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Barack Obama, Bully

David211 Wrote: Oct 07, 2012 8:07 PM
Oh the lies and half truthes you dems tell yourselves. You conveniently leave out the FACT that Clinton left Bush with the tech bubble, an economy going into recession and a feckless foreign policy that let Bin Laden go when he was handed to us on a silver platter. The dems forget 9/11, the war on terror and the fact that multiple times Bush tried to reign in the mortgage and housing bubble that was building but was demonized for doing so. They also conveniently forget that Pelosi and Reid took over congress on 2006 and the economy crashed in 2008. Their increase in spending was not credited to them but to Bush.

David Remnick's piece in The New Yorker, attempting to "understand" Obama's debate defeat, begins thusly:

When Barack Obama was a student at Harvard Law School, he was never known as a particularly good debater. In class, if he thought that a fellow student had said something foolish, he showed no forensic bloodlust. He did not go out of his way to defeat someone in argument; instead he tried, always with a certain decorous courtesy, to try to persuade, to reframe his interlocutor’s view, to signal his understanding while disagreeing. Obama became president of the law review—the first African-American to...