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  •  Well, I also think that the fact that he (1+ / 0-)
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    no longer has to be concerned about another election has freed him up to be more unwaivering in his positions.

    Remember, in poll after poll, the American people have said they wanted their elected officials in Washington to work together and compromise (even though they had no freakin' idea what it was they wanted "compromised").  Those same polls showed that most Americans blamed the republicans for not compromising and not getting things done, which was one of many factors that worked in Obama's favor in this last election.

    I think we're going to see more of the real Obama this term, and I don't think the repubs are gonna like it.

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