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  •  Obama now has cover ... (2+ / 0-)
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    eXtina, eps62

    ... does he have the ball and brains to use it?

    Obama could use this report as the basis of breaking with his past feeble approach to the economy---especially his idiotic fixation on the short-term deficit.  He can now say that he now sees he---and Congress---were wrong to focus on the short-term deficit in the misplaced assumption that the economy was "rapidly" recovering.  Obama can then layout his plan and invite the Congress to join him and also encourage the public to rally behind his plan and guide their legislators to get behind his effort to fix the economy.  

    The "theme" of Obama's first presidential campaign was to rally the people together to make life better here.  If he could recover that rhetoric and back it up with a really substantial plan to at least try to get us out of the current hole, then his stature would increase immensely and woe be to any GOP foot (or knuckle) - draggers who stand in the way of recovery.  Time for a taste of a Bush-like meme: you're either with us or against the recovery.

    Unfortunately, I would bet that Obama will just fill the airwaves with empty and mediocre rhetorical smoke (maybe why he rolled back the stricter smog rules?) together with a few feeble, token programs.  I would think that Obama would be getting rather tired of letting the GOP beat him like a drum and kick sand in his face---and regarding his reelection: the voters don't like wimps!

    50% + 1: All Senate candidates should must the pledgeGo Nuclear Now!!!

    by KingBolete on Fri Sep 02, 2011 at 10:52:58 AM PDT

    •  So do Congressional Democrats, they always have. (0+ / 0-)

      They seem to be more interested, though, in having the President take all of the political risk and spend all of the political capital.

      You remember Congress, right?  The Legislative Branch?  The Branch that passes laws and policies, and appropriates all the money?

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