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Krugman in the NYT on Obama: "What a Disaster".
NYT ^ | July 24 2011 | Paul Krugman

Posted on 07/24/2011 6:53:32 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote

July 24, 2011, 10:11 AM President Pushover Updated: Drew article now available.

The redoubtable Elizabeth Drew has a forthcoming article in the New York Review of Books — not yet online — that confirms all our worst fears. She tells us that past concessions have

established in both Democrats’ and Republicans’ minds the thought that Obama was a weak negotiator—a “pushover.” He was more widely seen among Democrats and other close observers as having a strategy of starting near where he thinks the Republicans are—at the fifty-yard line—and then moving closer to their position. Even more alarming, however, is her window on what the White House is thinking:

It all goes back to the “shellacking” Obama took in the 2010 elections. The President’s political advisers studied the numbers and concluded that the voters wanted the government to spend less. This was an arguable interpretation. Nevertheless, the political advisers believed that elections are decided by middle-of-the-road independent voters, and this group became the target for determining the policies of the next two years.

OK, I’ve never won a tough election. But neither has Obama! The 2008 race was looking close until Sarah Palin and Lehman came along. And as far as I can tell, this assessment both of what 2010 was about and what matters for 2012 is just ludicrous.

(Excerpt) Read more at community.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Humor
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhoeconomy; business; buyersremorse; elections; krugman; obama; politics
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Lmao.
1 posted on 07/24/2011 6:53:39 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: GlockThe Vote

The comments are priceless.


2 posted on 07/24/2011 6:55:21 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who won’t leave.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

They’re starting to eat their own.


3 posted on 07/24/2011 6:56:12 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: GlockThe Vote

If we Americans can continue sticking it to the commie union thugs, Barry won’t stand a chance in 2012.


4 posted on 07/24/2011 6:56:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey Barry! Compromise this!!!)
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To: GlockThe Vote

I think the Football analogy is great.

barry the zero has handled this like the famous Jim “Chrissy” Everett “phantom sack”...


5 posted on 07/24/2011 6:57:54 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: GlockThe Vote
The President’s political advisers studied the numbers and concluded that the voters wanted the government to spend less.

I'll bet they got paid a lot of money to figure that one out. Amazing.

6 posted on 07/24/2011 6:59:21 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Huskrrrr

I have been watching DU. Complete meltdown.


7 posted on 07/24/2011 7:00:13 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who won’t leave.)
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To: Huskrrrr; GlockThe Vote
They’re starting to eat their own.

Well there is only one answer, egg them on.

8 posted on 07/24/2011 7:00:21 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: vbmoneyspender

Peruse some of the comments. Hysterical.


9 posted on 07/24/2011 7:00:59 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who won’t leave.)
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but i thought obama was so-o-o “intelligent”!

/s


10 posted on 07/24/2011 7:01:17 PM PDT by ken21 (liberal + rino progressive media hate palin, bachman, cain...)
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To: mnehring

I tried but have gotten banned from both DU and HP.


11 posted on 07/24/2011 7:01:45 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who won’t leave.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

I am usually able to derive humor from Krugman. But you are right, the comments are hysterical..


12 posted on 07/24/2011 7:06:07 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Sun-Tzu/Atilla 2012)
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To: GlockThe Vote

I’m trying to find my NYT log in info and add comments there. Bigger audience than DU.


13 posted on 07/24/2011 7:06:40 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: GlockThe Vote
So the question is, will Obama be another LBJ, where a couple elder statesmen from the democrat party go to him and tell him it's time announce that he is not running in 2012 so that someone that actually has a chance of winning can get into the race?
14 posted on 07/24/2011 7:07:04 PM PDT by apillar
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To: mnehring

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=433x720712

Lmao!!!!


15 posted on 07/24/2011 7:08:09 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who won’t leave.)
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To: cardinal4
President Obama is not a pushover. He is a right-wing Republican and talented con man. I don't care if he wins in 2012 or not; if one of the real Republican head cases becomes president, it will be worse, but maybe that's what the citizens of this moribund nation need to finally wake

case in point..

16 posted on 07/24/2011 7:09:07 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Sun-Tzu/Atilla 2012)
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These people are sick.


17 posted on 07/24/2011 7:09:07 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who won’t leave.)
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What's this thing about a "a broken clock is accurate at least twice a day"?

I think it's obvious that the combination of WAY too much government spending/regulations and a business-unfriendly income tax system is ruining the economy. It's time to implement that three-point economic recovery plan I've mentioned several times on FR and REALLY get the economy going again.

18 posted on 07/24/2011 7:09:32 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: GlockThe Vote
The 2008 race was looking close until Sarah Palin and Lehman came along.

Ya gotta laugh at liberals and their twisted way of looking at reality. McCain didn't have a prayer, until Sarah Palin showed up. She might have even pushed the ticket over the top if they'd actually wanted to win.

As it was, Team McCain did everything they could to throw the race to Obama, including putting the shackles on Sarah, but you can't expect a liberal moron like Krugman to have the 20/20 vision to see that.

19 posted on 07/24/2011 7:10:15 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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I tried but have gotten banned from both DU and HP.

Stop bragging!!

20 posted on 07/24/2011 7:10:31 PM PDT by CharlyFord (t)
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