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The politics of the stimulus and the rash of retirements (VIDEO)

The Fix chatted with the folks at "The Rundown" -- the Newshour's blog -- earlier today about the one-year anniversary of the economic stimulus package and about what Sen. Evan Bayh's (D-Ind.) retirement means for the political landscape.

Here's the final product:

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 17, 2010; 5:00 PM ET
Categories:  White House  
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shut up you fụcking moron

Posted by: Noacoler | February 18, 2010 1:33 AM | Report abuse

Noacoler


You have been banned 5 times - and you are the one often cited for attacks on other posters.

You want discussion?

Then discuss. Let's hear it.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | February 18, 2010 1:17 AM | Report abuse

HEY CHRIS CILLIZZA

Still think the big problem in these comments is "name calling?". Still think that "ad hominem personal attacks" are the bug impediment to discussion?

Try reading them for once.

You have two unemployed losers not only posting all day but repeating their own posts, many times even in the same thread, clearly intent on shutting down discussion, and having completely done so.

Is this what you wanted?

Posted by: Noacoler | February 18, 2010 1:09 AM | Report abuse

What was today? A bunch of Pretend Press Releases and Pretend Press Interviews to attempt to fool people into believing the stimulus bill worked somehow.


Obama was never really clear what that "somehow" was - despite is repeated pronouncements of the phrase "let me be clear."

Obama is sinking - and sinking so fast - the actual new risk is that the American people are about to tune Obama out - locking in their negative views of his zany campaign promises and Obama's turn to the left faster than a jackrabbit running across the street.

Very few people knew about Obama before the Presidential campaign - that gave Obama the opportunity to define himself -


However, once that was done, Obama was stuck with his own campaign themes. Obama chose to be a FRAUD to his own self-defined image. This is not something Americans take kindly to. These Frauds started during the election - claims of being post-racial while the campaign took racial actions, for instance.


Obama is a disgrace.

Hopefully the damage to the country will not be that great. At this point, the damage to the democratic party could be extensive, with losses of leadership position, committee chairmanships and staff positions.

Most of all, Obama PROMISED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE that he would bring a new, bipartisan approach to Washington - and be the uniter.


There was NO HINT of a swing to the left - quite the contrary - Obama's commitment specifically pointed to CENTRIST POLICY SOLUTIONS WHICH WOULD BE ARRIVED AT BY AGREEMENT WITH BOTH PARTIES.

Obama committed FRAUD against this.

Blaming the Republicans means nothing - it was a promise made to the American people - and Obama did not deliver.

If Obama believes he is going to stage a one-day tv event to prove that "he tried" - and then be free of his commitment, Obama is sadly mistaken.


Obama's commitment to bipartisanship meant that is what Obama was going to do throughout his term - not a day and out.

EVERYONE IS SHAKING THEIR HEADS.

No one can believe that Obama is heading in this direction - after having exposed his own personal FRAUD - Obama now wants to go on tv and repeat the FRAUD. This is going to end badly.


This is like a horrible football team, making mistake after mistake, and it is too ugly to watch.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | February 18, 2010 12:09 AM | Report abuse


Bring on the real discussion - I don't see it.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | February 17, 2010 10:56 PM | Report abuse

Just imagine if 37th failed to post his endlessly repeated idiot material every few minutes. It might be possible to have a real discussion around here and heaven knows we mustn't have THAT

Posted by: Noacoler | February 17, 2010 9:46 PM | Report abuse

Oh, for gawd's sake, 37, get a life. Do you never get off this board?

Posted by: drindl | February 17, 2010 7:06 PM
__________

Long and short answers: no and no. :)

Posted by: broadwayjoe | February 17, 2010 8:34 PM | Report abuse

"yes -- that' rational. obama should have just 'hired' people. to do what, mow the friggin WH lawn?

Posted by: drindl"

No money in the zook plan for mowers or gas.

Posted by: DDAWD | February 17, 2010 7:49 PM | Report abuse

The point is clearly, they could have hired EVERYONE 15 million people for less money - and the unemployment rate would have gone down.

The democrats hijacked the money - that is the point - the money has not be used for what it was supposed to .

You can not trust Obama - Obama lied.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | February 17, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse

drindl

It would have reduced the unemployment rate -


What did Obama do with all the money ?


The money got diverted to democratic special interest groups - and very few people got hired.


It's a jobs bill.

So create jobs.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | February 17, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse

26 million people mowing the WH lawn -- gee, wouldn't that be 'big government?'

Posted by: drindl | February 17, 2010 7:09 PM | Report abuse

yes -- that' rational. obama should have just 'hired' people. to do what, mow the friggin WH lawn?

Posted by: drindl | February 17, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Oh, for gawd's sake, 37, get a life. Do you never get off this board?

Posted by: drindl | February 17, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

If Obama had taken the money and just hired people - at 30K each that would be


26 MILLION JOBS


There are only 15 Million people unemployed, they could have hired everyone who is unemployed !!!


The money was diverted to democratic special interests.


Obama is a miserable failure - and all Obama does is go out there and LIE.


OBAMA LIED - OBAMA LIED - OBAMA LIED.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | February 17, 2010 6:47 PM | Report abuse

The democrats really like to eat their own young, don't they?


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Posted by: 37thand0street | February 17, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse

That wasn't Silver. (that's not even close to his writing style)

But I always hated people who thought that centrism was a virtue in and of itself. It's not. You don't have to be centrist to reach across the aisle. John McCain is hardly a moderate, but very bipartisan. Ted Kennedy was no moderate, but was bipartisan. Evan Bayh was a moderate, but not bipartisan. As a result, he didn't get much accomplished.

I liked the part about the role that moderates should be playing in American politics.

Posted by: DDAWD | February 17, 2010 6:13 PM | Report abuse


Why did the democrats want a completely inexperienced and far-left person be President ?


Could someone please go over that with me again???


I keep trying to figure out why so many people voted for him.


......... when they had a perfectly good military hero on the other ticket.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | February 17, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse


Why did the democrats want a completely inexperienced and far-left person be President ?


Could someone please go over that with me again???


I keep trying to figure out why so many people voted for him.


......... when they had a perfectly good military hero on the other ticket.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | February 17, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Nate Silver should stick to analyzing polls. Reading that was a waste if time. That's the kind of pointless reasoning with a dash of history I expect from George Will.

Posted by: Noacoler | February 17, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: DDAWD | February 17, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

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