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  •  I think the bipartisan crap (13+ / 0-)

    was part of the overarching plan to make clear what the Republicans really stand for.

    That was one of his goals before he even made the decision to run in 2008.

    Think about this.  Despite abundant evidence to the contrary the Republicans have owned "strong on defense", "fiscally responsible", and "most patriotic" for decades.

    In 3 years they've become laughingstocks on defense and fiscal responsibility.  That would never have happened if Obama had come out swinging, fighting them every step of the way.

    He co-opts their rhetoric, offers them much of what they want and allows them to go off the cliff screaming about death panels or crushing debt, or government overreach.  They look crazy to everyone but their Tea Party base and the core racists outside the Tea Party.

    The more he appears to bend the clearer their agenda becomes to more people.

    This understanding of what the Republicans stand for and plan for the future is more critical than any agenda item or policy discussion.  They have to be stripped of power or we're Somalia on steroids.

    I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

    by I love OCD on Thu Jul 12, 2012 at 09:31:00 PM PDT

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