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  •  So he was for stimulus before he was against it? (3+ / 0-)
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    Onomastic, OIL GUY, aitchdee

    What changed between 2009 and 2011? Hmmmm......

    Step 1: Someone writes a highly misleading diary with a selective use of facts. Step 2: Someone else writes a highly misleading diary to counter the first diary with a selective use of facts. Step 3: Someone says Obama is worse than Hitler. Repeat.

    by NoFortunateSon on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 08:34:16 PM PDT

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    •  Simpson-Bowles was created BEFORE 2010 election (1+ / 0-)
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      3goldens

      National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (or Simpson-Bowles Commission) was created in April 2010, i.e. before the 2010 election.  Obama had already moved to austerity mode.  It was not a response to the 2010 election.

      •  So what changed? (0+ / 0-)

        Step 1: Someone writes a highly misleading diary with a selective use of facts. Step 2: Someone else writes a highly misleading diary to counter the first diary with a selective use of facts. Step 3: Someone says Obama is worse than Hitler. Repeat.

        by NoFortunateSon on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 09:18:31 PM PDT

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        •  If I had to guess (0+ / 0-)

          He did the stimulus out of necessary because the economy was seriously tanking.  However, as soon as that was over, the self-described Blue Dog Democrat (http://my.firedoglake.com/...) wanted to shift the focus to deficit reduction, which was a larger priority for him.  He may have drunk his own Kool-Aid and though he would actually usher in an age of "post-partisanship" and thought that deficit reduction would be the best issue for that.  He had, however, begun to talk about cutting Social Security and Medicare even before taking office, but he couldn't move on those policies while the economy was seriously in the gutter.  

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