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  •  B-b-b-but the bully pulpit. (4+ / 0-)
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    atdnext, elmo, joe from Lowell, princss6

    Don't you know, voters are clearly jumping from the frying pan into the fire because Obama didn't fight for the public option, or he's tight with the banksters, etc.

    "Because I am a river to my people."

    by lordcopper on Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 09:46:02 AM PDT

    •  There is something to the bully pulpit, but.... (3+ / 0-)
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      Lying eyes, lordcopper, princss6

      the bully pulpit doesn't get you that last 2 votes in the Senate.  When you're actually down to the inside game in Washington, the bully pulpit doesn't accomplish anything.  Wheeling and dealing within the already-defined parameters is the game at that point.

      Now that this bit of actual government business is out of the way, the president is kicking off a jobs tour in the midwest.  He's going to be banging the hell out of the bully pulpit.

      The question is, will his oh-so-principled critics help to echo his message, which is also their message?  Or are they going to ignore their own message and keep attacking him personally?

      Art is the handmaid of human good.

      by joe from Lowell on Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 11:48:41 AM PDT

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