Comments on: Washington Extra – Fruitcake diplomacy http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/02/07/washington-extra-fruitcake-diplomacy/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: GetpIaning http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/02/07/washington-extra-fruitcake-diplomacy/comment-page-1/#comment-413418 Tue, 08 Feb 2011 18:45:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=33231#comment-413418 Obama continues to make the fatal error of trying to work with people whose only goal is destroying him.

They are succeeding.

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By: RalfW http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/02/07/washington-extra-fruitcake-diplomacy/comment-page-1/#comment-413402 Tue, 08 Feb 2011 04:40:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=33231#comment-413402 I beg to differ with the “both sides do it” notion in the opening graphs. The Obama administration actively worked to keep capitalism from collapsing. Sure, the Admin also made a small number of mildly chiding comments. But they had a point. Capitalists had danged near destroyed the US economy, and the government was the cavalry.
For Chamber types to get miffed over a few mild rebukes, while their businesses gladly accepted the 100s of billions, seems, shall we say, ungracious?

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By: Cru http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/02/07/washington-extra-fruitcake-diplomacy/comment-page-1/#comment-413398 Tue, 08 Feb 2011 01:05:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=33231#comment-413398 Had he announced pro-business initiatives, the Republicans would’ve greeted them with disdain, sat on their hands, and shout hyperbole ad nauseam about how whatever he’s suggesting is going to kill us. Meanwhile, the only things they’d have suggested would be atrocious deregulation, and tax cuts – which is the farthest thing from a solution of what to do with limited funds. They even go so far as to rail against improvements in infrastructure – THE very thing we need to improve to spur increased capacity for business.

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