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(Economist)   The Economist hosts online debate between David Boaz, who believes Obama can't pass his agenda, and Elaine Kamarck, who conversely believes Obama can't pass his agenda   ( economist.com) divider line
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2010-02-03 08:07:42 AM  
FTFA: Measured against the expectations of his most ardent fans-the kind of people who bought pictures of him riding a unicorn-Mr Obama's presidency has been a failure.

Yep, that pretty much sums it up.
 
2010-02-03 08:27:20 AM  
Ah, yes. The Economist.

One of the best news magazines out there, bar none. As long as you ignore the analysis.

"What Mr. Obama could do would be to reverse his troubling penchant for top-down economic planning and follow the example of the economic freedoms enacted in the Czech Republic...."

Same prescription for every illness.
 
2010-02-03 09:32:09 AM  
"Oooh, look at me, I read the Economist!" (Clicky poppy for an Onion classic)
 
2010-02-03 09:39:54 AM  

rikdanger: "Oooh, look at me, I read the Economist!" (Clicky poppy for an Onion classic)


Did you know that Indonesia is at a crossroads?
 
2010-02-03 10:30:35 AM  

Skleenar: Ah, yes. The Economist.

One of the best news magazines out there, bar none. As long as you ignore the analysis.


Well, they did endorse him for President.

/I remember the "It's Time" cover.
 
2010-02-03 10:35:52 AM  

Skleenar: As long as you ignore the analysis.


or at least supplement it with analysis from, say, fark politics threads.
 
2010-02-03 11:13:05 AM  

Snarfangel: Well, they did endorse him for President.


They're not crazy. They're just heavily biased towards trade liberalization.
 
2010-02-03 11:21:31 AM  

BillCo: FTFA: Measured against the expectations of his most ardent fans-the kind of people who bought pictures of him riding a unicorn-Mr Obama's presidency has been a failure.

Yep, that pretty much sums it up.


Obama's the new Ronald Reagan!
 
2010-02-03 11:52:33 AM  
See, once again the mainstream MSM media is covering up for Barth Husseinowitz Obananarama. Wake up sheeple!
 
2010-02-03 11:55:26 AM  
Wasn't this an episode of Futurama with Jack Johnson and his opponent John Jackson???
 
2010-02-03 11:56:53 AM  
I DRTFA but I assume one is a conservative and the other is a liberal. I agree with them both the democratics control the executtive and legislative branches and they still don't get shiat done.
 
2010-02-03 12:01:33 PM  

Snarfangel: Skleenar: Ah, yes. The Economist.

One of the best news magazines out there, bar none. As long as you ignore the analysis.

Well, they did endorse him for President.

/I remember the "It's Time" cover.


They were also the first to openly call for Donald Rumsfeld's resignation. Sure they have a bias - but they openly declare it on a regular basis.
 
2010-02-03 12:02:21 PM  

feickus: I DRTFA but I assume one is a conservative and the other is a liberal. I agree with them both the democratics control the executtive and legislative branches and they still don't get shiat done.


This is actually a good thing. Otherwise our military would be balls deep in two more countries by now.
 
2010-02-03 12:03:48 PM  
The Economist was right there at the beginning of the conservative rape of the US cheering on the tax cuts for the rich and the raygunomics lies.

It's a worthless lap dog rag for the rich.
 
2010-02-03 12:13:01 PM  

Bob16: The Economist was right there at the beginning of the conservative rape of the US cheering on the tax cuts for the rich and the raygunomics lies.

It's a worthless lap dog rag for the rich.


you sound poor.

which makes me wonder, are us taxpayers footing the bill for your Internet access?
 
2010-02-03 12:13:55 PM  

youfoundthekingbaby: which makes me wonder, are us taxpayers footing the bill for your Internet access?


Is there no end to imaginary welfare benefits?
 
2010-02-03 12:16:46 PM  

DarnoKonrad: youfoundthekingbaby: which makes me wonder, are us taxpayers footing the bill for your Internet access?

Is there no end to imaginary welfare benefits?


No there isn't, I'm pretty sure there were plenty of tax dollars thrown into the "digital divide".
 
2010-02-03 12:25:24 PM  
well when your a failed leader who was elected by mass fraud and deception and were unqualified for the position in the first place

who put tax cheats and criminals in your cabinet

and your policies involve taxing the American people to death while you funnel their money into the hands of your corporate and union thugs of course I could imagine some resistance to your agenda.
 
2010-02-03 12:26:47 PM  
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2010-02-03 12:26:53 PM  

Skleenar: Ah, yes. The Economist.

One of the best news magazines out there, bar none. As long as you ignore the analysis.

"What Mr. Obama could do would be to reverse his troubling penchant for top-down economic planning and follow the example of the economic freedoms enacted in the Czech Republic...."

Same prescription for every illness.


They have a schizophrenic quality about their political reporting/editorializing. They very often endorse the democrat candidate, but unsurprisingly they abhor when a dem governs according to the platform they ran on.
 
2010-02-03 12:43:13 PM  
well when your a failed leader who was elected by mass fraud and deception and were unqualified for the position in the first place

who put tax cheats and criminals in your cabinet

and your policies involve taxing the American people to death while you funnel their money into the hands of your corporate and union thugs of course I could imagine some resistance to your agenda.



Poe's law has ruined me. I can't tell if he's serious or not, and if he is serious, which president in the past forty years he is referring to. It's such a mish mash of claims.
 
2010-02-03 12:52:40 PM  
I wish Obama would go pass some kidney stones, many of them.
 
2010-02-03 01:09:29 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: See, once again the mainstream MSM media is covering up for Barth Husseinowitz Obananarama. Wake up sheeple!


It's going to be a cruel, cruel summer.
 
2010-02-03 01:14:33 PM  
Say what you will about The Economist, the fact remains that they successfully predicted eight of the last three recessions.

/I think what they're trying to say in TFA is "both sides are bad...."
 
2010-02-03 01:24:01 PM  

rikdanger: "Oooh, look at me, I read the Economist!" (Clicky poppy for an Onion classic)


Holy freaking crap that is hilarious.
 
2010-02-03 01:31:58 PM  
Reminds me of the economic summit that GWB held early in his first term.

They had invited a huge diversity of opinion: one one hand you had leaders that though Bush was doing a good job, and on the other side you had contenders that though Bush was doing a magnificent job. Can you imagine the intense debates they must have had?
 
2010-02-03 04:11:02 PM  
I can't imagine why Obama can't pass his agenda.

People: We're losing our jobs and 401(k)s. How about addressing the economy?

Obama/Pelosi/Reid: Here's some Health Care for ya.

People: What the hell good is that to us now? We're going under. We need jobs.

Obama/Pelosi/Reid: Cap and Trade, coming up.

People: You're starting to piss us off. We can't pay our mortages or feed our kids with Cap and Trade or Health Care.

Obama/Pelosi/Reid: We know you'll like this Illegal Alien Amnesty.

People: i49.tinypic.com
 
2010-02-03 08:15:56 PM  

jjorsett: People: We're losing our jobs and 401(k)s. How about addressing the economy?


Oh, they probably just missed the single biggest achievement of Obama's first year. I guess people who miss incredibly obvious things like that probably do get mad a lot. The world must be a strange and confusing place to them.
 
2010-02-04 11:47:39 AM  
The Economist mag is all hung out regarding my unicorn paintings-

http://www.economist.com/blogs/lexington/2009/10/obama_the_unicorn_rid​er.cfm
 
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