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  •  Dead wrong. (3+ / 0-)
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    psnyder, CTPatriot, GayHillbilly

    Even if we grant that the 12 Congressional appointments to Catfood I were solely due to Congressional Leadership (and the notion that Obama had no control over Reid and Pelosi's selections is ridiculous in that the end result had his Illinois mentor Durbin and his Illinois minion Shakovsky making the cut) Obama had free choice over six of eighteen appointees including both Bowles and Simpson as co-chairs. And since the Commission dead-locked and the only end work product was the voted down Chairmen proposal, oddly presented as the product of the full Commission your presentation here is ridiculous.

    And I say this as a lingering defender of the President on this and other issues. Your "didn't do the picking" is simple bullshit, Bowles, Simpson, Cote and the other three that swung the balance even as they didn't get the supermajority needed were all Obama appointees. And the Chairman doubly so. Pull the other finger, some of us  were paying attention in real time.

    What diaries were you reading?

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