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  •  A smart move... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...by Obama would be to change the form of the debate.

    The Democratic message has been clear, but it also has been elaborate and detailed. Which may confuse some. So, for the sake of simplicity, for the sake of sound bites, for the sake of the quick quips and small words with which the television media is most comfortable, and which even Republicans should be able to comprehend, here is the Democratic message: We're always willing to talk to reasonable people, but never in response to bullying or tantrums.
    So, insist that all communications with the GOP regarding re-opening the government occur in writing. With the understanding that it will be posted in real time for the print media and the general public.

    Writing allows time for thought, clarity and reflection. Not to mention provides better accountability for those parties who need to be held accountable...

    "Federal law limits me to 3 shells when duck hunting, but no law limiting assault magazines. We have more protections for ducks than people." - Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5)

    by radabush on Fri Oct 11, 2013 at 07:46:02 PM PDT

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