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Is the new Obama administration taking cues from the Bush administration to get Congress to act? It certainly seemed that way to, South Carolina’s junior Republican senator, Jim DeMint.
DeMint, speaking Jan. 27 at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., explained the Obama administration will “create crisis and widespread panic” just like its predecessor in order to get Congress to act expeditiously.
“I’ve been around long enough to know whenever someone tells me I have to make a decision right now, my response is no,” DeMint said. “That clears it up right away and I think more and more the Bush administration and now this administration knows that they’re not going to get a quick reaction out of Congress unless they create crisis and widespread panic. And that’s going to be their M.O. to get Congress to act.”
Another senator, James Inhofe, R-Okla., explained the Bush administration used a similar tactic, under the direction of former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, to get the $700-billion TARP bailout bill passed by Congress back on Oct. 4, 2008.
Originally posted by tezzajw
Yet people will be in here posting to defend the new admin, rejoicing in the change and generally sticking their heads in the sand.
Can everyone spell the word PROPAGANDA?
The flock will follow and they'll panic when they're told to panic.
Good news item, Burdman. It's telling it like it really is.
Originally posted by HunkaHunka
Wait a second .
So there is really nothing at all to be concerned about?
All the "crises" and "panic" and 70,000 jobs disappearing on Monday is all part of a sham to get Congress to sign a bill?
Originally posted by kosmicjack
And don't forget to add to your list the closed session of Congress last Spring.
First the jobs report on Monday, then DeMint's comments, people selling everything they own, others resorting to even more desperate measures like the family in CA. Obviously there has been an escalation of bad news info-bombs as the economy has tanked, but it seems now we have an even greater amount than I could have imagined.
Has anyone else picked up on the straight up deluge of oppressive fear-mongering news in the past few days?
Originally posted by Irish M1ck
Don't you think it is dangerous to align your politics with theories that you yourself admit you can't prove because you have no actual cause to believe it?