not going to vote for more spending.

Corzine: The President asked me to put together a plan that would create jobs and to grow the economy out of this mini Depression.

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Jim Carville: The Republicans voted against jobs for America and I cant wait 'til election day. they had their...

Ari Fleischer: John Boehner did the right thing to vote..

Jim Carville: Dont interrupt me Ari, I'm not done. John Boehner has done more harm to this country than anybody since George Bush, John Boehner has destroyed our triple A rating, risked economic disaster by embracing these extreme tea party types, and I for one cannot wait for election day 'cause,,, we're gonna wipe the floor with you...

Ari Fleischer: You cant honestly think that the democrats....

Jim Carville: I'll tell you just what I think Ari, we're, we're taking the House back and we're going win seats in the Senate like LBJ beat Goldwater. Thats what.

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  •  I'm not the Onion, ku ku kachu (12+ / 0-)

    I am the Walrus, ku ku kachu

    everybody smoke pot, everybody smoke pot, everybody smoke pot,

    FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

    by Roger Fox on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 07:52:42 PM PDT

  •  Feh! n/t (0+ / 0-)

    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

    by JeffW on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 07:56:09 PM PDT

  •  I like your crystal ball (6+ / 0-)

    I hope that they will follow your prophecy.

    In my avatar, the blue bars show how many want Reps who COMPROMISE; the aqua bars show who wants Reps who STAND FAST no matter what. (Left=Overall; Center=Democrats; Right=Republicans.) And there's the problem!

    by Seneca Doane on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 08:09:17 PM PDT

  •  My heart leapt; I checked for a snark tag (6+ / 0-)

    before I read a word (I've learned) and then I realized that one of the really scary things of our day is that, ...

    ...true as the words put in Carvelle's mouth, as a result of a $1.3T direct jobs plan, the only place I've seen it is in a fantasy context.

    Well done.

    I've heard the way FDR got dixiecrats to vote for the WPA and CCC was he called them in one at a time and said "Joe, my plan would create 5,000 jobs in your state. Now do you want voters in your state to hear you've turned down 5,000 jobs?"


    "Whatever you do, don't mention The War." Basil Fawlty, while mentally impaired.

    by Jim P on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 08:52:14 PM PDT

    •  But you know we dont know what were talking about (4+ / 0-)

      It would lead to  democratic defeat.

      http://www.dailykos.com/...

      Thats basically it, you blackmail them into voting for it. ANd if it doesnt get out of the House, fine, see you on election day sucker.

      But the tide may be turning on the Obamabots. The dissatisfaction with the WH is leading to accusations of real dysfunctionalism. Its not mainstream yet, but Robert Reich on Chris Matthew's was interesting, Matthew's asked robert why, and said it was damning.

      Link if you didnt see it.

      http://www.dailykos.com/...

      When the conversation on Hardball includes A solid Dem almost charging the WH with incompetence......well maybe it is going mainstream. ANd Chris buys into it... we'll see.

      FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

      by Roger Fox on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 09:08:11 PM PDT

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      •  Well, you see more people getting exasperated (5+ / 0-)

        than you see getting enthused, both at DKos and the general population. Maybe it's just my family, friends, neighbors, store workers who have never talked politics breaking out into rants about "we're getting screwed and everything is getting worse."

        That ain't going away by magic.

        That people can't see the obvious, like you stated very succinctly in your linked thread... it comes down to two general interests. One sees D & R as a detail in a bigger picture; the other says "everything depends on the D & R and you've got to push every ounce to pushing the D."

        There's nothing inherently contradictory in this, because a person who sees the real situation is that the status quo is rotten and crumbling can also understand that Conventional Politics is a fulcrum point. And we don't mind if people want to focus all their energies on just the D/R struggle.

        The fact of life, imo, is that when people come to an assessment of things, sound or not, they will stick with it. So there's no point in trying to get someone to assess differently. Life will take care of that if someone is wrong.

        But the D/R focused people, their grasp of politics is truncated by their imaginings that they are playing the true "inside baseball" of politics. And there, if you say anything the team leader doesn't want said, you're really screwing things up.

        They seem unaware of the basics: nobody but a handful gives a shit about symbolic victories in the dog-fight pit of DC.

        Give people a way to feel more secure, and that's work and a safety net, and you'll be in charge. That's how politics is won, not by telling people they feel no pain when they're looking at their foot gone.

        "Hey I'll push the lever which will push that business (maybe one in Offshoristan), and they'll push a lever which will eventually drip coins in your pocket, someday. If it works, though it hasn't yet in 30 years."

        If you haven't seen it check out jamess under-viewed diary ...What about Quantitative Easing for Main Street where he treats of -- and this a Presidential Power that could be unilaterally invoked --

        In the United States, the Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment Act of 1978 allows the government to create a "reservoir of public employment" in case private enterprise does not provide sufficient jobs.


        "Whatever you do, don't mention The War." Basil Fawlty, while mentally impaired.

        by Jim P on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 09:29:14 PM PDT

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        •  I read that, nice find by Jamess (2+ / 0-)
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          Jim P, cotterperson

          Yeah the exasperation quotient is getting higher. I hang with a liberal crowd, everyone is despondent, some turned away from Obama after the Dec 2010 deal for Unemployment benefits, more turned away after the debt ceiling deal.

          Even moderate Dems I know are freaking about job creation, people on the street, but then I live in NJ... in a blue county.

          If it gets infrastructural, he may not win in 2012.

          When Chris Matthews asks Robert Reich why Obama does nothing about jobs and Reich answers back : I dont know", Houston we have a problem.

          I had my fun, James Carville even stuttered........

          we're, we're taking the House back

          FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

          by Roger Fox on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 09:47:53 PM PDT

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  •  Cue Repubs screaming about the deficit (1+ / 0-)
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    Roger Fox

    and the media doing both that and lambasting apparent Democratic hypocrisy.

    sigh  If only the Obama WH had the guts to do exactly this.

    Reality has a liberal bias.

    by Hayate Yagami on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 10:57:39 PM PDT

  •  Later in 2012- (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Roger Fox

    Obama proposes Big Stim, gets a much-reduced version. A few tens of  Green Tech, Alt Energy, 21st century infrastructure projects.

    He visits a jobsite every week or two, giving speeches before very large, energized, hopeful crowds. In each speech he tells the story of the solid return on investment these projects represent, the solid jobs they provide, the economic renaissance we'd have if they were adopted nationally- and in every speech, the names of those in congress who are keeping that from happening.

    He isn't mean about it, he's Obama after all; he tells folksy little stories about Paul the Pipefitter and Sam the Senator; he's both affable and cutting, like Reagan with his "There you go again."

    But it doesn't end with just a one-liner; he's no one-trick pony, he's Obama, after all. He's relentless, a happy warrior.

    People start calling Obama "The Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove". Americans feel strong again, and hopeful.

      In a few months you start to see The Fear in Conservative eyes on the Sunday Talkies, as their base withdraws into bitter dreams of The Old Days and Amageddon, which actually takes place for them at the ballot box in 2014. And afterwards, with the economic rebirth that results from the new Dem majority enacting Obama's 'Go Long' economic plan, a new era begins and the Republicans are a footnote.

    •  If liberals (0+ / 0-)

      Take their cue from Chris Matthews or the bloggers or any other pundit, then they are crazy.

      Your throw away comment on making the deal to extend unemployment benefits makes me skeptical. I know those who have been helped by that extension. Glad to see it mattered not to you.

      And this 2012 election is not about what you want, it is about civil rights, voting rights, women's rights, union rights, and health care, Medicare, and medicaid.

      Democrats better get real. Got a beef with Obama? Call the White House every day. Get him reelected and then continue your criticism.

      Know when to back the candidate you have, rather than hand the country to the now batshit crazies.

      Hey- Rick Perry has that in your face attitude and that Bush stagger. Vote for him to pursue progressive policies.

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