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  •  well, better tha paul ryan's, for example (3+ / 0-)
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    teacherken, CuriousBoston, orlbucfan

    2016: Clinton in Landslide Victory Over Christie!

    by memofromturner on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 05:08:54 AM PST

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    •  somewhat of a low standard (8+ / 0-)

      so do three of my four cats

      "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

      by teacherken on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 05:16:18 AM PST

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      •  Did you read this article a few weeks back? (0+ / 0-)

        By Jonathan Chait?

        I was intrigued at the time, and have to re-read it today. Would like your thoughts on it....

        "I can't do it by myself. No president can. Remember: Change doesn't happen from the top. It happens because of you." B Obama, 2008

        by nzanne on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 06:07:07 AM PST

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        •  read when it came out (0+ / 0-)

          sorry, but do not have time to reread now to offer any cogent commentary

          "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

          by teacherken on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 06:08:36 AM PST

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        •  Here's a bit of the article: (9+ / 0-)
          On the morning of November 7, a reelected President Obama will do … nothing. For the next 53 days, nothing. And then, on January 1, 2013, we will all awake to a different, substantially more liberal country. The Bush tax cuts will have disappeared, restoring Clinton-era tax rates and flooding government coffers with revenue to fund its current operations for years to come. The military will be facing dire budget cuts that shake the military-industrial complex to its core. It will be a real-world approximation of the old liberal bumper-sticker fantasy in which schools have all the money they require and the Pentagon needs to hold a bake sale.

          All this can come to pass because, while Obama has spent the last two years surrendering short-term policy concessions, he has been quietly hoarding a fortune in the equivalent of a political trust fund that comes due on the first of the year. At that point, he will reside in a political world he finds at most mildly uncomfortable and the Republicans consider a hellish dystopia. Then he’ll be ready to make a deal.

          It's intriguing. Thank god we can now skip through the first couple pages talking about what Romney would have done, and get right to its core message....

          "I can't do it by myself. No president can. Remember: Change doesn't happen from the top. It happens because of you." B Obama, 2008

          by nzanne on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 06:37:22 AM PST

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