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  •  He could have called up Harry Reid (3+ / 0-)
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    and asked him to change the Senate rules. It is a problem he allowed to continue. He has no one to blame for Senate obstruction other then himself.

    That being said there are many things I consider to be a failure of this administration and a let down of what I once considered had the possibility of being one of the best presidencies in American history - but this diary goes through all this meta crap and fails to list the serious abuses that would actually constitute getting upset about.

    Continuation of Bush Era Policies: Check
    Crack down on Occupy: Check
    Continuation of Domestic Wireless & rise of surveillance state: Check
    Capitulation to Republicans over ACA: Check
    Capitulation to Republicans over Budget: Check
    Adopting Republican Policies: Check
    Offering Social Security & Pursuing a "Grand Betrayal": Check
    Continuation of the war on drugs: Check
    Not prosecuting a single Bush Era Criminal: Check
    Not prosecuting a single Banker: Check
    Drones: Check
    Whistleblower prosecution: Check
    Unprecedented use of the espionage act: Check

    All these are things that one could rightly say would lend to the disappointment that liberals feel with Obama. That you chose to pick the IRS scandal and other nonsense underminds the central thesis of your piece.  
     

    President Obama would have been a republican in the 1980's & 1990's. Go figure.

    by Tool on Sat May 18, 2013 at 04:28:39 PM PDT

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