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  •  The outrage is also in (3+ / 0-)

    the timing, Fish. People have known for months that this protest was coming--certainly the WH did. And he's golfing with pipeline guys on that particular day? and that information released to press 1 hour before the rally started?

    It would be great to think that he's doing the necessary work in the trenches to get these guys on board, or at the very least, get them to be less obstructive. But the timing makes it feel very much like the WH is kicking sand in our face.

    if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 08:07:53 PM PST

    •  Would that be tar sand? (2+ / 0-)
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      SouthernLiberalinMD, semiot

      He does have a knack for displaying dismissively passive-aggressive behavior towards those who would challenge his superior wisdom, be it Hillary during the '08 campaign or the "professional left", doesn't he? Perhaps this meeting was one of those "keep your friends close, and your enemies closer" sort of thing, but damn, not even a frisbee-tossing afternoon with us tree-huggers?

      Someone has yet to adequately and convincingly explain to me the strategic political benefits of humiliating your activist base and kissing up to the enemy. Does he really think that he scores points with the other side by doing that, as opposed to proving to them once again how easy he is to push around?

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

      by kovie on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 05:33:31 AM PST

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      •  the political benefits are being able to get cozy (0+ / 0-)

        with the ultra-wealthy. He and his family are set for life. Of course, his grandkids are going to be pretty unhappy, along with the rest of the world's grandkids.

        Climate change comes even for the grandkids of the 1% and their friends. It just comes for them last.

        if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

        by SouthernLiberalinMD on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 08:01:08 AM PST

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