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  •  Good thing Dem leaders are praising McTurtle (1+ / 0-)
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    And he got some pork out of the deal.

    Wonder if he and "moderate" senate Republicans will keep filibustering any attempts by Reid and Obama to govern?

    But seriously, Obama should have framed his plead for bipartisan action better. He should have said something like this:

    "The shutdown cost the American people $24 billion and hurt the economy. Two weeks were wasted. The least congress and the senate can do now, is pass the farm bill by the end of this week. That's a start."
    He could, and should, have thrown a jobs bill in there as well, then moved onto immigration.
    •  Good thing Dem leaders are praising McTurtle (0+ / 0-)

      Well, the Democrats kind of had to say something positive.  Any dog trainer will tell you that you have to praise your dog when he does something right, not yell at him for what he did wrong earlier.  So even if you've been calling your dog for two hours while he's been running around the neighborhood making you miss that appointment, you're not supposed to yell at him when he does finally wander home.  You just have to calmly say, "All right, good dog" at that point and praise the good behavior when it happens.

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