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  •  True progressives care more about (8+ / 0-)

    protecting our most vulnerable than they do about beating the GOP. Those who call the fiscal cliff a hoax are indifferent to people like the unemployed mother here, and that indifference has no place in a progressive movement. But, as usual, Obama took the most reasonable approach. And this progressive appreciates him.

    •  What more should Obama give up now... (0+ / 0-)

      ...to get the adjourning House GOP back to the table to preserve UI? There's no deal, and one of the houses needed to pass any deal won't be in session. The "reasonable" approach is failing, too, it seems. Is Obama "indifferent" because he won't pay the extra cost needed to get the House GOP on board in time?

      it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses

      by Addison on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 02:16:34 PM PST

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      •  No. If Obama does no deal it is (4+ / 0-)

        because he has weighed the alternatives and cannot justify it. But he is not dismissive of the risks of the fiscal cliff as many here are.

        •  Ugh... (0+ / 0-)
          No. If Obama does no deal it is because he has weighed the alternatives and cannot justify it. But he is not dismissive of the risks of the fiscal cliff as many here are.
          So when President Obama weighs the alternatives and cannot justify it and no plan is passed as a result, he's all good. But when others with far less power weigh the alternatives and cannot justify it, they are heartless bastards because of their, I guess, tone?

          A lot of the UI-related rhetoric this afternoon was entirely founded on the president doing what it took for the suffering millions -- and lambasting those who wouldn't do what it took. Because at the time that seemed to be what would happen, and so it was a "good" defense of Obama.

          Well, now it increasingly looks like President Obama might not do what it takes, the basis of the argument now should logically cause many to attack Obama for not doing enough to preserve UI. But instead, what's the fallback divide offered now between "compassionate hero" and "heartless bastards"? Not substance, not what actually happens to people, but some superficial issue of tone.

          Ugh.

          it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses

          by Addison on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 02:30:46 PM PST

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    •  doc you spoke very articulately (3+ / 0-)

      thanks for that!

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