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  •  I don't know what Reid and Pelosi are doing (0+ / 0-)

    On the one hand, they're parroting WH talking points. On the other, I notice Obama leaves them out of negotiations every chance he gets, running off by himself with Boehner, sending Biden to negotiate directly with McConnell, keeping Reid out of the loop last year, etc. One really creepy thing that's been happening is the breakdown of the division between the WH and Congress. It's as if Pelosi and Reid are now somehow subordinates of the President, whereas traditionally the President isn't supposed to be "above" a Congressman or Senator in that way. Now, if your party has a President in the WH, apparently you're supposed to march along behind him in lockstep, keep your mouth shut, and a tight smile on your face.

    Apparently we now all agree with our President 100%, as the Bush folks used to say.

    if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 08:52:52 AM PDT

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