Gregg Smartens up!

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Republican Sen. Judd Gregg withdrew his nomination to be President Obama's commerce secretary on Thursday, citing "irresolvable conflicts" over issues like the economic stimulus package and the Census.

    In doing so, the New Hampshire senator became the first Cabinet-level nominee to withdraw his name in protest.

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    So his appointees either are crooks, builds no confidence for the American people, or end up rejecting Obama for stupidity. I am starting to feel sorry for him. He can't win for losing.
     
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    I hold a small amount of hope that he did this out of conviction and not for political gain. Sure, he would have gained some in the short run by becoming commerce secretary, but long run he may be setting himself up for a presidential run in 2012. By declining based on these issues he is putting himself on solid footing to run if things don't work out well for the Obama administration.
     
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    I am glad to see him withdraw. There are already two Republicans in the Cabinet. I don't see any reason to add a third. Also, Gregg is on the wrong side of the trade issue since he is in favor of unfair free trade and he is also biased toward business over working people.
     
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    Yes, exactly. Let's be careful not to get too many smart people on there.

    Not sure if you know this, but the only reason there are "working people" is because there are businesses. If you punish the businesses, they won't be able to hire people.

    Your shortsightedness is not appealing.
     
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    Your supply-side economics, PL, is not appealing.

    BTW, being a Republican does not mean a person is smart and all smart people are not Republicans.
     
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    President Obama will get his jobs bill passed and signed into law within the next few days. He's a winner. It's conservatives who continue to be losers ever since the 2006 election.
     
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    Ain't no such animal as a 'jobs bill'. Big Government does not create jobs. It creates "red tape".

    Private industry creates jobs because they must produce something- like profits. Big Government never has produced a profit- it is a leech off the backs of working people.
     
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    No Obama loses even on that issue. he is now the sole owner of the failure.
     
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    Not sure you know either what supply-side economics is, or what I believe about economics. You don't seem to clear on the issues.

    Of course not.
     
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    To be clear, are you saying he is the sole owner of this bill being passed or the whole mess we're currently in?

    I think you mean the bill, but I wanted to ask for clarification.

    Thanks,
     
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    All republicans would be smart to distance themselves from this president. I wish they had objected with the Bush bailout.
     
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    If they had had the will to do that, then I would have called them smart. :) Uhm.... I wonder where Ron Paul stand/stood with the bail out..... :)
     
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    I think Gregg has now made the right decision.
    If one is a lamb there is no future in joining a wolf-pack.

    Already the Obama damage control team is working to place the blame on Gregg. We'll see as days go by and more have their say.
     
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    I think it is good to see a man of character in the midst of this administration ... someone who will stand up and say "No." Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any more of them.

    Perhaps Obama will show some character for a change and stand up to the Democratic leadership in Congress. It is doubtful though, being only a few weeks into this and already demonstrating severe lack of judgment and experience that we all knew he would show.

    Obama is unfortunately way out of his league. When he said abortion was above his paygrade, we are quickly and painfully finding out that that was not the only thing above his pay grade.
     
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    Ron Paul was against the bailout: He acknowledge that the financial institutions were in a mess but it was largely due to their own greed and taking advantage of lax oversight and relaxing internal policies which would have protected them. But the bailout was unconstitutional..... and so is the privately owned and run Federal Reserve Bank.

    BTW, most of the bank failures have occurred in the largest banks and financial institutions in the country who thought their masses of investment and capital made them immune to extremes of taking risks for profit. The smaller and independant banks recognize their own vunerability and have maintained the more sensible controls of qualifying borrowers before giving loans: These are the ones still offering loans to small businesses and individuals who qualify. The largest institutions have received injections of bailout funds and still have little or no capital to loan or use to restructure salvageable bad debts. It is like the bailout was a bonus for doing bad business very well. It is fitting as it is an award for leading our economy into the direction needed to accomplish the elitist goals of NWO with global economy, rule and law.
     
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    The Bill, the Dems are the sole owner of this mess
     
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    You are too intelligent, PL, to make such a stupid statement. Perhaps you will reconsider and retract it.
     
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    The failed conservative, laissez-faire economic policies of the just completed Republican administration and the Republican-controlled Congresses of this decade are primarily responsible for the current economic mess.
     
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    The banks went down because of bad loans they were forced to give and the Dems refused to admit was a problem. Your talking point buzz words do not make your lie true.
     

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