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  •  Negotiations tactics vs. reality (10+ / 0-)

    Reality:

    John Boehner has been exposed as the weakest negotiator in the room, the semi-sane Republican vs. Tea Party civil war has broken the once-unified Party of No, the Democrats are more unified than ever, the President's negotiating resolve led to Grover Norquist breaking his own tax pledge that he has had since he was a 12-year-old and the President has not given up a single, solitary, thing.

    Negotiation tactics:

    The President said he's open to chained CPI.

    Here at Daily Kos, at the moment, saying you're open to chained CPI is tantamount to the greatest betrayal ever from a Democratic president.

    Meanwhile Franklin Roosevelt, in his Social Security negotiations, agreed to exclude working women and black people as beneficiaries in order to get votes from southern bigots, refused to sign anti-lynching legislation to get and rounded up American citizens of Japanese descent in a spineless act of capitulation to fear and racism.

    So perspective minus invective would be nice as these negotiations go forward.

    The choice of our lifetime: Mitt Romney, It Takes A Pillage or President Barack Obama, Forward Together.

    by FiredUpInCA on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 09:21:44 AM PST

    •  FDR would be a traitor (3+ / 0-)
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      these days to this over-reactionary faction of our party.  Can you imagine what they'd be saying about JFK or LBJ with some of the missteps they had in regard to foreign policy?  The picture to a President is a whole lot more detailed and chilling than to any ordinary citizen and the ethical conundrums they face daily age them tremendously during their terms of office especially the ones that are the most compassionate and empathic.  

      "A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism." -- Carl Sagan

      by artmartin on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 11:39:39 AM PST

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