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  •  Obama hits the right tone! (8+ / 0-)

    I love this speech!
    "This is not class warfare. Its math."

    We need revenue. We can't just cut,cut,cut.

    2012, babies! Obama will win again!
    He is tearing it up!
    The country is fed up with the Republicans and their endless need to protect the ultra wealthy.

    "We know what's right. Its time to do what's right"

    "...I know we’re going to be all marching together and walking together and working together and rebuilding together." Barack Obama, Sept. 5, 2011

    by orphanpower on Mon Sep 19, 2011 at 08:17:07 AM PDT

    • isn't that hard... (2+ / 0-)
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      Supavash, orphanpower

      no let turn the words into action and fight back ... get the surrogates out...repeat repeat repeat...make Republicans feel the pain for going against the majority..and call out journalists who push the class warfare meme in their own interests...

      "But once John Boehner is sworn in as Speaker, then he’s going to have responsibilities to govern. You can’t just stand on the sidelines and be a bomb thrower." - President Obama, 12-07-2010

      by justmy2 on Mon Sep 19, 2011 at 08:32:12 AM PDT

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      •  I wonder why he hasn't done this before? n/t (0+ / 0-)
        •  lots of reasons (1+ / 0-)
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          - he wasn't facing reelection
          - his approvals were higher
          - Obama is a Harvard School negotiator who assumes a certain kind of alignment of interest with his political foes in governance
          - like all our pols, he works disproportionately to benefit the wealthiest Americans

          I think O has to do this and I hope he gets re-elected. The only thing I wonder is how, with the shitty economy, he gets the masses to buy into it. A lot of them will feel like "he told us he was going to do this last time." How do we get them to come up to vote?

          One answer might be getting a lot of real progressives into house and senate races - show up to vote for someone who will help you and vote for O while you're out - but don't know how much we can plan on that.

          •  I was snarking, but it's always good to (0+ / 0-)

            hear the serious responses, too!
            I think O has to do this to get re-elected, even given the crazies the R has running. There are too many people who will vote reflexively "R" no matter what.

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