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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-06-11 07:46 AM
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If the downgrade is "an embarassment for President Obama" can we link W's failure to 9/11?
The talking lady on CNN lead the story with "this is a first for the country and an embarassment for President Obama" soooooo the rightwing talking point is instantly cemented.

Can we now bring up the incompetence and negligence of W and Cheney prior to 9/11?
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-06-11 07:53 AM
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1. Sorry, media only repeats GOP talking points
Edited on Sat Aug-06-11 07:53 AM by emulatorloo
GOP has more blame than Obama. Media must protect GOP, just as they protected Bush and Condi.
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iamjoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-06-11 08:09 AM
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2. It's Not The Same
The downgrade happened more than two years after President Obama took office. 9/11 was less than a year into Dubya's term.

Nah, there is no way to deflect this. The downgrade is a huge embarrassment for President Obama. So, I'd say Boehner and and the tea party nut jobs accomplished their goal. They got huge concessions on spending cuts, with no consideration of new revenue sources, they averted an actual default (which may have led to the men and women of our military not being paid) and they dragged out the negotiations long enough for our nation's credit to be downgraded - a humiliation they can blame on Obama through next year's election. Meanwhile, the downgrade will make borrowing more expensive, requiring ever more cuts to spending, which will worsen the economy and further hurt Americans. This is another winning campaign issue for Republicans next year. Oh, and in making those spending cuts, Obama has ticked off his base who won't be energized to help re-elect him.
Well played, Republicans.

President Obama deserves some of the blame, too. He made a politically disastrous mistake - he trusted the wrong people. He continued the Bush bailouts without demanding real Wall Street reform. When the Republicans wanted to continue the Bush tax cuts, he didn't insist on tying a debt ceiling increase to it. He trusted the Republicans. Had he been true to his base, they would have been there for him in 2010 and for 2012. Instead, he ignored his base to suck up to Wall Street and play nice with the Republicans. See what that got him?
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Synicus Maximus Donating Member (828 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-06-11 09:01 AM
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3. Of course we can but what good would it do? W isn't running for
anything.
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bigdarryl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-06-11 10:31 AM
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4. lets see hear the President kisses the rethugs ass and give them almost everything and
when it has become apparent that this deal is a FUCKUP according to the markets the rethugs are now blaming the President for a down grade in the rating nice going Obama when will you learn to stop dealing with these people
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-06-11 10:32 AM
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5. An embarrassment for the country maybe
Why just one person in it? Some people are so obsessed with Presidents.

Why isn't the debt an embarrassment for Bush then, since the surplus was deleted during his terms?

Just so stupid.

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boxman15 Donating Member (389 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-06-11 10:34 AM
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6. No.
The media needs to stick to its preconceived narrative. Damn the truth.
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