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  •  Well !@# (rant) (0+ / 0-)

    All of us really DO wish a la 2008 that Obama were that Chicago Politician who Transcended Politics, but he's not (if by Chicago Politician you mean someone who knows how to twist arms and kick ass and bully and cajole and threaten and knows who to do it to and when), and he hasn't transcended politics, either, and there is no sense any more wishing Obama would be more like LBJ who was convinced in his very bones from watching his noble idealistic father Sam Ealy Johnson blow a political career and end up fucked that the real way to get things done was not to be idealistic but to twist arms and kick ass and bully and cajole and threaten and to know who--who exactly--the person was who that had to be done to, because Obama won't do it.  It's not part of his psychic DNA and never has been and he won't--he can't. There isn't much to do except hope for better with Hillary.  Meanwhile, at least Obama's not doing as much harm as a Republican might be doing.

    •  HRC (0+ / 0-)

      will govern as a center right politician, period. However she will not take any of the crap from the GOP for obvious reasons.

      For example the debt ceiling fiasco, Clinton would have  unilaterally raised it and dared the GOP to challenge her.

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