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  •  11-dimensional chess is being played by the GOP (11+ / 0-)

    for if Obama intervenes in Syria and it turns out a great success, then they'll claim the credit saying that Obama finally did something right by following the advice of the McCains and the Krystols

    and if Obama intervenes in Syria and it turns out a disaster than they can truly attack him for whatever reason they wish to make up

    finally, if Obama doesn't intervene they'll attack him as a wimp

    and the President set this trap up for himself with his unwise talk of "red lines", "game changers", "shot across the bow" and other such playground talk

    We're shocked by a naked nipple, but not by naked aggression.

    by Lepanto on Sun Sep 08, 2013 at 07:38:11 PM PDT

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    •  That's not chess. That game is called (8+ / 0-)

      heads they win, tails Obama loses.

      It's a simple game, and they've been playing it since Jan 2009. They jockey for positions where, no matter what else happens, they end up able to criticize the POTUS.

      They play that game so obviously the goopers become targets ... they are, after all, focused on playing that game against Obama while ignoring the welfare of the US and its struggling citizens.

      •  And the interests of We The People would (4+ / 0-)
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        have been better served had President Obama called them out on that game from the very beginning, instead of first appeasing them, then adopting their policies, and then finally attempting to start more wars just the way they like.

        "Bernie Madoff's mistake was stealing from the rich. If he'd stolen from the poor he'd have a cabinet position." -OPOL

        by blue in NC on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 05:19:15 AM PDT

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