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  •  It's a wonder (1+ / 0-)
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    that we even care who is President, they're so helpless.

    The reason Chained CPI is on the table is that the President put it there. He wants it. That's why he appointed the Catfood Commission. This is his baby.

    I do put it on Congress. I will hold them responsible if it happens. But I don't think we would be in danger of it happening without him pushing it.

    Obama's a lame duck anyway. He didn't care about the opinions of progressives when he was facing an election - he certainly doesn't care now. I'm advising everyone to focus on Congress and forget about calling the White House. Its ears are closed to us.

    We decided to move the center farther to the right by starting the whole debate from a far-right position to begin with. - Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay

    by denise b on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 06:31:04 PM PDT

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    •  that's a lovely strawman (0+ / 0-)

      wake me when you have something of substance

      In the time that I have been given,
      I am what I am

      by duhban on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 07:22:41 PM PDT

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      •  I don't even know (0+ / 0-)

        what you're talking about.  I wasn't even arguing any point - merely expressing my opinion that I hold all of them accountable but am focusing my own efforts on Congress which I believe is still open to pressure on this issue.

        Where's the strawman? If your point was that Congress is accountable then I was agreeing with you. Or did you want people to completely absolve the White House?

        We decided to move the center farther to the right by starting the whole debate from a far-right position to begin with. - Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay

        by denise b on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 01:44:03 PM PDT

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        •  pretty much most of your comment (0+ / 0-)

          is a strawman

          Obama might be willing to concede on chained CPI but it's not 'his idea' any more then the sequester was or the monsato rider was. But that never stops the 'critics' from buying into the GOP's lies

          That said I agree we need to concentrate on Congress because while I do think the Tea Party utterly insane they have driven their party better then we have but that's only becuase they are unified and turn out.

          In the time that I have been given,
          I am what I am

          by duhban on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 03:51:52 PM PDT

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