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"After having these letters called to my attention I checked into them, and they were treated as constituent service requests in the same way matters involving Social Security or Veterans Affairs are handled. This is why I didn't recall the letters earlier," he continued. "But they should have been handled differently, and I take responsibility for that. Regardless, it's clear that the Obama stimulus did nothing to stimulate the economy, and now the President is asking to do it all over again."
It's always the little people's fault...
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Surely nobody would say they are taking responsibility in a statement in which they are disclaiming responsibility?
Like I say somewhere else in this thread (inflated into a diary at some other sites), looking at the numbers of the current state of play, the Ryan pick is not about persuading swing voters, its about amping up the base vote for the Republicans and maintaining enthusiasm for Democratic voter suppression, so a Romney or Ryan defense has to be read in terms of giving a rationalization for supporters to hang onto, not about persuading the skeptical.
I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
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