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July 6th, 2012
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Just wondering about something which might turn out to be annoying
Did Republicans make any actual predictions about how the economy would do if Obama got elected?

What I remember is claims that Obama is a socialist. Well, actually, what I remember is claims from the left that people on the right were saying that Obama is a socialist.

And that socialist seemed to include Communist.

This seems like a claim that Obama would do a lot to wreck the economy.

What's actually happened is a very slow recovery.

Did anyone predict that?

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From:sodyera
Date:July 6th, 2012 07:09 pm (UTC)
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I did! But then nobody listens to me.
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From:osewalrus
Date:July 6th, 2012 07:33 pm (UTC)
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No, they did not. They predicted hyper-inflation because of all the government stimulus and low interest money available. Still waiting . . . .
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From:subnumine
Date:July 7th, 2012 12:34 am (UTC)
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Not until the battle over the stimulus - at which point Paul Krugman pointed out that the administration program, which more or less passed, was about half the lost demand from the crash of 2008. On this ground he predicted that it would stop the decline but not stimulate a quick or lasting recovery.
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From:starmalachite
Date:July 9th, 2012 06:26 am (UTC)
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It's not "claims from the left," Republicans openly call Obama a socialist, over & over again, & never once get criticized for it. Video evidence abounds.
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From:subnumine
Date:July 10th, 2012 07:57 pm (UTC)
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Nancy, are the Washington Times and Jonah Goldberg in Commentary "the left"? Yet they both say that Obama is a socialist and that other conservatives have been saying so.

Both of these are on the first page of Google results for "Obama socialist". [This time with all the quote marks in the links.]
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