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  •  I want to be wrong about ENDA (2+ / 0-)
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    commonmass, Scott Wooledge

    The consensus is, as you say, ".. the Employment Non-Discrimination act (ENDA) likely hopelessly blocked in Congress"

    I don't think that ENDA is likely to pass anytime soon. A supermajority in the Senate is probably the only way this could happen quickly. This is the kind of bill that is ripe for a Republican poison pill or extortion amendment. I am not optimistic.

    I really want to be wrong about this.

    With this in mind, I think that issuing an Executive Order is an appropriate tactic. There's no doubt that the Republic Party (whatever that is)  will throw another tantrum. It's their strategery.

    So I think that President Obama is doing his 13-dimentional "vampire squid slayer" video game chess move again. And he has a good chance of winning this one. I'm going to watch the SOTU on the WH site. There's a way to get a two-panel edition of the broadcast. Obama has gone all streaming video and transparency with charts and graphs.

    His latest chess move was a pin maneuver. It's when you give them a choice between ENDA or admitting they like to kill puppies and kittens.

    A fundamental type of a chess move. Setting up a series of chess moves that force your opponent to sacrifice a chesspiece. When  you pin their King, their King is in "check". When there's no escape, that's checkmate. Winner!!!

    So I hope my pessimism about ENDA is imaginary.

    Checkmate in 2 or 4 moves. Obama's got this one.

    I hope. Hope is important. When it happens, that's a good thing.

    "All people are born alike - except Republicans and Democrats" - Groucho Marx

    by GrumpyOldGeek on Sun Jan 22, 2012 at 03:52:44 PM PST

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