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    FG, mole333
    To me it isn't the Presidency that matters and I find it demoralizing to see all the nastiness and ranting focused on just one man.
    You make some very good points.

    The President is the very top of the pyramid, the point man. He sits behind a desk carrying a plaque "The buck stops here".

    But pyramids are built not from the top down, but in the opposite direction.

    A President can influence lots of things, but he can not vote in the House or Senate, or in State Legislatures, or on School Boards and ... well you get the drift.

    For all the focus on Barack Obama, he is not the problem.

    As easily as the Congress has been able to push him to the right, a progressive Congress could have pushed him left ... a direction I think he would have preferred.

    That is not to dismiss criticism, merely to apportion it more accurately.

    I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
    but I fear we will remain Democrats.

    by twigg on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 07:46:36 PM PST

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