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  •  I'm watching President Obama.. (2+ / 0-)
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    Larry Parker, lyvwyr101

    This is his first real loss. Something he went all in on in ways he hasn't for other bills. I also feel like this is something that truly does matter to him and that his pragmatic side has taken a backseat too.  People know he wanted these to pass and he used to bully pulpit for this in ways he has not used for anything else.

    I want to see if this lights a fire under him in a way that nothing else will and if we will all be better off for it.  I dont think this was about any legacy, or being the smart person in the room or what he thought he should do. He wanted gun control because he thinks it saves kids lives and it just went down in flames.  I want to see how he reacts to this.

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