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  •  Obama is a master at letting the other side (8+ / 0-)

    set the terms of debate. As someone who is smart and trained as a lawyer at Harvard and with some experience working as one, and over a decade as a legislator, I find this astonishing. It's like his first debate performance. He seems to live inside his own head and not see the need to win over others, or know how to do it. The inspiring speeches only work with the already converted. He needs to win over the other half, or as much of it as possible.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 07:08:19 AM PST

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    •  Also at pleasing and placating powerful people (0+ / 0-)

      But to what end?  

      •  By what fucking delusional metric (1+ / 0-)
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        Jeff Simpson

        do some people think Obama-bashing = change?  Lobbyists are expert suck-ups, so what do you think anything we say sounds like when it's accompanied by this kind of stupid slander shit?  How much do you care what people think who keep calling you a sellout piece of shit?

        In Roviet Union, money spends YOU!

        by Troubadour on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 05:32:01 PM PST

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