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  •  Sorry, we "just saw" what, please? (4+ / 0-)
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    Simplify, kareylou, mrkvica, 3goldens

    I didn't follow, there.

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 07:21:06 AM PDT

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    •  We just saw the politics of this play out... (0+ / 0-)

      during and after the 2011 debt ceiling talks, and the November-January fiscal cliff talks.

      The White House floats a Grand Bargain that the Republicans will never accept, the Republicans act like jerks, the deal never happens, and the public turns against the Republicans.

      Art is the handmaid of human good.

      by joe from Lowell on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 10:35:13 AM PDT

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      •  And the sequester that never happened (0+ / 0-)

        don't forget that one.

        Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
        ~ Jerry Garcia

        by DeadHead on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 12:53:27 PM PDT

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      •  That's a different point than Democrats being (0+ / 0-)

        branded as "traitors to seniors" by even our own side, though.

        If this was simply another rope-a-dope, the optics on how it was effected seem incredibly poor with regard to public perception.

        There are times when Obama has made decisions that I feel show a marked distance from the people he is meant to serve, because he seems to have infinite patience with the method(s) that he wants to utilize in testing out a policy idea, or working a negotiating angle, etc.  Yet, real people are affected while we wait for his sausage to be made.

        I even see the effects of his sausage-making as almost cruel to those relying on the effect of his processes, because many in need of constructive decisions must wait for relief while he simply makes sausage with the extremist Republicans - and, he obviously enjoys the sausage-making business.

        I don't blame him for the existence of the Republican asshats, but I do feel he wants to make deals with them for short-term achievements more than fighting Congressional pushback as a long-term re-education of the electorate - and, our own Congressional leadership.  So, he defangs our Senate and House leaders while letting the Republicans slide far too often on how extreme and villainous they happen to be.

        It's how he does things, and he seems to mean well, but maybe the D.C. bubble has become to echo-y to realize that worrying aloud about deficits and proposing Social Security cuts are things that have no positive relationship to the struggles people are seeing today, or will experience decades from now - he is not engendering hope by appearing competent at explaining how the sausage-making process takes time.

        So, it's doubly poor business when he purposefully offers a bad product (e.g., CPI) and continues to show to show far too little sympathy towards the citizens who are impacted vs. his obvious time and focus spent on "balanced" proposals with hateful Republicans that helped place those same citizens into an unbalanced economic and social situation in the first place.

        I have lost the glass half-full perspective on this particular deal.

        "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

        by wader on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 01:34:29 PM PDT

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