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  •  i said nothing of a sort (0+ / 0-)

    i just asked what a moral compass gets him with an intransigent congress. i.e., a moral compass is not enough.

    not the same thing at all.

    so back to what i did say, are you seriously suggesting that the composition of congress is irrelevant, that all obama has to do is lead?

    My goal is to make the world safe for anarchy. - 4Freedom

    by Cedwyn on Wed Nov 30, 2011 at 09:09:03 AM PST

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    •  i can't speak for orchid but I agree that that's (0+ / 0-)

      not a winning message, as messages go.

      And I also agree that he's got deeper work to do than calling for a "better congress" as a strategy. Lots of folks are not sure he's the guy who cares about what they themselves care about anymore. That's a problem. How to get young people and first time voters who came out for him because they believed he cared about their issues back to the polls. Saying essentially:"I care but congress fucked me up", is not a winning message or a particularly strong position. Especially since Dems DID have the much vaunted majority for his first two years. You and I know that it wasn't a real majority but that doesn't change the fact that all the media and GOP (same thing) talked about for two years was the "democratic supermajority". So you want the president to explain why those two years didn't count as democratic majorities? Want him to point out who's a blue dog and who fucked up a bigger stimulus - or whatever?

      I think that "bad congress" message would not be effective.

      Now, does he need a strong democratic (preferably progressive) congress to do bold things? Yes. But this discussion is about messaging.

      I've become re-radicalized. Thanks a lot you bunch of oligarchical fascist sons-of-bitches. But once again, I have no choice. Bring it the fuck on.

      by mdmslle on Wed Nov 30, 2011 at 09:27:00 AM PST

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