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  •  You're kinder than I am, but not much (3+ / 0-)

    I'd give him a B, because of his (non-) handling of ENDA, which could have been passed before the 2010 elections if anyone in the inner circles of the administration thought it was important.

    But I am in total agreement with you on the across-the- board timidity.  It's why the recess appointment of Richard Cordray was so startling, and it's something he can't do in his next term.

    All it takes is security in your own civil rights to make you complacent.

    by Dave in Northridge on Sun Feb 19, 2012 at 02:55:55 PM PST

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    •  Figured ENDA in too. (3+ / 0-)

      But had we gotten DADT repeal AND ENDA I would have almost certainly put him in A range. That was too much to hope for, probably. Though it was certainly possible, one in 2009, one in 2010. Instead we spent 14 or more months negotiating a watered down health care bill the Republicans could vote in lockstep against and spend two plus years screaming and bitching about as the worst thing ever!

      And we could lose the House in 2010 over the backlash.

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