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beachmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-23-09 09:25 AM
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9. Well, dissent is fine, except when one goes to a Democratic site
and finds ONLY vitriolic dissent. The thing is that the decision has been made on the banking issue. People can say "I disagree" but when they make comparisons of Obama to Bush, I just think they have gone too far (we almost need a new Godwin's Law -- that when you compare Obama to Bush you are not really making an argument anymore, just attacking for attack's sake, and that goes for a certain NYT writer not named Krugman). Since I assume some of this is about Paul Krugman, you know sometimes I agree with him, and sometimes I don't. I didn't realize he had morphed into "God" (same with that Matt Taibi RS writer who everyone has now started to worship).

I think Obama should be criticized, and there should be a healthy debate. What I saw yesterday was not healthy. People were calling for class warfare and revolution. Count me out on that. Although .... interestingly, I equally deplore the mealy mouthed "Moderate Democrats" Bayh formed in the Senate. They are not really for anything either; they're just trying to throw spitballs at the President for pure political gain.
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  -Sunday is really a silly day at DU. Mass  Mar-22-09 12:35 PM   #0 
  - I'll tell you what is getting to me:  beachmom   Mar-22-09 02:42 PM   #1 
     - I am hoping it is not as bad as it seems in some limited areas. It is so important for our  wisteria   Mar-22-09 08:32 PM   #2 
     - Call me crazy, but I am still confident in the President and ...  beachmom   Mar-22-09 09:01 PM   #3 
        - I agree  ladym55   Mar-22-09 09:43 PM   #4 
        - LOL, you are not crazy, I am confident that President Obama will find a way to lead us out of this  wisteria   Mar-22-09 11:17 PM   #5 
           - nice to see you here again  JI7   Mar-23-09 04:13 AM   #6 
           - I appreciate your comment. n/t  wisteria   Mar-23-09 10:00 AM   #11 
           - Hi wisteria!  karynnj   Mar-23-09 07:53 AM   #8 
              - Hello to you also. There is a lot of truth in what you write.  wisteria   Mar-23-09 10:09 AM   #12 
     - We have to disagree on that. There is nothing wrong with arguing about ideas.  Mass   Mar-23-09 07:19 AM   #7 
        - Well, dissent is fine, except when one goes to a Democratic site  beachmom   Mar-23-09 09:25 AM   #9 
           - Not sure what site you are going to. Sorry, some lefties sites are sites for idiots who cannot think  Mass   Mar-23-09 09:47 AM   #10 
           - Krugman is a very smart man and he has been "right on the money" on  wisteria   Mar-23-09 10:15 AM   #13 
              - The thing is, he may be right -- the Banking plan may not work.  beachmom   Mar-23-09 10:30 AM   #14 
                 - Hey, being an ostrich once in a while helps and as for Krugman,  wisteria   Mar-23-09 11:24 AM   #15 
                 - Without any specific details, one of the doom and gloomers revealed his agenda:  beachmom   Mar-23-09 11:37 AM   #17 
                 - So, again, what do you believe?  TayTay   Mar-23-09 11:37 AM   #16 
                    - There but for fortune go you or I  beachmom   Mar-23-09 11:51 AM   #18 
 

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