Did Republicans deliberately crash th...

Did Republicans deliberately crash the US economy? | Michael Cohen

There are 1991 comments on the The Guardian story from Jun 9, 2012, titled Did Republicans deliberately crash the US economy? | Michael Cohen. In it, The Guardian reports that:

Be it ideology or strategem, the GOP has blocked pro-growth policy and backed job-killing austerity - all while blaming Obama The Republican party congressional leadership : Senate Republican minority leader Mitch McConnell, House majority leader Eric Cantor, and House speaker John Boehner, after the 2010 midterms.

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Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#22 Jun 9, 2012
Yes. They have repeatedly said their number one goal was to defeat Barack Obama and make him a one-term President. And what better way than to tank the economy at the expense of the working middle class.
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#23 Jun 9, 2012
"...the most obvious piece of evidence of GOP premeditated malice is the 2010 quote from Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell:

"The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."

Such words lead some to the conclusion that Republicans will do anything, including short-circuiting the economy, in order to hurt Obama politically. Considering that presidents – and rarely opposition parties – are held electorally responsible for economic calamity, it's not a bad political strategy."
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#24 Jun 9, 2012
"Beyond McConnell's words, though, there is circumstantial evidence to make the case. Republicans have opposed a lion's share of stimulus measures that once they supported, such as a payroll tax break, which they grudgingly embraced earlier this year. Even unemployment insurance, a relatively uncontroversial tool for helping those in an economic downturn, has been consistently held up by Republicans or used as a bargaining chip for more tax cuts. Ten years ago, prominent conservatives were loudly making the case for fiscal stimulus to get the economy going; today, they treat such ideas like they're the plague."
Cat74

United States

#25 Jun 9, 2012
We tried We the people for 4 generations, and instead of our poor helping themselves out of poverty they bred like cock roaches so they could sit on their behinds for another couple generations. Ain't gonna happen. We are tired. There is nothing in the Constitution that says we need to provide for the lazy, and the shiftless, and that is where we are now.
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#26 Jun 9, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
We tried We the people for 4 generations, and instead of our poor helping themselves out of poverty they bred like cock roaches so they could sit on their behinds for another couple generations. Ain't gonna happen. We are tired. There is nothing in the Constitution that says we need to provide for the lazy, and the shiftless, and that is where we are now.
That is why our founding fathers believed in a strong separation of church and state. But people on both sides want to legislate the they Bible.....

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#27 Jun 9, 2012
Ex-GOP Con wrote:
Yes. They have repeatedly said their number one goal was to defeat Barack Obama and make him a one-term President. And what better way than to tank the economy at the expense of the working middle class.
the republicans merely want this fool OUT of the white house before he TOTALLY destroys the country.

they might all be whores liars and thieves, but you have to be an idiot (or, in your case, a liberal loon) to think either party would stoop to deliberately destroying the economy to spite the other....

besides, obama has done MORE than enough all on his own to fck up the economy.

“Old 16th Graveyard hole”

Since: Nov 11

Philadelphia, PA

#28 Jun 9, 2012
Oh good grief! What a bunch of malarky!!! Just think, when Reagan was faced with a recession he did three things, cut taxes, cut regulations and cut spending. Obama, faced with exactly the same thing INCREASED taxes, INCREASED regulations and INCREASED spending. The Reagan result was 5 straight quarters of GDP growth over 7%. The Obama result is 3.5 years of GDP at or lower than 2% and an unemployment rate still over 8%(actually closer to 14% if counted the same way it was under Bush). Take your pick, WHO really crashed the economy?
Sam Toliver

AOL

#29 Jun 9, 2012
OBAMA 2012 wrote:
Wow, do you reflubs sit here panting waiting for the next topic to show up on the Politics board? It sure seems like it to me. Have a nice day!
We must put our Country back on track. Obama's mission was to seperate us and "hyphenate" us into a bunch of greedy, disconnected strangers. He has done all possible to emphasis our DIFFERNECES rather than those things Americans have in common. NOTHING could be less "Presidential". Obama has performed like some diabolical "Calif" version of a Democrat. No one who pays attention would want America to become as broken, bankrupt, and divided as what remains of California.

We can return to sanity and Save our Country by supporting President Romney in November. We just have to get off our duffs and get out the Vote. Wisconsin did it and so can America.
Avenger

Malabar, FL

#30 Jun 9, 2012

“Old 16th Graveyard hole”

Since: Nov 11

Philadelphia, PA

#31 Jun 9, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
This President had 2 years of Democrat majority in Congress, and he blew them on an unconstitutional healthcare law. He is totally clueless about the economy, and doesn't need Republicans to mess up the economy. He did that all by himself. He is so insecure he has to have a scapegoat. It won't work. We know who messed up the economy.
As usual Cat74 has hit the nail right on it's head. Obama, who COULD have made jobs, job#1 when he came to office, didn't. Instead he spent all his time with complete control of the House and Senate push through Obamacare, that not even all the dems. liked. Whoopie and now, in typical progressive fashion [Nothing is EVER the fault of progressives, anything bad that happens to anyone is always someone else's fault, the rich, the powerful, the hard working, etc.] someone, anyone else will be found to be the cause of the economy. Mr. An Excuse for Every Problem Obama is our Blame Everyone Else In Chief, again with finding blame elsewhere. As usual. The either sad or even worse scary thing is that Mr. Obama actually got up on a stage and quoted the internet blogger's version of just why Obama is really a saver not a spender. He's either just too happy to spread such an easily provable lie (sure he saved if you don't count the first year of his presidency spending) OR even worse he has no clue what harm he has done to our economy. Either way, we really can't afford 4 more years of him.

“BILLARY 2016 ”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#32 Jun 9, 2012
See the Light wrote:
<quoted text>Kids are having heart attacks and obesity because of the junk they EAT. Ever think about all the chemicals put in food, and the preservatives and high fructose corn syrup. If Obama was really serious about making us eat better, he'd outlaw those. That's reason why there's cancer. Quit blaming Republicans, its you idiots. If you don't think aspertame in diet sodas is poisonous, look it up. You guys blame everyone, but its you're own fault cause you're ignorant.
What did you say?
Obama outlaw capitalism and free enterprise
and shut down corn syrup production
and chemical production?
Isn't that socialism? Shhhhhh!

Btw, only corn syrup and chemicals cause cancer?
Wow. Never heard that before.

I thought deep frying food caused cancer, too.

Cigarettes...yup, cancer.

Tanning salons...I've heard that causes skin cancer.

Big oil would be next. Gasoline usage puts carcinogens
in the air and that causes cancer, too.

You teabigots talk for more than 5 minutes
and all you end up doing is contraDICKting
yourself. Stay fat and miserable and the rest
of us will foot your 6 figure hospital bills
once you get rid of Obamacare. Bunch of
genius's....NOT.
lmao

lmao
Your Ex

Puyallup, WA

#33 Jun 9, 2012
carey529 wrote:
<quoted text>
the republicans merely want this fool OUT of the white house before he TOTALLY destroys the country.
they might all be whores liars and thieves, but you have to be an idiot (or, in your case, a liberal loon) to think either party would stoop to deliberately destroying the economy to spite the other....
besides, obama has done MORE than enough all on his own to fck up the economy.
More Careycrap
From the source...

“BILLARY 2016 ”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#34 Jun 9, 2012
Sam Toliver wrote:
<quoted text>
We must put our Country back on track. Obama's mission was to seperate us and "hyphenate" us into a bunch of greedy, disconnected strangers. He has done all possible to emphasis our DIFFERNECES rather than those things Americans have in common. NOTHING could be less "Presidential". Obama has performed like some diabolical "Calif" version of a Democrat. No one who pays attention would want America to become as broken, bankrupt, and divided as what remains of California.
We can return to sanity and Save our Country by supporting President Romney in November. We just have to get off our duffs and get out the Vote. Wisconsin did it and so can America.
Monkeyboybush separated/divided this country more than any president in US history. That's why he had a 27% approval rating when leaving office and the worst economy since the great depression.

Ritt Money, when playing "Pretend President"
would have let
Bin laden live
and
let Detroit die.

How stupid are you, you stupid retardican?

“Old 16th Graveyard hole”

Since: Nov 11

Philadelphia, PA

#35 Jun 9, 2012
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>We are coming close to a 40% obesity rate. Kids are having heart attacks and juvenile diabetes is rising at alarming levels.
If you think health insurance and hospital visits are expensive now, just wait until you have to fork out the taxes to pay for the hospital bills of the 48 million impoverished Americans who have no health insurance...


Yeah, right,[insert eyeroll], sorry but all the free insurance in the world will not end this cycle of obesity. Go check, 99.9% of the obese and children with juvenile diabetes are already covered. What's an insurance policy going to do, force people to eat correctly? Not smoke? Feed their kids balanced meals and see to it that they kiddies get exercise every day? What? No, until PEOPLE take a little self responsibility for their own actions, nothing the government does, you or I do, will change that. Obama wasting 2 years on a program most don't want and that we just can't afford did nothing to promote a healthier lifestyle for all and, just FYI, unless we become a police state with certain food unavailable to all, with prefixed, healthy, universal meals proscribed for everyone, with a mandated 1 hr. of exercise daily, the obese will continue to be with us. What a pipe dream to think that universal health insurance will CURE anything. Only a child would buy that concept.
Mothra

Mesa, AZ

#36 Jun 9, 2012
Ballybunion wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, right,[insert eyeroll], sorry but all the free insurance in the world will not end this cycle of obesity. Go check, 99.9% of the obese and children with juvenile diabetes are already covered. What's an insurance policy going to do, force people to eat correctly? Not smoke? Feed their kids balanced meals and see to it that they kiddies get exercise every day? What? No, until PEOPLE take a little self responsibility for their own actions, nothing the government does, you or I do, will change that. Obama wasting 2 years on a program most don't want and that we just can't afford did nothing to promote a healthier lifestyle for all and, just FYI, unless we become a police state with certain food unavailable to all, with prefixed, healthy, universal meals proscribed for everyone, with a mandated 1 hr. of exercise daily, the obese will continue to be with us. What a pipe dream to think that universal health insurance will CURE anything. Only a child would buy that concept.
In Liberal Land, laws don't have to do anything... they just have to make people feel their doing something.

Same with the next law.... and the next.... and on and on.

And blaming someone else at the same time is just the sales practice.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#37 Jun 9, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
This President had 2 years of Democrat majority in Congress, and he blew them on an unconstitutional healthcare law. He is totally clueless about the economy, and doesn't need Republicans to mess up the economy. He did that all by himself. He is so insecure he has to have a scapegoat. It won't work. We know who messed up the economy.
The Obama certainly can't run on his record

other than The admin that Leaks America's Secrets
Sheik Yerbouti

Chalfont, PA

#38 Jun 9, 2012
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>It began when they picked Sarah Palin. That was the first sign that the RNC was throwing the election. They knew the economy was going down hill and they wanted President Obama to own it. Any measure the President took to stimulate the economy, the GOP opposed it. They even stated that their only goal was to make PResident Obama a one term president. At this point, by picking Romney as their candidate, it seems to me they don't want to win this election, either.
Republicans have chosen politics over patriotism.
They don't care about the future of America.
They just want the black man out of THEIR White House and to hell with the economy, our standing in the world and the future of our children.
They are pathetic.
May they all rot in hell.
I couldn't have said it any better myself. You are right on the money!!
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Sam Toliver

AOL

#40 Jun 9, 2012
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>Monkeyboybush separated/divided this country more than any president in US history. That's why he had a 27% approval rating when leaving office and the worst economy since the great depression.
Ritt Money, when playing "Pretend President"
would have let
Bin laden live
and
let Detroit die.
How stupid are you, you stupid retardican?
I won't call you childish names. That is divisive. Being committed to being divisive defines YOU not me. I love America which is why I voted for Obama last time and will vote to replace Obama this time. Calling names and bullying is so Pelosi. Why do you do it?

“Old 16th Graveyard hole”

Since: Nov 11

Philadelphia, PA

#41 Jun 9, 2012
carey529 wrote:
<quoted text>
the republicans merely want this fool OUT of the white house before he TOTALLY destroys the country.
they might all be whores liars and thieves, but you have to be an idiot (or, in your case, a liberal loon) to think either party would stoop to deliberately destroying the economy to spite the other....
besides, obama has done MORE than enough all on his own to fck up the economy.
Of course not, they have been trotting out the line that Republicans want to cause this president to fail for years. It was a remark by one person that they latched onto to cover all the failures they knew would be coming from this inexperienced first timer. Now, objectively, what is the aim of the opposing party? Rrright!!! To advance THEIR AGENDA and stall the agenda of the other party. Hmmmm, seems like that's what politics has always been about. Progressives just ALWAYS have a scapegoat. You're poor? It's the fault of the rich. House too expensive, that's the fault of the bankers. Not enough food, that's the fault of the powerful agri-business. Etc., etc., etc. ALWAYS someone else's fault. That is the backbone of liberalism. Fighting the invisible strawman who is causing all the problems. No talk of self reliance, working hard to get ahead [nope if you can't get ahead it's the fault of the mythical 1%], doing for yourself, buying it for yourself or doing without. Nope, if your life is not as good as you want it to be it is the other fellows fault and up to "THE OTHER FELLOW" to make it right. Sound familiar? It should, this is the platform that the modern progressive liberal party is built on.

SIR LANCELOT

“I just hate stupid people”

Since: Apr 07

DEEP SOUTHERN ILLINOIS

#42 Jun 9, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
HELLO?
I have been on here for the past 3 years pointing that out. Why do you think I have been calling these tea-bagging right-wingers “unpatriotic”; it is because Rush Limbaugh said a few weeks after President Obama’s inauguration “[He] hopes he fails”. And every right-wing bastard cheered that unpatriotic sentiment.
If I had my way every single right-wing tea-bagging nut would be charged with treason and dealt with immediately and appropriately.
If you had your way? Ha Ha, what are you going to do scratch our eyes out and pull our hair?

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