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  •  You can't take a politician (3+ / 0-)

    out of his/her time and judge them by what is possible in a different era. Bill and Hillary were likely more liberal than Obama is but their era wasn't.

    "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

    by high uintas on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 09:27:53 AM PST

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    •  You can choose to push for something or not. (0+ / 0-)

      Bill responded to a Republican Congress by adopting conservative policy proposals. Obama did not.
      Hillary responded to the universal health care failure by dropping the issue for more than a decade. Obama had failures in his first two years, but he continues to push for the same agenda items over and over again. That's not fated by the times. It's a basic difference in governing style and intestinal fortitude.

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