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    Obama: Voters to decide who caused 'this mess'

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    Quote(The president said in the interview he believes voters "are going to say the policies that got us into this mess, we can't go back to." He also said Washington "has spent an inordinate amount of time on politics — who's up and who's down — and not enough on what we're doing for the American people.")

    IMO Obama has got one hell of a shock come the Mid term results.

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    Re: Obama: Voters to decide who caused 'this mess'

    I don't think so.

    I think people are smarter than the media and politicians give them credit for. For example, the polls are a snapshot of what a select group of people think, feel, believe at any given moment on any given issue, but when given the facts most people vote based not only on their gut but also based on what they know. And one thing is certain: The Obama Administration didn't cause the mess this country is in right now.

    People may not like all the spending, but if they really understood who we got into this mess and especially if they go back and review the history books on those points in time when this nation ran into economic problems, they'll quickly realize it was the fault of deregulation or the lack there of and all the President is attempting to do is fix the problems. But just as w/the Depression and the Recession that occured before it (yes, there was one around 1898 that threatened to be worse than the Depression of 1929-1939), the government stepped up and did what it had to do to save the nation. Many people many not like the bailouts, but it's not the first time it's happened...and it likely won't be the last. But my hope is the next one will be many, many years after I, my children and grandchildren are long gone.

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    Re: Obama: Voters to decide who caused 'this mess'

    CORRECTION:

    "People may not like all the spending, but if they really understood how we got into this mess..."

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    Re: Obama: Voters to decide who caused 'this mess'

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    CORRECTION:

    "People may not like all the spending, but if they really understood how we got into this mess..."
    Actually if the American electorate is as smart as you seem to imply, then they will also realise that the mess was not created solely by President Bush and the Senate, it also required a third part of the Political pot, namely in this instance the House of representatives which since 2006 has been majority democrat controlled.
    And even before that, they might have realized that Fanny and Freddie had some major part to play in the melt down.
    It was not JUST the Republicans anymore than it was JUST the Democrats, it was in fact ALL of them.
    And you think the American Electorate are smart enough to figure that out?

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    Re: Obama: Voters to decide who caused 'this mess'

    I'm sure many Americans have already thought of that. However, the fact remains that the Republicans held Congress for 6 years before the Democrats. So, when you really think about it, Republicans have done more to set this nation afoul in 6 years than the Democrats have done in under two years.

    Yes, the Democrat have incurred the largest debt, but it's the result of trying to fix the mess Republican's put the nation in.

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    Re: Obama: Voters to decide who caused 'this mess'

    The economic collapse may not be entirely Bush's fault, but most voters still think he's more responsible than Obama. It's simple math, the collapse happened in September 2008, we had an economic surplus under Clinton, 8 years later...well, we all know the rest. Don't be so quick to assume Americans are willing to give Republicans a second chance. Just because Fox says so doesn't make it true.

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    Re: Obama: Voters to decide who caused 'this mess'

    I spilled my soda. The mess is my fault
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Obama: Voters to decide who caused 'this mess'

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    I don't think so.

    I think people are smarter than the media and politicians give them credit for. For example, the polls are a snapshot of what a select group of people think, feel, believe at any given moment on any given issue, but when given the facts most people vote based not only on their gut but also based on what they know. And one thing is certain: The Obama Administration didn't cause the mess this country is in right now.

    The Obama Administration didn't cause it. The Democrat Congress that took power in 2007 caused it. The Obama Administration suceeded in making it worse.

    People may not like all the spending, but if they really understood who we got into this mess and especially if they go back and review the history books on those points in time when this nation ran into economic problems, they'll quickly realize it was the fault of deregulation or the lack there of and all the President is attempting to do is fix the problems. But just as w/the Depression and the Recession that occured before it (yes, there was one around 1898 that threatened to be worse than the Depression of 1929-1939), the government stepped up and did what it had to do to save the nation. Many people many not like the bailouts, but it's not the first time it's happened...and it likely won't be the last. But my hope is the next one will be many, many years after I, my children and grandchildren are long gone.
    The Obama Administration didn't cause it. The Democrat Congress that took power in 2007 caused it. Obama succeeded in making it worse.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Obama: Voters to decide who caused 'this mess'

    There is no such thing as a “Natural Born Dual-Citizen“.

    Originally Posted by PogueMoran
    I didnt have to read the article to tell you that you cant read.

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    Re: Obama: Voters to decide who caused 'this mess'



    'nuff said?
    There is no such thing as a “Natural Born Dual-Citizen“.

    Originally Posted by PogueMoran
    I didnt have to read the article to tell you that you cant read.

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