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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:53 PM

How realistic is it to believe that any President can singlehandedly change the economy in 4 years?

This is what the GOP ads ask us to believe.

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Reply How realistic is it to believe that any President can singlehandedly change the economy in 4 years? (Original post)
undeterred Oct 2012 OP
joeybee12 Oct 2012 #1
graham4anything Oct 2012 #4
etherealtruth Oct 2012 #7
Arkansas Granny Oct 2012 #9
Johonny Oct 2012 #13
Cosmocat Oct 2012 #2
teddy51 Oct 2012 #3
undeterred Oct 2012 #8
Angry Dragon Oct 2012 #5
etherealtruth Oct 2012 #6
defacto7 Oct 2012 #10
Selatius Oct 2012 #11
liberal N proud Oct 2012 #12

Response to undeterred (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:56 PM

1. Bush did it...

But for the worse.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:56 PM

4. you beat me to it.

 

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:00 PM

7. beat me to it, as well

Clearly, this was the first thought for many of us

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:04 PM

9. That's exactly what I was thinking.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:34 PM

13. same with Reagan

both took the economy right into the crapper. I think the right question is how easy is it for the president to take a tanking economy and turn it into a booming economy without help from the House which controls the budget process?

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:56 PM

2. if he/she had a congress tha was vested in the country

good chance ...

If you have a congress which has as its ONLY purpose destroying said president, it is going to be a bit harder.

Fact is, given what this congress and what the R have done at the state level to hold back the country, it is a miracle we now sit having recovered from the recession and in a slow growth.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:56 PM

3. Not only that, but when you have the opposition party doing everything that they

 

can to prevent you from accomplishing that goal, I don't see how one can be successful.

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Response to teddy51 (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:00 PM

8. True.

And the size of the mess was enormous. Its just breathtaking that they can blame it all on Obama.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:56 PM

5. zero percent

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:57 PM

6. George Bush managed

(you didn't specify what kind of change) ... I also believe Rmoney could do it in much the same way "W" did

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:07 PM

10. The operative phrase is

"single handedly"

Obama single handedly did more in the last 4 years than anyone I know of could possibly have done. That is miraculous!

With the help of congress, he could have put through much more, and we would all have received the benefit.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:11 PM

11. This is a news article dated January 2001. George W. Bush assumed office.

WASHINGTON, DC–Mere days from assuming the presidency and closing the door on eight years of Bill Clinton, president-elect George W. Bush assured the nation in a televised address Tuesday that "our long national nightmare of peace and prosperity is finally over."

"My fellow Americans," Bush said, "at long last, we have reached the end of the dark period in American history that will come to be known as the Clinton Era, eight long years characterized by unprecedented economic expansion, a sharp decrease in crime, and sustained peace overseas. The time has come to put all of that behind us."

Bush swore to do "everything in power" to undo the damage wrought by Clinton's two terms in office, including selling off the national parks to developers, going into massive debt to develop expensive and impractical weapons technologies, and passing sweeping budget cuts that drive the mentally ill out of hospitals and onto the street.

During the 40-minute speech, Bush also promised to bring an end to the severe war drought that plagued the nation under Clinton, assuring citizens that the U.S. will engage in at least one Gulf War-level armed conflict in the next four years.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/bush-our-long-national-nightmare-of-peace-and-pros,464/

The article wasn't meant to be a road map for America. In this case, life did imitate art. It's just that the author didn't realize how close Bush came to just that.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:12 PM

12. Romney say he can do it...

in 8 to 10 years.

This while criticizing the President for not fixing it in 3 1/2 years.

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