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  •  There is a difference between "bully pulpit" (3+ / 0-)

    and running after the stupid and trying to make them see reason.  One is a calculated use of resources, the other is pandering to the lowest common denominator that's not capable of nor interested in listening.

    If you don't see the difference between the two - then you don't understand what the President actually does.  

    I didn't vote for a "Daddy" in any Presidential election since I turned 18, I voted for a leader.  Someone who has a job to do and will spend the time doing it rather than taking photo ops chopping wood on vacation.   We clearly have very different ideas of what leadership means and should probably go on our merry ways from here.

    I'm so fat! Oh, they're going to love me, I'm so marbled! - Jack LeMans, Bounty Killer

    by Mortifyd on Wed Feb 05, 2014 at 12:10:29 PM PST

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    •  I'd add to this. (4+ / 0-)

      We know full well that refuting the GOP take on the CBO report will only lead to more GOP shit, on that or something else.  If the GOP can draw him out making rebuttals on a daily basis, it looks defensive and legitimizes their lies.

       As you said (and I believe he has said this before as well), he doesn't have time to get into a back-and-forth every time some GOP asshat opens his/her mouth.

      Others need to step, as Van Hallen did at the hearing.

      The most violent element in society is ignorance.

      by Mr MadAsHell on Wed Feb 05, 2014 at 01:17:40 PM PST

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      •  Others need to step up (3+ / 0-)
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        Others need to step, as Van Hallen did at the hearing.
        Who better to step up than the people who wrote the law, as the President did not and are facing re-election, as the President is not.

        "I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights." (From "You Said a Mouthful" by Bishop Desmond Tutu - South African bishop & activist, b.1931)

        by FiredUpInCA on Wed Feb 05, 2014 at 01:29:32 PM PST

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        •  He didn't write that. He pushed it. (1+ / 0-)
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          Again - there is more to being President than being cheerleader for a piece of legislation you like that's ALREADY PASSED.

          I'm so fat! Oh, they're going to love me, I'm so marbled! - Jack LeMans, Bounty Killer

          by Mortifyd on Wed Feb 05, 2014 at 04:05:16 PM PST

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