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  •  Sorry for being glib. (3+ / 0-)
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    But, what I preferred was that Obama and the Democrats first consolidate their new majority. This meant two things.

    1) First address the biggest issue facing the country -- the collapsing economy. The stimulus requested was far too small, and loaded up with useless tax cuts to attract non-existent Republican support. Because it was a spending and tax bill, it could have been passed through the reconciliation process. A ten year expiration would have been just fine for a major economic stimulus. Obama should have told Joe Lieberman and Ben Nelson to go fuck themselves.

    2) Go after Wall Street -- hard. Set up a federal grand jury and appoint the meanest, toughest federal prosecutor you can find to go after the people who screwed up our economy.

    3) Enact major political reforms. If necessary, blow up the filibuster. Go after the GOP's sole means of political support to weaken them.

    None of this was done. It was inexcusable.

    •  this... (1+ / 0-)
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      just reinforces what I've been saying. Obama wasn't going to govern this way (and apparently, unlike most, I knew this before his election), and frankly, neither was Hillary Clinton. This was probably the John Edwards agenda.

      "It's almost as if we're watching Mitt Romney on Safari in his own country." -- Jonathan Capeheart

      by JackND on Fri Nov 01, 2013 at 09:17:06 AM PDT

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      •  Then Obama did some world class lying to people (0+ / 0-)

        More than your usual political rhetoric on the campaign trail.

        •  I don't (1+ / 0-)
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          remember him claiming he would govern like a radical.

          He promised a change from the previous president, who though barely (if at all) winning his election, very much did.

          "It's almost as if we're watching Mitt Romney on Safari in his own country." -- Jonathan Capeheart

          by JackND on Fri Nov 01, 2013 at 10:08:28 AM PDT

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          •  That's because you tuned it out (0+ / 0-)

            ...and heard what you wanted to hear. I'm sure you prided yourself on not believing his rhetoric, right? But the rhetoric was there.

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