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Thu Apr 14, 2016, 01:34 AM

NY Times - By Opposing Obama, the Republicans Created Trump

The interesting thesis is that by opposing President Obama's proposals to help the unemployed, particularly white working class men, Republicans helped stoke the anger that was the key to their electoral successes, but which also created conditions that were ripe for both Cruz and Trump.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/by-opposing-obama-the-republicans-created-trump/ar-BBrHqns?ocid=iehp

Throughout his presidency, Mr. Obama has put forward constructive proposals to help those displaced workers. For its part, the Republican Congress has been behaving like Nero.

Take, for example, the administrationís 2011 proposal of a $447 billion package of measures including payroll tax cuts and the creation of an infrastructure bank that would have led to the creation of thousands of construction jobs, as well as other substantial economic benefits.

Designed to be bipartisan and fully paid for by higher taxes on rich Americans and some corporations, the American Jobs Act was nonetheless dead virtually upon its arrival on Capitol Hill.

Thatís not all. During his administration, Mr. Obama put forth proposals for larger tax credits for child care; community college investments; expansion of the earned-income tax credit; changing retirement plans to be portable across employers and available to part-time workers; and tax credits for manufacturing communities.

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TomCADem Apr 2016 OP
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2016 #1
chillfactor Apr 2016 #2
Hekate Apr 2016 #3
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malaise Apr 2016 #5
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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 01:44 AM

1. K&R! They sure did!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 01:46 AM

2. The rethugs created a monster...

with no idea how to reign it in.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 02:19 AM

3. KnR

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 02:45 AM

4. Yes, Trump (and the Tea Party) are the creation of the GOP.

And like the Tea Party, the GOP wishes it didn't create him.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 06:10 AM

5. Also by encouraging Trump and other ReTHUGs with the birther crap

Fugg 'em!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 06:41 AM

6. That was the idea. (nt)

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 06:59 AM

7. Repubes birthered Trump, and now - as usual - they're trying to weasel out of responsibility

Behold Repubes: this is (one of) your (many) evil spawn:

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Response to AxionExcel (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 07:00 AM

8. Tragically true toon

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