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  •  I won't blame him... (1+ / 0-)
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    JeffW

    ...and there's plenty I already hold him accountable for.  He needs to show resolve.  He needs to let the Republicans know that compromise is a 2-way street.  It's the only thing he has.  

    •  agreed. (0+ / 0-)

      ..but his only power on this is to oppose them all- or say he will veto a bill that contains any extension except the one he has proposed.

      But- the white house probably does to also the cut in the estate tax and the capital gains tax.  They have already decided to do a negotiation- and so, they are going to lose politically on this no matter what.

      The only way to let them know that compromise is a two-way street is to issue a threat- and go through with it when you have to.  We will find out in the next year if Obama can do that or not.  It is a little late to demonstrate that abiliby on this legislation- they have already decided to negotiate.

      •  HCR is the only veto threat Obama will keep (0+ / 0-)

        Other than that he's either a push over or his agenda matches the Republican one. Getting harder to know which is the truth.  Looks like the 2012 election will be between a radical Republican (Palin, Gingrich or whomever) and a moderate Republican (Obama).  Not really a great choice if you are a Progressive.

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