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Frank, here's a time when I hope with all my heart you're right.
Do you think the republican senate will filibuster the package, or is it a bluff?
If they do, --

Obama needs a story line to detoxify the centrally managed (spelled "socialistic") element of a mixed economy, and get people fired up, for ghange that's more than an economic emergency rescue. Without the unifying narrative,--the theater part of the equation-- strategy, even shock strategy could lead to a deeply authoritarian shift.

He also needs fewer blue-dog dems, and a veto-proof senate.

Dear Santa, --

Love,

 Bartak

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.

by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Sun Feb 1st, 2009 at 02:21:29 AM EST
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