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8. "They"?
Not you, then.
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  -That wasn't very much fun. Skinner  Nov-03-10 12:11 PM   #0 
  - Getting spanked is never fun. K&R....  ColesCountyDem   Nov-03-10 12:13 PM   #1 
  - Well....  Fla_Democrat   Nov-03-10 12:17 PM   # 
  - LOL!  ColesCountyDem   Nov-03-10 12:18 PM   #11 
  - Depends on who's doing the spanking....nt  raccoon   Nov-03-10 02:21 PM   #103 
  - You are so naughty ... lol! n/t  SusanaMontana41   Nov-03-10 03:11 PM   #111 
  - It really stems from the fact that Americans love them some delusion,  stopbush   Nov-03-10 03:10 PM   #110 
  - They blew it.  de novo   Nov-03-10 12:14 PM   #2 
  - "They"?  aquart   Nov-03-10 12:17 PM   #8 
  - Yes, they who govern blew it.  de novo   Nov-03-10 12:19 PM   #13 
  - the simplist of things obama did to create jobs was what right used against him this election  seabeyond   Nov-03-10 12:20 PM   #16 
  - Unemployment is still around 10%.  de novo   Nov-03-10 12:24 PM   #22 
  - well gee, we can a;ways resort to that magic wand. why didnt obama think of that? nt  seabeyond   Nov-03-10 12:25 PM   #27 
  - He was effective in producing results.  de novo   Nov-03-10 12:29 PM   #40 
  - Wonderfully vague...  LanternWaste   Nov-03-10 03:41 PM   #115 
  - Obama was not effective in producing good results.  friedfish2718   Nov-04-10 06:12 AM   #158 
  - Or he could have told the truth that $700 billion in stimulus was too small to help a lot,  laughingliberal   Nov-03-10 09:22 PM   #139 
  - It's nice to think that  lark   Nov-03-10 12:33 PM   #48 
     - There was an awful lot of outside  Mojorabbit   Nov-03-10 12:41 PM   #54 
        - There were a lot here in NC too. Now we first rpig led(ruled?) govt  HillbillyBob   Nov-04-10 10:56 AM   #178 
  - True, while it could have been better, the stimulus created jobs  Uzybone   Nov-03-10 12:26 PM   #31 
     - cash for clunkers, auto bailout, least restriction on wallstreet, credit card  seabeyond   Nov-03-10 12:28 PM   #37 
  - The deafness in the Beltway really contributed to this, I believe  tavalon   Nov-03-10 12:28 PM   #34 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-03-10 12:58 PM   #70 
  - ...  SammyWinstonJack   Nov-03-10 01:12 PM   #79 
  - They failed to grasp that the other side wanted to vilify them  HillbillyBob   Nov-04-10 10:52 AM   #177 
  - Dupe. Please delete. n/t  ColesCountyDem   Nov-03-10 12:14 PM   #3 
  - Sometimes, I Think We Should Have Learned From Bush / Cheney  NashVegas   Nov-03-10 12:15 PM   #4 
  - Harry Reid winning was a very bright spot for me. Suck it, tearacists! nt  onehandle   Nov-03-10 12:15 PM   #5 
  - Yeah.  aquart   Nov-03-10 12:16 PM   #6 
  - Pretty good analysis overall  LiberalEsto   Nov-03-10 12:16 PM   #7 
  - Obama owns the unfairness  zipplewrath   Nov-03-10 12:18 PM   #9 
  - The Bailouts cost virtually nothing compared to the S&L bailout  NJmaverick   Nov-03-10 12:25 PM   #26 
  - Nor care either  zipplewrath   Nov-03-10 12:27 PM   #33 
     - $29 billion to prevent another Great Depression was an absolute bargain  NJmaverick   Nov-03-10 12:32 PM   #46 
     - To moderate one  zipplewrath   Nov-03-10 01:00 PM   #71 
     - I'm sorry but that is just a fairy tale.  Imperialism Inc.   Nov-03-10 01:26 PM   #90 
     - While Repugs would have done much more harm,  lark   Nov-03-10 12:41 PM   #52 
  - And recently, he stated cramdowns and other such imperatives would reward 'undeserving' defaulters.  closeupready   Nov-03-10 12:46 PM   #62 
     - As oppose to those deserving bankers  zipplewrath   Nov-03-10 01:02 PM   #72 
     - Exactly.  closeupready   Nov-03-10 01:06 PM   #75 
        - The idea does no good at all.  zipplewrath   Nov-03-10 01:07 PM   #76 
     - I think by "undeserving" defaulters, he meant property speculators.  subterranean   Nov-04-10 10:31 AM   #174 
  - In the polls I saw, the economy was 60%+ as top issue  Warren Stupidity   Nov-03-10 12:18 PM   #10 
  - "instead of constantly attacking President Obama"... nah, that'll still happen. ppl can multitask...  dionysus   Nov-03-10 12:19 PM   #12 
  - Nicely put.  MineralMan   Nov-03-10 12:19 PM   #14 
  - What you are seeing is political analysis. Interesting that you  sabrina 1   Nov-03-10 09:05 PM   #131 
     - Exactly. Apologists want to just brush it all off by citing, "the economy", as if  Marr   Nov-03-10 09:16 PM   #133 
        - + 1,000 n/t  sabrina 1   Nov-03-10 09:18 PM   #135 
  - I think Obama's biggest "failure" has been in educating the people about his policies &the problems  housewolf   Nov-03-10 12:19 PM   #15 
  - It's hard to educate people who refuse to be educated  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Nov-03-10 12:23 PM   #20 
  - I disagree  Mojorabbit   Nov-03-10 12:44 PM   #58 
  - exactly!  tigereye   Nov-03-10 12:51 PM   #64 
  - That's my biggest beef with the party as a whole. We need to educate  DevonRex   Nov-03-10 12:55 PM   #68 
  - The economy wins or loses it for both sides  NJmaverick   Nov-03-10 12:20 PM   #17 
  - Wall Street is a well oiled machine.  siligut   Nov-03-10 12:22 PM   #18 
  - Recommend - thanks for thoughts Skinner - we all  xchrom   Nov-03-10 12:22 PM   #19 
  - Alerted, for insufficient support of the Democratic Party!  bullwinkle428   Nov-03-10 12:23 PM   #21 
  - I agree  NoNothing   Nov-03-10 12:24 PM   #23 
  - Exactly.  chimpymustgo   Nov-03-10 12:35 PM   #49 
  - Good post Skinner  HughMoran   Nov-03-10 12:24 PM   #24 
  - Rec - support our President + get rid of Citizens United nt  flamingdem   Nov-03-10 12:24 PM   #25 
  - Absolutely. The Citizens United case had a huge impact on this election!  Misskittycat   Nov-03-10 12:45 PM   #61 
  - The mood of telectorate seems to be not so much "what have you done for me yesterday or today"  John Commonsense   Nov-03-10 12:25 PM   #28 
  - I'm surprised but delighted to hear that you are giving Krugman some credit for his wisdom.  bobbolink   Nov-03-10 12:26 PM   #29 
  - Yes, Krugman needs to not be dismissed the way he has been.  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-03-10 12:41 PM   #51 
  - WISDOM is always the most needed quality. Tossing it away because of pride is a tragedy,  bobbolink   Nov-03-10 12:45 PM   #59 
  - K & R your message  lark   Nov-03-10 12:44 PM   #57 
  - Krugman was right all along  mntleo2   Nov-03-10 01:09 PM   #78 
     - I agree except to say it is beyond sad... it is a tragedy. One many of us saw coming.  bobbolink   Nov-03-10 01:12 PM   #81 
     - Spot on!  Myrina   Nov-04-10 08:33 AM   #164 
  - Yep, this is the best shot in the arm for unity for DU that we could have hoped for  tavalon   Nov-03-10 12:26 PM   #30 
  - I'm astounded at the optimism of your last sentence.  DevonRex   Nov-03-10 12:27 PM   #32 
  - agree. n/t.  okieinpain   Nov-03-10 12:28 PM   #35 
  - All good points  October   Nov-03-10 12:28 PM   #36 
  - I agree. And I'm not too bothered--it would be quite the miracle for  TwilightGardener   Nov-03-10 12:29 PM   #38 
  - A generally good assessment.  TexasObserver   Nov-03-10 12:29 PM   #39 
  - being Californian there's a bit more sunshine on my face today  proud patriot   Nov-03-10 12:30 PM   #41 
  - Happy about California, too! It's glum in my part of PA  October   Nov-03-10 12:31 PM   #43 
  - I'm so sorry  proud patriot   Nov-03-10 12:42 PM   #55 
  - Could be worse you could be in AZ.  lonestarnot   Nov-03-10 10:35 PM   #144 
  - wow, it's amazing. I was thinking about when I canvassed from Brown here  tigereye   Nov-03-10 12:54 PM   #66 
  - Being Coloradan, I'm so very happy we dodged 2 major bullets: Buck and Tancredo.  DevonRex   Nov-03-10 01:05 PM   #74 
  - I'm quite happy to be a Delawarean today!  Mad_Dem_X   Nov-03-10 03:37 PM   #114 
  - The economy will get better, but it's largely because of the policies of the last two years.  lumberjack_jeff   Nov-03-10 12:31 PM   #42 
  - I know I'm acting like a major pest about this, but now that we've got our work cut out for us  LoZoccolo   Nov-03-10 12:31 PM   #44 
  - no, it was not very much fun...  handmade34   Nov-03-10 12:31 PM   #45 
  - Kicking Boner every day is going to become a new sport for me.  Dappleganger   Nov-03-10 12:32 PM   #47 
  - But of course! We'll make however much lemonade we can extract from the situation!  Buns_of_Fire   Nov-03-10 05:22 PM   #121 
  - I pretty much agree with everything you said  blogslut   Nov-03-10 12:40 PM   #50 
  - Hey, KIDS! We actually DID GREAT!  BanTheGOP   Nov-03-10 12:41 PM   #53 
  - They took out Feingold. That is counting about 10x for me today.  AllyCat   Nov-03-10 12:45 PM   #60 
  - Boy I agree. Wisconsin is just desolate, IMHO.  Lifelong Protester   Nov-03-10 02:44 PM   #106 
  - I rec your post! It was NOT the "tsunami" the MSM kept hammering.  stubtoe   Nov-03-10 01:13 PM   #82 
  - Thanks Skinner. I'm feeling pretty crummy today in WI. Your post makes me realize  AllyCat   Nov-03-10 12:43 PM   #56 
  - Well, shit happens.  Naturyl   Nov-03-10 12:51 PM   #63 
  - Dear Mr. President  KT2000   Nov-03-10 12:51 PM   #65 
  - "It'll be refreshing to see people on DU going after Republicans a little more often..  Scurrilous   Nov-03-10 12:55 PM   #67 
  - But when does that start exactly?  DevonRex   Nov-03-10 12:57 PM   #69 
     - LOL  Scurrilous   Nov-03-10 10:37 PM   #145 
  - Good analysis and I broadly agree. Two factors you didn't bring in that I find  NRaleighLiberal   Nov-03-10 01:05 PM   #73 
  - Couldn't have said it better.  DevonRex   Nov-03-10 01:09 PM   #77 
  - That's sad. As long as Dems continue blaming it on "the media" et al, nothing at all will change.  bobbolink   Nov-03-10 01:16 PM   #84 
  - I am not blaming it on the media. I noted it is a parallel factor and can't be ignored.  NRaleighLiberal   Nov-03-10 01:18 PM   #86 
     - And the lack of intelligent analysis by folks like Tweety.  DevonRex   Nov-03-10 01:24 PM   #88 
     - I'm glad to hear that. However, I repeat.... the "ignoring" was done by those in power.... in the  bobbolink   Nov-03-10 01:24 PM   #89 
  - I am not sure that the Citizens United decision had a large impact this election...  Skinner   Nov-03-10 01:18 PM   #85 
     - Absolutely agree with you. On whether the CU decision gave the right an advantage..  NRaleighLiberal   Nov-03-10 01:20 PM   #87 
  - Good post, Skinner.  mvd   Nov-03-10 01:12 PM   #80 
  - My advice?  BeFree   Nov-03-10 01:14 PM   #83 
  - True, now that we have our old enemy back in power. We can all  Rex   Nov-03-10 01:26 PM   #91 
  - My guess is that 95% of voters don't even know what the "public option" is.  Skinner   Nov-03-10 01:31 PM   #93 
     - I disagree. The Public Option was a big deal, and a lot of folks-rightly or wrongly-felt had.  Warren DeMontague   Nov-03-10 01:37 PM   #96 
     - I have to admit you might be right about Sharron Angle, she was  Rex   Nov-03-10 05:04 PM   #120 
     - It was more than Angle being crazy. Harry carried the county where she was elected to the  laughingliberal   Nov-03-10 09:19 PM   #136 
        - Wow. I have to admit that is an amazing statistic.  Rex   Nov-03-10 09:44 PM   #142 
     - People may not know what a public option is now but they'd have known if they got one and they'd...  laughingliberal   Nov-03-10 09:16 PM   #134 
        - +6.02e23  MannyGoldstein   Nov-04-10 06:53 AM   #159 
  - We are losing these elections because  tiredtoo   Nov-03-10 01:30 PM   #92 
  - We should have assumed the GOP would try to obstruct, ditched the filibuster at the outset  Warren DeMontague   Nov-03-10 01:34 PM   #94 
  - I guess we see things very differently  Vinnie From Indy   Nov-03-10 01:34 PM   #95 
  - Agree with you. He tried to work with many who consider him a...  WorseBeforeBetter   Nov-03-10 03:59 PM   #116 
  - If we were more into guns, more anti-gay, more pro-war, more low tax  Evasporque   Nov-03-10 01:49 PM   #97 
  - Good points. I think the approach in the next two years may change a bit, though, by necessity.  pinto   Nov-03-10 01:51 PM   #98 
  - Two major points to consider, folks.  ProudDad   Nov-03-10 01:56 PM   #99 
  - No it wasn't.  Better Believe It   Nov-03-10 01:59 PM   #100 
  - It was fun in California.  Liberal_in_LA   Nov-03-10 02:02 PM   #101 
  - This is the best explanation of last night's results I've read. I agree.  Tatiana   Nov-03-10 02:19 PM   #102 
  - War is not even mentioned.  rug   Nov-03-10 02:42 PM   #104 
  - Thank you.  Dystopian   Nov-03-10 09:01 PM   #129 
  - +1 n/t  Catherina   Nov-03-10 09:29 PM   #140 
  - If you aren't unemployed, you probably know someone who is.  frustrated_lefty   Nov-03-10 02:44 PM   #105 
  - There is a bright side.  Lasher   Nov-03-10 03:02 PM   #107 
  - People need Jobs Jobs Jobs does seem to be the main lesson.  Imperialism Inc.   Nov-03-10 03:07 PM   #108 
  - There's a story on yahoo.com that quotes a chastened Obama as saying,  crim son   Nov-03-10 03:09 PM   #109 
  - Not here...no fun at all  Tsiyu   Nov-03-10 03:18 PM   #112 
  - The recession  creon   Nov-03-10 03:26 PM   #113 
  - Rewarding fraud and theft never works....  LeftHandPath   Nov-03-10 04:36 PM   #117 
  - No National Recovery Act  upi402   Nov-03-10 04:42 PM   #118 
  - I am broken today. Torn to bits. Driven to tears.  PeaceNikki   Nov-03-10 04:44 PM   #119 
  - I feel the same way ~ something is very wrong with this country  sabrina 1   Nov-03-10 09:22 PM   #138 
  - I'm very happy that MD stayed pretty well blue.  BlueMTexpat   Nov-03-10 05:48 PM   #122 
  - Well For Those Of Us Who Live In Florida, THIS Election Seems To Have  ChiciB1   Nov-04-10 09:45 AM   #168 
     - Please know that my heart goes out to you!  BlueMTexpat   Nov-04-10 04:50 PM   #186 
  - Be mindful when sticking a boot in their ass ...  GeorgeGist   Nov-03-10 06:02 PM   #123 
  - Be mindful when sticking a boot in their ass ...  GeorgeGist   Nov-03-10 06:02 PM   #124 
  - Two years with nothing to show for it will sound pretty good after we've tried two years  eomer   Nov-03-10 06:20 PM   #125 
  - omg!  docvet   Nov-03-10 07:03 PM   #126 
  - Here is my prediction for 2012...  KeyserSoze87   Nov-03-10 08:53 PM   #127 
  - How bizarre.....  Dystopian   Nov-03-10 08:55 PM   #128 
  - Great post  Haole Girl   Nov-03-10 09:02 PM   #130 
  - Nice post. Hope everyone stays positive and works together for a better future. Democrats have a  Cognitive_Resonance   Nov-03-10 09:08 PM   #132 
  - Thank you for your candor, Skinner  Samantha   Nov-03-10 09:21 PM   #137 
  - Try living in Ohio....  femrap   Nov-03-10 09:39 PM   #141 
  - Well. We Need Tourists Down Here In Florida... Like To Come Down  ChiciB1   Nov-04-10 09:52 AM   #170 
  - "In hindsight, I think we might not have done so badly  donheld   Nov-03-10 10:18 PM   #143 
  - I just saw a thread regarding election rigging.  HuckleB   Nov-03-10 10:41 PM   #146 
  - imagine having to sit through Florida's returns at a county election party... many got drunk.  Divine Discontent   Nov-03-10 10:57 PM   #147 
  - "At least we have John Boehner and the Republicans to kick around for a while."  mzmolly   Nov-03-10 11:27 PM   #148 
  - No we do not have Boehner to kick around on here. Wish you would  akbacchus_BC   Nov-03-10 11:30 PM   #149 
  - Agree  mogster   Nov-04-10 12:51 AM   #150 
  - It's not republicans that we're kicking around now  lillypaddle   Nov-04-10 04:33 AM   #151 
  - K&R! Thank you for weighing in on all this...  Rhiannon12866   Nov-04-10 04:41 AM   #152 
  - Well, the GOP play hardball, so he better do a 180 fast or he will look extremely weak. He needs to  deacon   Nov-04-10 05:29 AM   #153 
  - I have to add that the only way to fight against the money bags is to move left.  deacon   Nov-04-10 05:31 AM   #154 
  - I disagree on a couple of points...  shaayecanaan   Nov-04-10 05:42 AM   #155 
  - From this old okies eyes this is what I see  madokie   Nov-04-10 05:54 AM   #156 
  - +1 - If anything good comes of this, it will be giving the dems a rallying point  Politicub   Nov-04-10 05:58 AM   #157 
  - I agree.. Can't wait for the pity party to cease.  rainlillie   Nov-04-10 06:56 AM   #160 
  - the problem is that Obama and the Dems took for granted  SemperEadem   Nov-04-10 07:09 AM   #161 
  - You think the election wasn't much *fun*?  peace frog   Nov-04-10 07:16 AM   #162 
  - Yeah, right. The Republicans are going to start working with the President.  Bette Noir   Nov-04-10 07:55 AM   #163 
  - media already pushing this  lunasun   Nov-04-10 09:02 AM   #165 
  - Skinner, this is a first for me:  DFW   Nov-04-10 09:30 AM   #166 
  - Notably absent from your post  67 Mercury   Nov-04-10 09:38 AM   #167 
  - Agree on All Points, Skinner  On the Road   Nov-04-10 09:50 AM   #169 
  - I think the Dems lost because their messaging sucks. Why weren't they pointing out that the Repugs  jillan   Nov-04-10 09:57 AM   #171 
  - Harry Reid's messaging didn't suck.  subterranean   Nov-04-10 10:46 AM   #176 
  - The problem re the bailouts can be summed up with a quote from the  RaleighNCDUer   Nov-04-10 10:16 AM   #172 
  - Even if the bank bailouts were necessary, they never whould have been done without pre-conditions,  grahamhgreen   Nov-04-10 10:21 AM   #173 
  - "It does not help that Wall Street - - the people who got us into  OhioBlue   Nov-04-10 10:31 AM   #175 
  - We're going to be fine. And we will come back. Thank you for everything, Skinner.  Aristus   Nov-04-10 10:57 AM   #179 
  - 2 out of 3 isn't bad.... Bud gridlock here we come. The president better tap into  glowing   Nov-04-10 11:16 AM   #180 
  - Obama knew and still knows what he's got to do.  YOY   Nov-04-10 11:24 AM   #181 
  - Obama should have been more like Bush, lol  IDHow   Nov-04-10 11:26 AM   #182 
  - It wasn't fun, and it also wasn't a surprise. The steady  SaveOurDemocracy   Nov-04-10 11:28 AM   #183 
  - No chance of the economy improving  Hawkowl   Nov-04-10 11:50 AM   #184 
  - Skinner, I think if you took the time to read the posts over in the economics forum, you would  truedelphi   Nov-04-10 01:29 PM   #185 
  - Nice post nt  CommonSensePLZ   Nov-04-10 10:48 PM   #187 
  - Thank you for your erudite message.  political_Dem   Nov-04-10 10:59 PM   #188 
  - People do stupid things in bad times. Look at Germany in the 1930's.  David Zephyr   Nov-04-10 11:03 PM   #189 
 

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