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Let's pretend that McCain had won the election

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by VCDefectors, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. VCDefectors

    VCDefectors Benched

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    How do you think McCain/Palin would have handled the economic crisis? Do you think he would have stuck to his campaign promise of less government intervention and lower taxes for everybody? Your thoughts.
  2. Rogah

    Rogah Well-Known Member

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    If McCain had won the election, he would still have been dealing with an solidly-Democratic Congress. There may have been some subtle differences but I think overall we would have had a stimulus package very much like the one Obama passed.
  3. MetalHead

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    Let's deal with reality.
    McCain lost.Your Bossa Nova candidate won.
    Wall Street is sure showing confidence.
    Look at the Dow industrial since May.(Why May?...look at the DNC primary results)
    That's how much people with something to lose think of him.
  4. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    So, Obama is responsible for a crises and a decline in the market that happened even before he became president?

    That's some power.
  5. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    You make it very hard for anyone to take you seriously with comments like this.
  6. MetalHead

    MetalHead Benched

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    You make it hard for me to take you seriously everytime you post.
  7. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    This is funny. When your side is getting their butt kicked, lets start with hypothetical situations to take the focus off what an awful job your side is doing.
  8. MetalHead

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    I saw it coming.
    Small business USA saw it coming.
    Wall Street saw it coming.

    How come you and the Obamites and the culture of CHANGE did not see it coming?
  9. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Obama is responsible for Geitner and his plan has already started sinking. So yes OGT Obama certainly has some responsibility. And remember he was in the Senate for some years and also has responsibility for his actions there (what few there were) and not doing anything himself with all the warning signs.
  10. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Wow, I didn't see that one coming from a mile away. You're going to hurt my feelings if you keep throwing these witty barbs my way.

    Leave it to these guys and soon not only will Obama be the one responsible for the economic slump, but somehow he'll be responsible for starting the Afghan and Iraq wars and just about every other national issue America has.

    Hell, he may be responsible for your cereal getting soggy when you leave it in milk in the morning.
  11. MetalHead

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    Hope that post helps you sleep well tonight.
    Sleep like a baby Mr Glass...wake up every 2 hours crying.
  12. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    I sleep quite well, thanks for the concern.
  13. DaBoys4Life

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    I think both sides go a little over board in their description of Obama.
  14. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    Palin would ask the russians how to spell "economic crisis" before she worried about handling it.
  15. Route 66

    Route 66 Active Member

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    If you are right, then would that mean she would want you to capitalize "Russians"?
  16. DaBoys4Life

    DaBoys4Life Benched

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    :muttley:
  17. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    She would have spelled it rushians
  18. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    What little credibility you had just left.
  19. VCDefectors

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    Thanks for staying on-topic.

    McCain is a tough one to figure out. While his voting record demonstrates moderist tendencies, his campaign rhetoric suggests that he was going w/ a Reagan type of economic policy. It would have been interesting to see which direction he would have gone as president.
  20. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    I agree that what came through Congress would not have been all that different if McCain was president.

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