Comments on: No More Minnesota Nice: Bachmann-vs.-Pawlenty Duel in Ames Debate http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/no-more-minnesota-nice-bachmann-vs-pawlenty-duel-in-ames-debate/ The latest Politics news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers including Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos and more. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 23:24:29 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Faurtz http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/no-more-minnesota-nice-bachmann-vs-pawlenty-duel-in-ames-debate/#comment-656117 Faurtz Fri, 12 Aug 2011 22:52:32 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/no-more-minnesota-nice-bachmann-vs-pawlenty-duel-in-ames-debate/#comment-656117 OPEN-MIND posted "BW, the 2008 housing/credit crisis was not caused by Bush. It was mostly caused by liberal "homes-for-all" policies that created a fake housing bubble and lots of toxic assets. This dates back to the CRA under Carter." Bush did not cause the housing crisis but neither did CRA. Both Democrats AND Republicans plus the private sector caused it. Some things that happened under Bush added to the problem. Inaction by the Republican controlled Congress added to the problem. Bills passed by Congress and signed into law by Clinton had more to do with the problem. But CRA???? That's just the Republican CYA story. OPEN-MIND posted “BW, the 2008 housing/credit crisis was not caused by Bush. It was mostly caused by liberal “homes-for-all” policies that created a fake housing bubble and lots of toxic assets. This dates back to the CRA under Carter.”
Bush did not cause the housing crisis but neither did CRA. Both Democrats AND Republicans plus the private sector caused it. Some things that happened under Bush added to the problem. Inaction by the Republican controlled Congress added to the problem. Bills passed by Congress and signed into law by Clinton had more to do with the problem. But CRA???? That’s just the Republican CYA story.

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By: Open-Mind http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/no-more-minnesota-nice-bachmann-vs-pawlenty-duel-in-ames-debate/#comment-656115 Open-Mind Fri, 12 Aug 2011 19:05:08 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/no-more-minnesota-nice-bachmann-vs-pawlenty-duel-in-ames-debate/#comment-656115 BW, the 2008 housing/credit crisis was not caused by Bush. It was mostly caused by liberal "homes-for-all" policies that created a fake housing bubble and lots of toxic assets. This dates back to the CRA under Carter. If you think Bush caused it, please explain how. Thanks. BW, the 2008 housing/credit crisis was not caused by Bush. It was mostly caused by liberal “homes-for-all” policies that created a fake housing bubble and lots of toxic assets. This dates back to the CRA under Carter. If you think Bush caused it, please explain how. Thanks.

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By: Rick McDaniel http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/no-more-minnesota-nice-bachmann-vs-pawlenty-duel-in-ames-debate/#comment-656113 Rick McDaniel Fri, 12 Aug 2011 15:47:21 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/no-more-minnesota-nice-bachmann-vs-pawlenty-duel-in-ames-debate/#comment-656113 Bachmann won that.......easily. Bachmann won that…….easily.

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By: hyjyljyj http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/no-more-minnesota-nice-bachmann-vs-pawlenty-duel-in-ames-debate/#comment-656105 hyjyljyj Fri, 12 Aug 2011 14:52:34 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/no-more-minnesota-nice-bachmann-vs-pawlenty-duel-in-ames-debate/#comment-656105 Culture of fearmongering, of imaginary lack, limited supply, race baiting, anti-Americanism, the phony "global warning" hoax/cult, completely fake Carteresque "energy crisis", poverty, massive central heavy-handed govt police state, blame, class envy and WANTING WHAT SOMEONE ELSE GOT...meet the culture of job creation, success, abundance, prosperity, liberty, bountiful energy supply, ability to rise up the class ladder, responsibility and fiscal discipline. The wild spending spree of the child who found an American Express card in the street is over. The adults are taking over, finally. Who wins? Just wait & see Nov. 2012. Culture of fearmongering, of imaginary lack, limited supply, race baiting, anti-Americanism, the phony “global warning” hoax/cult, completely fake Carteresque “energy crisis”, poverty, massive central heavy-handed govt police state, blame, class envy and WANTING WHAT SOMEONE ELSE GOT…meet the culture of job creation, success, abundance, prosperity, liberty, bountiful energy supply, ability to rise up the class ladder, responsibility and fiscal discipline. The wild spending spree of the child who found an American Express card in the street is over. The adults are taking over, finally.
Who wins? Just wait & see Nov. 2012.

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By: CND FOX http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/no-more-minnesota-nice-bachmann-vs-pawlenty-duel-in-ames-debate/#comment-656101 CND FOX Fri, 12 Aug 2011 11:38:34 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/no-more-minnesota-nice-bachmann-vs-pawlenty-duel-in-ames-debate/#comment-656101 Both Pawlenty and Bachmann are 'vying' for the ultra conservative, religious wing nut vote. That is why they go 'at each other'. Both are 'one-dimensional'. Neither one have a chance nationally. End of story. Both Pawlenty and Bachmann are ‘vying’ for the ultra conservative, religious wing nut vote. That is why they go ‘at each other’. Both are ‘one-dimensional’. Neither one have a chance nationally. End of story.

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By: speedy http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/no-more-minnesota-nice-bachmann-vs-pawlenty-duel-in-ames-debate/#comment-656096 speedy Fri, 12 Aug 2011 10:26:18 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/no-more-minnesota-nice-bachmann-vs-pawlenty-duel-in-ames-debate/#comment-656096 It is funny how you actually have idiots on here spouting the same old rhetoric that we need to get rid of all regulations and tariffs/taxes to make jobs. Really? Hello,Bush did that and all of our jobs went overseas. The whole notion that if you take care of the corporations then they will take care of us is moronic at best. A corporation is a machine that looks for every way and every loophole to increase its profit margin. A profit margin has no nationality and doesn't care about your job. Get that through your thick skulls people. The rich are to the same extent, of the same mindset. Job creators? Sure but where? They are rich because of the corporate mindset. There is never enough money for these people. They take and don't give back much (relatively speaking). Also if you think that the truly rich pay the same tax rates as you then you really are naive. It is funny how you actually have idiots on here spouting the same old rhetoric that we need to get rid of all regulations and tariffs/taxes to make jobs. Really? Hello,Bush did that and all of our jobs went overseas. The whole notion that if you take care of the corporations then they will take care of us is moronic at best. A corporation is a machine that looks for every way and every loophole to increase its profit margin. A profit margin has no nationality and doesn’t care about your job. Get that through your thick skulls people. The rich are to the same extent, of the same mindset. Job creators? Sure but where? They are rich because of the corporate mindset. There is never enough money for these people. They take and don’t give back much (relatively speaking). Also if you think that the truly rich pay the same tax rates as you then you really are naive.

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By: speedy http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/no-more-minnesota-nice-bachmann-vs-pawlenty-duel-in-ames-debate/#comment-656094 speedy Fri, 12 Aug 2011 10:06:11 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/no-more-minnesota-nice-bachmann-vs-pawlenty-duel-in-ames-debate/#comment-656094 Wow, Bachman and Pawlenty are scrappy. Who give a rat's a**? we need people who can get things done and who can work with each other. Didn't the latest little fight in the Congress teach us anything? Answer, no. We need to fire all of these half baked morons on both side of the fence. If you aren't demanding that this type of behavior stop then you are just as much to blame as Congress. Wow, Bachman and Pawlenty are scrappy. Who give a rat’s a**? we need people who can get things done and who can work with each other. Didn’t the latest little fight in the Congress teach us anything? Answer, no.
We need to fire all of these half baked morons on both side of the fence. If you aren’t demanding that this type of behavior stop then you are just as much to blame as Congress.

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By: speedy http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/no-more-minnesota-nice-bachmann-vs-pawlenty-duel-in-ames-debate/#comment-656092 speedy Fri, 12 Aug 2011 09:58:56 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/no-more-minnesota-nice-bachmann-vs-pawlenty-duel-in-ames-debate/#comment-656092 Listen, enough Obama bashing. Are you hired by the right or what? As for jobs, where were you when the Bush administration was handing out H1B visas? Obama hasn't repealed them but he didn't start them, the Republicans did so their rich corporate friends could have cheap IT. I remember when you had to be an American to come to this country to work, or they had to have a serious shortage. Getting rid of the H1B visa program is a good start. We have thousands of IT professionals out of work here (or working temporary contracts) while Indians are coming here in droves to take American jobs. It is time to stop this nonsense. If you think the Republicans are about jobs, you better hope you like working at McDonalds. That corporate mindset and the removal of trade regulations and tariffs is what led to American jobs going to China and elsewhere. If you think you can compete with someone who makes $5 a day then hey, have at it. The Bush Administration helped to make China the economic powerhouse it is today. They own our debt. Obama didn't do that. Wake up people and stop fighting over moronic issues. Listen, enough Obama bashing. Are you hired by the right or what? As for jobs, where were you when the Bush administration was handing out H1B visas? Obama hasn’t repealed them but he didn’t start them, the Republicans did so their rich corporate friends could have cheap IT. I remember when you had to be an American to come to this country to work, or they had to have a serious shortage. Getting rid of the H1B visa program is a good start. We have thousands of IT professionals out of work here (or working temporary contracts) while Indians are coming here in droves to take American jobs. It is time to stop this nonsense. If you think the Republicans are about jobs, you better hope you like working at McDonalds. That corporate mindset and the removal of trade regulations and tariffs is what led to American jobs going to China and elsewhere. If you think you can compete with someone who makes $5 a day then hey, have at it. The Bush Administration helped to make China the economic powerhouse it is today. They own our debt. Obama didn’t do that. Wake up people and stop fighting over moronic issues.

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By: Corruption12 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/no-more-minnesota-nice-bachmann-vs-pawlenty-duel-in-ames-debate/#comment-656091 Corruption12 Fri, 12 Aug 2011 03:41:24 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/no-more-minnesota-nice-bachmann-vs-pawlenty-duel-in-ames-debate/#comment-656091 Obama must be in bed with Big Oil Obama must be in bed with Big Oil

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By: pointless http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/no-more-minnesota-nice-bachmann-vs-pawlenty-duel-in-ames-debate/#comment-656090 pointless Fri, 12 Aug 2011 03:36:28 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/no-more-minnesota-nice-bachmann-vs-pawlenty-duel-in-ames-debate/#comment-656090 Gas prices really... was 4 dollars in the summer of 2008! Unemployment rate was up to 9% before he got in office....in 2008 when the economy crash every most companies were laying off every month. We American will not FORGET WHAT HAPPEN BEFORE 2009! Now the deficit....you have an argument ....but anything else on that list is questionable! Gas prices really… was 4 dollars in the summer of 2008!
Unemployment rate was up to 9% before he got in office….in 2008 when the economy crash every most companies were laying off every month.
We American will not FORGET WHAT HAPPEN BEFORE 2009!
Now the deficit….you have an argument ….but anything else on that list is questionable!

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