Mon Oct 8, 2012, 09:50 AM
kpete (41,284 posts)
Krugman: Furor over Fridayís report revealed political movement that is rooting for American failure
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Speaks the truth to Jack Welch and the rest of the non-reality crowd:
None of this should be taken to imply that the situation is good, or to deny that we should be doing better ó a shortfall largely due to the scorched-earth tactics of Republicans, who have blocked any and all efforts to accelerate the pace of recovery. (If the American Jobs Act, proposed by the Obama administration last year, had been passed, the unemployment rate would probably be below 7 percent.) The U.S. economy is still far short of where it should be, and the job market has a long way to go before it makes up the ground lost in the Great Recession. But the employment data do suggest an economy that is slowly healing, an economy in which declining consumer debt burdens and a housing revival have finally put us on the road back to full employment.
And thatís the truth that the right canít handle. The furor over Fridayís report revealed a political movement that is rooting for American failure, so obsessed with taking down Mr. Obama that good news for the nationís long-suffering workers drives its members into a blind rage. It also revealed a movement that lives in an intellectual bubble, dealing with uncomfortable reality ó whether that reality involves polls or economic data ó not just by denying the facts, but by spinning wild conspiracy theories.
It is, quite simply, frightening to think that a movement this deranged wields so much political power.
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Response to kpete (Original post)
Mon Oct 8, 2012, 10:12 AM
Turborama (21,065 posts)
1. K&R I specifically remember Fanta Face almost in tears just after the 08 result & stating his party
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...would do whatever it took to make sure the President Elect would fail.
I can't find a clip or transcript anywhere but I clearly remember it as if it was yesterday.
Response to kpete (Original post)
Mon Oct 8, 2012, 01:09 PM
alcibiades_mystery (29,622 posts)
6. if the Jobs Act had passed, UE would be under 7%
That's all you need to know. The GOP has artificially kept unemployment over 7% for the pure purpose of unseating Obama. It is callous and despicable beyond measure, since each tenth of a percentage point is tens of thousands of families struggling for basics. They're cruel and insane.
"Take the wild ones. They're my favorites. It's the side effects that save us." - The National, "Graceless"
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Mon Oct 8, 2012, 08:38 PM
Doctor_J (28,030 posts)
9. I wish the president had brought this up last week to shit-face Rmoney
especially after Lurch said ten times, "I want to create jobs".
O: Well, the COngress from your party sure doesn't.
Spreading Republican propaganda at DU for 12 years . Besides wanting the government to tell me who they're spying on, I also want socialized medicine, stronger environmental laws, capped CEO pay, and a $15.00 minimum wage. Libertarian???