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TIME'S JOE KLEIN: 'NOTHING MUCH HAPPENED IN 2010'

 
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TIME'S JOE KLEIN: 'NOTHING MUCH HAPPENED IN 2010'
Nothing much happened in 2010. Oh, I know there was a lot of frothing and screaming. There was outrage aplenty. There was an election. Wars were fought. Humongous pieces of legislation were passed, but — with the exception of health care reform — few broke new ground and many, like financial reform, were compromised and massaged to the point of lugubrious semirelevance. Even the enactment of health care reform, a true American milestone, was kicked down the road to 2013.

Indeed, compared with earth-shattering 2008, or even the forces marshaled in 2009 to arrest an economic cataclysm — the bailouts and stimulus package, which really did do their respective jobs — 2010 will be regarded by historians, I fearlessly predict, as something of a neon hologram.

The Republicans did win a grand victory in the midterms this year. But that was historically inevitable given the stalled economy, unemployment of 9.8% and the President's questionable decision to spend an inordinate amount of time and political capital enacting health care reform. In 1994, Bill Clinton, who overreached on the very same issue, lost both houses of Congress with unemployment at a mere 5.6%. Still, despite the Republican tsunami, Obama's approval rating remained remarkably stable, in the mid-40s, not bad at all given a putrid zeitgeist and a half-crazed, screechy opposition.

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Re: TIME'S JOE KLEIN: 'NOTHING MUCH HAPPENED IN 2010'
Just November/December 2010 had a PLETHORA of news' stories.

"Nothing much happened in 2010"... right.
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12/29/2010 12:04 PM
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eh i guess they don't matter....
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yeah and i guess kicking the trillion dollar can is no big deal... no wonder Time is thin these days.





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