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Democrats need to learn the blame game
Financial Times ^ | 1/24/10 | James Carville

Posted on 01/24/2010 6:23:43 PM PST by antidemoncrat

Democrats would not be playing the blame game with one another for the loss or for the healthcare debacle if they had only pointed fingers at those (or in this case, the one) who put Americans (and most of the world) in the predicament we’re in: George W. Bush.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; bho2010; bho44; blame; blamebush; bush; carville; demorats; dims; dumbocrats; georgewbush; jamescarville; liberalmeathead; obama; obamalamadingdong; obamarama; rats; serpenthead; whatwasmarythinking
Liberal will NEVER take the blame for their mistakes. It is always someone else's fault because they NEVER make misrakes.
1 posted on 01/24/2010 6:23:43 PM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: antidemoncrat

George W. Bush is keeping Obama from being a successful president.


2 posted on 01/24/2010 6:26:02 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: antidemoncrat

Well, if Snakehead sez so, I’m on board. He has nothing but Republicans’ best interests at heart.


3 posted on 01/24/2010 6:26:24 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

I agree. Ole copperhead has nothing but the Republican interests in his heart. Hahahahahaha.


4 posted on 01/24/2010 6:27:52 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Parley Baer

Where’s mah gumbo???


5 posted on 01/24/2010 6:29:21 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Steely Tom

If Obama can not take the pressure of the job then he should resign. He campained for it, so now he has to deal with it you filthy gargoyle.


6 posted on 01/24/2010 6:31:35 PM PST by Flavious_Maximus
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To: antidemoncrat

Hey, Carville, the idiot has been pres(id)ent for a year. When does he take responsibility for anything?!

I hope Obama keeps taking your advice, you snake.

******

The President’s Bank Reforms Don’t Add Up

Restricting loans to real estate virtually guarantees another bank crisis in the future.

After the Democrats’ disaster in Massachusetts last Tuesday, President Obama appears to be flailing. Gone is the cool and measured demeanor that made him look presidential when the financial crisis struck during the 2008 campaign. Instead, the financial reform proposals he advanced later in the week seem to reflect political panic—a desperate attempt to appeal to the populist sentiment against Wall Street. Unfortunately, they also reflect a limited understanding of good financial or banking policy.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704509704575019333516533828.html?mod=googlenews_wsj


7 posted on 01/24/2010 6:31:41 PM PST by kcvl
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To: antidemoncrat

this is another Demagogue parody right??

The reptile is not really trying flog the ol’

“blame George W. Bush for everything, and oh, Republicans are divisive and hostile while Democraps want nothing but to ‘unify’ the nation in the ultimate harmonic convergence”


8 posted on 01/24/2010 6:32:21 PM PST by Enchante (Mr. Brown Goes to Washington...... kick a@@, take names, and scorch all the bastards, please!)
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To: Steely Tom

Blow hard alert. Carville is a idiot.


9 posted on 01/24/2010 6:35:24 PM PST by jimpick
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To: antidemoncrat

Carville is a loon. His comrades on the extreme left have done nothing but blame President Bush for EVERYTHING for the past 9 years. Sounds like Jimmy hasn’t been paying attention.


10 posted on 01/24/2010 6:37:51 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (J.D. Hayworth for Senate!)
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To: antidemoncrat
Hey Carville, you demented half-wit, Obama has been POTUS for over a year. The real reason the facsist-socialist health care scheme is failing is many democratic congress critters are afraid of what their constituents will do to them if it passes.
11 posted on 01/24/2010 6:41:30 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others.)
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To: antidemoncrat

I warned democrats back in December 2008, “In a year no one will want to here GWB excuses”. They told me the voters would buy GWB for years and seemed to believe it.


12 posted on 01/24/2010 6:41:42 PM PST by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is spending you demand stupid")
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To: antidemoncrat
Carville needs to put the trash can back on.



13 posted on 01/24/2010 6:42:57 PM PST by freespirited (Congratulations Senator Brown. One down, 59 to go.)
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To: antidemoncrat

Democrats are simply DISGUSTING!


14 posted on 01/24/2010 6:44:40 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: antidemoncrat
If I was the kid of a liberal, I would blame everything...bad grades, bed-wetting, etc. on George Bush.
15 posted on 01/24/2010 6:47:25 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: antidemoncrat

I really wish we could ship every single lib to france or russia or cuba....i really dislike them


16 posted on 01/24/2010 6:47:37 PM PST by Jewels1091
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To: antidemoncrat

Liberal have an endless capacity to deny reality.

It is frequently breathtaking how utterly possessed they are by ideology.


17 posted on 01/24/2010 6:50:06 PM PST by 240B (he is doing everything he said he would'nt and not doing what he said he would)
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To: antidemoncrat

If this is the Rats’ new strategy, then it’s laughable...


18 posted on 01/24/2010 6:57:21 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: antidemoncrat

James, you people invented the blame game.


19 posted on 01/24/2010 6:57:52 PM PST by altura
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To: antidemoncrat

I was listening to an interview of a highly credentialed liberal on local talk show, WJR, Detroit. The host purposely did not challenge his answers, so as to let him rant. Despite his many degrees and his history as a Fulbright scholar, my impression of him was that his answers were like that of a five year old, laying the blame of things gone wrong at the feet of his younger brother or employing the whiny mantra: “they did it too.” Callers to the show after he was of the air talked of his Alinsky tactics and lies.


20 posted on 01/24/2010 7:01:25 PM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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To: antidemoncrat
Democrats would not be playing the blame game with one another for the loss or for the healthcare debacle if they had only pointed fingers at those (or in this case, the one) who put Americans (and most of the world) in the predicament we’re in: “George W. Bush”

Been there.
Done that.
In the Massachussets election, the Democrats kept constantly screaming that Brown equals Bush/Republican/right-wing

It never worked.

21 posted on 01/24/2010 7:10:20 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: antidemoncrat

James knows better. He knows that The Democrats controlled Congress from January, 2007 onwards, and if the economy went south thereafter, Congress has to share blame with the Bush Administration. The President controls foreign policy, but at home Congress and the White House have equal power.


22 posted on 01/24/2010 7:11:07 PM PST by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: antidemoncrat
Obama sucks, James.

Just like Monica Lewinsky.

23 posted on 01/24/2010 7:16:02 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: antidemoncrat

It doesn’t matter who they blame, it matters who the electorate blame, and they are rapidly giving up on Bush and moving on to Obama, and no amount crying otherwise is going to matter. November will be a bloodbath for dems no matter what but they will make it the worst in history by far if they go the route they are now planning. What total idiots.


24 posted on 01/24/2010 7:25:10 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Jail Al Gore and the Climate Frauds!)
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To: Jewels1091

democrats are the only reason I support abortion.


25 posted on 01/24/2010 7:26:01 PM PST by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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To: antidemoncrat
I hope that is sarcastic. The blame goes to Clinton.. I believe in 1993 or so they passed an act that precluded red lining allowing no ID, no money down, home mortgages for all. Intimidated by ACORN, the Banks went along with it. Clinton also had a few near economic explosions that Bush covered. The problem was that the law, instigated by Frank and Dodd was not repealed, Frank used House Rules to block repeal and thwart Bush's request. With Trillions in danger, the Mortgages were repackaged by Wall Street, derivatives, and sold to the world. Me thinks the Dems get 99% of the blame. GWB 1% because he failed to go before the American Public with his case. Of course the Dems would have called him a Racist.
26 posted on 01/24/2010 7:30:37 PM PST by Tuketu (Democrats shall be known as the National Democrat Party - NDP CASE CLOSED)
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To: antidemoncrat
Hey Golom, thought you said it was a 40 year run for your party?? What happened?

Pray for America's Freedom

27 posted on 01/24/2010 7:47:16 PM PST by bray (Throw All the Bums Out, starting with McCain)
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To: antidemoncrat

Snaketard seems to be saying that the world’s economic meltdown is Bush’s fault because

1. Health insurance premiums nearly doubled.
This affected the world’s economies just how?

2. The number of uninsured skyrocketed.
Even if it were true, it affected the world’s economies just how?

3. The deficit spiralled out of control.
True, Bush should have held the line on spending. However, how does the Bush deficit compare with the Bamtard deficit? What democrats sincerely opposed deficit spending? Oh, sure, they might have wanted to shift it from defense to something counterproductive, but they certainly weren’t calling for restraint.

4. The congress enacted the largest unfunded entitlement programme in history with the Medicare prescription drug benefit.

More socialism, true, but if we’re blaming Bush, what democrat sincerely opposed this? How often can they blame Bush for doing things they wanted to do?

5.Deregulation of banks and insurance companies allowed them to become too big to fail.

Deregulation may have allowed them to grow, but isn’t “too big to fail” a Bamtard concept? Seems to me that he’s blaming Bush for the Bamtard’s mistakes here.

I don’t see that there are grounds here to blame this economic catastrophe at Bush’s feet. All Bush did by acting like a liberal was make it a little easier for Barry Soweto to pull down the temple.


28 posted on 01/24/2010 7:48:45 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: RobbyS
Of the 8 years that GWB was President, the Republicans controlled both houses of Congress only 4 (2003 through 2006), and they never had 60 votes in the Senate, so there were always limits to what they could do--unlike the Democrats, who in theory could have done anything they wanted in 2009, but couldn't get their act together.

In the year that Obama has been in office, he has blamed Bush for his problems, or otherwise attacked him openly or by clear insinuation, in very nearly every speech and interview he has given. I think the comments on the Fort Hood shootings were one of the few exceptions (he had to come up with something quickly and didn't have time to figure out how to blame it on Bush).

29 posted on 01/24/2010 9:04:47 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: antidemoncrat

Yeah, Carville’s right, Obama and Democrats simply haven’t blamed Bush enough. Excuse me while I choke on sarcastic laughter.


30 posted on 01/24/2010 9:15:24 PM PST by driftless2 (for long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion)
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To: antidemoncrat
This has got to be a joke.

Clearly, the Mass. election proves that the US electorate is NOT stupid.
The carefully worded whines are being laughed at.

31 posted on 01/24/2010 9:38:50 PM PST by Publius6961 (He is not America; he is an employee seemingly unable to rise to minimal expectations.)
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To: antidemoncrat

Apparently Ol’ Serpenthead’s math skills are as strong as his people skills. Notice that he entitled his book, “40 More Years” and then said that the Rats are well-positioned for three decades of continued electoral dominance.


32 posted on 01/25/2010 1:11:43 AM PST by seanmerc
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To: antidemoncrat

I get it, Obama’s problem is that he hasn’t blamed Bush enough.

At some point even the most witless Democrats must begin to cringe at Carville’s coarseness.


33 posted on 01/25/2010 2:42:02 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Don't blame me, I'm from Massachusetts)
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To: antidemoncrat

Just think, if the US only spent $4,763 per person on healthcare costs, like Norway (the second-highest per capita costs of a developed nation), there would be nearly $750bn less to spread around insurance and drug companies and their 3,000 lobbyists.

Liberals are always trying to compare the US system to Scandinavian countries like Norway or Sweden.

The problem with that is those nations don't have nearly the illegal immigrant or minority inner city population we have, which are a HUGE drag on the system.

Even with the Muslims that have invaded Scandinavia and the rest of Europe, their costs don't nearly compare to what illegals have done to rape our health care, or what the inner cities have cost us (and I won't even figure in the high crime costs).

34 posted on 01/25/2010 3:43:19 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: antidemoncrat

“Democrats need to learn the blame game”

Wow, just WOW...seriously...keep on headin’ over the cliff RATS...


35 posted on 01/25/2010 7:43:41 AM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: SeattleBruce

“Democrats need to learn the blame game”

The RATS need to learn nothing about that - it’s all they ever do, EVER...


36 posted on 01/25/2010 7:45:17 AM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: antidemoncrat

Where is the ROTFLMAO after that headline?


37 posted on 01/25/2010 7:58:53 AM PST by Tribune7 (Toll booths are devices funded by taxpayers to snarl traffic, waste gas and produce smog)
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To: Steely Tom
The rage at Dubya has caused Massachusetts to replace Ted Kennedy with a Republican, according to 0.

That claim should be in the blame game hall of fame.

38 posted on 01/25/2010 8:00:43 AM PST by Tribune7 (Toll booths are devices funded by taxpayers to snarl traffic, waste gas and produce smog)
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To: Tribune7

Right. That’s doesn’t pass the smile, er ROTFLMAO test...:)


39 posted on 01/25/2010 8:03:20 AM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: antidemoncrat
Mr Carvell,

The Obama team demanded $787 billion dollars in “Stimulus” spending promising the Taxpayers Unemployment would not go over 8%. It went to 10.2%

GW Bush did not do that, your Democrat Congress and the 0 Administration did that.

Taxpayers gave you Democrats everything you demanded and things got WORSE, not BETTTER. And things are still getting worse.

Mr Carvell, you a a liar. You know full well your argument is absurd and ignorant and yet you still make it. Since you are willing to lie to the American people on this issues, what else are you willing to lie to us about?

40 posted on 01/25/2010 8:10:47 AM PST by MNJohnnie ("The trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other peoples' money" Lady Thatcher)
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To: antidemoncrat
hey, Snakehead...

41 posted on 01/25/2010 8:17:34 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: antidemoncrat

Wow, there’s an original thought. Blame Bush for everything. Yeah, the Dumbocrats haven’t tried that one yet....


42 posted on 01/25/2010 8:19:07 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Verginius Rufus

One big difference between him and FDR is that Roosevelt seldom bothered to diss the Republicans. And even when he wanted to work them over, he did it in a humorous way,such as in his “little dog Falla” speech. But his best asset was his geniality. He was a good hater but it never showed. The Democrats did blame Hoover for the Depression, but Roosevelt just ignored him and pushed forward with his own program.


43 posted on 01/25/2010 9:48:52 AM PST by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: Flavious_Maximus
If Obama can not take the pressure of the job then he should resign. He campained for it, so now he has to deal with it you filthy gargoyle.

I bathe at least once a week, which is more than the average gargoyle.

44 posted on 01/25/2010 4:07:43 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Tuketu

Both parties are to blame for where we are at. I respected George W. for taking the war on terror to the terrorists but during his Presidency big business was king and many problems were ignored in favor of them. The Democrats have been catering to minorities and unions at the expense of everyone else. The party has been the priority of both parties and the Republic has been of little importance to most of them. The hope for the 2010 election is that men, from both parties, who are really patriots will step forward to lead.


45 posted on 01/25/2010 5:31:03 PM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: Grizzled Bear

Actually, the reason I think healthcare reform is failing is that the Dems didn’t get it passed before their Summer break last year and and the American people got to read it.


46 posted on 01/25/2010 5:39:46 PM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: Steely Tom

Oh?


47 posted on 01/25/2010 5:41:56 PM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: antidemoncrat

No disagreement EXCEPT on MEN stepping forward.... I LOVE SRARAH!


48 posted on 01/25/2010 7:38:25 PM PST by Tuketu (Democrats shall be known as the National Democrat Party - NDP CASE CLOSED)
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To: Tuketu

You’re right. My bad.


49 posted on 01/26/2010 4:28:57 PM PST by antidemoncrat
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