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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-04-11 10:53 AM
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59. Where Obama has failed
is because he didn't attach heavier conditions to that TARP money.

These slimy Governors used the money and didn't disclose to their state that it was TARP money--the only thing the states knew was that their Governors publicly protested the money.

What is irritating is that Perry for example, balanced his state budget with the TARP money and then ran for office on a balanced budget. He got credit for it. Now that the money is gone, Obama is getting the blame for taking the money away.

It didn't create more jobs--it merely paid for existing jobs that our state already had the money for.

He also failed in not replacing the Bush appointees. Keeping them in the administration was a toxic move. I understand he wanted to extend an olive branch...but how many times does he have to be beaten over the head with that olive branch to understand that you simply cannot appease or negotiate with someone whose sole mission is to destroy the Democratic Party?

I think the vision of the TARP would have worked IF the money had been used for its intended purpose...and in some states it was. But in the republican states, it simply was not.

I think that given the fact that he was given a mandate and all of the political capital in the world AND a simple majority in both houses--he NEEDED to be assertive and ramrod through a progressive agenda.
It was our only chance.

I understand he wants to govern from the center...and IF we were in the center, I could abide that.
However, our country was pulled so far right that "center" is still right wing. He has a long way to go to reach across the aisle to meet the left wing and IMHO, he hasn't even come close.
We had too much radical change during the bush years--it was going to take radical change to get back to the middle--and I am pretty upset that he failed to realize that.
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