There is a lot of things I disagree about how all this went down but turning that around was and is pretty friggen impressive. Especially if you want to toss in the political climate as a factor.
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
While you choose to ignore that one little detail, I do not.
Obama is a republican. He continued wars from Bush ... started up in Libya. Extended "temporary" tax cuts. And has three more trade/job export agreements in the works with pubs. He stymied the NY Attorneys investigation to eliminate criminal punishment. He attacked Medicaid and Medicare ... while maintaining the defense budget. He's not a liberal in my book. If continued republican policy makes democrats feel relevant ... continue supporting his pub policies.
What separates Obama from the pubs? As Boehner stated ... 98% ... I'll take that to mean 98% republican certified beef.
If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking. PattonNew opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common. John Locke