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MaxE
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23 Dec 2014, 8:16 am

@Persimmonpudding, you completely misread my line "Any American who lies awake wondering how in hell somebody like Barack Obama could have been elected President...".

Sorry to have upset you.


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23 Dec 2014, 11:01 am

MaxE wrote:
@Persimmonpudding, you completely misread my line "Any American who lies awake wondering how in hell somebody like Barack Obama could have been elected President...".

Sorry to have upset you.
Oh, then I beg your pardon. I've gotten into a few too many pointless, circular arguments on the matter. It's not that I'm somehow his screaming fanboy, and I am actually sort of wondering if Clinton might have been a better bet. But every time I have ever gotten into a discussion with one of his detractors, they've trotted out the same tired list of untrue, long-debunked crap.

And it's hard to even get them to discuss Dodd-Frank. The thing is, everyone knows it was a necessary reform, but they are pissy over the fact that the Democrats did it to correct their acknowledged error of allowing Wall Street to be run like a Vegas casino. If one of their people had authored the same law, they would have been exaggerating its effectiveness.

Volcker was good under Carter. He was good under Reagan, and he has been good under Barack Obama in a different office. He will be good under Rodham-Clinton.