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  •  The tragedy in all this is that there was some (4+ / 0-)
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    good stuff in the President's budget, like an increase in the minimum wage and tying it to inflation, but all that got lost because the President foolishly insisted on inserting a Republican Trojan Horse that derailed his entire budget and undermines his own credibility perhaps for forever. That's how big of a misstep this was.

    The constantly reviled Progressives (Emo and otherwise) tried to jump up and down and scream about this since the first time he introduced the topic of Social Security in deficit discussions in the summer of 2011.

    He's now hit with being . . . .insincere in his assurances that he would not raise taxes on the middle class and would not cut Social Security and his personal failure on these topics puts the entire Democratic Party in the position of repudiating their leader.

    Instead of following Republican suggestions and falling into Republican dug pits, he should try listening to his own constituency for a change. Why did we win an almost landslide? Mitt Romney and Republican dogma was REJECTED and soundly too. We won, Mr. President - Stop trying to grab defeat from the jaws of victory!

    “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” FDR

    by Phoebe Loosinhouse on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 07:32:16 AM PDT

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