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View Diary: We're Getting What We Wanted From The President Now: A Fight (316 comments)

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  •  Not just Politico - reported in HuffPo as well. (3+ / 0-)

    From Sam Stein:

    The Obama White House is moving away from its initial unwillingness to negotiate on the president's job creation plan, saying now that if individual components of the bill came to the president's desk -- as opposed to the bill in its entirety -- he would sign them into law ...

    If lawmakers sent Obama legislation that would, say, send money to the states to rehire teachers, he would sign it and push for Congress to pass the remainder of his suggested reforms. As one of those senior administration officials put it, it would be politically suicidal to veto a bill that creates 1 million jobs just because it doesn't create 2 million jobs.

    They may be right on the strategy on this, but their messaging is turning into a muddled mess, showing weakness right when they are trying to project strength.  Very frustrating.

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