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  •  Which is a pity, because a spending binge is (5+ / 0-)

    exactly what Obama should have done. Instead, he chose to concern troll over the deficit...

    “In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.” Terry Pratchett

    by 420 forever on Tue May 22, 2012 at 01:06:17 PM PDT

    •  and the thing is... (5+ / 0-)

      big spending would have meant economic recovery would have meant very popular, unbeatable incumbent President.  People wouldn't have given a relative shit about the spending if they saw the economy fully recover and they had jobs.  Instead, it's still recovering.

      to be fair, republicans know this too.  and they intentionally did everything they can to manipulate conditions and make the economy worse with the intent of blaming Obama for it.

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