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Barone: Thoughts on the final presidential debate
« on: October 23, 2012, 09:01:44 AM »

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Re: Barone: Thoughts on the final presidential debate
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2012, 10:14:17 AM »
The polling data suggests that Romney is now ahead and is likely to be elected. I think we saw two candidates who were thinking not only about the campaign but also about the transition period which will occur if Romney is elected and Obama is denied a second term.

Fascinating and interesting observation.  Hmmm...
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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Re: Barone: Thoughts on the final presidential debate
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2012, 10:22:10 AM »
We've observed here that Barack Obama as a Lame Duck would be extremely dangerous.

Are there any protections in place that would limit a lame duck from damaging the system in the days leading up to January 20th?
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Re: Barone: Thoughts on the final presidential debate
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2012, 10:26:32 AM »
It struck me this morning that Romney's internal polling may be indicating a victory is on the horizon which, in turn, dictated his tactics last night.  From that perspective, Romney's approach is understandable and would support this commentary.  Obama, on the other hand, would never cede the campaign... which he didn't.  However, Romney effectively muted his aggressive attacks for the most part.

Fascinating stuff... has my brain workin'...

Barone, as usual has interesting insight.
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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Re: Barone: Thoughts on the final presidential debate
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2012, 10:27:53 AM »
We've observed here that Barack Obama as a Lame Duck would be extremely dangerous.

Are there any protections in place that would limit a lame duck from damaging the system in the days leading up to January 20th?

Specifically, no... other than the balance of powers so brilliantly conceived by the Framers.
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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Re: Barone: Thoughts on the final presidential debate
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2012, 10:32:59 AM »
Specifically, no... other than the balance of powers so brilliantly conceived by the Framers.

He can and has used EO's...he's a mean and spiteful person so I imagine he will issue a slew of these on the way out the door...and don't forget amnesty requests....grrrrr

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