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Dem congressman: GOP intentionally sabotaging economy to ‘defeat Barack Obama in 2012′

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Jeff Poor
Media Reporter

This is the sort of cynical notion you might expect from one of the talking heads that appear nightly on MSNBC, but it might be a bit of a surprise coming from a sitting member of Congress.

During the 6 p.m. broadcast hour on MSNBC hosted by Cenk Uygur, Washington Democratic Rep. Jim McDermott endorsed a theory from Uygur that the House GOP leadership is set upon sabotaging the American economy in order to defeat President Barack Obama in the 2012 election by remaining steadfast on cutting government spending.

“Well, Cenk, you’ve pulled curtain away from what their hidden agenda is,” McDermott said. “You have to remember one thing, if you just remember this for the next 24 months you will understand what’s going on. They want to defeat Barack Obama in 2012. Everything they do is directed at that and what’s happening right now is their worst nightmare. Here we’ve got more jobs, and they say the only thing we should be doing is cutting spending. And everybody says, ‘No, no that is the wrong thing. You’ll lose 700,000 jobs.’ Goldman Sachs is saying it’s a bad idea. They simply only have one note and that note is beat Barack Obama in 2012. If it costs the economy, if it costs the taxpayers, if it costs the workers – we don’t care, as long as we beat him 2012.”

However, there was one flaw in that logic according to Uygur: Why are Obama and other congressional Democrats also advancing the idea of spending cuts? According to McDermott, Democrats want spending cuts as well, but that’s further down the road. The game now according to the Washington state Democrat is too create an economy in chaos.

“We’re caught in a situation where they’re running the government two weeks at a time on the Republican side,” McDermott said. “They want to keep chaos in this country for the next 10-12 months if they can do it. And our attempt is to say, ‘Alright, let’s make some cuts because the president is talking about cuts.’ Everybody knows ultimately in the long-term we’ll make cuts. Let’s make some and give a continuing resolution, let this thing run until next September. The Republicans will not allow the economy to settle down. They want chaos on a daily basis.”

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  • Rick Joseph

    This is amazing that Dems continually turn to the “old saw” of pointing the finger at others for something they themselves regularly do.

    The Democrats sabotaged the US economy with decades of risky economic, entitlement and financing schemes and then blame everyone but themselves. “Reckless Endangerment” (http://www.amazon.com/Reckless-Endangerment-Outsized-Corruption-Armageddon/dp/0805091203) should be read by every American, it is a modern day whodunit with regard to our nation’s financial collapse and it puts the bulk of the blame squarely on the laps of Democrats. Next time Schumer points the finger of blame it should be while he and his entire party are looking in a mirror.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kitty-Katz/100001074538521 Kitty Katz

    http://www.kittycatchats.com/search/label/Political

    Obama and 2012 , another 4 years? I would be concerned and if I were to predict say buy oil futures and you will make a fortune since if this happens the only way the price of oil is going is up fueled by all the hot air being expelled.

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  • xlcr

    This must be what the Republicans are up to as it’s what the democRats do when a Republican is in the White House.

    Also, isn’t this the same horse’s ass who got caught trying to traffic an illegal wiretap of Speaker Gingrich’s phone call?

  • jackbailey

    …..you and some traitor RINO’s already wrecked it you S.O.B.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bruce-Majors/731661712 Bruce Majors

    I especially liked it when he began shouting that they were all Jews. He’s learned a lot from Pig Schultz, and he may get to keep the job beyond just being a temp.

    He fist right in. After all, even though he has that funny sounding name, he is white, like almost every other host on the all white MSNBC network, from Nordic ruling class princess Mika to albino socialist queen Larry O’Donnell.

  • UncleDon

    “Well, Cenk, you’ve pulled curtain away from what their hidden agenda is,
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    Hidden?? I don’t think so. it’s our agenda and we’re proud of it!!!

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  • BMF

    Let’s see if I have this right. George Bush’s hidden agenda was to destroy the economy to prevent Obama from being elected. That worked so well that Republicans now see that by destroying the economy they can prevent Obama from being reelected. Huh?

    It’s ridiculous, but even if it were true, the Republicans are a day late and a dollar short. The Democrats beat them to it. Apparently the Democrat’s hidden agenda is that by destroying the economy, things will get so bad that the people will reelect Obama.

    So Republicans are destroying the economy to prevent Obama from being elected and the Democrats are destroying the economy to reelect Obama. And either way everyone loses.

    I think I’ll go make some more popcorn.

  • riseabove

    Wow. They’ve even dilluted the word, “bizarre”.

    We really need to implement changes to improve our voting requirements. This just isn’t working out.

  • jon.m

    Who is John Galt?