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  •  Trying to get back the house..... (3+ / 0-)
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    looty, MPociask, Timothy J

    ...is a fool's errand because of the earlier errand: Dithering on healthcare reform long enough for Scott Brown to be sworn in as Senator, dithering and getting all bipartisany despite the fact that the Republicans showed their colors early on.

    If you hate government, don't run for office in that government.

    by Bensdad on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 12:25:49 PM PDT

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    •  Well I don't disagree but (0+ / 0-)

      it's water over the dam at this point.

      The question is how does he get the House back so he can at least get something accomplished in his second term?

      In all honesty this is less important, IMO, than just having POTUS hit the campaign trail hard, next spring.

      Barack Obama for President

      by looty on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 12:27:31 PM PDT

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      •  There is nothing he can do. (0+ / 0-)

        Literally, nothing. He cannot gain back sufficient seats in the house, period. Gerrymandered.  It all goes back to the fact that this horse stumbled out of the gate (healthcare).

        It isn't water over the dam. It has affected every action since.

        He can't even get background checks through the Senate (and past the house) despite the murder of children in a public school.  

        They have shut down the White House. All he has from now until the end of his term is the bully pulpit (and he is not much of a bully) and Executive Orders.

        He doesn't even have recess appointments unless Congress is really, really truly absolutely and unequivocally in recess cross its heart and hopes to die.

        If you hate government, don't run for office in that government.

        by Bensdad on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 12:55:48 PM PDT

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