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  •  Obama will be supporting Sanders, (6+ / 0-)

    won't he?

    I know he can't interfere with Congress (separation of powers) but could Obama use his Bully Pulpit without Congress' explicit permission to do so?

    To wit:  Is it within Obama's power to hold press conferences and call for support of Sanders' amendment?  Would doing so violate the separation of powers?

    Could the Senate filibuster an Obama press conference?

    Would going after the Corporate-Personhood bullshit cause Americans to run to the GOP (cause they love the concept)?

    I'm just wondering.

    Look, I know Obama is a busy man.  Perhaps he could send his JP Morgan Chief of Staff out to help support Sanders?  Maybe have Timothy Geithner at Treasury send out a few Goldman Sachs alumni to support Sanders.  

    Eric Holder, that Corporate Counsel-turned Attorney General could surely spare a few minutes?

    Perhaps that Free Trade loving outsourcing prince, GE's CEO, could spare a few minutes to give Sanders some support?

    Obama could create a "Repeal Corporate Person-hood Commission"?

    No?

    Yeah, I didn't think so either.

    Congress drags Obama down just like my friends make me drink on weekends.

    by Johnathan Ivan on Sun Dec 11, 2011 at 11:29:15 AM PST

    •  There's nothing about the Separation of (3+ / 0-)
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      Powers that muzzles the President.  He advocates specific legislation from the get-go -- through his inaugural address, his budget recommendations and his State of the Union address.  He calls upon Members of Congress to meet with him and he pushes legislation he supports and he threatens vetos of legislation he doesn't support.  I wouldn't hold my breath for him to come out in support of a Socialist Senator's agenda in this election year, however.  He hasn't shown that kind of guts up to now.

      The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain, is floating in mid-air, until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life. Jane Addams

      by Alice Olson on Sun Dec 11, 2011 at 03:21:28 PM PST

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