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  •  Exactly - Hunter misses the boat on this one (3+ / 0-)
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    It is an ineffectual President who can't translate 90% support for an issue into a vote in the
    Senate.  The fact that Rs are playing hardball does not mitigate the blame on Obama - instead it reinforces the standing notion that the President does not know how, or doesn't want, to play hardball.

    Hunter misses the boat on this one.

    "Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist."

    by oregonj on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 02:07:57 PM PDT

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    •  Yep, he should have gone for blood (4+ / 0-)

      Face it, there are a lot of Republican politicians who should end every day by reaching into their pants, grabbing hold of their genitals, & thanking God that Obama wasn't a vicious, take-no-prisoners, old school type of politician who took great joy in terminating their ability to sire children. With vengeance.

      Because the only thing that would overcome these determined reactionaries & mugwumps is a vicious, take-no-prisoners, old school type of politician who'd take great joy in ending their ability to sire children.

      I don't know if I am being snarky, but it's sad that a reasonable person like Barack Obama is being blocked at every turn by a bunch of uncooperative & unprincipled hacks. And it would be quite enjoyable to have at least a couple of these uncooperative & unprincipled hacks emasculated then forced to watch their genitals ground in a garbage disposal. Which is what these uncooperative & unprincipled hacks deserve.

    •  Ridiculous. (2+ / 0-)
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      From day 1 the GOP in congress made it clear that they would block anything this President wanted. They even went so far as to say that out loud.

      When the President has played hard ball the media has jumped all over him while giving air time to the GOP congress critters as the cry their tears of regret because of that mean, angry black man.

      There has never been an opposition party that is as willing as this one to outright destroy the country to stop their opponent. Blaming the President for this is very MoDoish.

      Most of the people taking a hard line against us are firmly convinced that they are the last defenders of civilization... The last stronghold of mother, God, home and apple pie and they're full of shit! David Crosby, Journey Thru the Past.

      by Mike S on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 04:02:54 PM PDT

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      •  But they never asked their constituents (3+ / 0-)
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        if destroying Barack is what they wanted.

        THAT wasn't an actual issue.

        The voters, we can assume wanted REPRESENTATION, they wanted a Senator or representative who would stand up for their interests.

        Instead, they choose to 'destroy Obama' and block CFPA, and water down environmental law, and allow banks to regulate their own settlements over foreclosures, and negotiate tax laws in favor of the uber wealthy, etc.

        Who REPRESENTS the voters?  No one, it seems.

        2014, they ought to be called on this, for all the issues where they failed to meet the public's trust.

        "Gun violence places a tremendous burden on America's health care system. Direct medical costs for gunshot wounds total more than six million dollars a day." - The Violence Policy Center

        by Beastly Fool on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 04:42:31 PM PDT

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