Joe Klein: Every occasion they raised Afghanistan, they mentioned China 25 times

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    Joe Klein's trip across America.

    Americans get to talking about politics these days. Topic A is the growing sense that our best days as a nation are behind us, that our kids won't live as well as we did, that China is in the driver's seat.

    This is a popular, perhaps even dominant, theme in the U.S. this season — but it doesn't begin to describe the anguish that dominated every conversation about politics I witnessed during a four-week trip across the country. With a month to go before a crucial election and campaign ads cluttering the TV, people were in a heightened state of political awareness. I've covered more than a few midterm campaigns, but this one seems particularly fraught.

    Many Americans also were confused and frustrated by the constant state of war since the terrorist attacks of 9/11. But for every occasion they raised Afghanistan, they mentioned China 25 times; economics completely trumped terrorism as a matter of concern.

    Encountering Anguish and Anxiety Across America - TIME

    An interesting read.
     
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    Certainly reveals why Americans think Washington is broken.
     
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    And what has the Democrat controlled Congress and White House done to help America get back on top of China?
     
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    Partisan sniping may be entertaining but it won't solve jack shit. The thing that will solve it is to send DC a really clear message - and that includes sacrifices by both parties.... kick 'em all out and replace them with people whose only special interest group is 'we, the People'.
     
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    1985: our kids won't live as well as we did, Japan is in the driver's seat.

    2010: our kids won't live as well as we did, China is in the driver's seat.
     
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    I love it when someone writes what's on their minds and imagines he sees it in someone else, "Many Americans also were confused and frustrated by the constant state of war since the terrorist attacks of 9/11."

    Uh huh. Sure, Joe, sure.

    What he meant to say was, "I'm confused and frustrated by the constant state of war since the terrorist attacks of 9/11."
     
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    I'm curious. Why can't you see the difference between Japan and China? Because they look the same?

    They NEVER, EVER paid the Japanese a hundred bucks a month.

    Is it you just don't understand the difference between a "real" wage in a capitalistic, democratic country and a hundred bucks a month in a communist/socialist country whose population are virtually "slave labor"?

    You really don't understand the difference? Really?
     
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    They've been working on the mess the Republicans left the economy. Also the job the Republicans did with health care, immigration, after Katrina, and two wars. That's a LOT to clean up. Difficult in just less than 2 years. Wouldn't you say?
     
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    Progressives have been declaring American Capitalism and Entrepreneurship dead for the last 100 years and you're wrong every time. Every single time!

    In the 1980's America was done for and Japan was going to be the world's economic SuperPower...and we yawned at your hysteria and stupidity.

    As soon as we get rid of the Progressive monkey in the White House and his stooges in Congress you'll see a real recovery. And again, we yawn at your hysteria and stupidity.

    If you want to bring the China economy to a screeching halt send Obama, Dodd, Frank and Geithner over there to reform their economy.
     
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    No it's not. The Democrats could care less, and will do nothing about it. And you'll still defend them blindly.

    This is exactly how they wanted things, and here we are. I don't think they have that much to worry about in November at all. I think Democrats maintain power, and we continue the decline, and your excuses.
     

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