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  •  The worst Dem POTUS in my lifetime (8+ / 0-)

    I'm tired of giving him second, third, fourth, fifth chances.   This is who the man is, a morally bankrupt Blue Dog, period. He's not going to change.

    Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

    by Betty Pinson on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 06:50:35 AM PST

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    •  Only two possibilities (2+ / 0-)
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      corvo, Williston Barrett

      Either he is a blue dog at heart, or simply didn't learn a thing from his last four years 'dealing' with Republicans.

      I'd like to believe that he is just playing "who makes the last offer before the lights in the Capital go out", but experience tells me otherwise.

      This has happened way too many times for me to believe in the 'President Obama brilliant tactical move' theory thrown about around here so often ...

      •  He's a Blue Dog at heart (5+ / 0-)

        and if he could have succeeded in his early political career as a Republican, he would have done so.

        Obama has proved time and again that he has much more respect for Republican ideals than those of his own party. We're just a vehicle for him to achieve his own personal goals.

        Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

        by Betty Pinson on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 07:18:12 AM PST

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    •  But... it's YOUR job to hold his feet to the fire! (4+ / 0-)

      No, it's really not. I just thought I'd say it before anyone else did, just for comic effect.

      Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!

      by bigtimecynic on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 07:07:05 AM PST

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      •  Yeah, somehow this will get twisted (6+ / 0-)

        to end up blaming Dems like us for this fiasco.  Heaven forbid we should defend those who have no power or wealth who have worked all their lives only to get burned.

        Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

        by Betty Pinson on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 07:20:17 AM PST

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