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Obama, FKDP starting to own the recession


A CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Friday morning indicates that 38 percent of the public blames Republicans for the country's current economic problems. In May, 53 percent blamed the GOP.

According to the poll, 27 percent now blame the Democrats for the recession, up 6 points from May, and 27 percent now say both parties are responsible.

"The bad news for the Democrats is that the number of Americans who hold the GOP exclusively responsible for the recession has been steadily falling by about two to three points per month," said Keating Holland, CNN polling director. "At that rate, only a handful of voters will blame the economy on the Republicans by the time next year's midterm elections roll around.."

And so much for the green shoots:

The number of Americans who said the economy is in good shape -- a number that grew steadily through the spring and summer -- has now stalled, with fewer than one in five expressing a positive view of current conditions. More than eight in 10 say that economic conditions are in poor shape, with 43 percent calling them very poor.

Of course, an insane narrative is ready to hand:

One reason for that, Holland said, may be the growing federal budget deficit: Two-thirds say that the government should balance the budget even in a time of war and recession.

Yes, I heard Palin pushing this on Barbara Wawa. Destroying the government is always the answer, isn't it...

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Submitted by A. Citizen on

....the budget you can kiss your economic ass goodbye!

And yes, the Obots are determined to advance the narrative that, 'He just hasn't had enough time...' or 'Bush left such a mess....' which only exposes their collective ignorance of history and politics. They grow hysterical in conversation about this.

Frankly, Obama's Presidency is on life support and failing the death of the 'Health Insurance Industry Profit Preservation Act of 2010' it will be DOA in the very near future unless....

He gits his skinny ass and ours out of the 'Stans.


He and his corrupt pals in the 'Democrat Party' pass a whopper of a big stimulus package without irrelevant 'tax cuts' and a total emphasis on creating huge numbers of jobs in sustainable industries.

Could this happen?

Doubtful but if it did O'Bummer would find himself back on top instead of sliding in the polls.

Rahm, if yer reading this no charge for the tactical advice.

Just do it fool!

Submitted by lambert on

I just reread it. I remember this analysis, but had forgotten where I read it:

The essence of the Progressive Era in which he had come of age—the very essence of his own public image—was that government was a science. It was not a coincidence that this era brought us the very term “political science,” along with the advent of “nonpartisan” elections and “city managers” to replace mayors.

Since the 1890s, Hoover and his contemporaries had promoted this brand of progressivism as an alternative not only to the political and corporate corruption of the Gilded Age but also to the furious class and regional warfare that progressivism’s predecessor, populism, seemed to promise. Progressivism aspired to be something of a political science itself, untrammeled by ideological or partisan influence: there was a right way and a wrong way to do things, and all unselfish and uncorrupted individuals could be counted on to do the right thing, once they were shown what that was.

Still true with our "progressives," though with a socially networked twist, and a more than touch of class entitlement and dude-ish-ness.

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Submitted by jumpjet on

any corruption, is his avoidance of conflict. He has never, ever promoted any kind of combat with interests, entrenched or otherwise, that stood in opposition to his supposed principles. Back in the campaign, he spoke of creating a health care plan by 'bringing everyone to the table,' completely failing to grasp that some parties deserve no seat at the table at all- that some parties should be locked out of the room altogether.

I would go so far as to suggest he's corrupt precisely because he avoids conflict- he ingratiates himself with the elites because he lacks the belly to fight them. And he's been shying from combat his entire life! He even admits to it, if you read Dreams From My Father. Obama himself professes to abhor conflict, when it's precisely that bloody combat with the monied interests of this country that is most desperately needed at this moment.

Of course, a few months ago I was saying here that we should avoid psychoanalyzing Obama, and here I am putting him on the couch. It's very easy to do, though, when he's so upfront about the matter.

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Submitted by Davidson on

He doesn't mind being ruthless in beating the shit out of someone, as long as that someone is not allowed to fight back (see: Obama embracing the misogynistic bludgeoning of Hillary Clinton in '08). He doesn't mind kicking liberals, "progressives," and the public in general in the teeth repeatedly simply because he considers us "not serious" and, thus, worthy of his scorn. So he definitely has that fight in his belly--as long as the "fight" is rigged in his favor.

Obama has made his choice: he sides with the corporate parasites that are eating us alive. He will fight for them. And that's why, I believe, he was selected as the Democratic nominee.

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Submitted by madamab on

I even wrote a post on it. It's amazing how everything old is new again. One thing I learned from the article was what a good and patriotic and selfless man Hoover was. In that way. Obama couldn't touch Hoover.

A few issues before that IIRC, they had a great series that you would enjoy, on how to fix the economic crisis. There were several different articles by different experts with very creative and interesting suggestions, both from women and men. That may have been the same issue in which George McGovern laid out a Marshall-type plan for helping to fix what we broke in Iraq.

I'm on my BB, or I would do the Google for ya.