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Were Democrats willing to destroy the economy just to get elected and get their power back?

Sen Shumer releases a memo that causes a run on the banks. Sen Reid says in a press conf that a major insurance firm is about to fail. Did they talk down the economy in September & October just to win an election?

Asked By: Jim R - 12/23/2008
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Valid short answer: NO. What one notices, over time, is that that the insane, goose-stepping and lie-mongering element of the fascist right snivels and cowers in gutless corners, always SURE--ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN!!--that none of their... More
Answered By: Jim to the right lady - 12/23/2008
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Willing yes, intelligent enough to no.
Answered By: blowme1371 - 12/23/2008
 
Um, the economy has been in recession for about a year now, and that recession happened based on the deregulation policies of the Congress from even before that. And Republicans controlled Congress from 1994 - 2006. Hmmm, who's to blame.......
Answered By: Griggnax - 12/23/2008
 
NO Nobody talked down the economy, causing it to have problems. Talking down the economy follows the problems. The Republicans were trying to Martha Stewart us into believing it was in good shape.
Answered By: Boss H - 12/23/2008
 
No. It was not a 'run on the banks' that caused the economic meltdown. It was POOR DECISIONS by banks that caused the meltdown. It was poor regulation that allowed for decades of poor decisions. Hello? Another Right wing conspiracy theory bites the dust...
Answered By: fdm215 - 12/23/2008
 
Republican policy of limited oversight, and friends of the administration stuffing their pockets with cash is what tanked the economy.
Answered By: Jones - 12/23/2008
 
Yes and what about Pelosi praising Iran an international on some matter, Or Reid saying the war is lost-could have said the war is completed and time to come home,
Answered By: Political Hack Polytechnic Inst. - 12/23/2008
 
yes, that was Pelosi's plan.
Answered By: Pants too tight - 12/23/2008
 
Sure, they got in their time machines, returned to 1999 and helped Phil Gramm sneak through the Commodities Futures Modernization Act, then went forward to 2002 and had the Bush Administration propose the Zero-Downpayment Initiative and duped the Republicans in Congress into voting for it, and meanwhile they convinced... More
Answered By: Greg - 12/23/2008
 
Amazing how the actions of Congress and Dem leadership have been overlooked. Bottom line....The tax payers and consumers are gonna be the ones screwed...
Answered By: That Guy Over There - 12/23/2008
 
Wow. Is that Rush's argument? That is just about as plausible as Bush orchestrating 9/11 to get the authority to invade Iraq.
Answered By: NorCal Fluke - 12/23/2008
 
Its apparent..isn't it!
Answered By: truthseeker - 12/23/2008
 
sure we did, you don't make sense
Answered By: Alimac - 12/23/2008
 
If your statement is true, which I know different and know who is responsible for what we see in the economy, then I would defer to place blame on us American people. The government Nation and the people have forgotten who and where the power lays. IT IS WE THE PEOPLE that have given up and laid over and surrendered... More
Answered By: whatisreality - 12/23/2008
 
The election had naught to do with it. The U.S. economy was already tanking before the election. All these negative economic indicators are as a direct result of deregulation, failure to regulate in a proper manner, and greedy practices on the part of private business and on both sides of the aisle in our nation's... More
Answered By: Huero - 12/23/2008
 
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