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  •  The president can call Congress into session... (2+ / 0-)
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    Eric Nelson, LeftHandedMan

    ...and this has happened about 80 times historically, very few since 1933. But no president has ever prorogued.

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 01:13:05 PM PST

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    •  If not NOW...then WHEN? (1+ / 0-)
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      AlexDrew

      So by inference I conclude that you believe that Obama should not prorogue OR order Congress into session? Because it's happened so seldom--or not at all? Despite the fact that it is one of the explicit powers he holds?

      If not now...

      From people I trust, like yourself, MB, I hear nothing but bad news. And like anyone with a working brain, I wonder what should be done about it. I wonder what the President can and should do.

      I also hear next to nothing about how much of this bad news is directly due to Democrats and our President, mainly as a result of them trembling in fear when Teabaggers and Republicans tread near.

      I hear the bad news, and I also hear the excuses for YOUR choice of protagonist in this story. Forget it. We are in dire circumstances. And Obama is the wrong President at the wrong time. And 60-plus-percent of all Americans polled agree.

      Keep bringing us bad news, when that's all there is to bring.  But don't even try to tell me who to blame, or how much. If Obama keeps it up, he will go down as one of the worst Presidents in history because he didn't FIGHT for what he SAID he believed. He won his elections--but the rest of us are losing, and damned fast.

      Obama famously said to progressives and liberals, channeling FDR: "Make me do it." But the Daily Kos has NOT 'made' him do anything, and refuses to antagonize their guy. You grant him cover and all but refuse to criticize his outright failures--of which there are legion.

      That is hard to believe.

      "I feel a lot safer already."--Emil Sitka

      by DaddyO on Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 02:07:24 PM PST

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      •  If you have not seen criticism of Obama... (0+ / 0-)

        ...from me, you haven't been reading me very closely.

        Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

        by Meteor Blades on Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 03:23:14 PM PST

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