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  •  Why can't he say (2+ / 0-)
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    divineorder, Chi

    That he isn't going to cut Social Security or Medicare for a senior trying to live on $20K?  Those voters in Cleveland and Toledo are not making $250K.

    •  Well ... perhaps because he's not willing to (4+ / 0-)
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      greenbell, divineorder, Chi, dfarrah

      commit to keeping entitlements off the table.  Now, who was it that created the cat food commission and put one of the rabid anti-entitlement people as a co-chair.  Lemme think ....

      The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

      by accumbens on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 04:15:53 PM PST

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      •  but willing to sell us down the river? (1+ / 0-)
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        Somehow, to seem bipartisan and to try to please everyone (most importantly his opponents), he is willing to let all of his supporters and constituents down?

        Why?  To appear bipartisan?  

        Did Lincoln do that?  Did Roosevelt?

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