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  •  You still act as though Presidents are dictators. (0+ / 0-)

    The Congress is supposed to be the leading power where legislation is concerned.  Show me one - JUST ONE - piece of liberal legislation that this President has vetoed.

    •  You still insist on putting up the strawman (1+ / 0-)
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      that people are expecting a President to be a dictator.

      Show me one - JUST ONE - piece of liberal legislation which a President has not vigorously pushed Congress to pass, and the public to pressure Congress as well.


      Actual Democrats: the surest, quickest, route to More Democrats. And actually addressing our various emergencies.

      by Jim P on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 07:50:48 PM PDT

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      •  Where the fuck were you when this President (0+ / 0-)

        was pushing his jobs bill in 2011 and the Congress was totally ignoring it?  

        •  Where the fuck were you when this President (0+ / 0-)

          did shit to push a Jobs Bill in 2008, 2009, 2010 WHEN IT WOULD HAVE FUCKING CHANGED THE ELECTORAL OUTCOMES IF ANYTHING COULD IN NOV 2010?

          Will you now bring up the JOBS COMMISSION WHICH DIES AFTER TWO YEARS? Chairman: the guy who's company exported more jobs than any other in America. First year, 4 meetings, some recommendation to aid corporations help create jobs. Second year NOT ONE FUCKING MEETING and then it was allowed to die.

          It's not my fault you can't tell the difference between a President twisting arms to get Social Security, Medicare, Voting Rights, the EPA, the FDA, etc and a President 'pushing' something by first, never bringing it up, and later, by talking about it enough times so's someone can say he talked about it, and then letting it die.

          "Sniff, sniff, bad wepubwicans won't let him push it.'

          If you think JOB CREATION has been a major and front-and-center priority of this President, you're fucking delusional or have a philosophy that this President's failing should never be noted. But that's the same fucking thing, actually.

          Geez, who ya foolin'?


          Actual Democrats: the surest, quickest, route to More Democrats. And actually addressing our various emergencies.

          by Jim P on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 09:38:55 PM PDT

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          •  He PASSED a jobs bill in 2009, Amnesia Man. (0+ / 0-)

            With the Congress we gave him.  Then we gave a much less workable Congress that wouldn't even consider further action.  Who are you gonna blame if we fail to make progress in 2014?  Let me take a wild guess.

            •  You mean the Economic Stimulus which (0+ / 0-)

              was about 1/3 of what his advisors who were non-Wall Street embeds was saying would work? The one which several economists who had predicted the economic crisis said was 1/3 of what was needed?

              The one where 1/3 of what did pass was corporate tax relief IF they hired (which they didn't?

              The one which ran out of steam in six months? Yeah, I remember that, and that was the last we heard about that Create Jobs thing 70% of voters (including a majority of Republicans) said they wanted every year over the next few years. Sure as hell didn't hear it in 2010. Next appearance was late in the 2012 campaign. Then we heard about jobs from him again.

              He's put a fraction of the effort into Job Creation as he did into pushing the Catfood Commission. As noted, the Jobs Commission was a sick joke.

              An occasional speech, a thing offered once or twice, is just not the same fucking thing as pushing the number one thing voters want.  

              Lips. Feet. They do different things, and only one of them tells you priorities.


              Actual Democrats: the surest, quickest, route to More Democrats. And actually addressing our various emergencies.

              by Jim P on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 09:57:51 PM PDT

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        •  Me? I was wasting time - obviously - blogging here (0+ / 0-)

          and elsewhere.

          Dec 2, 2007 - Not Good – We’ve Been Here Before  

          Dec 23, 2007 - Why Bonddad’s solution leads to disaster  

          Jan 7, 2008 - Who will tell Wall Street to shove it?

          Mar 23, 2008 - The Lost Tradition of Biblical Debt Cancellations

          April 22, 2008 - Euthanize Wall Street to save the economy

          Sep 17, 2008 - Let Wall Street Burn

          Oct 18, 2008 - What Might Real Financial Reform Look Like?

          The next one was a direct attack on the stimulus being woefully inadequate
          :
          Oct 30, 2008 - Pissing away $700 billion  

          Nov 13, 2008 - We have ONE SHOT left to avoid economic disaster

          Dec 9, 2008 - The Problem with Obama's Economics Team

          Jan 28, 2009 -  Political Power of Just 6 Banks is the Problem

          March 19, 2009 -  The Economy: "No Return to Normal" - Galbraith UPDATED  

          The next one forced a bunch of DNC and corporatist types into conniptions:
          April 3, 2009 - Moyers drops bailout bomb on Obama

          Jan 8, 2010 - Roosevelt created 4 million jobs in one month (updated)

          Like the Verizon wireless guy: CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

          Jeesh, I'm more fit to run the Federal Reserve by a long shot than Larry Fucking Summers. Problem is, I'm not on my knees sucking cock on Wall Street like a good DLC deep throat. So I'm "not qualified."

          A conservative is a scab for the oligarchy.

          by NBBooks on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 11:36:43 AM PDT

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