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  •  I think that's where we're headed (1+ / 0-)
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    Publius2008

    Maybe drop that bomb during the Xmas break. That would be gutsy.

    •  Should have done it the day after. (1+ / 0-)
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      gavrik

      The more he waits, the less he strikes while the iron is hot.

      "To recognize error, to cut losses, to alter course, is the most repugnant option in government." Historian Barbara Tuchman

      by Publius2008 on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 10:43:09 AM PST

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    •  Gutsy is not a word I hear applied to PBO. (1+ / 0-)
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      gavrik

      Capitulator and even pre-capitulator, but not gutsy.  He manages to sound gutsy on the trail but then shrivels when it counts.  And I am someone who served as an NTL for OFA, made thousands of calls into Ohio and PA in our weekly phone banks, etc.  But I am feeling pretty much slapped in the face by him in the last few days.  He asked us to contact our Reps. and Sens. to hold strong on safety net programs, then went behind doors with Boener and put SS on the table; he spoke movingly about gun control and now he's asking us to do some more work for him.  It's hard to see the point in pushing our Reps. and Sens. when the Pres is going to give it all away before they even get to vote on it.....

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