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  •  There are some who believe or suspect (3+ / 0-)
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    rigcath, Dude1701, hadrons

    that this was to a certain if not large extent kabuki, intended to make it look like he was serious about bipartisanship to appeal to centrists who supposedly care about such nonsense on the one hand, while having a convenient excuse to not get the sorts of things done that some of his biggest backers didn't want done, especially Wall St., because the big bad Repubs refused to work with him on it.

    Either way, though, it was clearly a waste of time for the country.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Fri May 11, 2012 at 02:26:21 PM PDT

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