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Bad News: Obama's Big "Reframing" Speech A Re-run of Every Other Obama Speech

brightontop Wrote: Jun 14, 2012 6:40 PM
Be it ideology or stratagem, the GOP has blocked pro-growth policy and backed job-killing austerity – all while blaming Obama Republicans have opposed a lion's share of stimulus measures that once they supported, such as a payroll tax break, which they grudgingly embraced earlier this year. Even unemployment insurance, a relatively uncontroversial tool for helping those in an economic downturn, has been consistently held up by Republicans or used as a bargaining chip for more tax cuts. Ten years ago, prominent conservatives were loudly making the case for fiscal stimulus to get the economy going; today, they treat such ideas like they're the plague.
brightontop Wrote: Jun 14, 2012 6:41 PM
Traditionally, during economic recessions, Republicans have been supportive of loose monetary policy. Not this time. Rather, Republicans have upbraided Ben Bernanke, head of the Federal Reserve, for even considering policies that focus on growing the economy and creating jobs.

And then, there is the fact that since the original stimulus bill passed in February of 2009, Republicans have made practically no effort to draft comprehensive job creation legislation. Instead, they continue to pursue austerity policies, which reams of historical data suggest harms economic recovery and does little to create jobs. In fact, since taking control of the House of Representatives in 2011, Republicans have proposed hardly a single major jobs bill .
Uber Dave Wrote: Jun 14, 2012 6:43 PM
Liberalism 101 Lesson 93:

When Liberal/Progressive/Socialists lose elections our marching orders are to attack on three fronts.

First is to lament the loss of our constitutional freedom to expanding government control over the proletariat due to knuckle dragging rustic yokel obstructionists and simultaneously deny anything is out of kilter while at the same time trumpet the fact that Liberal/Progressive/Socialist ideals will prevail in spite a tiny bump in the road.

Liberal/Progressive/Socialists must maintain the pressure on bigoted bourgeois simpletons and keep the faith of our fellow traveler’s as we march in lockstep towards a new era of Socialist Statism.

Remember how the president's "major address" this afternoon was supposed to contain a significant "reframing" of his economic message heading into November?  White House officials hyped this speech as a meaningful  shift in rhetoric and approach, even as they conceded the president's comments would contain no new ideas.  They were correct on the latter point, but astonishingly, the president didn't even follow through on the former pledge -- which was ostensibly the entire purpose of the speech.  Obama essentially repackaged the exact same speech he delivered in April, but inserted the names "Romney" and "Bush" a few more times. ...

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