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    Maureen Dowd is on to something, I think.  Obama is not a fighter...he's a conciliator.  LBJ was a down and dirty fighter and he got stuff passed that would never have know, like Medicare?  There is something to being able to get nasty behind the scenes and twist arms in politics.  Oh, yes, we Dems love to think that reason and being sensible and not "getting down to their level" is going to get us somewhere because we'll be seen as the "good guy."  But let's face Washington politics, and with a bunch of bastards who are ruthless and unprincipled, a leader needs to be able to win....fight them and win.  Obama is way too nice to's a personal trait he has and it's nice on a personal level, but in Washington, it's undeniably a weakness.  Read Dr. Justin Fran's "Obama on the Couch."  He also wrote "Bush on the Couch" and it's enlightening reading.  He needs to somehow scare the shit out of those assholes.....the country needs help....oh, and take a cue from Senator Warren, get tough on the bankers and criminals of Wall St.  I'm done for now....  

    Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven. William Shakespeare

    by lutznancy on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 06:54:10 AM PDT

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