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  •  I LOVE the tone of President Obama's talk and now (5+ / 0-)

    I feel more assured that "Our president" is going to follow through with his word ! We need some Lyndon Johnson In Your Face Negotiating...Grab Boehhners by the cujones and squeeze them until he screams in a high tenor..Ok, Ok Mr. President ! I never liked the rich that much anyho ? Why, thank you Mr Boener and I never knew you to hit such a high note, no pun intended..Our President sure is a joker and he can sing toooo..
    Make us proud President Obama

    "Round up the usual suspects"

    by NanaoKnows on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 07:25:38 AM PST

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    •  Obama holds a strong hand (3+ / 0-)

      The public supports his approach over the Romney/Ryan budget and there is nothing Republicans can do to prevent the Bush Tax Cuts from expiring at the end of the year.  They'll probably try to take some hostages or throw temper tantrums but at this point only Obama can extend the tax cuts on the millionaires by signing lame duck legislation that includes them.

      Republicans can pout all they want but if they are serious about keeping tax breaks for the millionaires then they are going to have to make some serious concessions in areas of Democratic interest.  Obama has the strong hand right now.

      •  He must not compromist with those Obstructionists (2+ / 0-)
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        NanaoKnows, chuck utzman

        formerly known as Republicans. The grassroots/netroots got him re-elected. The President knows it. He has a majority Senate, thanks to Kossacks that are now saying hello to their familes. It's collection time.

        The President owes progressives, activists. A few emails and phone calls to our critters to remind them who got them elected, a few reminders left at the WH site.

        There are over 300,000 of us.

        Obama IS obligated to to play that hand right now. You are right.

        I hope he invites Senator-elect Warren to that meeting.

        2012-2016 President Obama, Vice President Biden, Senator Warren. For a LIFETIME, federal judges. Get the filibuster changed. Harry, the people have spoken. To all Democrats: do not reach across the aisle, your hand will get cut off. Steamroll.

        by CuriousBoston on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 11:25:37 AM PST

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