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  •  If O realizes it, why is he still not saying it (2+ / 0-)
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    Don midwest, DarkestHour

    in his stump speeches? Why isn't MConnelll's treasonous sabotage speech featured in a single ad?

    Can anyone imagine a Republican administration letting Dems off the hook if the Dems blocked anything? Let alone active sabotage?

    It's not gonna happen. And if Romney wins, it will validate sabotage as a strategy that works against Dems.

    "But there is so much more to do." - Barack Obama, Nov. 4, 2008

    by flitedocnm on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 06:58:57 PM PDT

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    •  Admitting Failure is not an Option. (4+ / 0-)

      I think that the campaign believes that blaming Republicans for your failures is equal to admitting failure.

      When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. Jimi Hendrix

      by Dave B on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 08:28:50 PM PDT

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      •  Truman did it. (4+ / 0-)

        He ran against the "do-nothing Congress" and won. Given McConnel's statement and the obvious Republican plan to obstruct everything that would help the economy, Obama could have easily made the case that it was party before country. Keep in mind that in spite of those bastards, things have improved and continue to improve. So he hasn't failed but we could do a lot better if, as Biden pointed out, the Rs would just get out of the way. In my opinion, there's been too much political calculation going on with the O administration when all that was really needed was to just lay out the truth at an 8th grade level.

    •  is it because Obama does not disagree? (1+ / 0-)
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      in the first debate Obama said that his and Romney's plan for social security were similar.

      in other words, Obama wants to gut SS, but at a lower level.

      how much more do you have to know about Obama and the dems?

      Thom Hartman makes a much better case for the Dems than Obama. Last evening he went over this issue in detail.

      Maybe the dems don't want to own the issue because they have plans to follow the lead of the republicans, like Clinton did.

      •  Sorry, no. (1+ / 0-)
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        While Obama is often infuriating in his refusal to be more progressive, Republicans have done their best to block every single thing that Obama supports, even when they are Republican ideas. Most American voters truly are oblivious to this, and if Obama wants to be not only re-elected but to get the saboteurs unelected and force more accountability, he should be shouting about this from the rooftops.

        "But there is so much more to do." - Barack Obama, Nov. 4, 2008

        by flitedocnm on Thu Oct 25, 2012 at 08:43:10 AM PDT

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        •  I agree - Why doesn't Obama lay out the case? (2+ / 0-)
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          flitedocnm, Lefty Coaster

          Clearly. IE as Clinton did in his speech. I want to plug a diary here by mikepridmore.  it is chock full of the facts on economic recovery and jobs. Great charts

          IE for example, did you know that over Bush's first term he had a net loss of private sector jobs, vs Obama's net gain? And that the only reason unemployment did not go up more in that term was the great increase in public sector jobs, vs the net reduction in public sector jobs under Obama.

          "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics" - F.D.R.

          by biscobosco on Thu Oct 25, 2012 at 02:39:11 PM PDT

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