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  •  Who Would Make the Decision? (6+ / 0-)

    We've got an extreme convention/consensus oriented President.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 08:57:29 AM PST

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    •  Those are the people to watch (1+ / 0-)
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      Because if you back them up against the wall, they do some very random stuff.

      Economics is a social *science*. Can we base future economic decisions on math?

      by blue aardvark on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 09:13:52 AM PST

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    •  exactly (4+ / 0-)
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      mcartri, MPociask, whaddaya, George Hier

      The reason Obama hasn't embraced the 14th Amendment option or the platinum coin option is because he wants to use the debt ceiling "crisis" to achieve his "grand bargain," i.e. following his buddy Peter G. Peterson down the road of corporate tax cuts and drastic earned-benefit program cuts.
      Only a "Democratic" president can gut the New Deal.

      -8.88, -9.59 In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher. -Tenzin Gyatso, H.H. the Dalai Lama

      by BobSoperJr on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 05:56:27 PM PST

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      •  I'm Clicking my Heels Together 3-Times, Bob. (0+ / 0-)

        "I want to believe in the progressive Obama. I really, really do!"

      •  We'll see (0+ / 0-)

        I hope that that's not true.  I could be, but it isn't yet clearly so.

        Plaintiffs' Employment Law Attorney (harassment, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblowing, wage & hour, &c.) in North Orange County, CA.

        "I love this goddamn country, and we're going to take it back."
        -- Saul Alinsky

        by Seneca Doane on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 02:18:25 PM PST

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