View Poll Results: If the economy does not significantly improve by 2012, who will you blame?

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    Who will you blame in 2012?

    If the economy does not significantly improve by 2012, who will you blame? And why?

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    Re: Who will you blame in 2012?

    Nobody.

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    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

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    Re: Who will you blame in 2012?

    The same people I blamed 5 years ago - everybody.

    Nobody is innocent, especially this time around. Obama is more responsible than Bush, but there's plenty of blame to go around - especially at the corporate level.

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    Re: Who will you blame in 2012?

    I have an idea....why don't we look forward for a change?
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    Re: Who will you blame in 2012?

    I will blame any elected assclown that takes a position that any cuts will kill children/women/old people; we cant cut the military; we cant cut social spending; we cant cut medicare; we cant raise taxes. Anyone that maintains yhe same tired positions that have dug us into a 14.5 trillion dollar hole.

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    Re: Who will you blame in 2012?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I will blame any elected assclown that takes a position that any cuts will kill children/women/old people; we cant cut the military; we cant cut social spending; we cant cut medicare; we cant raise taxes. Anyone that maintains yhe same tired positions that have dug us into a 14.5 trillion dollar hole.
    yeah...what he said.
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    Re: Who will you blame in 2012?

    If the deficit doesn't improve, I'll blame them both.

    If the economy doesn't improve, I guess I'd blame Wall Street.

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    Re: Who will you blame in 2012?

    I wouldn't blame Bush or Obama. I would blame the congress and senate. I could be wrong but I do not think presidents can just write laws on their own. They can veto a bill they don't like.
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    Re: Who will you blame in 2012?

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    If the economy does not significantly improve by 2012, who will you blame? And why?
    Middle East instability, American wealth disparity, European debt crises, and Chinese inflation would be the most likely culprits. No single person is to blame for them.
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    Re: Who will you blame in 2012?

    If you max out on your credit card and can't afford to pay back the debt, who do you blame? The idiot who sells the merchandise or the idiot who buys the merchandise? Obama holds America's Visa Card and his had 3 years to pay back the debt as he promised he would. Instead he decided to walk into Dockers and buy the god damn shop.

    His fault!
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