The subject is from an Associated Press article, from which the following is excerpted:
That’s far from the only instance of someone making this claim. In their new book, “It’s Even Worse Than It Looks,” Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein – two of the most prominent talking heads in Washington, known for their balanced view and proclivity toward moderation – say that the Republican Party is to blame. Quoted from a Washington Post Opinion piecebased on the book:
Now, such views may not seem specifically out to get Obama on Election Day, but how transparent do they need to be when no less than the Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was quoed as saying “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term President” two years ago?
I had the following exchange a month or so back with someone who was dissatisfied with Obama:
Him: So if a car salesman talked me in to buying something that FAILED, what rationale would I have to buy something from him again?
Me: To make your analogy work, you have a car that failed because the guys who made the engine refused to listen to the car manufactuer and gave the car a crappy engine that always broke down.
You seem to think that it would be a much better outcome to have the people who made the engine now put in charge of the whole damn car.
I guess the debate is as follows:
Is the GOP actively sabotaging the economy? Will they do anything - even if it hurts America and their constituants - to have Obama lose the White House?
If not, how can we explain everything they have said and done to date?
If so, how can we stop them?