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  •  More hyperventilation (6+ / 0-)

    over Syria, titled "The Biggest Mistake of Obama's Presidency", from Nathan Gonzalez.

    President Barack Obama could have saved himself a lot of headaches, and potentially his presidential legacy, if he had done one thing: cultivated a relationship with Congress...
    I don't even understand how someone can cram so much fail into so little space.  The rest of the article is gold too, with scary quotes from "Democratic operatives" and "strategists" about how this is all Obama's fault.  Finally, the author claims Democrats might still run the House if only the healthcare and cap-and-trade had been "handled differently".
    •  If handled differently means fixed the economy (7+ / 0-)

      "What do you mean "conspiracy"? Does that mean it's someone's imaginings and that the actual polls hovered right around the result?" - petral

      by conspiracy on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 02:21:34 PM PDT

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      •  Nathan's a good guy but that is ALL wrong (1+ / 0-)
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        There are many layers of fail in that column.

        If there's a common thread in his fails there, it's a wrongly hugely inflated notion of Presidential power.  In a supermassive (in population and geography) democracy with sharp separations of governmental power (federal vs. state, and three rival centers of power in the federal government with the House, Senate, and SCOTUS), no President is ever as powerful or strong as too many people want to believe.

        45, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

        by DCCyclone on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 07:50:01 PM PDT

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