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    Obama has nothing to lose by doing this.  There are no longer any moderate conservatives whom he could win over by avoiding taking liberal actions as president.  There is nothing to be lost.  What is to be gained is that he will, as long as he continues to act independently, gain stature and look more powerful.  Timidity makes him appear weak.  Look at Lyndon Johnson.  Obama should take the option of twisting arms and plowing on against the tide of obstructionism.  If the Republicans gain control of the presidency, don't you think they will take every executive action they can to further their agenda?

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