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  •  Is that good Strategy (4+ / 0-)
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    satrap, expatjourno, davidkc, Sam I Am

    It is clear with no Bush to run against this election cycle, the POTUS has chosen to run against congress which is he is running against many in his own party.  Is this an effective strategy.

    “I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776

    by Dose o Reality on Sat Sep 17, 2011 at 07:36:33 AM PDT

    •  It seems very, very true; (2+ / 0-)
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      Terminus, JC from IA

      plenty of Dems are worthless and are more concerned about their own fiefdoms than national jobs.

      From Neocon to sane- thanks to Obama- and Kos.

      by satrap on Sat Sep 17, 2011 at 07:38:49 AM PDT

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      •  And Obama too... (3+ / 0-)
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        snoopydawg, satrap, HoosierJay

        Do you really think he believes that this "jobs" package will begin to address the core problem of manufacturing jobs and factories having been shipped overseas over the last couple of decades?

        Until we see a bill that addresses the core issues surrounding that issue, then we are just rearranging the deck chairs on the titanic.  Fixing bridges, while noble and necessary, will only create jobs that last as long as the construction continues.  Those jobs will peter out out once that money dries up.

        We must address the core issues to turn things around.

        •  I agree, but the (1+ / 0-)
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          perfect is the enemy of the good.  If you want a more protectionist stance- and I do, too- it's a long term project.

          From Neocon to sane- thanks to Obama- and Kos.

          by satrap on Sat Sep 17, 2011 at 08:02:32 AM PDT

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          •  But if he... (1+ / 0-)
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            Doesn't put forth the narrative that manufacturing jobs need to come back, then he is essentially claiming that his "jobs" bill IS THE SOLUTION.

            By doing so he just sets himself up for failure, for when the jobs bill doesn't solve the problem, then the Republicans can point the finger at his failed policy, and it will resonate with the public because they know in their pocket books that things haven't worked out.

            All the Republicans have to do is be able to put forth yet another new theory for why things aren't working.  In the past it was "high" taxes, then it was "uncertainty", and now it is "stifling regulations".  Obama has tried all those theories, but since they don't address the core issues, they fail.  They also become Obama's policies and not the Republicans, so Obama inherits the failure and not them.  They'll just invent a new rationalization and pick up the football as Charlie Brown comes in for another kick.

      •  Fiefdoms, perhaps (0+ / 0-)

        But jobs? I see no sign that any of our elected officials are concerning themselves with their polling numbers.

    •  It's effective for him. (2+ / 0-)
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      snoopydawg, HoosierJay

      He's quite happy with a Republican Congress.

      Barack Obama: So morally bankrupt that he thinks people who tortured other people to death should get a pass. Likes to prosecute whistleblowers, though.

      by expatjourno on Sat Sep 17, 2011 at 07:57:55 AM PDT

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