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  •  President Obama has... (0+ / 0-)

    said, inter alia, that he and Mitt Romney have roughly the same plans for Social Security.

    I don't have the same approach as Mitt Romney to Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid.
    Not even close.

    And if President Obama goes after those programs using a republican-approach I will oppose him and any politician foolish enough to follow.

    Any democrat who votes to weaken those programs will pay dearly when they run for reelection.
    President Obama has run his last campaign---his interests do not dovetail with those of Congressional Dems.

    •  Obama said "Somewhat similar" (0+ / 0-)

      However, they are largely different.

      President Obama strongly supports raising the cap. He has said so several times. He said so at the recent AARP meeting.

      Lastly, the left is pressurizing democrats and keeping them in check. :)

      Harry Reid said SS is off the table shortly after the election.

      So far so good

    •  The President plays the RW very effectively (0+ / 0-)

      verbally.  What counts is what he does.  There was much hyperventilating here when he talked about changes to Medicare during the ACA battles.  Turned out benefits improved, the program got stronger, waste was cut, fraud is being prosecuted harshly.  

      We on the left sometimes rely on sources and analysis that are as phony as Fox News, and it makes us sound as silly as Tea Partiests when we jump on misrepresentations and faux quotes.

      Again, look at what's done, don't be misled by the game he plays with Republicans.

      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 Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 12:23:20 PM PST

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