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Political Heretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-22-10 03:47 PM
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32. It's interesting to watch the brigade of people come into this thread with the same talking point
Edited on Fri Jan-22-10 03:47 PM by Political Heretic
"this is nothing new, Obama's always been doing this."

Why even make that claim? I mean first, its untrue - splitting banks has not been part of the reform policy pushed by this administration, until now, and it represents a clear change, since Giethner and Summers were on the record opposing the idea, and Volker was being aced out of the process - until now, when its Volker and not Giethner standing behind the president, with Geithner left to go call up reporters and give his statement that he has "serious reservations" about his own administrations plan. How messed up is that?

What I don't get is why this group of "action-alert" obama supporters feel the need to come die on this hill? It's great that the administration is doing this. That's not diminished by understanding the politics behind it. What's there to argue? What's the point?

People trying to pretend like there's been not marked shift toward an even more aggressive populist stance in response to political realities "on the ground" has a really, really, really hard sell ahead of them.



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