HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Australian deputy PM: 'Cr...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 06:39 AM

Australian deputy PM: 'Cranks and crazies' in GOP threaten US economy

Australian deputy PM: 'Cranks and crazies' in GOP threaten US economy

By NBC News wire services
CANBERRA, Australia -- Australia's deputy prime minister said Friday that the greatest threat to the U.S. economy are "cranks and crazies" in the Republican Party.

Wayne Swan, who also serves as treasurer and is his center-left Labor Party government's ranking finance minister, took aim at the Tea Party during a speech to a business forum on Friday, breaking a convention among Australia's major parties to steer clear of U.S. domestic political debates.

Swan, one of few world leaders able to boast his country had avoided recession during the global financial crisis, also labeled the Tea Party wing of the Republicans as "extreme."

"Let's be blunt and acknowledge the biggest threat to the world's biggest economy are the cranks and crazies that have taken over the Republican Party," Swan said in a speech in Sydney.



http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/21/14003404-australian-deputy-pm-cranks-and-crazies-in-gop-threaten-us-economy?lite


The world gets it, what is wrong with so many of the voters within this very nation?

2 replies, 650 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
Reply Australian deputy PM: 'Cranks and crazies' in GOP threaten US economy (Original post)
liberal N proud Sep 2012 OP
ProfessorGAC Sep 2012 #1
oswaldactedalone Sep 2012 #2

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 06:44 AM

1. The Cranks And Crazies Won't Care

Their reaction will be "that foreigner should mind his own business." They will also figure he doesn't know what he's talking about, although he clearly does.

This is interesting reading for folks like us, but the crazies will ignore him and the masses will never hear about this.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 07:00 AM

2. He's telling it like it is though.

When will a brave American politician with clout stand up and say the same thing

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread