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The Politics of Spite

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posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 03:32 PM
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The Politics of Spite

www.nytimes.com...


There was what President Obama likes to call a teachable moment last week, when the International Olympic Committee rejected Chicago’s bid to be host of the 2016 Summer Games.


Great observations expressed by the Nobel prize winning economist, Paul Krugman in this op-ed column.

Granted, the level of discussion was determined at the moment President Obama took office, when Rush Limbaugh declared his intent to see that the President would fail, but 9 1/2 months later it has yet to elevate. Until the Republican party can man up and behave like adults, a policy of aiming at bipartisanship will continue to undermine any meaningful work to come about at this time.




posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 03:57 PM
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I think this plays more to the inherent arrogance of this administration. If you put aside Bush, if you put aside Limbaugh (?), and all the others, then just look at this administration.

From healthcare, the auto indutry, their own responses to criticism, this administration has the attitude that their way is right, and anyone who dares disagrees with them is stupid, racist, elitist, narrow minded.

In my mind, the reaction, their com-uppence is entirely justified.



[edit on 5-10-2009 by mikerussellus]



posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 04:05 PM
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Originally posted by mikerussellus
From healthcare, the auto indutry, their own responses to criticism, this administration has the attitude that their way is right


As usual, your claims are unsupported by facts. If anything, Obama has been criticized for trying to accommodate the opposition and going out of his way to be "bipartisan" and what not, whereby a better solution would be to ram things through. The Dems comes across as being weak for not consolidating around Obama's agenda and winning in both Congress and Senate.



posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 04:08 PM
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When Obama and ilk want to become "bipartisan" they want the right to capitulate. When have the liberals, ever given ground for compromise?



posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 04:19 PM
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Nice find, and very true. US Politics has become overtly spiteful in the past 10 years.

Its extremely apparent looking in from the outside - I'm not so sure that its so easy to see from within.



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