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  •  Obama out manuvered them again! (2+ / 0-)
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    Loge, Forward is D not R

    Boner and his small minded gang wanted Obama to fall into a trap of making a "fight" out of the speech date. If he had done so the media would have made the fight the big story for a week and drowned out his vital jobs message. Boner and the teabaggers would have held the bully pulpit for days on end and since the House is in their hands they could have "won". Obama has skillfully jerked that opportunity out of their hands and turned the tables on them again.

    Obama wanted and needed to address the nation on jobs and he needed to do it in a historic setting while both houses of Congess sat as a captive audience and listen to him as he set forth the perameters of the debate. Now he will explain to an interested public that only petty politics from the right will stop the country from enacting a series of bills that will put the nation back on track. He'll do this right to their faces and they'll have to sit and listen.

    Think about it my friends, Obama has truely turned the tables on the GOP. He out manuvered them and once again out thought them.

    America could have chosen to be the worlds doctor, or grocer. We choose instead to be her policeman. pity

    by cacamp on Wed Aug 31, 2011 at 08:13:11 PM PDT

    •  BS, he skillfully blew it---again. (1+ / 0-)
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      Now he's gonna be on opposite the Pack and the Saints.  If a tree falls in the forest, sir, ain't nobody listenin'.

      •  no, the good news is NFL kicks of just after (2+ / 0-)
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        Loge, Forward is D not R

        and Obama gets a larger audience than the GOP debate will even come close to. Hard as it is for his critics to grasp Obama won this little tiff.

        America could have chosen to be the worlds doctor, or grocer. We choose instead to be her policeman. pity

        by cacamp on Wed Aug 31, 2011 at 08:46:12 PM PDT

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        •  Because the whole nation is in one timezone? n/t (1+ / 0-)
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          Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. -- Harry S Truman

          by YucatanMan on Wed Aug 31, 2011 at 09:17:49 PM PDT

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        •  As if (0+ / 0-)

          this matters.  It doesn't because he is not going big.  He's just making some modest pre-compromise proposals that he will further compromise.  All sound and fury signifying nothing.  How pathetic!  Meanwhile, most people suffer and big corporations and the super rich party on.  Hell, it would not surprise me if he lets the corps repatriate their revenue and give it to their CEOs without taxation.  Hope not, but it's possible.  Sadly, he's in a club of folks with education and money and he is loathe to offend them because he wants to keep his tee time.  He has forgotten his roots.  And ours.
          Now is the time for a Rooseveltian moment, but he is just not up to it at all.  Really a sad moment for our country.  We elected a guy who we thought would be a leader and he turned out to be a well spoken but passive kowtower.

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