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Fri Sep 21, 2012, 09:08 AM

‘Cranks and crazies’ among Republicans greatest threat to U.S. economy, says Australian cabinet mini

Source: The Star

‘Cranks and crazies’ among Republicans greatest threat to U.S. economy, says Australian cabinet minister


CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA—Australia’s deputy prime minister warned Friday that the greatest threat to the U.S. economy are the “cranks and crazies” in the Republican Party, a rare foray into American domestic politics that was blasted by the opposition.

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“Let’s be blunt and acknowledge the biggest threat to the world’s biggest economy are the cranks and crazies that have taken over a part of the Republican Party,” Swan said.

He said “the extreme right Tea Party wing” of the Republican Party had held the national interest hostage during last year’s debate over the U.S. borrowing limit despite President Barack Obama’s “goodwill and strong efforts.”

He said it was imperative that Congress reach an agreement to support growth and avoid a “fiscal cliff” of deep government spending cuts and higher taxes in January, which he said could push the U.S. economy back into recession.

Read more: http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1260208---cranks-and-crazies-among-republicans-greatest-threat-to-u-s-economy-says-australian-cabinet-minister

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kpete Sep 2012 OP
Bernardo de La Paz Sep 2012 #1
socialindependocrat Sep 2012 #2
bamacrat Sep 2012 #4
Patiod Sep 2012 #3
socialindependocrat Sep 2012 #6
mountain grammy Sep 2012 #5

Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 09:18 AM

1. Well, he's right, even though furriner leaders don't often talk about American internal politics. nt

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Fri Sep 21, 2012, 09:22 AM

2. It's sad when other countries feel compelled to piont out our "stupid"

The Dems need to make their first order of business
getting rid of Eric Cantor

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Response to socialindependocrat (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 09:35 AM

4. Very true.

It makes you wonder if the world see's it, when will our country see it. Hopefully November will prove we see it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 09:29 AM

3. I know the nuts liken themselves to the Boston Tea Party

But the image that always comes to my mind is

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Response to Patiod (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 10:31 AM

6. I see the clan...

and I see poor, toothless Southern whites.

I see a lot of things that I consider hate crimes

Anti-black (anti-Obama)
Anti-immigrant
Anti-poor
Anti-sick

and trying to impose their religious beliefs on the rest of the nation.

I don't ask others to live by my beliefs and I don't expect others
to require me to live by theirs.

What happened to freedom of choice?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 10:26 AM

5. Sometimes I doubt myself and think maybe I've become "one sided"

and closed minded as I see in too many of my peers. I even try to watch fox news for the "other side." Thanks for the reality check.

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