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  •  he is the purest politician (3+ / 0-)
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    mightymouse, SixSixSix, dear occupant

    this country ever had.

    He intuits immediately where the power lies, and he does exactly what he must do to be on the right side of that power, smoothly, instinctively, and completely, without hesitation or compunction.

    The power lies with the 1%, not with the rest of us. He has understood that, and simply done what he had to do to propitiate the 1%, in the most effective way possible.

    Asking why Obama does what he does is like asking whether a machine thinks about its functions. Does the machine have any idea of its inner workings, or why it does what it does? No. It simply does what it was designed to do.

    I propose such an operational definition for Obama. It matters not what he may say or think or what he says about what he thinks or what he thinks about what he says: the end function is to empower the powerful.

    "In America, the law is king." --Thomas Paine

    by limpidglass on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 05:38:51 PM PST

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    •  This! (0+ / 0-)
      He intuits immediately where the power lies, and he does exactly what he must do to be on the right side of that power, smoothly, instinctively, and completely, without hesitation or compunction.
      I think this is probably the most insightful analysis of the way that Obama operates that I've heard. It pretty much explains his entire life.

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