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  •  McTurtle: Why is the president going out on the (11+ / 0-)

    road selling his plan?.....Why isn't he here negotiating with us?....The election is over...stop politicking.....lol

    •  I just read somewhere that the GOP now plans to (3+ / 0-)
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      take it on the road too. I wonder if that means they'll try to hold a ridiculous number of town hall meetings that didn't go particularly well for them during the payroll tax cut fight.

    •  Who is He Talking To? (0+ / 0-)

      It sure as hell isn't the people who just re-elected him! It's the business leaders who spent millions for Mitt Romney!

      Obama to meet executives, go to Pennsylvania for fiscal push
      (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will launch a multipronged push this week to garner support for his proposals to solve U.S. fiscal problems, meeting with business executives at the White House and visiting a small business in Pennsylvania to press his case.

      Gaining the support of the business community is a key part of Obama's strategy. Reinforcing that, the White House released an analysis by its National Economic Council that said millions of small-business owners would suffer if the middle class taxes went up next year.

    •  This is what gives me the most hope (1+ / 0-)
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      Going on the road right now is exactly what PBO should do... it will make them howl.  He's communicating two things: He's letting Boehner, Cantor and McConnell know that he is willing to go off the fiscal cliff, and second, he's letting them know that he will gladly hang the consequences around their necks like a millstone .  

      They aren't dealing with the quiet negotiator of 2008 and past is not always prologue.  Problem is, they have only one strategy - obstruct.  The President has several.  So now they are confronting 2008 all over again, but this time the Pres holds the cards and he is using different tactics entirely.  They should be scared.

      “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

      by ivorybill on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 08:54:01 AM PST

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      •  i hope your right... (0+ / 0-)

        A standing army is like a standing member. It's an excellent assurance of domestic tranquility, but a dangerous temptation to foreign adventure. Elbridge Gerry - Constitutional Convention (1787)

        by No Exit on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 09:39:15 AM PST

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