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  •  Maybe so (1+ / 1-)
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    Outraged Mom

    but we should be vigilant about succumbing to  battered wife syndrome support for Obama regardless of what he does.  He does not care what the progressive base wants, that much we do know.

    "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

    by Subterranean on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 08:48:29 PM PST

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      "It was believed afterward that the man was a lunatic, because there was no sense in what he said." "The War Prayer" by Mark Twain

      by Quanta on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 07:22:31 AM PST

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    •  I'll be the first to admit (1+ / 0-)
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      That I put the president up on a pedestal sometimes, probably more than I should. But there are indications that he has gotten a lot smarter about negotiating. For example, he doubled his ask on revenues after the election from what it had been in 2011. He knows he won't get $1.6 trillion in revenues but better to start there than start at $1 trillion and negotiate down from there.

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