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Dude, you're not kidding me. You just want to see it all blow up.

"At a time of great crisis with mortgage foreclosures and autos, he says we only have one president at a time," Frank said. "I'm afraid that overstates the number of presidents we have. He's got to remedy that situation."

Pretty funny line though.

All this panic has been unseemly and incredibly destructive. I'm starting to see why FDR was really such a big deal. That whole "fear itself" thing really needs to be pounded into people's psyche. The people in charge now are embarrassing.

On the other hand - the bad guys really do want to destroy all unions everywhere. Maybe Frank is just filling the role on the spectrum that requires some panic to remind us of the stakes.

I've gotten sucked into comment fights over at A Tiny Revolution and Kevin Drum's MoJo blog. Yes, times are rough for unions but more and more I think the solutions we need have to be top down, not bottom up. you can't fix the economy like you do a business.

Obama is the perfect leader for these times. Panic is the real enemy, and the guy is great at reassuring folks.

Of course if we didn't have such a Ponzi scheme economy we could just fix things without worrying about a panic.

Unions? I'm not worrying much about unions. Workers are my concern and workers need direct government protection whether they're in a union or not.

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