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  •  I will be adding "He's not a dictator" to my list (0+ / 0-)

    of excuses for Obama.

    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

    by accumbens on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 05:52:34 AM PDT

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    •  Well, let's think about this.... (1+ / 0-)
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      Maureen Dowd is on to something, I think.  Obama is not a fighter...he's a conciliator.  LBJ was a down and dirty fighter and he got stuff passed that would never have happened....you know, like Medicare?  There is something to being able to get nasty behind the scenes and twist arms in politics.  Oh, yes, we Dems love to think that reason and being sensible and not "getting down to their level" is going to get us somewhere because we'll be seen as the "good guy."  But let's face it....in Washington politics, and with a bunch of bastards who are ruthless and unprincipled, a leader needs to be able to win....fight them and win.  Obama is way too nice to them...it's a personal trait he has and it's nice on a personal level, but in Washington, it's undeniably a weakness.  Read Dr. Justin Fran's "Obama on the Couch."  He also wrote "Bush on the Couch" and it's enlightening reading.  He needs to somehow scare the shit out of those assholes.....the country needs help....oh, and take a cue from Senator Warren, get tough on the bankers and criminals of Wall St.  I'm done for now....  

      Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven. William Shakespeare

      by lutznancy on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 06:54:10 AM PDT

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    •  You do that (2+ / 0-)
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      And then take a look at all of the articles claiming that Obama is a dictator by issuing executive actions around Congress for gay rights, recess appointments and "czars".

      If when the Repubs are in majority in Congress with a Repub president and the Dems don't block all legislative efforts, then I'm sure you'll blame Obama for that too.

      But until you fully understand WHY legislation like this one & Cap and Trade failed, then you are just blowing smoke.

      They nearly got to 60 votes in both instances. With today's Congress, that's a sucess, not a failure.

      Peace, my friend.

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