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Rendell: 'We're a bunch of wusses'

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D) called members of his party "a bunch of wusses" during an appearance Wednesday on CNN's "Parker Spitzer."

"We're running from the things that we've done, running from the things we believe instead of saying, 'Here's what we stand for,' " Rendell said in discussing the midterm elections.

The governor went on to encourage Democrats to tout popular sections of the health-care bill, rather than distance themselves from it, as many candidates have done.

Asked whether President Obama's "guns and religion" remarks in 2008 continues to have an effect on Democratic chances this fall, Rendell replied, "We got over that."

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Only thing that matter's right...

GOTV GOTV GOTV GOTV GOTV GOTV

I VOTED ALREADY...

SO MY VOICE IS SILENCE...UNTIL THE DAY AFTER NOVEMBER 2ND!!!!

Posted by: danders5000 | October 21, 2010 9:49 PM | Report abuse

"How does it compare to the drunkard's?"

That's the problem here. As soon as people see a problem, they bring up Pelosi. She may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but bringing that up is hitting below the belt.

Posted by: Skeptic1 | October 21, 2010 9:44 PM | Report abuse

hey fast eddie,used car salesman, i didn't get over the remark. obama is an elitist soros sock puppet. liberalism is a mental disorder. how can you ignore truth?

Posted by: 12thgenamerican | October 21, 2010 9:18 PM | Report abuse

corebanks 1940:
"President Obama's average job approval rating for the seventh quarter of his administration has dropped to the lowest point and ranks him near the bottom of the list of other modern presidents at this point in their time in office, according to Gallup polling conducted July 20-Oct. 19."

How does it compare to the drunkard's?

Posted by: rcubedkc | October 21, 2010 8:51 PM | Report abuse

Define yourself, don't let your opposition define you. This is just a fundamental of how to run an election campaign.

Put another way by Gov. Rendell: Stand for something.

Posted by: cassandra9 | October 21, 2010 8:18 PM | Report abuse

I agree. Dems allow teabaggers and right wing evangelicals to demonize, bully and push them around. Their fate is a 4 year Presidency every now and then when America gets tired of the Republican's creeping theocracy. Fox News, the Chamber of Commerce and foreign money now own America.

Posted by: areyousaying | October 21, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Ed has very good political instincts and the boy from Staten Island is usually correct.
It's hard to even be around someone who hates themselves, makes excuses and backtracks- that person inspires noone and noone is loyal to them. The Dem party is that person.
Dems need to stop running away from being liberal and embrace and celebrate it.

Posted by: NYClefty | October 21, 2010 7:00 PM | Report abuse

The fact that we're not putting corrupt politicians in jail, burning down banks and beating corporate pigs proves him right. We'll just keep blogging and voting, voting and blogging. That's worked real well for us huh? All together now: USA USA USA USA USA.....

Posted by: coogene | October 21, 2010 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Bethesda wrote:

Nymous wrote: "The GOP let the economic bubble grow and grow and grow. They turned away from reasonable regulations that would have prevented problems at every chance they had to do it.
============================
Let's see, who said he wanted to continue to "roll the dice" on giving mortgages to those with poor credit ratings? Could it have been Barney Frank of Massachusetts? And a Democrat at that? How can that be?
Sorry, the Democrats own this mess no matter who might have contributed to it.


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Common, Mr. B.

BOTH parties were happy to embrace the housing bubble when it was in full blossom.
Neither did a thing to stop it. They both "own" it.

(Alan Greenspan looks positively suicidal these days, for Chrissakes!)

Some things go beyond politics.

Fact is, all Americans, blue and red, do a very poor job managing debt and credit. And Americans generally do a very poor job saving, as well.

If we all admitted that, instead of looking for a party to blame, we might be able to start changing.

Posted by: trenda | October 21, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

It's quite easy for a lame duck unpopular governor of PA to preach to the rest of the losers in his party - he has nothing to lose and everything to gain by pretending to be positive within the sinking democrat ship. I'm sure he'll be appropriately 'taken care' of during the second half of Obama administration as a pay back with a high level well paid position or better yet one of the PACs influencing the Obama administration making millions of dollars on the tax payers back.

Posted by: CJ123 | October 21, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

This is one reason why I sort of wish Harry Reid loses. I hate for Angle to succeed and win, but we need a Democrat in the Senate who won't get steamrolled due to playing nice. For one thing, Democrats should have made Republicans filibuster some things, rather than wet their pants when Repubs threatened to filibuster.

Posted by: hitpoints | October 21, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Gov. Rendell is right and that's exactky why I'm an Independent. Theirs and old saying that goes "If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything." The Democratic Party seems to be unable to stand up for their accomplishments or acknowledge (and correct) their own mistakes. They literally try to please eveyone, which is impossible and inevitably leads to their own dimise, especially during the mid-term elecetions.

Posted by: PracticalIndependent | October 21, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Gov. Rendell is right and that's exactky why I'm an Independent. Theirs and old saying that goes "If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything." The Democratic Party seems to be unable to stand up for their accomplishments or acknowledge (and correct) their own mistakes. They literally try to please eveyone, which is impossible and inevitably leads to their own dimise, especially during the mid-term elecetions.

Posted by: PracticalIndependent | October 21, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Rendell is SO right. I mean, there is a political party here that INVENTED the Great Recession through 8 years of calamitous mismanagement of Washington. And another party has spent 2 years shoveling muck to clean up the mess. There's one party that wants to cut and eventually eliminate Social Security in order to provide tax cuts for rich people. And another party that voted to guarantee health care for Americans. How hard can it be for Democrats to run on their record and succeed???

Posted by: tboyer33 | October 21, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Once Jon Stewart did a comparison of knowledge of U.S. history between Americans and peole living in remote areas of Iraq. Needless to say, the Iraqis won hands down! Our system of democracy, despite of our human flaws, was constructed by highly evolved men of the "Enlightenment". It is a political system for a people who not only seek to better their lives economically, but who also seek to evolve intellectually and spiritually in the highest sense of its meaning.

Obama, being a constitutional scholar, I would venture to say, understands this at its core. And has tried to intimate to "we the people" that our ability to (self-govern)is only possible to the extent that we are not divided! But who's listening! Not many. Day after day, whether it's here on the WP site or other sites e.g. Huffington Post, the editors give us the red meat of conflict; and we respond in kind like ravenous carnivores, without ever understanding that it is not the politicians who are the problem, but us! We are just sitting on the sidelines barking like junkyard dogs and howling at the moon of our own wretchedness of political ineptitude. Why? Because we are better at complaining than taking the time to really understand our own system, what it does and understanding the core of its corruption-an ignorant body politic.

The Media Amplifies The Squeakiest Wheels

Someone wants to build a mosque near ground zero and you'd think the world was at an end. The Bush Admistration broke laws at will and lied for war! Ho humm.

Obama tried to pass health care reform with little help from the col-lec-tive-us. So now, many claim that the effort was a complete failure-A LIE! But that doesn't stop us from repeating it. The stimulus didn't work- A LIE! Now repeat after the GOP! The Tea People was out on the mall protesting taxes, when in fact, they had just gotten a tax cut. But unlike Bush, Obama didn't send out those REBATE CHECKS directly to people for the old con- "I can see the money in my hand" mind trick! It was on their checks, as a permanent conduit to stimulate the economy and he has gotten little or no credit for it!

If people want to disagree about policy fine. But be objective; for ignorance is not a virtue, visceral understanding has limits and many times no basis, and true knowledge is to peel an onion without end!

Posted by: D-0f-G | October 21, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

The federal government is the current modern day slave master.

Believe it. Keep giving massah what you make. Massah's gonna take more and more. Only thing is...massah no longer cares what freaking color you are. You belong to massah.

The federal government is a beast. Out of control. Not in your interest. Only self-preservation.

Grovel to your massah.

Posted by: stinkyliberals | October 21, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

President Obama's average job approval rating for the seventh quarter of his administration has dropped to the lowest point and ranks him near the bottom of the list of other modern presidents at this point in their time in office, according to Gallup polling conducted July 20-Oct. 19.

Posted by: corebanks1940 | October 21, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Obama is in bed with big business, BP, and the big banks. We are still fighting unnecessary foreign wars. The Democrats deserve to lose.

Posted by: alance

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and in the next rant he will be called a Socialist.

Pick one.

Posted by: vigor | October 21, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Re: Wusses--tell me about it.

I give you Summers and Geithner: "We kiss your backside Wall Street; please give us money and don't hate us."

I give you Salazar: "I kiss your backside Big Oil, please give us money and don't hate us."

I give you Donovan: "I kiss your backside bank forclosure industry, please give us money and don't hate us."

I give you Obama: "I kiss your backside voters, please vote democratic even if I am an African American denying human rights to gays."

Posted by: knowscience | October 21, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

ha ha. I've been saying you Dems are wimps for years. You let the loudmouth rightwingers take the narrative and now you're not running on the good things that Dems have done. Perfect record? No. Many of the people heading to vote for Republicans this year are ill-informed and stupid.

Posted by: case50 | October 21, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Fast Eddie doesn't grasp that his more intelligent colleagues are running away from what they have done and really believe because the nation is rejecting both them and their programs.They have to hide who they really are which won't work anymore.

Posted by: bowspray | October 21, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Democrats "wussies.".
Yes, as they did not stand up against the Far Left that hijacked the Democrat Party!
And now the Democrats are all going to see the "racist" President Clinton on the campaign trail. The "wussies" did not stand up against the hijacked Democrat Party of Team Obama on this horrible issue either!

Posted by: Indi1 | October 21, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Generally speaking, I don't have much use for Ed Rendell, but in this case, he's right on the money. The Democrats in Congress are a bunch of spineless, supine weasels, submissively exposing their soft little bellies to the jackboots of what passes for the Republican party these days. Also, they're just as corrupt as their Republican brethren. I stopped giving them money after the last election, and I don't know what I'm going to do about voting November 2nd. I will find it very, very difficult to vote for any Democrat at the national level.

Posted by: nicekid | October 21, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

When the middle class ends up living on the street in a card-board box, working for 25 cents an hour and "eating-out" at the soup kitchen instead of McDonalds, then they will "get it"!

Posted by: mikeconville | October 21, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Gov. Rendell is correct. Democrats are a bunch of wusses. If Republicans could stand behind and with the mal-functioning presidency of George W. Bush who drove this country into a ditch that we still can't dig ourselves out of. The democrats look weak and worthless for not standing up for and behind President Obama. I'm tired of people calling the health care bill bad, when they haven't even given it a chance to be proved good or bad. I don't understand how Americans can forget we wanted change and that change never does not come easy and/or fast enough. So Americans vote do-nothing-except-stop-Obama-Republicans back in charge. They'll keep tax breaks for the rich while screwing the middle and working class Americans who seems to forget that they have recevied more tax cuts under Obama's two years than they did under 8 years of Republica rule. More and more American jobs are still going overseas yet the Republicans want to keep tax breaks for those companies who are sending our jobs over seas while unemployment in America is growing. I haven't heard one thing Republicans have to offer middle and working class Americans that will help get us back to work, stop foreclosures, give us affordable health care and college tuition, improve education, etc. They only want to stop Obama, and they're doing it with fear and lies and Democrats, if they lose control, only have themselves to blame for not having courage to do what was necessary to effect 'change'. I'm disappointed in Democratic leadership but I'm scared of Republicans gaining control again and continuing to screw middle and working class America.

Posted by: alesterp | October 21, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

How do we keep falling for Republican myths? The whole tax cuts for the rich thing just blows my mind. Look up the tax brackets for every other country and find that your bracket is taxed more here while your rich boss is taxed less. The middle and lower classes are funding cheap taxes for the rich. Plus Reagonomics worked when the upper bracket tax rate was 70%. Tax cuts for the top two brackets no longer generate revenue when they are paying only 35%. Every other country has this group paying 40-45%. Come on.

Don't even get me started on the unions myth. The unions and NAFTA destroyed american manufacturing. It was "Made in China" that did that, fueled by corporate greed. If all the jobs went to Mexico, Mexicans would not be coming here. We gave all the jobs to China under Bush to keep inflation down.

Posted by: hdimig | October 21, 2010 10:48 AM | Report abuse

How can people with any sense of objectivity say that obamacare is a disaster and this and that when it has barely begun to take effect. I suspect that there are things in this legislation that could be better but we have to understand that this bill was developed with democrats and republicans together even though not one republican voted for it. There are a good things in this bill and to anyone who does not have health care this bill is heaven sent. I have nothing but total disdain for those republicans that threaten to withhold funding that would enable the particulars of this bill to go forward. Shame on them. It seems that they do not have their heart in the right place.

Posted by: devaneym | October 21, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

2

Traditional firewalls that divided political news and the entertainment world are falling as hybrid events like this one cross the line between news and what is entertainment.

"No such broadcast took place for the similarly controversial Glenn Beck rally, even by Fox," says Kownacki.

Given the grassroots enthusiasm, it is no surprise that President Obama will appear on Stewart's "Daily Show" Oct. 27, while it is taping in the nation's capital the week prior to the rally. Comedy Central will carry the entire event live, as well as stream it on the Web.

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Had this been an actual Wusses emergency, well, you'd have been SOL. We now return you to your regularly scheduled Ed Rendell commentary.

Posted by: curmudgeon6 | October 21, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

We interrupt this Boodle to bring you the latest on the Rally to Restore Sanity.

From the Christian Science Monitor:

Los Angeles

As the clock counts down to the Oct. 30 "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" in Washington, the number of sister events in support of the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert extravaganza is exploding.

You can actually go to the event's [W]eb sites and watch the number speed upwards in real time. As of this writing, the tally of "meet-ups" - which includes everything from a few buddies at a sports bar to the grand second- and third-city events planned for Chicago and Los Angeles, complete with pricey jumbotron screens and city permits - is 801 cities in 67 countries.

"This is growing faster than any online meet-up we've seen," says Andres Glusman, vice president of strategy and community for Meetup.com, the firm behind the little widget on the events' sites. He spoke from a Manhattan street corner where he had just emerged from a meeting with the Colbert Report team.

His company, founded in 2002, has powered the online grassroots organizing behind the 2004 Howard Dean presidential bid and the tea party movement. He says he would not be surprised to see the Colbert/Stewart rally surpass the numbers put up by the tea party by the Nov. 2 election. Tea party groups currently have about 2,500 events scheduled on the website.

The next question, of course, is what this will all mean come election day.

Will it inspire voters? Will it help Democrats?

Some suggest the rally could boost voter turnout. Ten percent of online conversations around the Comedy Central rallies on the top 400 forums and blogs mention voting, while 5 percent talk about the midterm elections, according to Networked Insights, a firm that analyzes web topics.

"This is a growing movement," says CEO Dan Neely, who adds that the largest demographic participating in the conversations is people aged 35 to 54.

If true, the rallies could help Democrats, some say. "The speculation is that it will likely be heavily slanted in favor of the political left," says Mr. Kownacki.

This view, despite Stewart's protestations that the event is merely to "restore sanity," is bolstered by the recent imprimatur bestowed on the event by one of the president's biggest celebrity fans, Oprah Winfrey. (Does this support augur a Jon Stewart jump to Oprah's own network when it debuts next year? Stay tuned).

All this bottoms-up activity combined with the top-down support from Viacom, the cable channel's corporate parent, which is carrying the full event live, makes this an unprecedented intermixing of politics, entertainment, and big corporate interests, says Washington-based digital strategist Brendan Kownacki.

Such a tacit corporate media endorsement is an important cultural turning point, he says.

more

Posted by: curmudgeon6 | October 21, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

"The health care legislation is a poor example of something worth fighting for since it is so muddled and weakened with special interest concessions and it lacked broad demand to begin with"

I think that is completely incorrect. The stuff in the health care bill is good. People just get so blinded by the rhetoric and fear mongering on the republican side that they don't even know what is in the bill. There is a large number of people in this country right now that get 100% of their news from Fox or Rush Limbaugh or other dubious sources. They have people absolutely convinced that health care reform will cost them more money even though it actually reduces the cost for medicare recipients. The also really believe in stuff like government death panels. Who the heck propagates this type of misinformation with a clear conscience? We will never get anything done as a society as long as propaganda like this is passed off as news. The revisionist history passed off y the Tea Party is another example. People actually believe this stuff. Obama is a communist. Liberals are Nazis that will perpetuate a genocide. We are a socialist country. The lies and half-truths are incredible. Yet people are buying it. Don't ask me how. It defies all reason.

Posted by: hdimig | October 21, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

Bring back the five foot stimulus checks that hypocrits like Bachmanand many other GOP candidates proudly cashed and took credit for local road projects while simultaneously running attack commercials claiming how much they despise stimulus spending. Their hypocrisy is nauseating and needs to be called out.

Posted by: leichtman1 | October 21, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

The health care legislation is a poor example of something worth fighting for since it is so muddled and weakened with special interest concessions and it lacked broad demand to begin with and it consumed much time and energy better devoted to more serious problems. It may have been consequent lack of more serious attention, along with fear of being accused of "socialism", that caused the stimulus package to be insufficient and misdirected more towards Wall Street bailouts than Main Street needs. Democrats have also been too cowed by fear of "cut and run" accusations from the militarists to resist being further sucked into, ("surged" into), a costly quagmire war that does more harm than good for national security, especially with regard to destabilizing the nuclear armed Islamic state of Pakistan. I personally am greatly disappointed that this "don't look back" President, in evident violation of his oath of office, has done less than nothing to repair the damage done by the previous administration to due process and the rule of law -- an abstention that also seems to suit other cowardly or excessively "pragmatic" members of his party.

"Wusses" indeed on every issue and with no sign that any backbone may develop in the foreseeable future.

Posted by: Adam_Smith | October 21, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

The Dems lost the narrative on all these legislative accomplishments because the media turned on them as soon as November 5th 2008 came around.

Insurance companies and the financial industry began to panic as the Dems attempted to reign in the excesses that brought our country to financial ruin and that kind of money buys a lot of "free" speech. They'll do anything to put their GOPer puppets back in power even if it means a quickly coming party implosion from the baggers.

Posted by: theobserver4 | October 21, 2010 10:01 AM | Report abuse

Ed Rendell is a thug and a corrupt politician. He wanted to sell I-80 to a FOREIGN goverment for chrissakes !!! Why would anyone listen to ANYTHING this crook has to say !!!

Posted by: killerm1 | October 21, 2010 9:42 AM | Report abuse

Ed Rendell is a thug and a corrupt politician. He wanted to sell I-80 to a FOREIGN goverment for chrissakes !!! Why would anyone listen to ANYTHING this crook has to say !!!

Posted by: killerm1 | October 21, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Where is the suprise here? Democrats are always afraid to stand up on their own two feet. That is why they love the Government so much. They need someone to look after them.

Posted by: jdonner2 | October 21, 2010 9:38 AM | Report abuse

demtse wrote:

["Rendell is absolutely correct. The democrats should take ownership of their accomplishments and stop running away from them. MAN UP DEMOCRATS!!!!"]

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Too late. But it is kind of funny, actually. The ads out critical of all the legislative victories (pro Democrat candidate ads, by the way), critical of Pelosi, Reid, the POTUS, have been running too long before this new-found spike in courage . The past 22 months have been like a bad episode of South Park with the Dems as the Hippie investation.

All show and no go.

To paraphrase a famous NFL coach: You are who you thought you were: wusses.

Posted by: pararanger22 | October 21, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

I agree, the Democratic leadership is dumb, stupid, coward, and doesn't know what the party stands for. The Democrats should be defeated for being cowards.

Posted by: kevin1231 | October 21, 2010 9:03 AM | Report abuse

Obama is the biggest wuss of all, he wont fight for anything. The Republicans are not winning, the Democrats are losing.

Posted by: Desertstraw | October 21, 2010 8:54 AM | Report abuse

Obama is the biggest wuss of all, he wont fight for anything. The Republicans are not winning, the Democrats are losing.

Posted by: Desertstraw | October 21, 2010 8:53 AM | Report abuse

Thank you Gov. Rendell we don't wanna see rethuglicans shred my tax dollars so it won't go toward something as valuable as healthcare. One thing I will say, at least I will be able to physically see my tax dollars being utilized instead of going to some rich jerk who is already living way above what he/she can spend in their lifetime.

I second my "demtse" MAN UP DEMOCRATS!!

Posted by: clifton3 | October 21, 2010 8:48 AM | Report abuse

alance wrote:
Obamacare is a total disaster which did nothing to cut spending on out of control costs for medical care. It was a giant gift to the insurance and pharmaceutical companies. Nothing was done to curb greedy malpractice attorneys.

Obama is in bed with big business, BP, and the big banks. We are still fighting unnecessary foreign wars. The Democrats deserve to lose.

......
can you please make up your mind as to what Obama's faults are? He is a socialist who bails out financial institutions and is in bed with big business. When he made BP put 20 billion in escrow to pay for the gulf damage, who is that apologized to BP? You see how illogical you are?

Posted by: iarthur1 | October 21, 2010 8:39 AM | Report abuse

"Obamacare is a total disaster which did nothing to cut spending on out of control costs for medical care. It was a giant gift to the insurance and pharmaceutical companies. Nothing was done to curb greedy malpractice attorneys."

Seeing as the very first provisions of the Affordable Health Care law have only just come into effect the commenter must have a time machine.

I am usually tolerant of ignorance, but malicious ignorance riles me.

Posted by: mcconnor | October 21, 2010 8:08 AM | Report abuse

"Obamacare is a total disaster which did nothing to cut spending on out of control costs for medical care. It was a giant gift to the insurance and pharmaceutical companies. Nothing was done to curb greedy malpractice attorneys."

Seeing as how it is barely a month before the very first provisions of the Affordable Health Care law went into effect the above poster must have a time machine.

I am usually tolerant of ignorance, but malicious ignorance riles me.

Posted by: mcconnor | October 21, 2010 8:06 AM | Report abuse

Rendell is absolutely correct. The democrats should take ownership of their accomplishments and stop running away from them. MAN UP DEMOCRATS!!!!

Posted by: demtse | October 21, 2010 7:36 AM | Report abuse

Hard for me to believe I actually voted for this attention seeking buffoon his first time. (Didn't take me long to learn a lesson, thereby preventing me from voting for him again!) With our capital city looking at bankruptcy, I'd hardly say he's anyone whose opinion is worth much. The Democrats have proven they are no better at governing than the Republicans were in the last go-round. They HAVE proven they can be even worse.

Posted by: Lilycat11 | October 21, 2010 6:49 AM | Report abuse

Hard for me to believe I actually voted for this attention seeking buffoon his first time. (Didn't take me long to learn a lesson, thereby preventing me from voting for him again!) With our capital city looking at bankruptcy, I'd hardly say he's anyone whose opinion is worth much. The Democrats have proven they are no better at governing than the Republicans were in the last go-round. They HAVE proven they can be even worse.

Posted by: Lilycat11 | October 21, 2010 6:48 AM | Report abuse

Ed must have a headache these days. His state of Pennsylvania has cities defaulting on debt left and right. He leaves behind a total disaster under his watch.

Posted by: JuicyJuice | October 21, 2010 2:37 AM | Report abuse

fast eddie is not a wuss. lying,corrupt politician ,yes.PA has done one thing right and that is term limits on governor

Posted by: pofinpa | October 21, 2010 2:11 AM | Report abuse

Nymous wrote: "The GOP let the economic bubble grow and grow and grow. They turned away from reasonable regulations that would have prevented problems at every chance they had to do it.
============================

Let's see, who said he wanted to continue to "roll the dice" on giving mortgages to those with poor credit ratings? Could it have been Barney Frank of Massachusetts? And a Democrat at that? How can that be?

Sorry, the Democrats own this mess no matter who might have contributed to it.


Posted by: MrBethesda | October 21, 2010 1:47 AM | Report abuse

parker's so much better in writing

Posted by: batigol85 | October 21, 2010 1:14 AM | Report abuse

alance, you make errors of attribution. Really, just because you want to cast blame doesn't make what you say at all true. How voting for the scumbags who created most of the problems you cite will somehow solve any problems is beyond me.

The GOP let the economic bubble grow and grow and grow. They turned away from reasonable regulations that would have prevented problems at every chance they had to do it. Which party was in power when the Iraq war started for all that matter?

The point being you're full of crap.

Posted by: Nymous | October 21, 2010 12:45 AM | Report abuse

Thank God in two weeks all of this nonsense will be over until the next election. Gov. Rendell is a perfect example of establishment politicians running around like chickens with their heads cut off. They are in total denial.

Obamacare is a total disaster which did nothing to cut spending on out of control costs for medical care. It was a giant gift to the insurance and pharmaceutical companies. Nothing was done to curb greedy malpractice attorneys.

Obama is in bed with big business, BP, and the big banks. We are still fighting unnecessary foreign wars. The Democrats deserve to lose.

Posted by: alance | October 21, 2010 12:40 AM | Report abuse

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