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  •  See what JFK did (3+ / 0-)
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    Angie in WA State, JerryNA, Willinois

    to the top marginal tax rate?

    Yeah, they hated him all right...

    •  See what he did with the Oil Depletion (0+ / 0-)

      Allowance and his effort to pull out of the Cold War?

      Yeah, they hated him all right.

      The history is out there. Anyone can read how Big Bankers, Big Oil, the military-industrial complex hated JFK.

      Tearing down JFK and LBJ, by the way, doesn't make President Obama stand taller.


      Actual Democrats is the surest, quickest. route to More Democrats

      by Jim P on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 09:32:24 AM PDT

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      •  And the constant harping (4+ / 0-)
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        Tony Situ, artmartin, wadingo, KayCeSF

        on this President, who's facing opposition like I've never seen in my lifetime, doesn't do anything positive.

        JFK...Vietnam, Bay of Pigs, dropping the top marginal rate 20%...and hey, he's one of my favorites (from Mass)...

        FDR...imprisoning the Japanese Americans, trying to stack the Supreme Court...ran on Austerity...and he's the best ever, in my book.

        It's always a mixed bag. Always.

        •  None of them took Republican positions, (1+ / 0-)
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          No Exit

          in fact, Republican lies, as their starting point. That's the difference.

          There'd be no harping on the President if he had loosed the Justice Department on the Bankers instead of taking their key people on as his Cabinet and Top Advisors on Economy.

          There'd be no harping on the President if he had said "Don't touch the Safety Net, period" instead of offering the Republicans their wet dream.

          There'd be no harping on the President if he had not based his conversation on the Republican/1% lie that deficits are the priority and instead insisted, based on reality, that Federal Job Stimulus is what the people need, and the deficits for such a purpose can rise without severe damage for a number of years.

          There'd be no harping on the President if, when knowing that a $1.5T stimulus was objectively needed, he asked for $2T or $2.5T, instead of pre-compromising himself down to $800B, which everyone knew would not only fail to turn things around, but would disable the "More Stimulus" position.

          There'd be no harping on the President if he was hyping a fictional recovery when the jobless increases every day.

          There'd be no harping on the President if, after being elected and massively popular, he had chosen actual Democratic advisors and officers instead of Republican and Clinton/DLC holdovers, all of whom work against the people.

          etc etc.

          He uses Republican assumptions, and not Democratic ones, from which to wage his battles with Republicans.

          That's the complaint. Look at his picks; his policies; what he offers to give away; his choices on Economy and Foreign Policy; the Surveillance State... all Republican-flavored.

          Without dealing with that reality, there's no way to grasp the discontent with him. Now if you like Republican agendas and personnel as long as they are presented by a Democrat, well, that's a different thing.


          Actual Democrats is the surest, quickest. route to More Democrats

          by Jim P on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 02:00:57 PM PDT

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