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  •  Agree. The first thing you see when you hit the (10+ / 0-)

    White House website right now is quotes from everyday people about the difference that $2000 makes to them.   If you click the link to add your story, it will take you to a page with a lot of stories.  Some of them make an impact individually and the collection makes me think the President knows where the people are on this.  

    I know the President met with groups like the Business Roundtable and that was just as much for them to hear what he has to say.  He already knew their agenda because they put it out in a report and they have some common ground.   I think he can persuade them more than the other way round.  We shall see.

    "Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves." - Abraham Lincoln

    by leftreborn on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 02:47:06 PM PST

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    •  There's also #my2K on Twitter. (7+ / 0-)

      And I get e-mails nearly every day asking me to make sure I've written what $2000 means to me, and recently suggesting I contact my Representatives and tell them what I want.

      Obama does an amazing job of getting people involved.  Just because those efforts don't get mentioned on standard  media platforms don't assume it's not happening.  We were pretty tied in to the whole election, and it was the OFA people who knew exactly what was happening on the ground - even kossaks were fretting about the ground game.  You have to be willing to get on the inside before you have insider information.

      I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

      by I love OCD on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 03:49:27 PM PST

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      •  Staying involved in going to be so important for (2+ / 0-)
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        the next four years.  

        "Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves." - Abraham Lincoln

        by leftreborn on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 04:40:58 PM PST

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      •  The GOP and the MSM completely miss (2+ / 0-)
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        that part.

        Obama, and his team, totally go around them. They have millions of cell #s, emails, followers who retweet whatever they say. He can reach out to a good chunk of the US DIRECTLY, with no media filter.

        And nobody can stop him from saying what he thinks, either.

        I don't think any pres since FDR has had this kind of direct link to the people.

        He also seems to listen more than other presidents have. He puts people's stories online. He mentions them in speeches. He seems to incorporate the ideas they give him, at least in some limited ways.

        Big change. And, I think, one the people recognize, even if the pundits don't.

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