My guess is that no one wants to bring home all the troops and run the unemployment rate up to 20% in an election cycle. Not good for Dem election chances and...what Rep wants to inherit that kind of burdon?
coondog wrote:History suggests that until students riot and close down universities, the wars will continue......and without a draft, students are about as apathetic as they can possibly get.
Veeferguy wrote:Sam, do you really think that Bush #2 is innocent of running this country into the ground.
But this administration is solely responsible for the trajectory we're currently on- which is totally in the wrong direction and irreparably damaging us.
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coondog wrote:You know, lots of people believe lots of things. Bigfoot! UFOs! The Easter Bunny! These are all ligitimate beliefs because they're grounded in some form of reality.
coondog wrote:This idea that Obama's policies are so vastly dissimilar to the ones we're used to (they aren't) and that the country is all of a sudden plumeting in the wrong direction (it isn't) has become the mantra of the dissatisfied since the day Obama took office.
coondog wrote:"irreparably damaging us"? How? Compared to What? Bush? Reagan? Nixon?
coondog wrote:If we somehow convince ourselves that Obama has some sort of magical control of the economy... over the obstruction of republicans and the intrangience of corporate overlords....we still, in all decency, are required to qualify these sort of statements.
coondog wrote:A (not big enough) stimulis package.
coondog wrote:Half of which were Tax Cuts to appease the Tax Cut Crowd. The rest went to people like Bobby Jindle who took credit for the money while crying about government spending.
ParkerLongbaugh wrote:I would ask you ... to point out one example in the last 150 years of a successful Keynesian recovery?
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