Obama and Wall Street.

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    Obama is definitely too friendly with Wall Street. In that respect, he might as well be a Republican. :tongue:
     
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    That kind of information you have to sit down and look into, these people have no interest in doing such. It's easy as Dragon just did to blame all evils on Republican values. If Obama did something bad it's because he was either tricked into it by Republicans or Obama accidently did something Republican. It's never actually Obama or Democrats fault their policy failed and was brought up, voted on and passed by them.

    Both parties have done horrible things, especially in these last years. To blame one is Tin Foil hate worthy.
     
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    Republicans evil for doing it, Obama is "too friendly."
     
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    Obama is a politician. That means he keeps his options open.
     
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    Avoryspoon, you're twisting my words. Let me clarify.

    The problem is that corporations have too much control over the government through campaign donations and campaign spending. The government serves their interest when it should be serving the interest of the people.

    Obama is at fault for that, as are most Democrats and almost all Republicans. The problem is not partisan. The problem is corruption.
     
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    I agree but I didn't twist your words.
     
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    Yes, you did. You turned it into a partisan statement, and one excusing Obama, when that was not my intent at all.
     
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    Because it's Monday! On Mondays the line is that he's an anti-business, radical Marxist neighborhood agitator whose sole purpose in life is to tear down all institutions currently holding power.

    On Tuesday, however, he's a corporate pawn, a tool of the status quo who, along with his cadre of former Wall Streeters, is dedicated only to cementing that status quo and protecting (even expanding!) the influence of the corporate Powers That Be.

    So check back in tomorrow.

    But that's not the real answer. You can't switch off like that with the day of the week! You have to believe both at once. To truly despise Obama, you have to believe all bad things about him at once, especially the ones in discord with one another. You're not going to get far in conservative circles until you let the uncomfortable tension, the cognitive dissonance of simultaneously believing two diametrically opposed ideas give way to the sweet partisan satisfaction of doublethink. Only then will you be able to roll with the best of the right.
     
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