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  •  Actually, my thinking (14+ / 0-)

    is that he hasn't been enough of a cheerleader on the economy. Except, however, on this gun bill. I thought he did an excellent job there using the bully pulpit and it definitely moved the polls.

    I'll be writing about this today.

    The problem that occurred here is president obama didn't see that forceful pressure to reform the filibuster, including threats of cutting off fundraising against DEMOCRATS, followed up by some other threats, was what was needed to end it.

    Lets not forget, the gun bill, weak and limited though it was, got 50 Democratic votes. It would have passed without the filibuster.

    But you're right about focusing on guns and deficit. He's just way off from where people are, which is jobs and wages. But the bottom line is the reason Obama isn't out burning down barns over this mess of an economy is because he's mostly satisfied with the status quo.

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